Journal article

Treatment preferences among men attending outpatient psychiatric services

Carlos A Sierra Hernandez, John L Oliffe, Anthony S Joyce, Ingrid Soechting, John S Ogrodniczuk

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The assumption that men dislike psychotherapy has been espoused by clinicians, health care administrators, and those in the popular media. Whether this assumption holds true among help-seeking men has not been tested. AIMS: Treatment preferences of men attending outpatient psychiatric clinics were investigated to assess their willingness to engage in psychotherapy. METHODS: In three different studies (total N = 407; 170 men), male and female outpatients completed various self-report measures that assessed their treatment preferences, as well as psychiatric symptoms. RESULTS: Across all three studies, men indicated a preference for psychotherapy over medication or no treatment/wai..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers