Journal article

Beliefs of young people and their parents about the effectiveness of interventions for mental disorders

Anthony F Jorm, Annemarie Wright

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Mental disorders often have their first onset during youth, so that young people need to have knowledge to support appropriate decision-making. The aim of the study was to find out which interventions they see as potentially helpful for a range of mental disorders. METHOD: In 2006, interviews were carried out with 3746 Australians aged 12-25 years and 2005 of their parents. Participants were presented with a case vignette describing either psychosis, depression, depression with alcohol misuse, or social phobia. Questions were asked about the likely helpfulness of a broad range of possible interventions. RESULTS: There was broad agreement from young people and their parents about w..

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