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Table 7 Reponses to the statements “it is acceptable to use prescription drugs to treat Depression/ADHD”: 2013 and 2011 results

From: Over-diagnosed and over-treated: a survey of Australian public attitudes towards the acceptability of drug treatment for depression and ADHD

  Depression (%) ADHD (%)
  2013 2011a 2013 2011a
Agree 60.9 61.4 42.1 39.2
Disagree 17.5 16.7 38.2 39.3
Don’t Know 21.6 21.9 19.6 21.5
  1. a2011 data included a “Neutral” option accounting for 9.6% of the sample for depression, and 9.2% for ADHD. The percentages reported here have been re-calculated by excluding “Neutral” respondents from the denominator for direct comparison with 2013 data.