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Table 2 The help-seeking rate (N = 1759) and first help- seeking rates (N = 323) for various sources

From: Help-seeking behaviors among Chinese people with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

Help seeking sourcesAny help (n = 1759)First help (n = 323)
N (unweighted)%N (unweighted)%
1.Relatives1005.68026.8
2.Colleagues/friend/neighbors1017.25927.4
3.A private doctor of western medicine150.8113.3
4.A private doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)80.330.9
5.A witch doctor170.560.7
6.A Qigong practitioner20.100
7.An internal medicine clinic in a general hospital331.2205.5
8.A neurology clinic in general hospital200.6142.2
9.A psychiatric clinic in a general hospital311.1163.9
10.Inpatient treatment in a general hospital60.220.4
11.An outpatient clinic in a TCM hospital371.3235.5
12.Inpatient treatment in a TCM hospital0000
13.A regular clinic in a psychiatric hospital722.94913.5
14.A specialized clinic in a psychiatric hospital40.210.1
15.Inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital281.5114.1
16.A community psychotherapy institute40.220.6
17.A community health center150.2121.1
18.A community pharmacy40.140.6
19.A temple40.120.2
20.Writing letters to get counselling00.042.1
21.A newspaper article or magazine50.400
22.An internet support group20.010.1
23.A hotline00.000
 Other70.431.1
Any form of helpa32315.7323100
Any healthcare servicesb2017.616841,6
 Mental healthcare servicesc1144.57924.5
 Only non-mental healthcare servicesd873.18927.5
Only non-healthcare sourcese1228.115558.4
  1. aIncludes all forms of help listed in table
  2. bIncludes mental healthcare services and non-mental healthcare services
  3. cMental healthcare services include a psychiatric clinic in a general hospital, a regular clinic in a psychiatric hospital, a specialized clinic in a psychiatric hospital, inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital, a community psychotherapy institute
  4. dNon-mental healthcare services include a private doctor of western medicine, a private doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an internal medicine clinic in a general hospital, a neurology clinic in general hospital, inpatient treatment in a general hospital, an outpatient clinic in a TCM hospital, inpatient treatment in a TCM hospital, a community health center, a community pharmacy
  5. eNon-healthcare sources include relatives and colleagues/friend/neighbors, a witch doctor, a Qigong practitioner, a temple, writing letters to get counselling, a newspaper article or magazine, an internet support group, and a hotline