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Table 1 Mean scores of participants on four components of the depression attitude questionnaire (DAQ) range 0–100 mm

From: Barriers in recognising, diagnosing and managing depressive and anxiety disorders as experienced by Family Physicians; a focus group study

Component Mean SD (min-max)
Treatment attitude High score = biochemical basis of depression, antidepressants useful, psychotherapy unsuccessful 47.9 8.1 (31.3–65.8)
Professional ease High score = uncomfortable managing depression, work is having going and not rewarding, psychotherapy should be left to a specialist 63.8 10.2 (47.0–80.3)
Depression malleability High score = pessimism towards depression, not amendable to change, is natural part of being old 32.2 7.7 (15.8–47.5)
Depression identification High score = difficulty distinguishing between depression from unhappiness, little help beyond FP 41.1 14.6 (13.3–69.6)