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Table 1 Factors that may have influenced on GPs' manner of working with depressed patients. Share of respondents that have marked "great" or "very great" importance on the factor in question.

From: General practitioners' conceptions about treatment of depression and factors that may influence their practice in this area. A postal survey

Experiences from general practice 96 %
Experiences from private life 83 %
Residency in psychiatry 57 %
Professional reading 50 %
Education on communication 50 %
A mentor colleague 26 %
Reading fiction literature 20 %
Religious faith 17 %
University education 12 %
Popular reading on psychiatry/psychology 10 %