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Table 2 Service Use and Indicators of Services Received in the Past Twelve Months

From: Generalized anxiety disorder in primary care: mental health services use and treatment adequacy

INDICATORS N %
Service use   
Was hospitalized for at least one night for mental health reasons 42 11.3
Consulted at least one health professional for mental health reasons 334 89.5
  General practitioner 292 87.4
  Psychologist 179 53.8
  Social worker/counsellor/ psychotherapist 118 35.4
  Psychiatrist 95 28.5
  Nurse 80 24.1
  Other medical specialist 40 12.1
Detection by a physician of an anxiety disorder during life course 240 67.2
Detection by a healthcare professional of GAD in the past 12 months 191 52.5
Pharmacotherapy   
Received any psychotropic medication 239 64.1
  SSRIs 117 31.4
  Other 103 27.6
  Benzodiazepines 92 24.7
  Antipsychotics 44 11.8
  MAOIs 22 5.9
  Anticonvulsants 3 0.8
  TCA 0 0
Received an evidence-based GAD medication 203 54.4
Received an evidence-based GAD medication at an adequate dosage 182 48.8
Received an evidence-based GAD medication at an adequate dosage, plus at least 3 consultations with a general practitioner or psychiatrist 99 26.5
Received an evidence-based GAD medication at an adequate dosage for at least six months plus at least 3 consultations with a general practitioner or psychiatrista 91 24.4
Psychotherapy   
Any form of psychotherapy or counselling 202 54,3
Any form of psychotherapy or counselling lasting ≥ 15 minutes 175 48.1
  Problem solving therapy 143 84.1
  CBT 137 80.1
  Interpersonal psychotherapy 97 58.8
Psychotherapy with ≥ 12 sessions with a same healthcare professional 84 23.1
Psychotherapy, CBT approach and ≥ 12 sessions with a same healthcare professionalb 70 19.2
Pharmacotherapy and/or Psychotherapy   
Received an evidence-based pharmacological treatment and/or psychotherapy 135 36.2
  1. aOur indicator for potentially adequate pharmacotherapy
  2. bOur indicator for potentially adequate psychotherapy