Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38188
Title: Use of Psychotherapy in a Representative Adult Community Sample in São Paulo, Brazil
Authors: Blay, Sergio L. [UNIFESP]
Fillenbaum, Gerda G.
Silva, Paula Freitas R. da [UNIFESP]
Peluso, Erica T.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Duke Univ
Univ Bandeirantes
Keywords: Prevalence
common mental disorders
psychotropic medications
epidemiological survey
community sample
Brazil
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 202, n. 9, p. 688-694, 2014.
Abstract: Little is known about the use of psychotherapy to treat common mental disorders in a major city in a middle-income country. Our data come from in-home interviews with a stratified random sample of 2000 community residents aged 18 to 65 years in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. the information obtained included sociodemographic characteristics; psychotropic drugs; mental status; and lifetime, previous 12 months, and current use of psychotherapy. Logistic regression was used to examine determinants of use of psychotherapy. of the sample, 22.7% met General Health Questionnaire-12 criteria for common mental disorders. Lifetime, previous 12 months, and current use of psychotherapy were reported by 14.6%, 4.6%, and 2.3% of the sample, respectively. Users typically were women, were more educated, had higher income, were not married, were unemployed, and had common mental disorders. Further analysis found that 47% (with higher education and income) paid out-of-pocket, and 53% used psychotropic medication. Psychotherapy does not seem to be the preferred treatment of common mental disorders.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38188
ISSN: 0022-3018
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000181
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