Men's perceived barriers to help seeking for depression: Longitudinal findings relative to symptom onset and duration

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Rice, Simon M., Aucote, Helen M., Parker, Alexandra G., Alvarez-Jimenez, Mario, Filia, Kate M. and Amminger, G. Paul. (2017) Men's perceived barriers to help seeking for depression: Longitudinal findings relative to symptom onset and duration. Journal of Health Psychology. 22(5), pp. 529 - 536. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315605655
AuthorsRice, Simon M., Aucote, Helen M., Parker, Alexandra G., Alvarez-Jimenez, Mario, Filia, Kate M. and Amminger, G. Paul
Abstract

Men’s help seeking for depression continues to gain focussed research and clinical attention. In this study, 125 men (M = 39.02 years) provided data on perceived barriers to mental health help seeking, and self-reported depression at baseline, and 15 weeks. Longitudinal depression caseness was used to investigate group differences in perceived barriers to help seeking. Those experiencing unremitting depression reported the highest perceived help-seeking barriers. This finding was consistent over all domains of help-seeking barriers, and it was independent of previous mental health help-seeking efforts. Findings are discussed in the broader context of men’s mental health and health psychology.

Keywordsdepression; help seeking; men; mental health; service access
Year2017
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Journal citation22 (5), pp. 529 - 536
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1359-1053
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315605655
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85016989588
Page range529 - 536
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
EditorsD. F. Marks
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