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Table 1 Responses for helpful intervention options, referral options, recognition of problems and outcomes

From: Mental health literacy in adolescents: ability to recognise problems, helpful interventions and outcomes

  Person in the vignette can be helped by Number (%) depression Number (%) social phobia Number (%) in psychosis Number (%) in diabetes
Helpful intervention options Talking to him 500 (49.9) 499 (49.8) 396 (39.5) 195 (19.5)
Physical exercise 184 (18.4) 210 (21.0) 187 (18.7) 251 (25.0)
Introducing him to a new hobby 346 (34.6) 282 (28.1) 219 (21.9) 145 (14.5)
Referral to a health service 465 (46.5) 417 (41.6) 528 (52.7) 698 (69.6)
By any other method 128 (12.8) 35 (3.5) 214 (21.4) 110 (11.0)
Did not answer 12 (1.2) 20 (2.0) 24 (2.4) 33 (3.3)
Referral options Bodhi pooja 299 (29.9) 215 (21.5) 318 (31.7) 141 (14.1)
Thovil ceremony 86 (8.6) 124 (12.4) 158 (15.8) 107 (10.7)
A doctor in the government sector 483 (48.2) 483 (48.2) 486 (48.5) 704 (70.4)
A native doctor 229 (29.9) 185 (18.5) 206 (20.6) 214 (21.4)
Another service 153 (15.3) 314 (31.3) 179 (17.9) 112 (11.2)
Did not answer 23 (2.3) 23 (2.3) 26 (2.6) 35 (3.5)
Recognition as a physical/mental/social/spiritual/other problem A physical problem 275 (27.2) 265 (26.5) 225 (22.5) 586 (58.48)
A mental problem 824 (82.2) 623 (62.3) 689 (68.7) 389 (38.82)
A social problem 191 (19.1) 269 (26.9) 169 (16.9) 98 (9.78)
A spiritual problem 35 (3.5) 36 (3.6) 223 (22.3) 49 (4.89)
A behavioural problem 83 (8.3) 164 (16.4) 168 (16.8) 87 (8.68)
Another problem 35 (3.5) 66 (6.6) 82 (8.2) 138 (13.77)
Did not answer 23 (2.3) 25 (2.5) 27 (2.7) 37 (3.69)
Responses regarding outcomes Not be able to get back his usual lifestyle 19 (1.9) 27 (2.69) 42 (4.2) 40 (4.0)
Will recover on his own 58 (5.8) 337 (33.6) 202 (20.) 130 (13.)
Will become better with treatment 797 (79.5) 636 (63.47) 758 (75.6) 816 (81.4)
Did not answer 21 (2.1) 60 (5.98) 67 (6.7) 54 (5.4)
  1. A Bodhi pooja is a traditional Buddhist cultural practice centred on a Bo tree (Ficus religiosa), this is a form of pooja (idolatry or prayer). A thovil ceremony is a traditional healing ceremony with dancing and sometimes the involvement of demonic masks, with the participants going into trance like states at times