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Table 1 Receipt of mental health training in various topics (n = 46)

From: Knowledge and attitudes of doctors regarding the provision of mental health care in Doddaballapur Taluk, Bangalore Rural district, Karnataka

Field % (n) who had received training in this field
Managing Depression and Anxiety 63.0 (29)
Referring to mental health professionals (e.g. psychiatrists) 54.3 (25)
Promoting mental health in the community 50.0 (23)
Counselling patients with Depression and Anxiety 47.8 (22)
Prescription of medications for mental health problems 41.3 (19)
Assessing the mental state of a patient 39.1 (18)
Counselling patients with problem drinking 32.6 (15)
Communication skills training 32.6 (15)
Managing patients who are problem drinkers 26.1 (12)
Managing patients who are violent 23.9 (11)
Managing patients who are suicidal 23.9 (11)
Psychosocial needs assessment 19.6 (9)
Risk Assessment 17.4 (8)
Managing severe mental disorders (e.g. psychoses) 15.2 (7)