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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of studied students’ depression-related literacy

From: The correlations of mental health literacy with psychological aspects of general health among Iranian female students

No. Item Incorrect response Correct response No response Mean SD
N % N % N %
1 People with depression often speak in a rambling and disjointed way 43 66.2 22 33.8 00 00 0.33 0.47
2 People with depression may feel guilty when they are not at fault 16 24.6 49 75.4 00 00 0.75 0.43
3 Reckless and foolhardy behavior is a common sign of depression 37 56.9 28 43.1 00 00 0.43 0.49
4 Loss of confidence and poor self-esteem may be a symptom of depression 16 24.6 48 73.8 1 1.5 0.75 0.43
5 Not stepping on cracks in the footpath may be a sign of depression 8 12.3 57 87.7 00 00 0.87 0.33
6 People with depression often hear voices that are not there 27 41.5 37 56.9 1 1.5 0.57 0.49
7 Sleeping too much or too little may be a sign of depression 28 43.1 36 55.4 1 1.5 0.56 0.50
8 Eating too much or losing interest in food may be a sign of depression 35 53.8 27 41.5 3 4.6 0.43 0.49
9 Depression does not affect your memory and concentration 22 33.8 43 66.2 00 00 0.66 0.47
10 Having several distinct personalities may be a sign of depression 20 30.8 45 69.2 00 00 0.69 0.46
11 People may move more slowly or become agitated as a result of their depression 27 41.5 38 58.5 00 00 0.58 0.49
12 Clinical psychologists can prescribe antidepressants 34 52.3 30 46.2 1 1.5 0.46 0.50
13 Moderate depression disrupts a person’s life as much as multiple sclerosis or deafness 33 50.8 31 47.7 1 1.5 0.48 0.50
14 Most people with depression need to be hospitalized 32 49.2 33 50.8 00 00 0.50 0.50
15 Many famous people have suffered from depression 42 64.6 22 33.8 1 1.5 0.34 0.47
16 Many treatments for depression are more effective than antidepressants 49 75.4 16 24.6 00 00 0.24 0.43
17 Counseling is as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for depression 55 84.6 9 13.8 1 1.5 0.14 0.35
18 Cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as antidepressants for mild to moderate depression 16 24.6 48 73.8 1 1.5 0.75 0.43
19 Of all the alternative and lifestyle treatments for depression, vitamins are likely to be the most helpful 28 43.1 37 56.9 00 00 0.56 0.49
20 People with depression should stop taking antidepressants as soon as they feel better 26 40.0 38 58.5 1 1.5 0.59 0.49
21 Antidepressants are addictive 35 53.8 29 44.6 1 1.5 0.45 0.50
22 Antidepressant medications usually work straight away 4 6.2 60 92.3 1 1.5 0.93 0.24
Total Depression-related literacy 12.31 2.13