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Table 2 Health services utilization across two arms after 20-weeks after baseline

From: Effect of adding a psychological intervention to routine care of common mental disorders in a specialized mental healthcare facility in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial

Health service providers accessed PM+ ( f) TAU ( f)
Psychiatrist 45 49
Specialist doctor 21 33
General doctor 16 11
Pharmacist 1 2
Traditional healer 2 1
Other mental health worker 2
Number of visits
 3 visits 8 13
 2 visits 30 32
 1 visit 54 65
Location
 Public hospital 47 53
 Private hospital 11 6
 Local health centre 5
Reasons for visit
 Follow-up visit for treatment of depression or anxiety problems 50 60
 Sleep problems 10 13
 Acute aggravation of mental health problems 6 13
 Other mental health problems e.g. maternal/perinatal mental health condition 15 16
 Infectious diseases and injuries 2 2
Medications
A. Antidepressants (n = 58)
  SSRIs 22 31
  TCAs 2 3
 B. Anxiolytics 8 9
 C. Mood stabilizers 2 1
 D. Anti-psychotics 2 5
 E. Multi-vitamins 8 5
 F. Analgesics 4 3
 G. Others (anti- hypertensive, anti-diabetic, thyroid related) 6 9
Average duration of consultation (in minutes) M(SD); min–max 7.62 (± 2.57); 3–15 8.85 (± 3.99); 2–20
Average consultation fee paid (in PKR) M(SD); min–max 32 (± 129.9): 0–700 3.10 (± 14.79); 0–100
  1. Due to multiplicity of contacts with service providers and treatments received, the table reports frequency of contacts and prescribed treatment; 3 in intervention and 2 participants in TAU were hospitalized during the study