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Table 2 Medical history of the studied mentally ill patients, Assiut University Hospital, Egypt, 2017

From: Stigma and burden of mental illness and their correlates among family caregivers of mentally ill patients

Variables No. (n = 425) %
Mental illness diagnosis
 Bipolar disorder 204 48.0
 Schizophrenia and other related psychotic disorders 182 42.8
 Depression 29 6.8
 Child psychiatric disorders 10 2.4
Mental illness duration (years)
 Mean ± SE (Range) 7.93 ± 0.35# (1–40)
Aggressive behavior (injuring/threatening to injure anyone)   
 Yes 137 32.2
 No 288 67.8
Suicidal history
 Yes 66 15.5
 No 359 84.5
Frequency of hospital admission in the past 6 months
 0 242 56.9
 1 162 38.1
 2 20 4.7
 3 1 0.2
Mean ± SD 0.48±0.59
First sought care before hospital attendance
 Traditional healer only 304 71.5
 Psychiatrist from the start 74 17.4
 Both traditional and non-psychiatric physician 37 8.7
 Non-psychiatric physician only 10 2.4
  1. #SD = 7.323