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Figure 8.7 is titled "Type of Professional Seen among Persons Aged 12 or Older with Major Depressive Episodes in the Past Year Who Saw or Talked to a Medical Doctor or Other Professional in the Past Year about Depression, by Age Group: 2004." It is a bar graph, where the percentage seeing a particular type of professional about depression is shown on the horizontal axis, and the types of professionals seen are shown on the vertical axis. For each type of professional, there is a bar representing youths aged 12 to 17, and a bar representing adults aged 18 or older.

Among youths aged 12 to 17 who saw or talked to a medical doctor or other professional in the past year about depression, 25.5 percent saw a general practitioner or family doctor; 22.1 percent saw a psychiatrist or psychotherapist; 32.2 percent saw a psychologist; 58.2 percent saw a counselor; 15.3 percent saw a religious or spiritual advisor; 5.0 percent saw another medical doctor; 13.3 percent saw a social worker; 9.0 percent saw a nurse; occupational therapist; or other health professional; 6.0 percent saw another mental health professional; 2.2 percent saw an herbalist; chiropractor, acupuncturist; or massage therapist; and 1.7 percent saw another professional.

Among adults aged 18 or older who saw or talked to a medical doctor or other professional in the past year about depression, 58.7 percent saw a general practitioner or family doctor; 27.1 percent saw a psychiatrist or psychotherapist; 26.0 percent saw a psychologist; 20.7 percent saw a counselor; 18.5 percent saw a religious or spiritual advisor; 11.3 percent saw another medical doctor; 10.7 percent saw a social worker; 7.3 percent saw a nurse; occupational therapist; or other health professional; 6.3 percent saw another mental health professional; 5.9 percent saw an herbalist; chiropractor; acupuncturist; or massage therapist; and 1.9 percent saw another profession.

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