Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Occupational Health, v.48, no.3, (May 2006), p 145-153 SIEC No: 20070807

This study investigated help-seeking behaviour, gender differences, & the relationship to self-reported physical & mental health problems in the Norwegian police service. Comparisons were made with a sample of the general Norwegian population. Female police officers contacted nearly all health professionals more than their male counterparts. Help-seeking was largely unaffected by age. Less than 10% of those reporting anxiety, depressive symptoms, or serious suicide ideation had contacted a pscyhologist or psychiatrist. (38 refs.)