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Table 1 Socio-demographic statistics of PC physicians (N = 123) and Psychiatrists (N = 105)

From: Physician perception regarding side-effect profile at the onset of antidepressant treatment: a survey of Israeli psychiatrists and primary care physicians

  Psychiatrists PC physicians
Gender Male 50 (48 %) 48 (38 %)
Female 55 (52 %) 77 (62 %)
Status Resident 43 (41 %) 28 (23 %)
Specialists 62 (59 %) 95 (77 %)
Seniority Up to 5 years 46 (44 %) 35 (28 %)
Between 6–10 years 16 (15 %) 28 (23 %)
10 years and more 43 (41 %) 60 (49 %)
Place of worka Open psych department 18 (19 %) 4 (4 %)
Closed psych department 13 (13 %) 2 (2 %)
Hospital clinic 21 (22 %) 1 (1 %)
Community clinic 35 (38 %) 94 (81 %)
Private clinic 9 (8 %) 14 (12 %)
  1. aNine psychiatrics and eight PC physicians did not answer this question