In a country famous for its predilection for psychotherapy, Argentines have done a good job of living up to their reputation:
Almost one third of Argentines have visited a psychologist or psychiatrist for treatment, according to a new survey released this week by TNS Gallup.
According to the study, women (37%) are more likely to have visited a shrink than are men (27%).
Meanwhile, wealthier people are more likely to have visited a therapist than are poorer people. Indeed, 51% of wealthy Argentines have been to a psychotherapist while just 24% of poorer Argentines have done so.
Residents of Capital Federal are also more likely to seek therapy. Forty-six percent of Porteños have seen a counselor while just 30% of rural Argentines have done this.
All of this makes it very likely that if you know a wealthy woman living in the City of Buenos Aires, the odds are very good that she’s been to a therapist at least once.
Argentines aged 25 to 24 are also more likely to have sought counseling. In fact, 41% of them have done so, compared with just 15% for people over 65.
Despite all of this, 94% of people polled said they are not currently in therapy. Those most likely to say they’re currently in therapy include wealthy women in the City of Buenos Aires.
*TNS Gallup’s survey was carried out on 1,010 people aged 18 and older from around the country in March. Its margin of error is 4.2%.