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Table 2 Symptoms potentially related to mental health issues experienced sometimes or often in last 12 months; whether help sought

From: The mental health of nurses in acute teaching hospital settings: a cross-sectional survey

  Sometimes Often Sought help
  n % n % n %
Headaches 101 26.5 38 10.0 29 7.6
Severe tiredness 100 26.2 39 10.2 22 5.8
Indigestion/heartburn 50 13.1 15 3.9 22 5.8
Anxiety 45 11.8 12 3.1 22 5.8
Night sweats 27 7.1 19 5.0 13 3.4
Depression 29 7.6 12 3.1 24 6.3
Palpitations 31 8.1 4 1.0 2 0.5
Sleep problems (current)     
Waking in the early hours 212 55.6     
Sleeping badly at night 128 33.6     
Taking a long time to get to sleep 116 30.4     
Worrying keeping you awake at night 102 26.8     
Lying awake most of the night 70 18.4     
Sleep problems score ≥ 1 (0-5) 268 70.3     
Eating disorders score ≥ 2 (0-5) 80 20.9