Table 1 Summary of the key findings from the suite of dyadic and repeated interactions among members of the mental health ecosystem.

From: Quantitative account of social interactions in a mental health care ecosystem: cooperation, trust and collective action

Participants with anxiety display markedly different behavior compared to other diagnostics.
• More likely to opt for the cooperative strategy compared to participants with bipolar disorder. MWU test p < 0.05.
• Associated with the most positive expectations about the partner’s behavior. cexp = 0.77 ± 0.08. MWU tests comparisons across diagnostics p < 0.05.
• Show a significantly high frequency of cooperative interactions compared to individuals with bipolar disorder or depression. c = 0.71 ± 0.08 MWU tests comparisons p < 0.05 and p < 0.1.
• Return significantly less than participants with psychosis or other disorders. r = 0.37 ± 0.05. MWU test comparisons p < 0.1.
Cooperation depends on the role that actors play in the recovery process.
• Significant differences in the frequency of cooperative interactions across role groups. KW-RS test, p < 0.05.
• Caregivers contribute with large degrees of cooperativeness and optimism. c = 0.72 ± 0.05, cexp = 0.65 ± 0.06.
• Relatives are the weak links of the ecosystem. c = 0.33 ± 0.16, cexp = 0.44 ± 0.18.
Individuals with MD support the cost of collective action.
• MD contribute more than caregivers and non caregivers to the public good. Independent t-test p < 0.005. Average contributions: 22.95 ± 0.63 MUs, and 20.34 ± 0.68 MUs respectively.
• Groups with half or more MD do better in sustaining cooperation in the first rounds. Independent t-test p < 0.01.
• Inequality in the distribution of final payoffs is at his maximum in groups where MD constitute half of the group. Gini coefficient 0.289.
  1. MWU: Mann-Whitney-U, KW-RS: Kruskal-Wallis rank sum, c: cooperation level, cexp: expected cooperation level, r: return ratio in Trust Game, and MUs: monetary units.