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When got counseling for relaxation technique condition

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For sample adults who had received counseling (RELCOUN) for the condition they used relaxation techniques for the most (RELTCONMOST), RELCOUNTIM indicates whether they received mental health counseling before, at about the same time, or after trying relaxation techniques.

Similar information was collected on the use of other conventional medical treatments, and the timing of those conventional treatments, in the following variables:

  • Received prescription medications (RELPMED)
  • Received over-the-counter medications (RELNPMED)
  • Received physical therapy (RELPT)

To collect this information, interviewers asked, "Did you receive any of these conventional medical treatments for [condition for which reported relaxation technique was used the most]?" and entered all treatments reported by the respondent. For each treatment reported, interviewers asked whether such treatment was received before, at about the same time, or after trying a relaxation technique.

For more information about the full range of variables related to acupuncture, including definitions, see RELMEDYR.


RELCOUNTIM is only available in 2007.


  • 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who used mental health counseling for the condition they used a relaxation technique for the most.


  • 2007