Baird the ChemiCal imbalanCe explanation of Depression : reDuCing blame at What Cost ?

@inproceedings{Deacon2009BairdTC,
  title={Baird the ChemiCal imbalanCe explanation of Depression : reDuCing blame at What Cost ?},
  author={Brett J. Deacon and Grayson L Baird},
  year={2009}
}
Brain disease models of psychopathology, such as the popular “chemical imbalance” explanation of depression, have been widely disseminated in an attempt to reduce the stigma of mental illness. ironically, such models appear to increase prejudicial attitudes among the general public toward persons with mental disorders. However, little is known about how biochemical causal explanations affect the perceptions of individuals seeking mental health treatment. Ninety undergraduate students… CONTINUE READING
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