Beliefs and attitudes among Italian high school students toward people with severe mental disorders.

@article{Serra2013BeliefsAA,
  title={Beliefs and attitudes among Italian high school students toward people with severe mental disorders.},
  author={Marianna Serra and Alessandra Lai and Chiara Buizza and Rosaria Pioli and Antonio Preti and Carmelo Masala and Donatella Rita Petretto},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={201 4},
  pages={311-8}
}
The negative attitudes surrounding mental disorders and their treatment are a major obstacle to the correct identification and treatment of emerging psychopathologies. The purpose of this study was to investigate mental health literacy in a large and representative sample of high school students in Italy, via a booklet containing several questionnaires delivered to 1032 teenagers. The items in the questionnaires probed knowledge about mental health and illness, stigmatization, stereotypes… CONTINUE READING
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