Causal beliefs about depression in depressed patients, clinical psychologists and lay persons.

@article{Kuyken1992CausalBA,
  title={Causal beliefs about depression in depressed patients, clinical psychologists and lay persons.},
  author={Willem Kuyken and Chris Ray Brewin and Michael John Power and Adrian Furnham},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={65 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={257-68}
}
Non-depressed lay persons have been shown to have extensive and accurate knowledge about depression (Rippere, 1977, 1980 a, b, 1981 a) that is underpinned by a structure that resembles current academic theories of the disorder (Furnham & Kuyken, 1991). In this study a semi-structured interview schedule and a number of rating scales were used to determine and compare the nature and extent of depressed patients', clinical psychologists', and lay persons' beliefs about the causes of depression. We… CONTINUE READING

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