Depictions of Mental Illness in Print Media: A Prospective National Sample

  title={Depictions of Mental Illness in Print Media: A Prospective National Sample},
  author={J. Coverdale and R. Nairn and D. Claasen},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={697 - 700}
  • J. Coverdale, R. Nairn, D. Claasen
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: Because there are no published reports of depictions of mental illness in print media based on national samples, we set out to prospectively collect and analyse a near complete New Zealand sample of print media. Methods: A commercial clipping bureau was contracted to provide cuttings of all items with any mental health or illness aspect over a four week period. These items were analysed for potentially positive and negative depictions and how mental illness was represented within… CONTINUE READING

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