Explicit and implicit stigma towards peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence.

  title={Explicit and implicit stigma towards peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Claire O’Driscoll and Caroline Heary and Eilis Hennessy and Lynn McKeague},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={53 10},
BACKGROUND  Children and adolescents with mental health problems are widely reported to have problems with peer relationships; however, few studies have explored the way in which these children are regarded by their peers. For example, little is known about the nature of peer stigmatisation, and no published research has investigated implicit attitudes thus ensuring that stigma is not well understood. To address this issue, the current study explored patterns of explicit and implicit… 

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