Lay beliefs regarding causes of mental illness in Nigeria: pattern and correlates

@article{Adewuya2007LayBR,
  title={Lay beliefs regarding causes of mental illness in Nigeria: pattern and correlates},
  author={Dr. Abiodun O. Adewuya and R. O. A. Makanjuola},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={336-341}
}
Although studies have shown that views about causation are strongly associated with stigmatising attitudes to mental illness, none have examined the correlates of such causal views in order to identify the population needed to be targeted for education. To evaluate the pattern and correlates of lay beliefs regarding the causes of mental illness in south-western Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey in which respondents (n = 2,078) were administered questionnaire detailing sociodemographic variables… CONTINUE READING