Mental health literacy and attitude towards people with mental illness: a trend analysis based on population surveys in the eastern part of Germany.

@article{Angermeyer2009MentalHL,
  title={Mental health literacy and attitude towards people with mental illness: a trend analysis based on population surveys in the eastern part of Germany.},
  author={Matthias Claus Angermeyer and Anita Holzinger and Herbert Matschinger},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={225-32}
}
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence that mental health literacy has improved in western countries in recent years. The question arises as to whether this trend is paralleled by an improvement of attitudes towards people with mental illness. AIM To examine the development of mental health literacy and the desire for social distance towards people with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in Eastern Germany over a time period of eight years. METHOD A trend analysis was carried out… CONTINUE READING
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