Perception of and attitude towards mental illness in Oman.

  title={Perception of and attitude towards mental illness in Oman.},
  author={Samir Al-Adawi and Atsu S. S. Dorvlo and Suad S Al-Ismaily and Dalal A Al-Ghafry and Balquis Z Al-Noobi and Ahmed Al-Salmi and David T. Burke and Mrugeshkumar K. Shah and Harith Ghassany and Suma P. Chand},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  volume={48 4},
BACKGROUND As conceptions of mental illness are often dictated by prevailing socio-cultural factors and the philosophy of the time, there is little research to substantiate how mental illness is perceived in the Arab world in the light of both traditional and more recent modernization and acculturation processes. AIMS To examine whether social factors exert an influence on a person's attitude towards people with mental illness (PWMI) in the rapidly changing country of Oman. METHODS This… CONTINUE READING
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