Prejudice and schizophrenia: a review of the 'mental illness is an illness like any other' approach.

@article{Read2006PrejudiceAS,
  title={Prejudice and schizophrenia: a review of the 'mental illness is an illness like any other' approach.},
  author={John Read and Nick Haslam and Liz Sayce and Elise Davies},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 5},
  pages={
          303-18
        }
}
  • John Read, Nick Haslam, +1 author Elise Davies
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • OBJECTIVE Many anti-stigma programmes use the 'mental illness is an illness like any other' approach. This review evaluates the effectiveness of this approach in relation to schizophrenia. METHOD The academic literature was searched, via PsycINFO and MEDLINE, to identify peer-reviewed studies addressing whether public espousal of a biogenetic paradigm has increased over time, and whether biogenetic causal beliefs and diagnostic labelling are associated with less negative attitudes. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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