Social distance towards people with mental illness in southwestern Nigeria.

@article{Adewuya2008SocialDT,
  title={Social distance towards people with mental illness in southwestern Nigeria.},
  author={Abiodun Olugbenga Adewuya and R. O. A. Makanjuola},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={389-95}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent research findings have challenged earlier claims that stigmatizing attitudes towards the mentally ill are less evident in non-Western cultures. A knowledge base of the attitude of the community towards the mentally ill is needed before embarking on an active anti-stigma programme in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the present study was to assess the lay public's attitude (social distance) towards people with mental illness in southwestern Nigeria and examine the factors… CONTINUE READING

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