Social distance towards the mentally ill: results of representative surveys in the Federal Republic of Germany.

@article{Angermeyer1997SocialDT,
  title={Social distance towards the mentally ill: results of representative surveys in the Federal Republic of Germany.},
  author={Matthias Claus Angermeyer and Herbert Matschinger},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={131-41}
}
BACKGROUND In 1975, a special commission appointed by the German Parliament submitted its report on the desolate state of psychiatric care in the old Federal Republic of Germany including suggestions for much-needed reforms. Among them was a call for the reduction of existing prejudices against mentally ill people. This study addresses the question as to what attitude is commonly found among the general public towards the mentally ill nowadays, two decades after the first step towards reform in… CONTINUE READING
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