The relationship between biogenetic causal explanations and social distance toward people with mental disorders: results from a population survey in Germany.

@article{Dietrich2006TheRB,
  title={The relationship between biogenetic causal explanations and social distance toward people with mental disorders: results from a population survey in Germany.},
  author={Sandra Dietrich and Herbert Matschinger and Matthias Claus Angermeyer},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={166-74}
}
AIMS Several studies have found an inverse relationship between people's readiness to endorse biogenetic causal explanations of mental disorder and their desire for social distance from people with mental disorders. The aim of this study is to examine why this may be the case. METHOD In the spring of 2001, a population survey was carried out among German citizens aged 18 years and older, living in private households. A total of 5025 interviews were conducted, reflecting a response rate of 65… CONTINUE READING

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