The relationship between public causal beliefs and social distance toward mentally ill people.

@article{Dietrich2004TheRB,
  title={The relationship between public causal beliefs and social distance toward mentally ill people.},
  author={Sandra Dietrich and Michael Beck and Bujana Bujantugs and Denis V Kenzine and Herbert Matschinger and Matthias Claus Angermeyer},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={348-54; discussion 355-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the nature of the relationship between public causal beliefs and social distance toward people with mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia and depression. METHOD In total, three representative surveys were carried out in Germany, Russia and Mongolia using personal, fully structured interviews. RESULTS Despite the subjects' different cultural backgrounds, their responses show similar trends with regard to attributing depression and… CONTINUE READING

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