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Exploring the nature of stigmatising beliefs about depression and help-seeking: implications for reducing stigma

Barney, Lisa Jane; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Christensen, Helen; Jorm, Anthony F


BACKGROUND: In-depth and structured evaluation of the stigma associated with depression has been lacking. This study aimed to inform the design of interventions to reduce stigma by systematically investigating community perceptions of beliefs about depression according to theorised dimensional components of stigma. METHODS: Focus group discussions were held with a total of 23 adults with personal experience of depression. The discussions were taped, transcribed and thematically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-02-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-61


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