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Public beliefs about causes and risk factors for mental disorders: a comparison of Japan and Australia

Nakane, Yoshibumi; Jorm, Anthony F; Yoshioka, Kumiko; Christensen, Helen; Nakane, Hideyuki; Griffiths, Kathleen M


BACKGROUND: Surveys of the public in a range of Western countries have shown a predominant belief in social stressors as causes of mental disorders. However, there has been little direct cross-cultural comparison. Here we report a comparison of public beliefs about the causes of mental disorders in Japan and Australia. METHODS: Surveys of the public were carried out in each country using as similar a methodology as feasible. In both countries, household interviews were carried out...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-09-21
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-5-33


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