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Public beliefs about treatments and outcome of mental disorders: a comparison of Australia and Japan

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


BACKGROUND: Surveys of the public in a number of countries have shown poor recognition of mental disorders and beliefs about treatment that often diverge from those of health professionals. This lack of mental health literacy can limit the optimal use of treatment services. Australia and Japan are countries with very different mental health care systems, with Japan emphasising hospital care and Australia more oriented to community care. Japan is also more collectivist and Australia more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-07-09
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-3-12


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