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Age differences in mental health literacy

Farrer, Louise; Leach, L. S.; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Christensen, Helen; Jorm, Anthony F


BACKGROUND: The community's knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, their risk factors, treatments and sources of help may vary as a function of age. METHODS: Data were taken from an epidemiological survey conducted during 2003–2004 with a national clustered sample of Australian adults aged 18 years and over. Following the presentation of a vignette describing depression (n = 1001) or schizophrenia (n = 997), respondents were asked a series of questions relating to their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-04-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-125


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