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Stigma about depression and its impact on help-seeking intentions

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

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Objective: Research has shown that people are reluctant to seek professional help for depression, especially from mental health professionals. This may be because of the impact of stigma which can involve people's own responses to depression and help-seeking (self stigma) as well as their perceptions of others' negative responses (perceived stigma). The aim of this article was to examine community help-seeking intentions and stigmatizing beliefs associated with depression. Method: A total of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24408
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2006.01741.x

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