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The public's ability to recognise mental disorders and their beliefs about treatment: changes in Australia over 8 years

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


Objective: A national survey of Australian adults in 1995 showed a low level of recognition of mental disorders and beliefs about treatment that were often discordant with those of professionals. The present study aimed to find out whether recognition and treatment beliefs have changed over 8 years. Method: A national survey of 2001 adults in 2003-2004 included the same questions as the 1995 survey. These interview questions were based on a vignette of a person with either depression or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2006.01738.x


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