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Does stigma predict a belief in dealing with depression alone?

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

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Background: Community surveys indicate that many people with depressive disorders do not obtain professional help and that a preference for self-reliance is an important factor in this treatment gap. The current study sought to investigate whether stigmatising attitudes predict a belief in the helpfulness of dealing with depression without external assistance. Methods: Data were collected as part of a national household survey of 2000 Australian adults aged 18 years and above. Participants were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68180
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.03.012

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