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Effectiveness of programs for reducing the stigma associated with mental disorders. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Griffiths, Kathleen; Carron-Arthur, Brad; Parsons, Alison; Reid, Russell


The stigma associated with mental disorders is a global public health problem. Programs to combat it must be informed by the best available evidence. To this end, a meta-analysis was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of existing programs. A systematic search of PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane databases yielded 34 relevant papers, comprising 33 randomized controlled trials. Twenty-seven papers (26 trials) contained data that could be incorporated into a quantitative analysis. Of these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: World Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1002/wps.20129
Access Rights: Open Access


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