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Belief in the harmfulness of antidepressants: Results from a national survey of the Australian public

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


Background: Surveys of the public in several countries have found that negative attitudes towards antidepressants are common. However, there has been little research into the factors associated with these attitudes. Methods: A national survey of 999 Australian adults assessed beliefs about the helpfulness or harmfulness of antidepressants for a person with depression and suicidal thoughts. Associated factors investigated were as follows: sociodemographic characteristics, exposure to depression,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2005.06.002


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