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Mental health literacy: Public knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders

Jorm, Anthony F


Background. Although the benefits of public knowledge of physical diseases are widely accepted, knowledge about mental disorders (mental health literacy) has been comparatively neglected. Aims. To introduce the concept of mental health literacy to a wider audience, to bring together diverse research relevant to the topic and to identify gaps in the area. Method. A narrative review within a conceptual framework. Results. Many members of the public cannot recognise specific disorders or different...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.177.5.396


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