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Attitudes towards people with depression: effects on the publics help-seeking and outcome when experiencing common psychiatric symptoms

Jorm, Anthony F; Medway, Jo; Christensen, Helen; Korten, Ailsa; Jacomb, Trish; Rodgers, Bryan

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Objective: To determine whether people's attitudes towards a person who has experienced depression influence them in (i) the types of actions they take to help themselves if they experience common psychiatric symptoms, and (ii) the degree to which their symptoms improve. Method: A postal survey was carried out with 3109 adults to assess attitudes and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Attitudes were assessed by questions on a depressed person's likely long-term outcome in various areas of life...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90294
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.2000.00743.x

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