publication . Conference object . 2018

Stigma towards depression in primary care

Sinkevičius, Kasparas; Jaraitė, Goda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Country: Lithuania
Abstract
Introduction. Depression is a common mental disorder, more than 300,000,000 people affected by this disease, which is either the leading cause of disability worldwide. Depression can be treated effectively, however, there are a lot of obstacles that can interfere with it. Stigma towards depression is one of causes leading to under-diagnosis and under-treatment. Aim. This study aims to describe the attitudes of general practitioners towards misleading statements about depression in Lithuania. Materials and methods. 113 general practitioners from Lithuania completed selfreport questionnaire: a Likert type scale included 8 misleading statements about depression. Co...
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free text keywords: Depression ; Stigma ; General practitioners ; Primary care
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