publication . Article . 2016

Beliefs about the causes and cures of depression

Furnham, A.; Ritchie, W.; Lay, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, volume 62, pages 415-424 (issn: 0020-7640, eissn: 1741-2854, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
BACKGROUND: This study used attitude statement and vignette methodology to examine a mixed British sample’s belies about the causes and consequences of depression. AIMS: To test whether the group would recognise both vignettes with having depression and that the favoured cure would be Psychotherapy/Talking Cure. METHOD: In all, 320 adults completed a two-part questionnaire. In the first part, they were given two vignettes describing a 30-year-old female and a 45-year-old male both with depression. They were asked what they thought (if anything) was wrong with the person and how they could best be helped. In the second part, they completed two questionnaires, one...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychiatry and Mental health, Clinical psychology, Health literacy, Mental health, Psychology, Lay theories, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Vignette, Mental health literacy, Peer review, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Psychiatry, Depression, mental health literacy, age, MENTAL-HEALTH LITERACY, LAY THEORIES, HONG-KONG, SCHIZOPHRENIA, AUSTRALIANS, DISORDERS, CHINESE, RECOGNITION, KNOWLEDGE, MALAYSIA
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publication . Article . 2016

Beliefs about the causes and cures of depression

Furnham, A.; Ritchie, W.; Lay, A.;