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Αθανάσιος Δουζένης, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαρίνα Οικονόμου, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Στυλιανός Στυλιανίδης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών
Προκατάληψη και στίγμα γύρω από την ψυχική νόσο: στάσεις επαγγελματιών ψυχικής υγείας απέναντι στους ψυχιατρικούς ασθενείς
Prejudice and stigma associated with mental illness: attitudes of mental health professionals towards psychiatric patients
Despite the recent scientific advances and the mass formulation of advocacy movements for mental health, social stigma and prejudice against people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders remain a relevant issue. Mental health professionals are a special population, because of their close, everyday contact with people with mental illness, as well as the fact that they pose an example based on which the public’s opinions are shaped. For this reason, the decision was made to study the attitudes of mental health professionals towards people with severe mental illness. A quantitative, cross-sectional study was carried out with a population of mental health professionals (N=235) from Greece, using the Attitudes of Severe Mental Illness scale (ASMI). Results showed generally positive attitudes towards people with severe mental illness. Statistically significant differences were spotted regarding specific demographic characteristics of the participants, such as age and education level, but no differences were found regarding their professional characteristics (profession, place of employment, etc.). The finding on generalized positive attitudes inspires optimistic views regarding the improvement of the public’s attitudes toward people with mental illness, however further research is needed to gain more in-depth scientific knowledge on this important matter.
Main subject category:
Stigma, Prejudice, Discrimination, Mental illness, Mental health professionals
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