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ERIC Number: EJ872861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals about Mental Illness: A Review of the Recent Literature
Wahl, Otto; Aroesty-Cohen, Eli
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n1 p49-62 Jan 2010
A large body of research has documented public attitudes toward people with mental illness. The current attitudes of the people who provide services to those with psychiatric disorders are important to understand, as well. The authors review what studies over the past 5 years reveal about the attitudes of psychiatric professionals. Empirical studies of the attitudes of mental health professionals, published since 2004, were identified and reviewed. Only 19 such studies were found. Most of these studies revealed overall positive attitudes among mental health professionals. However, evidence of negative attitudes and expectations was also found, particularly with respect to social acceptance of people with mental illness. Results indicate a need for greater research attention to mental health professionals' views and for improved attitudes among caregivers.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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