The Views of Non-Psychiatric Medical Specialists about People with Schizophrenia and Depression
Magliano, L., Ruggiero, G., Read, J., Mancuso, A., Schiavone, A. and Sepe, A. 2020. The Views of Non-Psychiatric Medical Specialists about People with Schizophrenia and Depression. Community Mental Health Journal. 56, p. 1077–1084. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-020-00567-x
|Magliano, L., Ruggiero, G., Read, J., Mancuso, A., Schiavone, A. and Sepe, A.
This study explored the views of non-psychiatric medical specialists about people with schizophrenia and depression and examined whether specialists’ approach to these clients, and their perception of dangerousness and social distance, differed by disorder. Non-psychiatric medical specialists working in community centers in Italy read either a schizophrenia or depression description and then completed a questionnaire on their views about people with that disorder. The schizophrenia-group (N=114) was more sure than the depression-group (N=97) that the patients should be approached differently in outpatient specialized clinics like those where the respondents worked; are incapable of caring for their open health; and are kept at distance by others. Perceived dangerousness did not significantly differ between the two groups. These findings highlight the potential effects of attitudes on medical practice and outline the need to educate non-psychiatric medical specialists on stigma as a strategy to reduce health discrepancies, particularly toward people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
|Community Mental Health Journal
|56, p. 1077–1084
|Accepted author manuscript
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|04 Feb 2020
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|This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Community Mental Health Journal. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-020-00567-x.
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