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Mental health literacy - is there a gap between health professional and the public's knowledge and understanding?

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Mental health literacy, defined as the "knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which

    aid their recognition, management or prevention (Jorm et al 1997, p. 182), is generally

    poor among members of the public (Mohamad et al 2012). This lack of knowledge and

    understanding contributes to poor treatment uptake and/or management, which in turn

    can lead to secondary medical and social problems.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mullan, J. (2013). Mental health literacy - is there a gap between health professional and the public''s knowledge and understanding?. IAP International Conference 2013: Mind the Gap (in psychiatric treatment, research, education) (pp. 17-17). India: Nitte Rural Psychiatric Services.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/97

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 17

Place Of Publication


  • India

Abstract


  • Mental health literacy, defined as the "knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which

    aid their recognition, management or prevention (Jorm et al 1997, p. 182), is generally

    poor among members of the public (Mohamad et al 2012). This lack of knowledge and

    understanding contributes to poor treatment uptake and/or management, which in turn

    can lead to secondary medical and social problems.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mullan, J. (2013). Mental health literacy - is there a gap between health professional and the public''s knowledge and understanding?. IAP International Conference 2013: Mind the Gap (in psychiatric treatment, research, education) (pp. 17-17). India: Nitte Rural Psychiatric Services.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/97

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 17

Place Of Publication


  • India