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Contemporary attitudes toward mental illness (Contemporary community health series) ePub download

by Guido M Crocetti

  • Author: Guido M Crocetti
  • ISBN: 0822932733
  • ISBN13: 978-0822932734
  • ePub: 1443 kb | FB2: 1753 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press (1974)
  • Pages: 244
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Contemporary attitudes toward mental illness (Contemporary community health series) ePub download

Contemporary Attitudes toward Mental Illness. Guido M. Crocetti, Herzi R. Spiro, Iradj Siassi. Lawrence K. Berg, "Contemporary Attitudes toward Mental Illness.

The measurement of public attitudes toward the mentally ill has taken on new significance since the introduction of community-based mental health care. Previous attitude scales have been constructed and applied primarily in a professional context.

Community mental health service. The array of community mental health services vary depending on the country in which the services are provided.

Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness .

Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health. Negative stereotypes and attitudes of rejection have decreased, but continue to occur with measurable, adverse consequences. Historical and contemporary instances of negative treatment have led to a mistrust of authorities, many of whom are not seen as having the best interests of Black/African Americans in mind.

The mental health facilities are limited to Harare Central Hospital and . Both traditional medicine and biomedicine are used to treat mental illness in Zimbabwe.

We interviewed 18 community members, 30 former patients and 30 traditional healers who were registered with the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healing Association. Biomedicine is evidence based, but lacks cultural sensitivity, which discourages people from choosing that treatment.

A census of attitudes to mental illness was conducted in two areas, prior to the opening of supported houses for the mentally ill. Factor analysis of the Community Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill (CAMI) inventory revealed three components: Fear and Exclusion, Social Control and Goodwill. RESULTS: The only determinant of Fear and Exclusion was having children. The main determinants of Social Control were social class, ethnic origin, age, having suffered mental illness and having children. The main determinant of Goodwill was educational level.

Mental Health America, Alexandria, Virginia. Rethink Mental Illness. Non-profit organisation.

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Crocetti, Guido . H. R. Spiro, and I. Siassi. Contemporary Attitudes Toward Mental Illness. Attitudes toward Mental Illness in a Maryland Community. m Public Health Report 79:769-72. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. Cumming, Elaine and John Cumming. Nunnally, Jum C. 1961. Popular Conceptions of Mental Health: Their Development and Change.

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