Mood matters: a national survey on attitudes to depression

AbstractBackgroundDepression is the leading contributor to the burden of disease worldwide. Stigma and negative attitudes to depression can act as barriers to treatment and to social inclusion. Understanding attitudes to depression and treatment has implications for individual outcomes and societal mental health.AimsTo explore public attitudes to, and management of depression, including lifestyle factors, medication, and psychotherapy.MethodsA nationally representative online population survey of Irish adults was conducted by RED C.ResultsNine hundred ninety-one people completed the survey. The majority thought that depression was a medical illness (90%), was different to sadness or stress (89%), and that awareness of depression was increasing (89%), while stigma was reducing (69%). Self-reported lifetime depression rates were high and were significantly higher in younger people (18-34  yrs) (63% vs 55%,p = 0.017), and in urban areas (60% vs 44%,p   55 years) (74% vs 58%,p 
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Disorders General Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
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Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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