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Children's Beliefs About the Causes of Childhood Depression and ADHD: A Study of Stigmatization
Psychiatric Services (2009)
  • Daniel Coleman
  • Janet S. Walker, Portland State University
  • Junghee Lee
  • Barbara J. Friesen
  • Peter N. Squire
Abstract
Attribution theory suggests that beliefs about the causes of mental disorders have an influence on stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors toward persons with mental illness. Findings from attribution theory-informed studies have implications for antistigmatization efforts, in which education about causation is typically a central strategy for reducing negative attitudes toward people with mental disorders.
Keywords
  • Social work research,
  • Children's mental health services,
  • Systems of care for children's mental health,
  • ADHD -- re
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
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Copyright (2009) American Psychiatric Publishing
Citation Information
Daniel Coleman, Janet S. Walker, Junghee Lee, Barbara J. Friesen, et al.. "Children's Beliefs About the Causes of Childhood Depression and ADHD: A Study of Stigmatization" Psychiatric Services Vol. 60 Iss. 7 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet_walker1/116/