Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 April 2020
Negative attitudes towards person with mental illness can be marked as stigma. These attitudes are commonly negative, rejected and fearful.
The goal of this survey is to explore medical students' attitudes towards mental illness and to estimate how their knowledge of mental disease can impact their attitudes.
In this survey is used questionnaire to estimate students' attitudes towards mental illnesses. Sixty- nine medical students of third year took part in this survey without any previous experience with mental patients, and forty-seven medical students who finished forth year and had experience with mental patients through lectures and practice.
Medical students' attitudes are significant improved by taking part in theoretical and practical lecture about mental health. Their attitudes are less negative. It seems that knowledgement arises tolerance of mental diseases.
medical students, mental illness, stigma
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