Medical Model Does Not Increase Social Acceptance

A review of all studies of mental illness-related beliefs and attitudes in the general population published before March 31, 2011 found that understanding of the biological correlates of mental illness does not result in better social acceptance of persons with mental illness. The results were published in the January, 2012 issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.
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