Title

Psychiatry’s Duty: Shifting Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill among Pre-clinical and Clinical Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

This study examined second-year medical students’ attitude change toward mental illness during a psychopathology course and whether attitudes of third-year medical students toward mental illness change after direct exposure to the mentally ill during a psychiatry clerkship. Second-year students completed an attitudes survey toward mental illnesses at the beginning and end of their second-year psychopathology course. Third-year medical students completed the same survey before and after their psychiatry clerkship. Six of 25 responses (n = 99) differed significantly (p

DOI

10.1007/BF03355252


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