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Descriptive epidemiology of stigma against depression in a general population sample in Alberta

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, April 2010
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)

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Title
Descriptive epidemiology of stigma against depression in a general population sample in Alberta
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-10-29
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Authors

Trevor M Cook, JianLi Wang

Abstract

Mental health illnesses, such as depression, are responsible for a growing disease burden worldwide. Unfortunately, effective treatment is often impeded by stigmatizing attitudes of other individuals, which have been found to lead to a number of negative consequences including reduced help-seeking behavior and increased social distance. Despite the high prevalence of depression in Canada, little research has been conducted to examine stigma against depression in the Canadian general population. Such information is crucial to understanding the current state of stigmatizing attitudes in the Canadian communities, and framing future stigma reduction initiatives. The objectives of this study were to estimate the percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes toward depression in a general population sample and to compare the percentages by demographics and socioeconomic characteristics.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 148 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 19%
Student > Master 23 15%
Researcher 22 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 9%
Other 28 18%
Unknown 24 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 49 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 22%
Social Sciences 13 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 4%
Neuroscience 3 2%
Other 19 12%
Unknown 31 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2010.
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#3,488,881
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Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#1,321
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#32,676
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
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