Comparative Study on the Opinion about Mental Illness of Two Differentially Sensitized Rural Populations — “Helen’s Case”

  • G. Trikkas
  • E. Varsou
  • M. Repapi
  • G. Giannaka
  • C. Stefanis


Since the late 50s when questionnaires were constructed to investigate the attitudes toward mental illness, a considerable amount of work has been directed to identifying those factors suspected to contribute to the shaping of these attitudes. This is reflected in more than two hundred relevant papers in international bibliography. There are some among these papers which stand out for their wound methodology and documentation1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Rabkin9 recently reviewed the literature. The majority of the reported papers concern those involved in the labeling, care and treatment of mental patients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Trikkas
    • 1
  • E. Varsou
    • 1
  • M. Repapi
    • 1
  • G. Giannaka
    • 1
  • C. Stefanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry Eginition HospitalAthens University Medical SchoolAthensGreece

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