Effect of community members' willingness to disclose a mental disorder on their psychiatric symptom scores: analysis of data from two randomised controlled trials of mental health first aid training
AF Jorm, AJ Mackinnon, LM Hart, NJ Reavley, AJ Morgan
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020
AIMS: The prevalence of common mental disorders has not declined in high-income countries despite substantial increases in service provision. A possible reason for this lack of improvement is that greater willingness to disclose mental disorders might have led to increased reporting of psychiatric symptoms, thus masking reductions in prevalence. This masking hypothesis was tested using data from two trials of interventions that increased willingness to disclose and that also measured symptoms. Both interventions involved Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, which is known to reduce stigma, including unwillingness to disclose a mental health problem. METHODS: A cross-lagged panel analysis..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This research was supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1061636) and Australian Rotary Health.