Journal article

Recognition and beliefs about treatment for mental disorders in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wenjing Li, Nicola Reavley

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: This review aimed to systematically investigate the Chinese public's ability to recognize specific mental disorders and their knowledge and beliefs about available treatments. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched to identify quantitative studies examining recognition of depression, anxiety and/or schizophrenia, knowledge and beliefs about treatments, and/or correlates of each of the three constructs among the general population in China. Prevalence estimates were calculated for themes under each construct. Effect size r was computed for each relationship between an independent variable and one of the three constructs. RESULTS: A total of 65 studies (N = 174,253) were in..

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