Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

10-2020

Publisher

Routledge Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Journal of College Student Psychotherapy

Source ISSN

8756-8225

Abstract

Research suggests that biological explanations of mental illness include the promotion of the effectiveness of medication, and that such explanations lead to greater attributions of responsibility and potentially greater stigmatizing emotional and behavioral reactions. This study examined whether college students' attitudes toward a fellow student with mental illness are affected by whether the latter is described as having benefitted previously from medication. Results suggest that the promotion of psychiatric medications as helpful may increase stigmatizing attitudes by peers against fellow students with mental illness.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, Vol. 34, No. 4 (October/December 2020): 287-301. DOI. © 2020 Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Used with permission.

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