Attitudes towards alcoholism.Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5968.430 (Published 24 May 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:430
- E B MacDonald,
- A R Patel
An attitude survey of psychiatrists has shown that alcoholism is the least favoured of the organic and psychiatric illnesses. They considered that this attitude was shared by general physicians and surgeons. The unfavourable attitudes towards alcoholism are unlikely to improve the success of treatment programmes. It is suggested that education within the professions is needed.