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Young less tolerant of mentally ill than the old

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1092
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    A survey of public attitudes in Britain, conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as part of its Changing Minds campaign against stigma, shows that stigmatising opinions about mental illness are more common among young people than older people.

    Professor Michael Gelder, emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Oxford, presented the unpublished findings at a conference jointly organised by the Royal …

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