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PeerJ  2015 

Exploring the knowledge and attitudes of Pakistani university students towards mental illnesses

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.454v1

Keywords: Social stigma,Attitude,Social psychology,Mental illness

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Background: The objectives of the study were to explore the knowledge and attitudes of Pakistani university students toward mental illnesses. People with mental illnesses are challenged not only by their symptoms but also by the prejudices associated with their illness. Acknowledging the stigma of mental illness should be the first essential step toward devising an appropriate treatment plan.

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