Gordana Nikolić, Maja Stanojković, Miroslav Krstić, Olivera Žikić, Nikola Stojanović, Suzana Tošić-Golubović, Maja Simonović, Jelena Kostić
2020 Acta Medica Medianae  
Social psychiatry emphasizes the inclusion of mentally ill persons in family and social life. The negative attitude towards them is still an obstacle for achieving the best treatment results and their optimal quality of life. Young educated people could be an important community factor in the fight against stigmatization of psychiatric patients. The aim of the study was to determine the difference in attitudes among Serbian students attending different faculties, as well as to find out the
more » ... lation between students' attitudes and their demographic characteristics. The study involved 408 Serbian university students. The respondents were divided into three groups to determine the differences in attitudes between groups with different educational levels. We have used the Attitude Questionnaire and Demographic Questionnaire for this purpose. Medical students who had passed their exam in psychiatry, those who experienced psychological and psychiatric problems themselves, and those with a mentally ill family member had a positive attitude towards the mentally ill. Future health workers and the family members of mentally ill individuals are most important in the attempts to decrease stigmatization of psychiatric patients. Acta Medica Medianae 2020;59(2):93-99.
doi:10.5633/amm.2020.0213 fatcat:xbid4bkdqrdwrc2z75hmuwpjma