Bhugra, Dinesh Books
Dr. Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity in the Department of Health Service and Population Research at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He received his Ph.D. in Psychiatry from the University of London.2007 0-7734-5169-2
This volume brings together key papers which, from 1975 to 2005, have dealt with public attitudes to mental illness and psychiatry. Fear, stigma, lack of understanding and alternative explanations for these conditions have led to negative attitudes towards both the conditions and the subject of psychiatry. Knowledge of such attitudes is essential for those who deliver mental health care so that primary prevention, early intervention and appropriate treatments can be set up.