Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002849
Title: Medical students’ attitude to persons with mental disorders and psychiatrists after the study of psychiatry
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    This study aimed to verify and compare the degree of stigmatization of persons with mental disorders by future doctors, depending on the knowledge in the field of psychiatry, to develop recommendations for destigmatization. A solid sample of 276 medical students (139 4th -year students who have not studied psychiatry and 137 5th -year students after studying psychiatry and passing the exam) was interviewed using medico-sociological method (anonymous questioning). It was found that the study of psychiatry made softer the medical students’ attitude toward people with mental disorders. The level of archaic beliefs decreased, and views on the genesis of mental disorders become more realistic. The position regarding work and intimate relations becomes softened. There is no dynamics of notions about the necessity of administrative and legal restrictions, restriction of freedom for the sake of society’s safety. In addition, there remains a high level of stigmatizing in terms of treatment of the somatic pathology in persons with mental disorders. The development of destigmatization programs is necessary. They can be implemented within the courses “biomedical ethics” and “introduction to specialty.” It will help to make future doctors’ attitude toward people with mental disorders softer and decrease the stigmatizing.

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    Victor A. Ruzhenkov*, Olga I. Churnosova, Victoria V. Ruzhenkova, Tatyana S. Kroshkina

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    Department of Psychiatry, Narcology and Clinical Psychology, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russian Federation

    *Corresponding author: Victor A. Ruzhenkov, Department of Psychiatry, Narcology and Clinical Psychology, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russian Federation

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    Author:

    Victor A. Ruzhenkov*, Olga I. Churnosova, Victoria V. Ruzhenkova, Tatyana S. Kroshkina

    Title:Medical students’ attitude to persons with mental disorders and psychiatrists after the study of psychiatry
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3234-3239)
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    Methodology:Destigmatization, Medical students, Mental disorders, Stigma, Study of psychiatry
    Research Materials:Medical students

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Destigmatization Medical students Mental disorders Stigma Study of psychiatry

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