Mental Health Literacy Concerning Categories of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms


Besiroglu L., Akman N., Selvi Y., Aydin A., Boysan M., Ozbebit O.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.47, no.2, pp.133-138, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.5397
  • Journal Name: NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-138
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Despite the considerable distress and disability, many obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers usually are not inclined to seek health care due to their poor mental health literacy. The concept of "mental health literacy" is defined as the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes related to the recognition, management, and prevention of psychiatric disorders. We aimed to investigate mental health literacy concerning different obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a community sample.