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Psychology 313 February 18, 2008 Effects of Stigma on Help-Seeking for Depression Depression is a widespread problem affecting myriad different people. The prevalence of depression is higher in the college-age population than most any other age bracket. Despite its status as a serious affliction, many people hold stigmas about depression. Consequently, many who suffer from depression are hesitant to seek professional help because of stigmas. The existence of stigmas about depression can be determined through assessment of individuals’ attitudes about depression. This information can easily be obtained with a survey. Participants would respond to questions about their attitudes toward depression, their likeliness to seek professional help, and if they have personally experienced depression. Further, the survey would ask for demographic information about gender and race, as stigmas generally vary across these categories. The survey would be anonymous and completion would be optional. Those two conditions should foster honest
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course PSYC 313 taught by Professor Wyland during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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