Biogenetic explanations and emotional reactions to people with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder

Biogenetic explanations and emotional reactions to people with schizophrenia and major depressive disorder

2014 Psychiatry Res

Angermeyer, M.C. | Millier, A. | Kouki, M. | Refai, T. | Schomerus, G. | Toumi, M. | Volume: S0165-1781, Issue: 14, Pages: 617-619, Depression, Depressive Disorder, France, Germany, Mental Disorders, mental health, psychiatry, Schizophrenia,

Using population-based data, the relationship between biogenetic causal beliefs and emotional reactions to persons with schizophrenia or depression was examined. Biogenetic attributions elicited either negative emotions alone or pro-social and negative emotions at the same time. Biogenetic attributions seem not helpful for improving emotional reactions to people with mental disorders

https://www.doi.org/S0165-1781(14)00617-9 [pii];10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.038