Newspaper coverage of mental illness in the UK, 1992-2008

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p796
Academic Journal
The article presents paper analyses trends in newspaper coverage of mental illness in Great Britain between 1992-2008 across a range of psychiatric diagnoses. It mentions that a content analysis was performed on a sample of articles (n = 1361) about mental illness. It reports that there was a significant proportional reduction in negative articles about mental illness between 1992 and 2008, and a significant increase in articles explaining psychiatric disorders.


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