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The problem of tolerance to persons with mental disorders in the modern Russian megapolis 1276


Borodina L.G.
PhD in Medicine, Associate Professor, Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Fisunova A.S.
Graduate student, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

The problem of tolerance to persons with mental disorders is actual and practically meaningful both for the state and society. 97 Moscow citizens aged 21 to 55 were interviewed in order to study the attitude of the society to people with mental disorders. The research data are presented. Survey results reflect the general tendencies towards the formation of a tolerant attitude towards persons with mental pathology.

Keywords: society, tolerance, mental disorders, Psychiatric stigmatization, self stigmatization


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