Table 4.

Attitudes to mental illness (with 95% CIs) as reproduced from the Office for National Statistics survey (Crisp et al, 2000)

Opinion Severe depression Panic attacks Schizophrenia Type of illness Dementia Eating disorder Drug addiction Alcohol addiction
Danger to others 22.9 25.7 71.3 18.6 6.7 73.9 65.2
(23.1-25.0) (23.1-28.3) (68.9-73.6) (16.7-20.5) (5.3-8.0) (71.1-76.8) (62.1-68.2)
Unpredictable 56.4 50.2 77.3 52.9 28.9 78.8 70.8
(54.0-58.9) (46.8-53.5) (75.0-79.6) (50.0-55.9) (26.4-31.4) (75.1-80.3) (68.0-73.6)
Hard to talk to 62.1 32.6 58.4 59.9 38.2 47.7 35.1
(59.2-64.9) (29.8-35.4) (55.6-62.9) (56.9-62.9) (35.4-31.2) (44.7-50.6) (32.5-37.8)
Feel different 42.6 39.2 57.9 60.6 48.9 47.7 35.1
(40.0-45.2) (36.6-41.8) (55.1-60.7) (57.3-63.9) (45.9-52.0) (44.7-50.6) (32.5-37.8)
Selves to blame 12.8 11.4 7.6 4.0 34.5 67.6 59.6
(11.0-14.6) (9.6-13.1) (6.2-8.9) (3.1-4.9) (31.5-37.5) (65.0-70.2) (56.6-62.7)
Pull self together 18.6 22.3 8.1 4.2 38.1 46.9 52.4
(16.3-20.9) (20.1-24.4) (6.9-9.3) (3.3-5.2) (35.1-41.0) (44.2-50.0) (49.3-55.5)
No improvement if treated 16.0 13.6 15.2 56.4 9.4 11.8 11.0
(14.3-17.8) (11.9-15.4) (13.3-17.2) (53.7-59.2) (7.7-11.1) (10.3-13.5) (9.5-12.5)
Never recover 23.2 21.9 50.8 82.5 11.3 23.2 24.3
(20.8-25.5) (20.1-23.8) (47.7-54.0) (79.8-85.0) (9.9-12.7) (21.9-25.5) (21.6-26.9)