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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 407-411

People see what papers show! Psychiatry's stint with print media: A pilot study from Mumbai, India


1 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
2 Psychiatrist, Flynn High Dependency Unit, La Trobe Regional Hospital (LRH), LRH Mental Health Services, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
3 Department of Psychiatry, MGM Medical College and Hospital, MGM University of Health Sciences, New Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Gurvinder Kalra
Psychiatrist, Flynn High Dependency Unit, La Trobe Regional Hospital (LRH), LRH Mental Health Services, Traralgon, Victoria
Australia
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.171840

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Mass media including television, internet, and newspapers influences public views about various issues by means of how it covers an issue. Newspapers have a wider reach and may affect the impact that a news story has on the reader by factors such as placement of the story within the different pages. We did a pilot study to see how two English newspapers from Mumbai, India were covering psychiatry related news stories. The study was done over a period of 3 months. We found a total of 870 psychiatry related news stories in the two newspapers over 3 months with the majority of them being covered in the main body of the newspapers. Sex-related crime stories and/or sexual dysfunction stories received the highest coverage among all the news while treatment and/or recovery related stories received very little coverage. It is crucial that the print media takes more efforts in improving reporting of psychiatry-related stories and help in de-stigmatizing psychiatry as a discipline.



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