Viren Swami, PhD, from the University of Westminster in London, surveyed a representative sample of the British population (1,218 adults) to assess the ability to correctly recognize vignettes of depression. Vignettes were rated along a number of attitudinal dimensions and respondents were queried regarding attitudes toward seeking psychological help, psychiatric skepticism, and anti-scientific attitudes.The researcher found that respondent and target gender had a significant influence on the ability to correctly identify cases of depression. Respondents were more likely to suggest that male vignettes did not suffer from a mental health disorder, versus female vignettes. In addition, female respondents were more likely than male respondents to identify a mental health disorder in a male vignette. There was an association between attitudes towards persons with depression and attitudes toward seeking psychological help, psychiatric skepticism, and anti-scientific attitudes.