Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2012 Apr;47 Suppl 1:1-38
Department of Psychiatry Middelfart, Region of Southern Denmark, Middelfart, Denmark.
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Encephale 2012 Jun 31;38(3):224-31. Epub 2011 Aug 31.
Centre collaborateur de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé pour la recherche et la formation en santé mentale, Lille, France.
Introduction: The INDIGO study (INternational study of DIscrimination and stiGma Outcomes) aims at assessing the impact of schizophrenic disorders diagnosis on privacy, social and professional life, in terms of discrimination. In the general population, and even among health and social professionals, erroneous negative stereotypes (double personality, dangerosity) lead to high social distance. And this has an impact on various parts of daily life: employment, housing, compliance, self-esteem… About a tenth of the adult population suffers from mental disorders at any one time. Read More
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013 Jul 23(7):CD009453. Epub 2013 Jul 23.
Health Service and Population ResearchDepartment, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.
Background: Mental health-related stigma is widespread and has major adverse effects on the lives of people with mental health problems. Its two major components are discrimination (being treated unfairly) and prejudice (stigmatising attitudes). Anti-stigma initiatives often include mass media interventions, and such interventions can be expensive. Read More
Eur Psychiatry 2014 Aug 13;29(6):381-9. Epub 2014 Apr 13.
Babes-Bolyai University, Sociology Department &, Open Minds - Center for Mental Health Research, Mehedinti St, No 35, Apt 68, 400672 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Stigma and social exclusion related to mental health are of substantial public health importance for Europe. As part of ROAMER (ROAdmap for MEntal health Research in Europe), we used systematic mapping techniques to describe the current state of research on stigma and social exclusion across Europe. Findings demonstrate growing interest in this field between 2007 and 2012. Read More
BMC Health Serv Res 2010 Mar 25;10:80. Epub 2010 Mar 25.
Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK.
Background: There has been a substantial increase in research on mental illness related stigma over the past 10 years, with many measures in use. This study aims to review current practice in the survey measurement of mental illness stigma, prejudice and discrimination experienced by people who have personal experience of mental illness. We will identify measures used, their characteristics and psychometric properties. Read More