J Psychiatr Res 2021 05 13;137:41-47. Epub 2021 Feb 13.
Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatric Services Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
One prominent social-cognitive model of internalized stigma by Corrigan and his colleagues (2012; 2002) proposes that individuals are exposed to societal stereotypes about mental illness, at least tacitly agree with them, and may apply them to oneself, engendering harmful self-beliefs. There is limited empirical support for this model in serious mental illness. Moreover, it is not clearly established how internalized stigma and its associated factors impact recovery in this population. Read More