Stigma and Mental Illness

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1992 - Medical - 236 pages

This book is a collection of writings on how society has stigmatized mentally ill persons, their families, and their caregivers. First-hand accounts poignantly portray what it is like to be the victim of stigma and mental illness. Stigma and Mental Illness also presents historical, societal, and institutional viewpoints that underscore the devastating effects of stigma.

 

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Well written, very helpful for a school assignment!

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Wow what a collection... am going to review again when I have read fully. This topic is hot on my life time wish list.... to see stigma as politically incorrect as racism or any prejudice. Paul, what I have read so far is amazing. I share your viewpoint that stigma has to be a thing of the past, socially unacceptable.  

Contents

Effects of Stigma on Psychiatric Treatment
1
The Experience of Stigma
9
Stigma Families Suffer Too
11
A Letter From a Resident
13
The Stigmatized Patient
17
Historical Aspects of Stigma
27
Shame Stigma and Mental Illness in Ancient Greece
29
Stigma During the Medieval and Renaissance Periods
41
Cinematic Stereotypes Contributing to the Stigmatization of Psychiatrists
113
The Stigmatized Family
127
Fighting Stigma How to Help the Doctors Family
139
Institutional Issues
151
The Stigma of Mental Illness for Medical Students and Residents
153
Societal Factors in the Problems Faced by Deinstitutionalized Psychiatric Patients
167
The Psychiatric Hospital and Reduction of Stigma
185
The Stigma of Electroconvulsive Therapy A Workshop
189

The Devon Asylum A Brief History of the Changing Concept of Mental Illness and Asylum Treatment
59
Madness and the Stigma of Sin in American Christianity
73
Societal Issues
85
The Consequences of Stigma for Persons With Mental Illness Evidence From the Social Sciences
87
Stigma and Stereotype Homeless Mentally III Persons
97
The Stigmatization of Psychiatrists Who Work With Chronically Mentally III Persons
203
Overcoming Stigma The Mad Hatters
217
Index
229
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