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[Stigma and discrimination towards people with schizophrenia--a survey of studies and psychological mechanisms].

  title={[Stigma and discrimination towards people with schizophrenia--a survey of studies and psychological mechanisms].},
  author={Ewa Jackowska},
  journal={Psychiatria polska},
  volume={43 6},
  • E. Jackowska
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatria polska
The stereotypes and sigma associated with mental disorders are frequently the main obstacles preventing early and successful treatment. Particularly in the case of schizophrenia, the burden of stigma often leads to chronic social impairment. In the paper, the prevalence of different public beliefs about mental disorders and varied components of the stereotypes of schizophrenia among respondents living in a few European countries (Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and Spain) are presented… 

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