Internalization of stigma and self-esteem as it affects the capacity for intimacy among patients with schizophrenia.

  title={Internalization of stigma and self-esteem as it affects the capacity for intimacy among patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Jenny Segalovich and Adiel Doron and Pnina Behrbalk and Rena Kurs and Pnina Romem},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  volume={27 5},
The study examines the relationship between internalization of stigma, self-esteem, and the ability of people diagnosed with schizophrenia to form intimate attachments with loved ones. The study included sixty patients with schizophrenia, ages 18-60, men and women. After providing informed consent, all participants completed four questionnaires: Demographics Questionnaire, Self-Esteem Scale, Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale and the Intimacy Attitude Scale-Revised. Internalization of… CONTINUE READING

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