Mental Health Stigma

@inproceedings{Bharadwaj2015MentalHS,
  title={Mental Health Stigma},
  author={Prashant R Bharadwaj and Mallesh M. Pai and Agne Suziedelyte},
  year={2015}
}
Comparing self-reports to administrative data records on diagnosis and prescription drug use, we find that survey respondents under-report mental health conditions 36% of the time when asked about diagnosis and about 20% of the time when asked about prescription drug use. Survey respondents are significantly less likely to under-report other conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. This behavior is consistent with a model in which mental health illnesses are stigmatized and agents have… CONTINUE READING

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