Mental Illness and Stigma: Has Psychiatry Done more Harm than Good?

@inproceedings{Kanwar2015MentalIA,
  title={Mental Illness and Stigma: Has Psychiatry Done more Harm than Good?},
  author={Ashima Kanwar},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychological medicine},
  year={2015}
}
Stigma against people with mental illness is a very complex public health problem. There could be diverse reasons for this ranging from: Lack of awareness;Fear of a dimly-comprehended and much-misunderstood illness;Illogical generalizations; andDisrespect for the heterogeneity of life. The result-for the mentally ill-could well be diminished access to social determinants of healthcare, employment, and housing. In addition, people with mental illnesses are exposed to numerous health risks such… CONTINUE READING

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