Self-stigma and its correlates among outpatients with depressive disorders.

@article{Yen2005SelfstigmaAI,
  title={Self-stigma and its correlates among outpatients with depressive disorders.},
  author={Cheng-Fang Yen and Cheng-Chun R. Chen and Yu Cheol Lee and Tze-Chun Tang and Ju-Yu Yen and Chih-Hung Ko},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={599-601}
}
The aims of this study were to assess self-stigma among Taiwanese outpatients with depressive disorders and to examine the factors related to self-stigma. Using the Self-Stigma Assessment Scale, the authors evaluated 247 outpatients with depressive disorders to determine their levels of self-stigma. The relationships between self-stigma and severity of depressive symptoms, sociodemographic characteristics, and course of illness were further examined. Sixty-two patients (25 percent) had high… CONTINUE READING

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