Stigma: the feelings and experiences of 46 people with mental illness. Qualitative study.

@article{Dinos2004StigmaTF,
  title={Stigma: the feelings and experiences of 46 people with mental illness. Qualitative study.},
  author={Sokratis Dinos and Scott Paul Stevens and Marc Serfaty and Scott Weich and Michael King},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2004},
  volume={184},
  pages={
          176-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Stigma defines people in terms of some distinguishing characteristic and devalues them as a consequence. AIMS To describe the relationship of stigma with mental illness, psychiatric diagnosis, treatment and its consequences of stigma for the individual. METHOD Narrative interviews were conducted by trained users of the local mental health services; 46 patients were recruited from community and day mental health services in North London. RESULTS Stigma was a pervasive concern to… CONTINUE READING
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