Stigma and bipolar disorder: a review of the literature.

@article{Hawke2013StigmaAB,
  title={Stigma and bipolar disorder: a review of the literature.},
  author={Lisa D Hawke and Sagar V. Parikh and Erin E. Michalak},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={
          181-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND Psychiatric stigma is pervasive injustice that complicates the course of illness and reduces quality of life for people with mental illnesses. This article reviews the research examining stigma towards bipolar disorder (BD) with a view to guiding the development of stigma reduction initiatives and ongoing research. METHODS PsychInfo, Medline, and Embase databases were searched for peer-reviewed studies addressing stigma in BD. RESULTS Stigma is a serious concern for individuals… CONTINUE READING

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