Stigma despite recovery: strategies for living in the aftermath of psychosis.

  title={Stigma despite recovery: strategies for living in the aftermath of psychosis.},
  author={Janis Hunter Jenkins and Elizabeth Carpenter-Song},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  volume={22 4},
In this article, we identify an array of creative strategies used by persons diagnosed with schizophrenia-related illness to deflect and resist social stigma, and address the lived experience of deploying these strategies in the intersubjective context of everyday life. The data are derived from anthropological interviews and ethnographic observations of ninety persons who received treatment at community mental health facilities in an urban North American locale. Nearly all were keenly aware of… CONTINUE READING
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