Stigmatization as an environmental risk in schizophrenia: a user perspective.

  title={Stigmatization as an environmental risk in schizophrenia: a user perspective.},
  author={Catherine van Zelst},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={35 2},
Stigmatization represents a chronic negative interaction with the environment that most people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia face on a regular basis. Different types of stigma-public stigma, self--stigma, and label avoidance--may each have detrimental effects. In the present article, the possible consequences of stigma on onset, course, and outcome of schizophrenia are reviewed. Stigmatization may be conceptualized as a modifiable environmental risk factor that exerts its influence along a… CONTINUE READING

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