The scar that is more than skin deep: the stigma of depression.

  • A Sims
  • Published 1993 in
    The British journal of general practice : the…

Abstract

The stigma of depression is a major factor hindering effective treatment. In 1992, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of General Practitioners launched a 'defeat depression' campaign. This aimed to reduce the stigma associated with depression by improving public awareness of the condition and by improving health professionals' knowledge of the illness. The mental health team and general practitioners can work together to encourage people to seek help to alleviate this distressing illness.

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@article{Sims1993TheST, title={The scar that is more than skin deep: the stigma of depression.}, author={A Sims}, journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners}, year={1993}, volume={43 366}, pages={30-1} }