publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Stigma and mental disorder: conceptions of illness, public attitudes, personal disclosure, and social policy.

Dante Cicchetti; Stephen P. Hinshaw;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Jan 2001
<jats:p>The end of the last millennium witnessed an unprecedented degree of public awareness regarding mental disorder as well as motivation for policy change. Like Sartorius, we contend that the continued stigmatization of mental illness may well be the central issue facing the field, as nearly all attendant issues (e.g., standards of care, funding for basic and applied research efforts) emanate from professional, societal, and personal attitudes towards persons with aberrant behavior. We discuss empirical and narrative evidence for stigmatization as well as historical trends regarding conceptualizations of mental illness, including the field's increasing focus...
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free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Social policy, Developmental psychology, Conformity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public policy, Social psychology, Developmental psychopathology, Mental illness, medicine.disease, medicine, Self-disclosure, Stigma (botany), Compassion, Psychology
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