Discrimination and stigma

Dzmitry Krupchanka*, Graham Thornicroft

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since Goffman’s seminal work on stigma (Goffman 1963), research in this field has steadily grown (Abelev et al. 2006). Until recently, most stigma research in relation to mental illness consisted of surveys among the general public of attitudes towards people with mental illness (Sartorius and Schulze 2005; Rabkin 1974; Link et al. 1999; Thornicroft 2006a). Much less is known about the subjective experiences of stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental illness (Thornicroft 2006a) or about the effective interventions to reduce stigma (Thornicroft 2006a).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319278391
ISBN (Print)9783319278377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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