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Does stigma impair prevention of mental disorders?

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Nicolas Rüsch, Graham Thornicroft

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume204
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Abstract

Prevention of mental disorders can be effective, but is rarely implemented in routine settings. Here we propose a matrix to show how different aspects of stigma, discrimination and lack of knowledge can hinder different types of prevention, including early intervention. Programmes to reduce stigma's impact and so to facilitate prevention are needed.

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