The economic impact of mental health stigma and discrimination: A systematic review

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Abstract

People with mental illness face stigma and discrimination in a variety of settings which can have an economic impact Aim - The aim of this paper was to identify literature On the economic impact of mental illness stigma. Methods - A systematic review of the literature identified 30 papers from 27 studies by searching electronic databases and hand searching reference lists Results - Mental illness stigma/discrimination was found to impact negatively on employment, income, public views about resource allocation and healthcare costs. Conclusions - Stigma and discrimination regarding mental health problems lead to adverse economic effects for people with these conditions. Interventions that reduce stigma may therefore also be economically beneficial
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223 - 232
Number of pages10
JournalEpidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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