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Mens Sana Monogr. 2012 Jan;10(1):85-97. doi: 10.4103/0973-1229.90276.

Stigma of Mental Illness-2: Non-compliance and Intervention.

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  • 1The University of Western Ontario. Regional Mental health Care, 467, Sunset Drive, St.Thomas, Ontario, N6H3V9, Canada.

Abstract

The consequences of stigma are preventable. We argue that individual attention should be provided to patients when dealing with stigma. Also, in order to deal with the impact of stigma on an individual basis, it needs to be assessed during routine clinical examinations, quantified and followed up to observe whether or not treatment can reduce its impact. A patient-centric anti-stigma programme that delivers the above is urgently needed. To this end, this review explores the experiences, treatment barriers and consequences due to stigma. We also offer putative solutions to this problem.

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Barriers; Compliance; Intervention; Psychosis; Schizophrenia; Stigma; Treatment

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PMC3353608
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