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ERIC Number: EJ806748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
The Stigma of Families with Mental Illness
Larson, Jon E.; Corrigan, Patrick
Academic Psychiatry, v32 n2 p87-91 Apr 2008
Objective: This article describes family stigma, which is defined as the prejudice and discrimination experienced by individuals through associations with their relatives. Methods: The authors describe family stigma and present current research related to mental illness stigma experienced by family members. Research indicates this type of stigma negatively impacts family members and relatives with mental illness. Results: The authors also present strategies to eliminate stigma and discuss implications for the training goals of psychiatrists throughout the text. Conclusion: The authors end this article with recommendations for psychiatry training goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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