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Author Hinshaw, Stephen P.

Title The mark of shame : stigma of mental illness and an agenda for change / Stephen P Hinshaw.

Imprint New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.89 H596m 2010    ---  Available
Description xvii, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (p. 285-315) and index.
Contents What is mental disorder and what is stigma? -- Perspectives from social psychology, sociology, and evolutionary psychology -- Historical perspectives on mental illness and stigma -- Modern conceptions of mental disorder -- Evidence from scientific investigations -- Indicators of stigma from everyday life -- Stigma of mental illness : an integration -- Research directions and priorities -- Overcoming stigma I : legislation, policy, and community efforts -- Overcoming stigma II : media and mental health professionals -- Overcoming stigma III : families and individuals -- Concluding issues.
Summary "In this book, Stephen P. Hinshaw examines the long-standing tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical, multilevel strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment."--Jacket.
The stigma associated with mental disorders can erode personal well-being, family relations and economic productivity of sufferers. This text examines the psychological and solid roots of such stigma and ways to overcome it.
Subject Mental illness -- Social aspects.
Mental illness -- Public opinion.
Stigma (Social psychology)
Mental Disorders.
Mentally Ill Persons.
Public Opinion.
ISBN 9780199730926 (pbk.)
019973092X (pbk.)

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