Discrimination

White House Conference on Mental Health

This week, the White House organized a conference on mental health with a particular emphasis on stigma and awareness. President Barack Obama opened the conference by calling for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue “out of the shadows.” He added, that his goal was […]

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Major Depression and Stigma

A study published today in Lancet investigated whether experienced discrimination in depression¬† is related to clinical history, provision of health care, and disclosure of diagnosis and whether anticipated discrimination is associated with disclosure and previous experiences of discrimination. A cross-sectional survey, of 1082 individuals with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder were interviewed in 39 […]

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By R Kennedy | Depression . Discrimination . Stigma
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Major Depressive Disorder and Discrimination

Research published in Lancet this week, assessed the nature and severity of experienced and anticipated discrimination reported by adults with major depressive disorder worldwide. In a cross-sectional survey, people with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder were interviewed in 39 sites (35 countries) worldwide with the discrimination and stigma scale (DISC-12). Also included in the […]

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By R Kennedy | Depression . Discrimination
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