Category Archives: Stigma

Stigma toward mental illness in Latin America and the Caribbean

Larry Yang and colleagues recently published a systematic review of studies describing stigma toward mental illness in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Declaration of Caracas in 1990 implemented a number of mental health reforms in countries of the region … Continue reading

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Stigma and the Etiology of Depression among the Obese

Current Social Epidemiology Cluster doctoral student Steve Mooney and former Cluster faculty member Abdulrahman El-Sayed recently published a paper in Social Science & Medicine showing that a weight-stigma mechanism could explain the finding that depression among the obese is more … Continue reading

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New Work on Stigma Among Those Labeled “At-Risk” for Psychosis

Cluster faculty member, Lawrence Yang and colleagues, just completed the first study to compare the stigmatizing effects of symptoms of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders to the stigmatizing effects of being labelled “at-risk” for these conditions and seeking help at … Continue reading

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