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IU Study: "Backbone" of Mental Illness Stigma Common in 16 Countries Studied

April 11, 2013

Bernice Pescosolido An international study has found that despite widespread acceptance that mental illness is a disease that can be effectively treated, a common "backbone" of prejudice exists that unfairly paints people with conditions such as depression and schizophrenia as undesirable for close personal relationships and positions of authority. Full Story

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