Mental Health Stigma

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Panova G, Zisovska E, Joveva E, Serafimov A, Karakolevska Ilova M
FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF GOCE DELCHEV, SHTIP, MACEDONIA
Stigma is used as a synonym for designation of individuals or group with some characteristic differ from other population. This means that any disease by itself can carry stigma. But the greatest stigmatization is still associated with mental illness. Stigmatization means rewriting the negative characteristics of individual or group and creation of social distance and neglect.
These can include multiple groups of people: - people with mental retardation and mental illness - people with deformities

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