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(p. 93) Evidence From Scientific Investigations 

(p. 93) Evidence From Scientific Investigations
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(p. 93) Evidence From Scientific Investigations
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Stephen P. Hinshaw

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199730926.003.0005
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date: 08 April 2020

Chapter 5 looks at scientific data on the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral responses of the general public toward mental illness and addresses the question of whether persons with mental disorders actually continue to receive stigma. Also included are the perspectives of family members, mental health professionals, and individuals with mental disorders themselves. The question of whether stigmatization continues to exist is not simply rhetorical: Several decades ago, influential scholars and commentators concluded that stigma regarding mental disorder had become a thing of the past. Although information about developmental issues is quite limited, data on children and stigma are brought into the mix.

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