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Family stigma schizophrenia malaysia

Ainul Nadhirah Hanafiah, Tine Van Bortel
BACKGROUND: Stigma of mental illness has been identified as a significant barrier to help-seeking and care. Basic knowledge of mental illness - such as its nature, symptoms and impact - are neglected, leaving room for misunderstandings on mental health and 'stigma'. Numerous researches have been conducted on stigma and discrimination of people with mental disorders. However, most of the literature investigates stigma from a cultural conception point of view, experiences of patients or public attitudes towards mental illness but little to none from the standpoint of mental health professionals...
2015: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Salleh Mohd Razali, Zaliha Ismail
BACKGROUND: The stigma attached to mental disorders has been recognized as a major concern in healthcare services across societies. AIMS: To compare the stigmatizing attitude towards patients with schizophrenia between the general public, relatives of patient with schizophrenia and relatives of patient with neurotic illnesses. METHOD: The study sample of 600 subjects of Malay families was equally divided into three groups. The sample was selected using convenience sampling...
August 2014: Journal of Mental Health
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