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How does discrimination and stigma affect people with mental illness?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: It hurts . . .
. . . And it adds additional burden to their lives.
It's much the same as it affects the rest of us. For all of us, life is challenging enough without the additional burdens of stigma and discrimination.

In brief: It hurts . . .
. . . And it adds additional burden to their lives.
It's much the same as it affects the rest of us. For all of us, life is challenging enough without the additional burdens of stigma and discrimination.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Far reaching effects
The social stigma and discrimination also effect employability, disability services and disability health care and funding for survival, housing, etc.
The laws still refer to people as 'mentally defective'. Diagnoses are not believed, behavior is judged as criminal or undesirable etc. A real problem is advocacy for the mentally ill. They really don't have a voice in changing the law.

In brief: Far reaching effects
The social stigma and discrimination also effect employability, disability services and disability health care and funding for survival, housing, etc.
The laws still refer to people as 'mentally defective'. Diagnoses are not believed, behavior is judged as criminal or undesirable etc. A real problem is advocacy for the mentally ill. They really don't have a voice in changing the law.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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