Black shadow of stigma: Lived experiences of patients with psychiatric disorders on the consequences of stigma

Heydari, A. and Saadatian, V. and Soodmand, P. (2017) Black shadow of stigma: Lived experiences of patients with psychiatric disorders on the consequences of stigma. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (3).

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Abstract

Background: Mental illness stigma has undesirable consequences for patients with psychiatric disorders. Objectives: The current study aimed at understanding the lived experiences of patients with psychiatric disorders on the consequences of stigma. Methods: Hermeneuticphenomenology was conductedon12 patients. They were selected from psychiatric hospital clinics in Mashhad. Results: Black shadow of stigma is one of the main themes in the present work. It consists of seven subthemes including taking refuge in secrecy, academic deadlock, marriage bumps, glass fence of job, the bitter taste of death, cocoon of loneliness, and the narrow circle of friends. Conclusions: These results call for actions to tackle the stigma in mentally ill people in Iran. The results of this study can help develop interventions and policies to prevent the stigma against people with mental disorders. © 2017, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Soodmand, P.; Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: soudmandp901@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hermeneutics Psychiatric disorders Stigma adult Article bipolar disorder borderline state clinical article death depression divorced person emotion employee female friend human loneliness male marriage mental disease mental patient middle aged personal experience procedures schizophrenia single (marital status) taboo unemployment work young adult
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib3 lib3
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 07:43
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/16856

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