Chapter 26. Stigma and Discrimination

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Graham Thornicroft1,
  2. Nisha Mehta2,
  3. Elaine Brohan1 and
  4. Aliya Kassam1

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch26

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thornicroft, G., Mehta, N., Brohan, E. and Kassam, A. (2010) Stigma and Discrimination, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch26

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    School of Medicine, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • stigma and discrimination;
  • stigma, indelible dot left on skin after stinging with a harp instrument;
  • complete model of component processes of stigmatization - four key component;
  • five key features, limiting usefulness of stigma theories;
  • stigma, overarching term including problems of knowledge, problems of attitudes (prejudice), problems of behaviour (discrimination);
  • ignorance and problem of knowledge;
  • ‘prejudice’ social groups, experiencing disadvantage as minority ethnic groups;
  • Ethiopia schizophrenia - judged as the most severe problems;
  • global patterns of stigma and discrimination;
  • shifting focus, from stigma to discrimination - and distinct advantages

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Understanding Stigma

  • Shortcomings of Work on Stigma

  • Ignorance: the Problem of Knowledge

  • Prejudice: the Problem of Negative Attitudes

  • Discrimination: the Problem of Rejecting and Avoidant Behaviour

  • Global Patterns of Stigma and Discrimination

  • Taking Stock

  • Conclusions

  • References