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Reducing stigma and discrimination against older people with mental disorders: a technical consensus statement†
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 18, Issue 8, pages 670–678, August 2003
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Graham, N., Lindesay, J., Katona, C., Bertolote, J. M., Camus, V., Copeland, J. R. M., de Mendonça Lima, C. A., Gaillard, M., Gély Nargeot, M. C., Gray, J., Jacobsson, L., Kingma, M., Kühne, N., O'Loughlin, A., Rutz, W., Saraceno, B., Taintor, Z. and Wancata, J. (2003), Reducing stigma and discrimination against older people with mental disorders: a technical consensus statement. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 18: 670–678. doi: 10.1002/gps.876
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 3 FEB 2003
- old age psychiatry;
- elderly people;
- mental health;
- mental health care
This technical consensus statement is jointly produced by the Old Age Psychiatry section of the World Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, with the collaboration of several NGOs and the participation of experts from different Regions.
It is intended to be a tool for (i) promoting debate at all levels on the stigmatisation of older people with mental disorders; (ii) outlining the nature, causes and consequences of this stigmatisation; and (iii) promoting and suggesting policies, programmes and actions to combat this stigmatisation. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.