Authors: Alan Rosen
Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference
Subject: world psychiatric association, schizophrenia, book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Most approaches to challenging stigma associated with severe psychiatric illness and disability have been generated in developed countries without reference to lessons from developing countries, and then export largely without modification is often attempted to these developing countries.
This paper will raise the following issues for debate:
I. Is the nature of and threshold for psychiatric stigma different between developed and developing countries?
II. Are we able to generalize comparisons about psychiatric stigma between countries, or does it differ essentially from culture to culture?
III. Does mental health illiteracy or general illiteracy favour more stigma or less stigma?
IV. What can developed countries learn from developing countries in generating effective methods of challenging psychiatric stigma?