The Effects and Stigma of Mental Illness in Turkey


Sarıkoç G., ÖZ F.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.52, no.3, pp.353-360, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10597-015-9960-7
  • Title of Journal : COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-360

Abstract

This study was planned to determine internalized stigma of patients who were monitored in the psychiatry clinics due to mental problems. It was determined that there was significant difference between the patients' mean internalized stigma total scores between subscale scores and their gender, job, the place that the patient was raised in, educational status, working status, income level, the period spent after the diagnosis, hospitalization status, the hospital monitoring the patient and the diagnosis. It is suggested that counseling services should be planned in order to identify negative impact of the factors that influence coping with internalized stigma.