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April-June 2016| Vol 32| Issue 2


Stigma toward psychiatric disorders: What can we do about it?

Stigma is an important consideration while discussing the rights of patients with psychiatric disorders. Stigma affects the prospects of tangible opportunities, dents the self-esteem, and influences t...

Award Paper: Balint Award Paper

Psychosocial issues in an unknown mentally ill: The journey to discover professional self-actualization and more…

This case describes my journey with a homeless mentally ill patient who was suffering with schizophrenia, and how it taught me what chronic mental illness means and what kind of social issues are asso...

Award Paper: BB Sethi Poster Award Paper

Recovery among patients with severe mental illness: Factor analysis of recovery assessment scale in Indian setting

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate recovery among patients with severe mental disorders by using Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS). Additionally this study evaluated the, factor structure of RAS i...

Award Paper: GC Boral Award Paper

Validation of hindi version of internalized stigma of mental illness scale

Aims: To develop a Hindi translated version of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI) Scale and evaluate its psychometric properties (test–retest validity, internal consistency,...

Theme Section: Stigma in Psychiatric Disorders: Perspective

Stigma toward psychiatric disorders - National and International perspectives

”Tendency to melancholy is a misfortune, not a fault” (Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Sarah Speed-1841). Stigma is that situation of the individual who is disqualified from full social ac...

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