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Knowledge, stigma, and quality of life in epilepsy: Results before and after a community-based epilepsy awareness program in rural Bolivia

L. Giulianoa,C. Edoardo Ciceroa, S. Padilla, et al., (2019)

Epilepsy & Behavior 92 (2019) 90-97 'Stigma in epilepsy is due to the presence of superstitions and wrong cultural beliefs that lead to social isolation of PWE contributing to their poor quality of life', say the authors of this paper. 'Moreover, poor knowledge and consequent stigma constitute important barriers for epilepsy management, especially in LMIC

Clinical decisions and stigmatizing attitudes towards mental health problems in primary care physicians from Latin American countries

A. O. Rojas Vistorte , W. Ribeiro, C. Ziebold, et al., (2018)

The aim of this paper is to investigate how doctors working in primary health care in Latin American address patients with common mental disorders and to investigate how stigma can affect their clinical decisions PLoSONE 13(11):e0206440.

Chain-free initiative

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The chain-free initiative evolved in response to an urgent need to: provide technical and financial support for hospital reform, improve domestic conditions for people with mental illness, develop community care programmes, raise mental health literacy in the community and among health workers, and ensure that basic rights are monitored and guaranteed Accessed April 9,2019

Countering the stigmatisation and discrimination of people with mental health problems in Europe

McDaid, D., Eds.: ealth and Living Conditions Network of the European Observatory, (2019)

Research Paper, Accessed April 10,2019

Developing a Stigma Reduction Initiative

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHASA, (2006)

Mental illness-stigma and discrimination in Zambia

Kapungwe, A.; et al., (2010)

Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: perspectives from key stakeholders

Catherine O Egbe, C.Brooke-Sumner†, T. Kathree,et al., (2014)

BMC Psychiatry 2014 14:191

Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC-12)

The INDIGO Study Group, (2009)

Discrimination and stigma occur when people are treated unfairly because they are seen as being different from others. This interview asks about how you’ve been affected by discrimination and stigma because of mental health problems.

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