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Mental Illness Stereotypes and Clinical Care: Do People Avoid Treatment Because of Stigma? by Patrick W. Corrigan
"Despite the evidence that pharmacological and psychosocial treatments yield significant benefits for many psychiatric disorders, many people who might otherwise profit from treatment fail to access care or do not fully adhere to services once they are begun. One interpretation of a health belief model suggests that the stigma of mental illness and corresponding treatments is a significant, perceived cost that undermines participation. Evidence that supports this assumption is reviewed in this paper."
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