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The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change

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Millions of people and their families are affected by mental illness; it causes untold pain and severely impairs their ability to function in the world. In recent years, we have begun to understand and develop a range of effective treatments for mental illness. Even with this shift from moralistic views to those emphasizing the biological and genetic origins of mental illness, punitive treatment and outright rejection remain strong. Public attitudes toward mental illness are still more negative than they were half a century ago, and the majority of those afflicted either do not receive or cannot afford adequate care. As a result of all of these troubling facts, applying the term "stigma" to mental illness is particularly appropriate because stigma conveys the mark of shame borne by those in any highly devalued group.

Mental illness tops the list of stigmatized conditions in current society, generating the kinds of stereotypes, fear, and rejection that are reminiscent of longstanding attitudes toward leprosy. Mental disorders threaten stability and order, and media coverage exacerbates this situation by equating mental illness with violence. As a result, stigma is rampant, spurring family silence, discriminatory laws, and social isolation. The pain of mental illness is searing enough, but adding the layer of stigma affects personal well being, economic productivity, and public health, fueling a vicious cycle of lowered expectations, deep shame, and hopelessness.

In this groundbreaking book, Stephen Hinshaw examines the longstanding tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage, rather than discourage, contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment.

The Mark of Shame is a deeply inspiring and passionate work that is realistic and filled with hope. It combines personal accounts with information from social and evolutionary psychology, sociology, and public policy to provide messages that are essential for anyone afflicted or familiar with mental illness.

Book News Annotation:

Hinshaw (psychology, U. of California-Berkeley) wonders why in a society as modern and secular as the US, people with mental illness continue to receive such stigmatization. He discusses such aspects as definitions of mental disorder and stigma, historical perspectives on mental illness and stigma, scientific investigations, and indicators of stigma from everyday life. Concerned as well with what can be done about the long-standing predicament, he explores the potential of legislation and policy, community efforts, media, mental health professionals, families, and individuals. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. What is Mental Disorder and What is Stigma?

2. Perspectives from Social Psychology, Sociology, and Evolutionary Psychology

3. Historical Perspectives on Mental Illness and Stigma

4. Modern Conceptions of Mental Disorder

5. Evidence from Scientific Investigations

6. Indicators of Stigma from Everyday Life

7. Stigma of Mental Illness: An Integration

8.

9. Overcoming Stigma I: Legislation, Policy, and Community Efforts

10. Overcoming Stigma II: Media and Mental Health Professionals

11. Overcoming Stigma III: Families and Individuals

12. Concluding Issues

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195308440
Author:
Hinshaw, Stephen P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Cicchetti, Dante
Author:
Toth, Sheree L.
Author:
null, Stephen P.
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Mental illness -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Mental disorders -- Psychology.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 halftones, 100 line illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.3 x 1 in 1.431 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
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