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What is a stigma?

Negative term describing someone's variation from the norm


Jist of this lecture:

- Don't apply stigmas to people, contributes to a negative stereotype, discriminatory behaviour

- Public image of mental illness and therapies e.g ECT is appalling

- Stigma changes how patients behave (secondary deviance), fuelling stigma