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Factors associated with stigma among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder in the STEP-BD study.

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OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the factors contributing to mental illness stigma among caregivers of people with bipolar disorder. METHODS: A total of 500 caregivers of patients participating in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) study were interviewed in a cross-sectional design on measures of stigma, mood, burden, and coping. Relatives and friends with bipolar disorder were assessed on measures of diagnosis and clinical status, determined by a day...

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10.1176/appi.ps.58.1.41

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Gonzalez, JM More by this author
Perlick, DA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Kaczynski, R More by this author
Hernandez, M More by this author
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Journal:
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-48
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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EISSN:
1557-9700
ISSN:
1075-2730
URN:
uuid:4e6e3689-f943-44df-bd8f-ef9eb8e12033
Source identifiers:
168271
Local pid:
pubs:168271

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