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