stigma of mental illness

Medical Press Release and Stigma

Walker Ladd gives an example of a non evidence based press release.

The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in First Year Postpartum

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A diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD) in the postpartum period directly impacts the mother, infant and family. The stigma of mental illness for new mothers is a powerful obstacle to care, preventing women from accessing critical care and support. Lack of medical care for women suffering from BD in postpartum period has been associated with increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. The problem to be addressed in this grounded theory study is the lack of knowledge regarding the stigma of mental illness for mothers diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) in the first year postpartum.

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