In this presentation, Bill Kasper, PharmD, Senior Medical Science Liaison, at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., provides context for stigma in mental health care. He provides a definition for stigma and the variety of stigma individuals with mental illness may face; coveres the effects of stigma and the important role that clinicians may play in perpetuating stigma in the health care setting; and highlights potential patient perspectives on stigma and what mental illness feels like. Additional discussion points include:
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