n African Journal of Psychiatry - The double-edged stigma of Bipolar Disorder - how patients can help with themselves : patients as partners

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Mental illnesses like Bipolar Disorder often strike with a double-edged sword. On one edge are the illness's symptoms and the distress it causes; on the other is the stigma that robs people of rightful opportunities, work, relationships, and healthcare. Internalizing this stigma can further affect a person's recovery and achievement of life goals.

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