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The stigma of pigmentary disorders

Al-Khouja, Maya and Corrigan, Patrick W 2015. The stigma of pigmentary disorders. Journal of Pigmentary Disorders 2 (10) , 217. 10.4172/2376-0427.1000217

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Abstract

One of the major barriers to individuals with pigmentary disorders in achieving their life goals is the stigma of their disorder. This paper provides a review of the existing research regarding stigma reduction, focusing on public stigma, and looking at approaches used within the mental health and other stigmatized communities. A main focus of pigmentary disorder advocates is to eliminate this stigma to remove the barrier it has on success and self-efficacy. Approaching this task from a perspective well-informed by previous research is important to both ensure that stigma reduction resources are spent wisely, and that anti-stigma approaches are effective.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: OMICS International
ISSN: 2376-0427
Date of Acceptance: 24 August 2015
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 13:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/105133

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