Labeling and stigma in psychiatric misdiagnosis

E. Witztum, J. Margolin, R. Bar-On, A. Levy

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Labeling and stigma in mental disorders occupy a central place in both mental health theory and practice. Some of the problems involved in making psychiatric diagnoses are reviewed. A case description is presented, demonstrating the dangers and complications of labeling and stigma. The irreversibility of labeling and stigma in psychiatric misdiagnosis is emphasized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-88
Number of pages12
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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