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Relationship between Self-Stigma and Quality of Life among Patients with Schizophrenia

Individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia have always been viewed publicly as being hazardous, violent, aggressive and unpredictable. Their awareness of the fact that they are being discriminated against and stereotyped results in an intense feeling of being devalued by the society, which is referred to as Self-stigma [1,2].
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Relationship between Insight, Self-Stigma and Level of Hope among Patients with Schizophrenia

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Stigma and Discriminatory Attitude towards People Living with HIV/AIDS among High School Students

In 1987, the World Health Organization Global Programme on AIDS identified three phases of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: the epidemic of HIV, the epidemic of AIDS, and the epidemic of stigma and discrimination. The report also notified that the third phase is a central issue to the global AIDS challenge and the disease itself. Despite continued multilateral efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination remain among the most poorly understood aspects of the epidemic. In this paper, stigma and discriminatory attitude among high school students was assessed.
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Stigma Related to Tuberculosis in Patients Taking DOTS Treatment from DOTS Center of Palpa District Hospital, Tansen, Palpa, Nepal

Tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide causing 1.5 million deaths globally and in context of Nepal, TB ranks as the sixth leading cause of death among top 20 death causes. Various studies has been conducted worldwide and found out that people suffering from TB are still receiving unfair treatment within their society.
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Stigma, Persecution, and Neglect: HIV in Russian Men Who Have Sex with Men

Russia’s HIV epidemic has received considerable academic and mainstream press attention in recent weeks, following Moscow’s fifth annual Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference in March, and its Federal AIDS Center’s announcement in January that the number of HIV cases in the country had broken the one million mark.
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Scaling up the Ebola Response: What we Learned from AIDS Activism

Thirty years of AIDS activism have taught us many invaluable lessons in responding to rapidly evolving global health epidemics. In this article, I apply five of them-innovative governance and financing; alternative incentives for biomedical research and development on neglected diseases; health systems strengthening; community and civil society engagement; and human rights protection-to the current Ebola epidemic.
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The Perception of a Woman’s Love in a Relationship with a Prisoner is Erotic and Altruistic

Studies have reported the effects of imprisonment on the wives and girlfriends of prisoners, but have not investigated how these women perceive love and commitment. This study analyzes four different styles of love: eros (romantic love), storge (amicably love), mania (possessive love), and agape (altruistic love) in a sample of 96 women who are in relationships with prisoners.
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The Infanticide: Some Forensic and Ethical Issues

Forensic investigation and clinical treatment of infanticide mother is an occasion to reflect about the social stigma associated with this crime. The forensic-psychiatric assessment must be anchored on an authentic and meaningful clinical relationship to criminal mother, without misinterpretation and countertransferal dynamics, such as emotional reactions of mistrust and stigmatization of the offender.
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