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Prof. Norman Sartorius talks about the challenge of stigma, both for patients and psychiatrists themselves, DGPPN 2013
An interview with Prof. Norman Sartorius former director of the World Health Organization's Division of Mental Health and current president of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Program. Prof. Sartorius talks about what he considers the main challenges for psychiatry: stigma amongst patients, and the challenge of co-morbidity. He also considers the challenges of being a psychiatrist, including facing stigma and high burn out rates.
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- What role do patient organizations play?
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- Will psychiatry, like in other disciplines, have specialized centres in the EU?
- What is your message to the young psychiatrist today to stay motivated?