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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.

Suggested articles for further reading:

The power to resist: The relationship between power, stigma, and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research

Between self-clarity and recovery in schizophrenia: reducing the self-stigma and finding meaning

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