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Discrimination “rife” against mental health patients

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1163/a (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1163
  1. Dolly Chadda
  1. London

    Discrimination against people with mental health problems is rife and extends into the health professions, a survey published by the Mental Health Foundation reports this week.

    About 70% of the 556 respondents reported discrimination in response to their own mental distress or that of a friend or relative. It was not just family and friends who were unsympathetic and showed lack of understanding about mental illness but also GPs and …

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