Discrimination “rife” against mental health patientsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1163/a (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1163
- Dolly Chadda
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 …