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2008-10-10 15:00:09

People with mental health problems should no longer be denied treatment because of cultural stigmas, World Health Organization officials said in Switzerland. Benedetto Saraceno, director of WHO's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, said in Geneva that nearly 300 million people worldwide are currently suffering from some form of mental illness, the Voice of America reported Thursday. "We calculate around 200 million people today are not receiving the treatment they need," because...

2007-05-05 03:00:33

By Corrigan, Patrick W Stigma can greatly exacerbate the experience of mental illness. Diagnostic classification frequently used by clinical social workers may intensify this stigma by enhancing the public's sense of "groupness" and "differentness" when perceiving people with mental illness. The homogeneity assumed by stereotypes may lead mental health professionals and the public to view individuals in terms of their diagnostic labels. The stability of stereotypes may exacerbate notions...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.