PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.463-471, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
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Schizophrenia, family, self-stigma, validity, reliability, Self-Stigma Inventory for Families (SSI-F), MENTAL-ILLNESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, INTERNALIZED-STIGMA, AFFILIATE STIGMA, PEOPLE, RELATIVES, CAREGIVERS, MEMBERS, STIGMATIZATION, EXPERIENCES
OBJECTIVE: It is known that relatives of the patients with schizophrenia tend to hide the illness from other people, are ashamed of their patients, and feel excluded from society. This situation is referred as self-stigmatization of families, and it may negatively affect the family functioning and therapeutic alliance. Assessing and evaluating the self-stigma of families are essential concerning family therapies and treatment of their patients. The purpose of this study is to develop a culturally sensitive inventory for the assessment of self-stigmatization for families of patients with schizophrenia in Turkey.