Jag är inte min psykos : en litteraturstudie om erfarenheter av stigmatisering
Sammanfattning: Background: Stigmatization of people with psychosis is a widespread and global issue that has been existing for a long time. While other psychological illnesses are getting less stigmatized, schizophrenia and psychosis tend to be unchanged. Aim: The aim of the study was to illuminate experiences of stigmatizations in people with psychosis. Method: This is a literature study based on qualitative research. Thirteen articles were analyzed according to Friberg's five-step model and resulted in four themes and seven sub-themes. Results: The main theme that emerged was: feeling powerless, experience of exclusion, being treated unfairly, a need to withdraw. The result showed that people with psychosis or schizophrenia experience stigma from different directions which includes family, society and healthcare. Conclusion: Stigma exist everywhere and to prevent stigmatization, more knowledge about the phenomenon is required. Stigmatization gives the person worse conditions in life. The recovery becomes more lengthy and complicated.
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