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Due to the ongoing efforts of many, including non-profits, in the health arena, celebrity spokespersons, and executives in industry (whose products are purchased by consumers with stigmatizing health conditions), our society is increasingly being exposed to the concept and appearance of differences.
Stigmatizing, stereotyped portrayals such as those in often discourage people experiencing mental health problems from seeking help when they need it-precisely because they fear becoming subject to ridicule.
In addition, they answered questions pertaining to three dimensions of stigma-holding stigmatizing attitudes, perceiving stigma in the community and directly observing enacted stigma (i.
Covering is different from passing in that it involves the cooperation of others who are aware of the person's stigmatizing attribute.
Further, the authors question whether news coverage focused on not stigmatizing HIV/AIDS can actually promote HIV/AIDS stigmas.
The next step, the study's authors said, is to investigate whether health care providers are actually stigmatizing HIV patients.
Treatment of socially stigmatizing ambulation was implemented during natural transition times in a reversal design and consisted of differential reinforcement of an incompatible response.
The stigma associated with labelling disorders such as FAS, whether it be medical or non-medical, formal or informal, a true diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, is really all the same: FAS is a stigmatizing illness.
Unfortunately, many practicing social workers also espouse stigmatizing beliefs and attitudes, and far too often these views spill over into the treatment of clients.
By stigmatizing divorce and making it more difficult to obtain, Victorian courts and legislatures ensured that an important minority of couples drifted along in ghostships of unhappiness.
That stance has ignited a debate that touches on many difficult issues, including how best to direct public resources and how to avoid unduly frightening or stigmatizing particular groups of people.
Leap blames that stereotype on the far right's effective job in stigmatizing the disease by making the connection to gay men.