Summary and Conclusions

  • José Guimón


Prejudice (a positive or, generally, negative preconceived opinion) can lead to direct discrimination (a less favourable consideration) of psychiatric patients, psychiatric treatment and the people who care for mental patients. On the other hand, mental patients are frequently faced with some requirements or conditions which makes it harder for them to gain access to a given job or service (indirect discrimination). Very rarely, however, are active measures taken to remove the barriers that prevent mental patients from participating equally in the social environment (positive discrimination).


Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Health Care Psychiatric Treatment Psychiatric Disability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Guimón
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  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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