Mental illness and social stigma: experiences in a Pakistani community in the UK
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JournalGender & Development
Document typeJournal article
DescriptionThrough an examination of the role of women in the family, and concepts of mental illness within the Pakistani community and the British context, this article discusses the reasons why the experiences of hospitalisation and subsequent treatment with drug therapy in the community is so stigmatising for Pakistani women. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.