Labeling and stigma in psychiatric misdiagnosis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Labeling and stigma in mental disorders occupy a central place in both mental health theory and practice. Some of the problems involved in making psychiatric diagnoses are reviewed. A case description is presented, demonstrating the dangers and complications of labeling and stigma. The irreversibility of labeling and stigma in psychiatric misdiagnosis is emphasized and discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992