Negative attitudes or discrimination against someone based on a distinguishing characteristic such as a mental illness, health condition, or disability. 1
Barrier to perinatal mental health care.
Barrier to perinatal mental health care
Stigma is a barrier to perinatal mental health care.
"Oh well, I think there’s plenty, I mean I think there’s a huge stigma about feeling depressed particularly postnatal depression."
Evidence level: High
Parts of the care pathway affected: Decision to consult, Assessment, Decision to disclose, Referral, Access to treatment, Provision of optimal treatment, Women’s experience of treatment.