Duration of Active Symptoms and Stigma Among Patients of Schizophrenia: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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Vaishal Dushyant Chokshi
Parth Dharmesh Shah
Bhaveshkumar M Lakdawala
Jignesh chandra Chaudhary


Schizophrenia is a chronic condition requiring long term medications with serial compliance by patients. Stigma is an important factor which affects recovery and compliance of patients with schizophrenia. Stigma may be perceived stigma , self-stigma or experienced stigma .
To  study soico-demographic factors of patients diagnosd with schizophrenia .
To study correlation between duration of active illness and stigma among patients of schizophrenia .
The value of pearson’s correlation co-efficient R is 0.3497, thus indicating a ppositive correlation between duration of active illness and  stigma faced by the patients. P value for pearson’s correlation was found out to be 0.01188 which is statistically significant at p<0.05.
It thus becomes of utmost importance for early diagnosis , treatment of Schizphrenia , not only by medications , but also through a bio-psycho-social approach .

Stigma may affect recovery , promote relapse and treatment reisistance and it has become more important then ever to address this evil vice

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Vaishal Dushyant Chokshi, Parth Dharmesh Shah, Bhaveshkumar M Lakdawala, & Jignesh chandra Chaudhary. (2023). Duration of Active Symptoms and Stigma Among Patients of Schizophrenia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 583–586. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1052


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