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H. Lundbeck A/S (LUN.CO) And Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Release: Caregivers Of People With Schizophrenia Need Support, Not Stigma


5/1/2014 4:07:06 PM

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PRINCETON, N.J. & DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite growing awareness of mental illness nationally, serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, continue to be associated with significant stigma – not just for the person directly affected, but also for the caregiver. 1,2 Caregivers act as advocates, collaborate with treatment team members and often are the main support in the daily life of their loved one with schizophrenia. 3,4 However, results of a recent survey show that caregivers have experienced emotional burden and social isolation as a result of caring for their loved one.

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