Perceived Stigma in Patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum and Mood Disorders without Psychotic Symptoms

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Narak Chadbanchachai
Phongpisut Poonsawatphong
Niramon Patchanasunthorn
Kusalaporn Chaiudomsom



Objective: To compare perceived stigma level between patients with schizophrenic spectrum and mood disorders without psychotic symptoms, and to explore the factors associated with stigma level.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The data were collected from July 2018 to February 2019 among 30 patients with schizophrenia and 30 patients with mood disorders without psychotic symptoms. All the patients were interviewed by demographic data record form and Internalized Stigma of mental illness scale (Thai version) then the difference in stigma level was analyzed by independent-sample t-test and the associated factors were analyzed by Chi-square and multiple logistic regression.

Results: The stigma level between both groups was in low level. The stigma level in the mood disorder group was 2.42 ± 0.29 and 2.39 ± 0.32 in the patient with schizophrenia group, which was not statistically significant (p = 0.64). The associated factor with low stigma level were living with spouse (p = 0.03) and age older than 40 years (p = 0.04), multiple logistic regression found that the only significant variable was marital status (p = 0.04).

Conclusion: The stigma level between schizophrenia spectrum and mood disorders without psychotic symptoms were not different. Low stigma level was associated with older age and living with spouse, and living with spouse was the only significant factor from the regression model.

Keywords: mood disorders, schizophrenia, stigma

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Chadbanchachai, N. ., Poonsawatphong, P. ., Patchanasunthorn, N. ., & Chaiudomsom, K. . (2022). Perceived Stigma in Patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum and Mood Disorders without Psychotic Symptoms. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 67(3). Retrieved from
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