Please answer these questions
1. Stigma in Australia in regard to Schizophrenia
2. What is the impact on children growing up (informed by theories of child development) with a parent who has Schizophrenia?
3. How might a person’s life be different if they had engaged in treatment in the prodromal phase of schizophrenia?
4. How would you treat a person who has schizophrenia if they had grown up in an Indigenous-European-Australian family? What questions would that raise for you in relation to their professional care?
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Ben-Zeev, D, Young, MA and Corrigan, PW.(2010)., ‘DSM-V and the stigma of mental illness’, Journal of Mental Health, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 318 – 327, (online Ebscohost).
Sheldon, M 2001, ‘Psychiatric assessment in remote Aboriginal communities’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 435-442, SOWK13012 course resources online.
Barker, J. & Hodes, D. 2007. The Child in Mind: A child protection handbook. 3rd edition. Routledge. Oxon.