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The mentally ill, stigmatized ... including by themselves!

2021-05-12T02:11:36.648Z

PSYCHOLOGY - Doctors and psychologists help patients to deconstruct these judgments which can ruin their life.



"I am not autistic."

These clumsy remarks pronounced on France 2 had earned the candidate François Fillon the anger of families of autistic patients, two months before the 2017 presidential election. More recently, some politicians accused the executive of maintaining the

"psychosis"

on the Covid-19.

Words thrown on the fly, which show to what extent mental illnesses and psychic disorders are the object of ignorance and contempt.

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The cinema has largely contributed to the rejection by showing on stage rare cases, even unrealistic of schizophrenia (

Fight Club

,

Un homme d'exception

) or bipolar disorders (the

Homeland

series

).

As for the professionals, they do not escape the clichés:

"The film

Flight over a cuckoo's nest

has considerably damaged the image of the profession"

, recognizes François Chevrier, psychiatrist at the Caradoc clinic in Bayonne.

More insidiously, society tends to denigrate the sick.

"The alcoholic is seen as a weak person, incapable of

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Source: lefigaro

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