March 10, 2005

Schizophrenia in Turkey

   The 3rd Schizophrenia Days meeting, organized by the Istanbul Schizophrenia Association, was held on March 26-27 at Istanbul's Harbiye Military Museum.

   Among scheduled activities were discussions of the stigma and discrimination that affect patients with schizophrenia and their families along with the problem of unemployment.

   World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Global Anti-Stigma program director Professor Norman Sartorius made a speech on the issue and two documentary films shot by schizophrenia associations will be shown.

Source: Turkish Daily News


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