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The Self-Stigma of Depression Scale (SSDS): Development and psychometric evaluation of a new instrument

Barney, Lisa; Griffiths, Kathleen; Christensen, Helen; Jorm, Anthony F


Self-stigma may feature strongly and be detrimental for people with depression, but the understanding of its nature and prevalence is limited by the lack of psychometrically-validated measures. This study aimed to develop and validate a measure of self-stigma about depression. Items assessing self-stigma were developed from focus group discussions, and were tested and refined over three studies using surveys of 408 university students, 330 members of a depression Internet network, and 1312...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
DOI: 10.1002/mpr.325


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