Mental health stigma
Bharadwaj, Prashant; Pai, Mallesh M.; Suziedelyte, Agne
Comparing self-reports to administrative records, we find that survey respondents are significantly more likely to under-report mental illnesses compared to other health conditions. This behavior is consistent with the existence of stigma of mental illnesses. We show that stigma can play a role in determining health-seeking behavior.
Mental health; Stigma; Misreporting