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‘In fact, the burden of stigma of a particular disease, is sometimes noted to be far greater than that caused by the disease itself.’
‘sought to limit their disclosure of their condition to others.’
‘It is deeply unsettling and may disrupt self management through the coping mechanism of secrecy. There is need for campaigns to minimise social stigma and for patients to be helped to manage stigma encountered in the community and the workplace.’