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”Jag råkar lida av psykisk ohälsa, men nej, ni behöver inte vara rädda. Det smittar inte.” -en kvalitativ textanalys av unga kvinnors berättelser om psykisk ohälsa

Lood, Olivia LU and Sully, Camilla LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to shed light on how, in personal blogs, young women with the diagnosis Bipolar and/or Borderline personality disorder express their views of themselves, how they feel society views them as well as how they describe their diagnosis. The method we have used to analyze this is a qualitative text analysis of open blogs written by women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and/or Bipolar disorder. We are working with the theoretical concepts of stigma, self stigma, public stigma, normality and Goffmans roles. The results show that women experience stigma and feel discriminated by society due to their mental illness. The women also express a negative self-image with a lot of self-hatred. Their attitude... (More)
The purpose of this study is to shed light on how, in personal blogs, young women with the diagnosis Bipolar and/or Borderline personality disorder express their views of themselves, how they feel society views them as well as how they describe their diagnosis. The method we have used to analyze this is a qualitative text analysis of open blogs written by women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and/or Bipolar disorder. We are working with the theoretical concepts of stigma, self stigma, public stigma, normality and Goffmans roles. The results show that women experience stigma and feel discriminated by society due to their mental illness. The women also express a negative self-image with a lot of self-hatred. Their attitude towards their diagnosis is mixed. They express a sense of relief to have received an explanation of their situation and behavior, while they are also negative towards the diagnosis due to feeling labeled and categorized. Their descriptions of their well-being largely correlates with the symptoms of their diagnosis. Depression, angst, self-harm and suicidal tendencies are commonly expressed in the texts. (Less)
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Lood, Olivia LU and Sully, Camilla LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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blogs, stigma, mental illness, young women
language
Swedish
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7373560
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2015-06-22 10:36:50
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to shed light on how, in personal blogs, young women with the diagnosis Bipolar and/or Borderline personality disorder express their views of themselves, how they feel society views them as well as how they describe their diagnosis. The method we have used to analyze this is a qualitative text analysis of open blogs written by women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and/or Bipolar disorder. We are working with the theoretical concepts of stigma, self stigma, public stigma, normality and Goffmans roles. The results show that women experience stigma and feel discriminated by society due to their mental illness. The women also express a negative self-image with a lot of self-hatred. Their attitude towards their diagnosis is mixed. They express a sense of relief to have received an explanation of their situation and behavior, while they are also negative towards the diagnosis due to feeling labeled and categorized. Their descriptions of their well-being largely correlates with the symptoms of their diagnosis. Depression, angst, self-harm and suicidal tendencies are commonly expressed in the texts.},
  author       = {Lood, Olivia and Sully, Camilla},
  keyword      = {blogs,stigma,mental illness,young women},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Jag råkar lida av psykisk ohälsa, men nej, ni behöver inte vara rädda. Det smittar inte.” -en kvalitativ textanalys av unga kvinnors berättelser om psykisk ohälsa},
  year         = {2015},
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