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What this chapter will explore in more detail is to what extent the respondents considered that mental health professionals complied with the three over-drawn cultural myths described above. The focus will be on what patients say about the mental health professionals they encountered during their in-patient and out-patient time. The in-patient experience of experts First, a comparative view of professionals by patients will be considered. 2. When interpreting these tables it has to be remembered that these open-ended comparisons are not based upon equal contact with each of the groups listed .

Stress due to promotion and second marriage - fear of failure of both at the same time. Me not caring about myself and society not caring about me. The direct issue was the loss of my baby. The indirect one was problems with my neighbours and my job. Family stress due to my mother's illness led to me having hallucinations. Drug abuse led to hallucinations. Early Experiences of Mental Health Problems 27 Long periods of unemployment. Society in general saying that there was plenty of work to be had, so those out of work were seen as being lazy.

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