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Table 2 Super-ordinate categories emerging from the terms used

From: 250 labels used to stigmatise people with mental illness

Theme 1 Popular derogatory terms 2 Negative Emotional State 3 Physical Illness or Learning Disability 4 Psychiatric categories 5 Violence 6 Loneliness
Number of instances 114 61 38 15 9 10
Examples Nuts Disturbed Disabled Schizophrenia Scary Isolated
  Psycho Confused Spastic Depression Violence Loneliness
  Crazy Depression Dumb Psychiatric   
  Loony Ill Demented    
  Weird Stress Wheelchairs    
  Freak Distressed     
  Screw Loose Embarrassed