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Table 1 Most frequently occurring words and terms

From: 250 labels used to stigmatise people with mental illness

Term Frequency Term Frequency
Disturbed 11 Scary 5
Nuts 11 Div 4
Confused 10 Dumb 4
Psycho 10 Ill 4
Spastic 10 Loneliness 4
Crazy 9 Loony bin 4
Depression 7 Psychiatric 4
Disabled 7 Screw loose 4
Mad 7 Stress 4
Unpredictable 7 Violence 4
Insane 6 Brain dead 3
Loony 6 Demanding 3
Mental 6 Demented 3
Schizophrenia 6 Dinlo 3
Thicko 6 Distressed 3
Weird 6 Embarrassed 3
Depressed 5 Flid 3
Different 5 Frustrated 3
Freak 5 Isolated 3
Odd 5 Sad 3
Problem 5 Strait jacket 3
Retard 5 Wheel chairs 3