Guest editors: Komilla Thapa and Rashmi Kumar
Social exclusion denies participation in mainstream social, cultural, economic and political activities. As far as mental illness is concerned social exclusion focuses on the non-material disadvantages that result from the discriminatory behavior of others and institutions. This special issue of PDS focuses on different facets and forms of social exclusion and its mental health consequences. Social exclusion has been widely used in discussions about social disadvantage, deprivation and poverty in developing societies. It has also become a major concern of European and North American societies which have been receiving immigrants and guest workers from other countries and cultures.