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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920539/comparison-of-self-stigma-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-depressive-disorders-and-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
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Michaela Holubova, Jan Prasko, Stanislav Matousek, Klara Latalova, Marketa Marackova, Kristyna Vrbova, Aleš Grambal, Milos Slepecky, Marta Zatkova
BACKGROUND: The views of one's self-stigma and quality of life (QoL) in patients with schizophrenia and depressive disorders are significant subjective notions, both being proven to affect patient's functioning in life. The objective of this study was to investigate the QoL and self-stigma in connection with demographic factors and compare the two groups of patients in terms of those variables. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the outpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and depressive disorders completed the Quality of Life Satisfaction and Enjoyment Questionnaire, the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, and a demographic questionnaire during a routine psychiatric control...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920538/self-stigma-and-schizophrenia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kristyna Vrbova, Jan Prasko, Michaela Holubova, Dana Kamaradova, Marie Ociskova, Marketa Marackova, Klara Latalova, Ales Grambal, Milos Slepecky, Marta Zatkova
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of self-stigma in schizophrenia and its association with clinical and demographic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 197 outpatients (54.3% females) diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder) according to International Classification of Diseases - tenth edition participated in the study. The mean age of the patients was 40.10±11...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919303/mental-illness-stigma-and-suicidality-the-role-of-public-and-individual-stigma
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N Oexle, T Waldmann, T Staiger, Z Xu, N Rüsch
AIMS: Suicide rates are increased among unemployed individuals and mental illness stigma can contribute to both unemployment and suicidality. Persons with mental illness perceive negative attitudes among the general public and experience discrimination in their everyday life (=public stigma components) potentially leading to self-stigma and anticipated discrimination (=individual stigma components). Previous research found evidence for an association between aspects of mental illness stigma and suicidality, but has not yet clarified the underlying pathways explaining how different stigma components interact and contribute to suicidal ideation...
December 6, 2016: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903143/incarcerated-women-s-experiences-and-beliefs-about-psychotropic-medication-an-empirical-study
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Kia J Bentley, Rachel C Casey
OBJECTIVE: Research has consistently shown that incarcerated women experience mental illness at disproportionate rates and heavily use psychiatric medication. This study examined factors related to incarcerated women's experiences and beliefs about psychotropic medications. METHODS: The researchers conducted a survey with 274 women incarcerated at a medium-security correctional institution in a Mid-Atlantic state. A 35-item questionnaire was created that solicited data on, among other things, experiences with and perceptions of psychotropic medication use and locus of control...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903136/outcomes-of-a-psychoeducational-intervention-to-reduce-internalized-stigma-among-psychosocial-rehabilitation-clients
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Alicia Lucksted, Amy L Drapalski, Clayton H Brown, Camille Wilson, Melanie Charlotte, Audrina Mullane, Li Juan Fang
OBJECTIVE: This community-based randomized controlled trial was carried out to test the Ending Self-Stigma (ESS) psychoeducational intervention, which is designed to help adults with serious mental illnesses reduce internalization of mental illness stigma and its effects. METHODS: A total of 268 adults from five different mental health programs in Maryland took part. After baseline interview, consenting participants were randomly assigned to the nine-week ESS intervention or a minimally enhanced treatment-as-usual control condition...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893745/public-stigma-against-people-with-mental-illness-in-jimma-town-southwest-ethiopia
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Yared Reta, Markos Tesfaye, Eshetu Girma, Sandra Dehning, Kristina Adorjan
BACKGROUND: Stigma towards people with mental illness (PWMI) can result in low self-esteem and isolation and threaten employment. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the magnitude of public stigma against PWMI and factors associated with it among Jimma town residents. METHODS: A community-based, cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in adult residents of Jimma town. Data were collected among 820 randomly selected residents with the interviewer-administered Community Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill (CAMI) scale...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888954/the-effect-of-internalized-stigma-on-the-self-esteem-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Sibel Asi Karakaş, Ayşe Okanlı, Emine Yılmaz
AIM: This study has been conducted to determine the relationship between internalized stigma and self-esteem in patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted using 60 patients with schizophrenia who were diagnosed as schizophrenic according to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in the psychiatric clinics of hospitals in Erzurum. The data were collected using the "Questionnaire on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale" (ISMI) that determines the socio-demographic characteristics of patients, and the "Short Form of Self-Esteem Scale" (SF-SES)...
December 2016: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887028/influence-of-urbanity-on-perception-of-mental-illness-stigma-a-population-based-study-in-urban-and-rural-hanoi-vietnam
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Thi Minh Tam Ta, Aron Zieger, Georg Schomerus, Tien Duc Cao, Michael Dettling, Xuan Tinh Do, Aditya Mungee, Albert Diefenbacher, Matthias C Angermeyer, Eric Hahn
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To examine, for the first time in Vietnam, whether urbanity of respondents among other socio-demographic factors affects the public perception of stigma attached to persons with mental illness in Hanoi. METHODS: A general population-based survey was carried out in 2013 in the greater Hanoi area. The perception of stigma attached to people with mental illness was elicited using Link's perceived discrimination and devaluation scale (PDDS) carried out in Vietnamese language...
December 2016: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885883/college-students-stigmatization-of-people-with-mental-illness-familiarity-implicit-person-theory-and-attribution
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Amy E Lyndon, Allison Crowe, Karl L Wuensch, Susan L McCammon, Karen B Davis
BACKGROUND: Stigma associated with mental illness (MI) results in underutilization of mental health care. We must understand factors contributing to stigma to shape anti-stigma campaigns. AIMS: To investigate the factors influencing stigma in university students. METHOD: Undergraduate psychology students completed measures on causal attribution, stigma, social distance, implicit person theory (IPT), and familiarity. RESULTS: The hypothesis was partially supported; people who felt personality traits were unchangeable (i...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884479/a-pilot-training-program-for-people-in-recovery-of-mental-illness-as-vocational-peer-support-workers-in-hong-kong-job-buddies-training-program-jbtp-a-preliminary-finding
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Kevin Kei Nang Yam, William Tak Lam Lo, Rose Lai Ping Chiu, Bien Shuk Yin Lau, Charles Ka Shing Lau, Jen Kei Yu Wu, Siu Man Wan
OBJECTIVES: The present study reviews the delivery of a pilot curriculum-mentorship-based peer vocational support workers training in a Hong Kong public psychiatric hospital. The present paper reports (1) on the development of a peer vocational support workers training - Job Buddies Training Program (JBTP) in Hong Kong; and (2) preliminary findings from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. METHOD: The curriculum consists of 15-session coursework, 8-session storytelling workshop and 50-hour practicum to provide Supported Employment Peer Service (SEPS) under the mentorship of occupational therapists...
October 24, 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875626/developing-a-research-agenda-for-reducing-the-stigma-of-addictions-part-ii-lessons-from-the-mental-health-stigma-literature
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REVIEW
Patrick W Corrigan, Georg Schomerus, Valery Shuman, Dana Kraus, Debbie Perlick, Autumn Harnish, Magdalena Kulesza, Kathleen Kane-Willis, Sang Qin, David Smelson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although advocates and providers identify stigma as a major factor in confounding the recovery of people with SUDs, research on addiction stigma is lacking, especially when compared to the substantive literature examining the stigma of mental illness. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the stigma literature that yielded empirically supported concepts and methods from the mental health arena was contrasted with the much smaller and mostly descriptive findings from the addiction field...
November 22, 2016: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869576/using-visual-metaphors-in-health-messages-a-strategy-to-increase-effectiveness-for-mental-illness-communication
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Allison J Lazard, Benita A Bamgbade, Jennah M Sontag, Carolyn Brown
Depression is highly prevalent among college students. Although treatment is often available on university campuses, many stigma-based barriers prevent students from seeking help. Communication strategies, such as the use of metaphors, are needed to reduce barriers. Specially, the use of visual metaphors, as a strategic message design tactic, may be an effective communication strategy to increase message appeal and engagement. Using a 2-phase approach, this study first identified common metaphors students use to conceptualize mental illness...
December 2016: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869503/social-health-and-dementia-a-european-consensus-on-the-operationalization-of-the-concept-and-directions-for-research-and-practice
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R M Dröes, R Chattat, A Diaz, D Gove, M Graff, K Murphy, H Verbeek, M Vernooij-Dassen, L Clare, A Johannessen, M Roes, F Verhey, K Charras, The Interdem Social Health Taskforce
BACKGROUND: Because the pattern of illnesses changes in an aging population and many people manage to live well with chronic diseases, a group of health care professionals recently proposed reformulating the static WHO definition of health towards a dynamic one based on the ability to physically, mentally and socially adapt and self-manage. This paper is the result of a collaborative action of the INTERDEM Social Health Taskforce to operationalize this new health concept for people with dementia, more specifically the social domain, and to formulate directions for research and practice to promote social health in dementia...
November 21, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854452/accomplishments-of-77-va-mental-health-professionals-with-a-lived-experience-of-mental-illness
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Jennifer E Boyd, Antonette Zeiss, Shilpa Reddy, Stephanie Skinner
Anecdotal reports and first-person accounts by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses with lived experience of mental illness ("prosumers") indicate that they can be effective in these roles, but little is known about the extent, nature, or contributions of this group. Competently functioning prosumers are in a unique position to increase hope for recovery and reduce stigma and discrimination across the mental health field, to the ultimate benefit of consumers. The study surveyed a convenience sample of 77 prosumers working for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
2016: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848078/mental-health-and-stress-among-south-asians
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Alison Karasz, Francesca Gany, Javier Escobar, Cristina Flores, Lakshmi Prasad, Arpana Inman, Vasundhara Kalasapudi, Razia Kosi, Meena Murthy, Jennifer Leng, Sadhna Diwan
Addressing mental illness requires a culturally sensitive approach. As detailed in this literature review, treating mental illness in the South Asian immigrant community necessitates a thorough understanding of the South Asian conceptualization of mental illness. Past research, though limited, has described the different reasons the South Asian community attributes to causing mental illness, as well as the stigma associated with acknowledging the disease. Acculturation of the community also plays a significant role in cultural acceptability and the receipt of quality care...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847935/empowering-families-with-the-experience-of-mental-illness-a-presentation-of-the-polish-version-of-camille-training-package
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REVIEW
Izabela Tabak, Lidia Zabłocka-Żytka, Jan C Czabała
The paper presents the CAMILLE training package prepared in the EU program Empowerment of Children and Adolescents of Mentally Ill Parents through Training of Professionals working with children and adolescents. The training is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, teachers and others working with children and adolescents where a parent experiences mental disorders. The project was realized on 4 stages: (1) pre-analyses (quality and quantity) with professionals, family members and people experiencing mental disorders, in regards to the needs, experiences and expectations in education of professionals working with families of parents with mental illness; (2) development of a new pan-European training program for specialists working with these families; (3) pre-pilot implementation and evaluation of the training; (4) preparing of the final version of the training and pilot implementation in 7 countries participating in the project, also in Poland...
2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842475/evaluation-of-antistigma-interventions-with-sixth-grade-students-a-school-based-field-experiment
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Kirstin Painter, Jo C Phelan, Melissa J DuPont-Reyes, Kay F Barkin, Alice P Villatoro, Bruce G Link
OBJECTIVE: School-based interventions for preadolescents provide the opportunity, in a ubiquitous institutional setting, to attack stigmatizing attitudes before they are firmly entrenched, and thus they may reduce mental illness stigma in the overall population. This study evaluated the effectiveness of classroom-based interventions in reducing stigma and increasing understanding of mental illness and positive attitudes toward treatment seeking among sixth-grade students. METHODS: In an ethnically and racially diverse sample (N=721), 40% of participants were Latino, 26% were white, and 24% were African American; the mean age was 11...
November 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825381/cornerstone-program-for-transition-age-youth-with-serious-mental-illness-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle R Munson, Andrea Cole, Victoria Stanhope, Steven C Marcus, Mary McKay, James Jaccard, Shelly Ben-David
BACKGROUND: Transition-age youth have elevated rates of mental disorders, and they often do not receive services. This is a serious public health concern, as mental health conditions persist into adulthood. Continuing to engage this population has been a pervasive challenge for the mental health care system worldwide. Few mental health interventions have been developed for transition-age youth, and even fewer have been found to be effective over the transition to adulthood. Cornerstone, a theoretically guided intervention has shown promise for addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of this population as they emerge into adulthood...
November 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822297/community-based-system-dynamic-as-an-approach-for-understanding-and-acting-on-messy-problems-a-case-study-for-global-mental-health-intervention-in-afghanistan
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Jean-Francois Trani, Ellis Ballard, Parul Bakhshi, Peter Hovmand
BACKGROUND: Afghanistan lacks suitable specialized mental healthcare services despite high prevalence of severe mental health disorders which are aggravated by the conflict and numerous daily stressors. Recent studies have shown that Afghans with mental illness are not only deprived of care but are vulnerable in many other ways. Innovative participatory approaches to the design of mental healthcare policies and programs are needed in such challenging context. METHODS: We employed community based system dynamics to examine interactions between multiple factors and actors to examine the problem of persistently low service utilization for people with mental illness...
2016: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822275/the-effect-of-clinical-exposure-to-patients-on-medical-students-attitude-towards-mental-illness
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Homayoun Amini, Saeed Shoar, Maryam Tabatabaee, Somaye Arabzadeh
BACKGROUND: Stigma of mental disorders causes a reduction in seeking help from the health care professionals and is evident across the world. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to compare medical students' attitude towards mental illness after two different psychiatry clerkships in terms of the level of clinical exposure to patients with mental illness. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Through a quasi-experimental study, all of the 4(th)-year medical students were invited to enroll this study conducted in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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