Christoph Lauber

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Several studies reveal poor knowledge about mental illness in the general population and stigmatizing attitudes toward people with mental illness. However, it is unknown whether mental health professionals hold fewer stigmatizing attitudes than the general population. A survey was conducted of the attitudes of mental health professionals (n = 1073) and(More)
BACKGROUND The value of the individual placement and support (IPS) programme in helping people with severe mental illness gain open employment is unknown in Europe. Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of IPS, and to examine whether its effect is modified by local labour markets and welfare systems. METHODS 312 patients with severe mental illness were(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health literacy has been defined as the public's knowledge and the beliefs about mental disorders enhancing the ability to recognise specific disorders. AIMS Firstly, to determine whether the public recognises a person depicted in a vignette as mentally ill or as experiencing a crisis. Secondly, to reveal the factors influencing the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a wide range of literature on stigmatization and discrimination of people with mental illness. Most studies, however, derive from Western countries. This review aims at summarizing results from developing countries in Asia published between 1996-2006. METHOD Medline search focusing on English-speaking literature. RESULTS Comparable(More)
Background: When identifying ways to reduce stigmatization because of mental illness it is crucial to understand contributing factors. Social distance—the willingness to engage in relationships of varying intimacy with a person—is an indicator of public attitudes toward persons with mental illness. Methods: Multiple linear regression analysis of the results(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-clinician communication is central to mental healthcare but neglected in research. AIMS To test a new computer-mediated intervention structuring patient-clinician dialogue (DIALOG) focusing on patients' quality of life and needs for care. METHOD In a cluster randomised controlled trial, 134 keyworkers in six countries were allocated(More)
OBJECTIVE First, to describe factors influencing the public's attitude toward treatment recommendations for people with mental illness; second, to identify coherent belief systems about the helpfulness of specific interventions; and third, to discuss how to ameliorate mental health literacy and antistigma strategies. METHOD Participants of a(More)
Background Beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions are influencing the individual help-seeking behavior in case of mental illnesses. It is important to identify these beliefs as professional helpers are asked to consider them in their treatment recommendations. Objective Assessing lay proposals for an appropriate treatment of mental illnesses.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of demographic, psychological, sociological and cultural variables on the public acceptance of restrictions on mentally ill people. METHOD Multiple logistic regression analysis of the results of an opinion survey conducted on a representative sample in the German, French and Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the suicide rates of psychiatric in-patients in the canton of Zurich for the period 1992-2004, and to determine putative risk factors. METHOD The data were derived from the psychiatric case register of the canton Zurich. The analyses were based on person-years calculations and standardised mortality ratios. Additional information was(More)