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BACKGROUND The unfair treatment of individuals with severe mental illness has been linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes. Additionally, anticipation of discrimination may lead some individuals to avoid participation in particular life areas, leading to greater isolation and social marginalisation. This study aimed to establish the levels and(More)
Average evoked responses were recorded from human vertex in response to tone pulses presented at inter-signal intervals (ISI) ranging from 0.25 through 10 sec. Tone pulses were 20 msec in duration with 20-msec rise and decay times. Frequencies investigated were 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz. Response amplitude was found to be a linear function of logx0ISI.(More)
BACKGROUND The UK Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to ask health questions before making an offer of employment except in certain circumstances. While the majority of employers would prefer applicants to disclose a mental illness at the application stage, many people either wait until they have accepted the job and then disclose to an(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health-related stigma is widespread and has major adverse effects on the lives of people with mental health problems. Its two major components are discrimination (being treated unfairly) and prejudice (stigmatising attitudes). Anti-stigma initiatives often include mass media interventions, and such interventions can be expensive. It is(More)
BACKGROUND Many mental health service users delay or avoid disclosing their condition to employers because of experience, or anticipation, of discrimination. However, non-disclosure precludes the ability to request 'reasonable adjustments'. There have been no intervention studies to support decision-making about disclosure to an employer. AIMS To(More)
Averaged auditory evoked vertex responses were obtained from eight normal-hearing sub~cts in response to 32 monaural 1000-Hz tone bursts at 30 combinations of recovery period and stimulus intensity. From curves describing N1-P2 peak-to-peak amplitudes, an equation was derived that describes the combined effects of recovery period and stimulus intensity on(More)
Averaged auditory evoked responses to 1000-Hz 20-msec tone bursts were obtained from normal-hearing adults under two different intersignal interval schedules: (1) a fixed-interval schedule with 2-sec intersignal intervals, and (2) a variable-interval schedule of intersignal intervals ranging randomly from 1.0 sec to 4.5 sec with a mean of 2 see.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed participants' experienced discrimination and their causal attributions, particularly to mental illness or race-ethnicity. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 202 service users with severe mental illnesses were interviewed to assess their reported experiences of discrimination. The Major Experiences of Discrimination Scale(More)
It has been hypothesized that aperiodic stimulation will produce larger auditory-evoked vertex responses than periodic stimulation. Attentiveness toward an acoustic stimulus by human subjects has been shown in the past to enhance the auditory-evoked response. The unpredictability of aperiodic intersignal intervals has been assumed by previous investigators(More)
A randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted in 76 children to evaluate the efficacy of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for 4 weeks, prednisone for 2 weeks and aluminum ibuprofen suspension for 2 weeks in resolving chronic otitis media with effusion which had persisted for more than 8 weeks. After 2 weeks of treatment resolution rates of chronic(More)