Francesca Lassman

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Delayed treatment seeking for people experiencing symptoms of mental illness is common despite available mental healthcare. Poor outcomes are associated with untreated mental illness and caregivers may eventually need to seek help on the service user's behalf. More attention has recently focused on the role of stigma in delayed treatment seeking. This study(More)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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