Norman Sartorius

Graham Thornicroft2
Jaromír Svestka2
Diana Rose2
2Graham Thornicroft
2Jaromír Svestka
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BACKGROUND Many people with schizophrenia experience stigma caused by other people's knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour; this can lead to impoverishment, social marginalisation, and low quality of life. We aimed to describe the nature, direction, and severity of anticipated and experienced discrimination reported by people with schizophrenia. METHODS We(More)
Mental illness is associated with unfair treatment in a number of areas of life. There is currently no psychometrically validated measure that has been developed to specifically focus on such experienced discrimination. This study aimed to finalise the Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC) and establish its psychometric properties. The DISC was further(More)
0597 T he stigma attached to mental illness is the greatest obstacle to the improvement of the lives of people with mental illness and their families [1]. Such stigma results in (1) a lower priority for mental health services, (2) diffi culty getting staff of good quality to work in these services, (3) continuing problems in fi nding employment and housing(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines pathways to psychiatric care in Japan using the same method as the collaborative study carried out in 1991 under the auspices of the World Health Organization. METHODS Thirteen psychiatric facilities in Japan were involved. Of the 228 patients who contacted psychiatric facilities with any psychiatric illness, eighty four(More)
Comorbid diabetes and depression are a major clinical challenge as the outcomes of each condition are worsened by the other. This article is based on the presentations and discussions during an international meeting on diabetes and depression convened by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in collaboration with the(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesize that depression in type 2 diabetes might be associated with poor glycemic control, in part due to suboptimal self-care. We tested this hypothesis by examining the associations of depression with clinical and laboratory findings in a multicenter survey of Chinese type 2 diabetic patients. METHOD 2538 patients aged 18-75 years(More)
The recent publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5.1 by the American Psychiatric Association, and the continuing work of the World Health Organization on the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases raises once more the question of the need for, the use, and the usefulness of diagnosis in psychiatry(More)