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Self-stigma, empowerment and perceived discrimination among people with schizophrenia in 14 European countries: The GAMIAN-Europe study
There is a growing interest in examining self-stigma as a barrier to recovery from schizophrenia. To date, no studies have examined mental health service user's experiences of self-stigma throughoutExpand
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GAMIAN-Europe/BEAM survey I--global analysis of a patient questionnaire circulated to 3450 members of 12 European advocacy groups operating in the field of mood disorders.
OBJECTIVES GAMIAN-Europe is a pan-European federation of national patient organizations from 30 European countries covering the whole spectrum of psychiatry. To gain a better understanding of what itExpand
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Social functioning in bipolar patients: the perception and perspective of patients, relatives and advocacy organizations - a review.
OBJECTIVE Recent evidence suggests that bipolar disorder (BD) may alter social functioning in stabilized bipolar patients. We reviewed the available published material on the 'perception andExpand
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Self-help books for depression: how can practitioners and patients make the right choice?
BACKGROUND Depression is a common and important public health problem most often treated by GPs. A self-help approach is popular with patients, yet little is known about its effectiveness. AIM OurExpand
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Consensus statement and research needs: the role of dopamine and norepinephrine in depression and antidepressant treatment.
During a special session, the faculty identified several specific areas related to the role of dopamine and norepinephrine in depression and antidepressant treatment that either warrant theExpand
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Involving patients with depression in research: survey of patients' attitudes to participation.
BACKGROUND Clinicians report barriers to involving their patients in mental health research and have concerns that participation may have negative effects. AIM To investigate patients' views onExpand
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GAMIAN-Europe/BEAM survey II: cross-national analysis of unemployment, family history, treatment satisfaction and impact of the bipolar disorder on life style.
OBJECTIVES In a previous report, we described the global analysis of the 'GAMIAN-Europe/BEAM survey' carried out in order to gain a better understanding of what is like to live with a bipolarExpand
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The Role of Advocacy in an Era of Managed Care
The dictionary definition of advocacy is “the act of pleading a cause” or “support for or recommendation of a policy”.
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A patient and primary care perspective: a patient's perspective on the treatment of depression.
  • R. Elgie
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 2006
This article describes patients' perspectives of depression and antidepressant treatment based on research by the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN-Europe). GAMIAN-Europe isExpand
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Suicide in psychiatric in-patients
with psychiatric services in the year before death. Fourteen per cent receive in-patient care during this year, and around one-fifth of these (3–4% of all suicides) die while in hospital. SuicideExpand
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