Causal beliefs and acute psychiatric hospital admission.

  title={Causal beliefs and acute psychiatric hospital admission.},
  author={Peter Whittle},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  volume={69 ( Pt 4)},
  • Peter Whittle
  • Published 1996 in The British journal of medical psychology
Causal beliefs regarding the onset of psychiatric disorder and treatment expectations for clients admitted to a psychiatric unit were examined from the points of view of the clients themselves, their relatives and staff. Results suggested that these beliefs were influenced by the admission itself. Those clients who had been admitted previously held significantly higher biological causal beliefs than those who had been admitted for the first time; as compared to staff who did not distinguish… CONTINUE READING