Experiences of discrimination and the feelings of loneliness in people with psychotic disorders: the mediating effects of self-esteem and support seeking.

@article{witaj2015ExperiencesOD,
  title={Experiences of discrimination and the feelings of loneliness in people with psychotic disorders: the mediating effects of self-esteem and support seeking.},
  author={Piotr Świtaj and Piotr Grygiel and Marta Anczewska and Jacek Wci{\'o}rka},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={59},
  pages={
          73-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE People with psychotic disorders frequently become targets of discrimination, which may have devastating effects on their social relations and lead to the feelings of loneliness. This study has explored whether self-esteem and support seeking serve as mediators in the relationship between experiences of discrimination and loneliness. METHODS A total of 110 persons with psychotic disorders (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10): F20-F29) were evaluated with… CONTINUE READING
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