Self-labelling and stigma as predictors of attitudes towards help-seeking among people at risk of psychosis: 1-year follow-up

@article{Xu2015SelflabellingAS,
  title={Self-labelling and stigma as predictors of attitudes towards help-seeking among people at risk of psychosis: 1-year follow-up},
  author={Ziyan Xu and M{\'a}rio Josias M{\"u}ller and Karsten Heekeren and Anastasia Theodoridou and Diane N Dvorsky and Sibylle Metzler and Alison Brabban and Patrick William Corrigan and Susanne Walitza and Wulf R{\"o}ssler and Nicolas R{\"u}sch},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={266},
  pages={79-82}
}
Mental health service use is helpful but rare among young people at risk of psychosis. The label and stigma associated with mental illness may affect attitudes towards help-seeking. We examined 67 individuals at risk of psychosis over the course of 1 year. An increase of self-labelling as “mentally ill” predicted more positive attitudes towards psychiatric medication, while increased perceived stigma and the cognitive appraisal of stigma as a stressor predicted poorer attitudes towards… CONTINUE READING
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