Self-stigma, group identification, perceived legitimacy of discrimination and mental health service use.

@article{Rsch2009SelfstigmaGI,
  title={Self-stigma, group identification, perceived legitimacy of discrimination and mental health service use.},
  author={Nicolas R{\"u}sch and Patrick William Corrigan and Abigail K Wassel and Patrick Michaels and Jonathon E. Larson and M. Olschewski and Sandra M Wilkniss and Karen Batia},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2009},
  volume={195 6},
  pages={
          551-2
        }
}
Stigma may interfere with mental health service use. We measured self-stigma and stigma-related cognitions (group identification and perceived legitimacy of discrimination) at baseline in 85 people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or affective disorders. After 6 months, 75 (88%) had reported use of mental health services. Controlling for baseline psychopathology, perceived stigma and diagnosis, low perceived legitimacy of discrimination predicted use of counselling/psychotherapy. Strong… CONTINUE READING
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