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The relationship between internalized stigma and quality of life among people with mental illness: are self-esteem and sense of coherence sequential mediators?

Purpose To elucidate the mechanism through which internalized stigma reduces the quality of life (QoL) of people with mental illness by exploring the mediating roles of self-esteem and sense of coherence (SOC). Methods A cross-sectional analysis of 229 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or affective disorders was undertaken to test a sequential mediation model assuming that more ...

Disability and recovery in schizophrenia: a systematic review of cognitive behavioral therapy interventions

Background Schizophrenia is a disabling disease that impacts all major life areas. There is a growing need for meeting the challenge of disability from a perspective that extends symptomatic reduction. Therefore, this study aimed to systematically review the extent to which traditional and “third wave” cognitive – behavioral (CBT) interventions address the whole scope of ...

A Qualitative Study of the Subjective Appraisal of Recovery Among People with Lived Experience of Schizophrenia in Poland

The objective of this study was to explore definitions of recovery among Polish service users with lived experience of schizophrenia and to hear their recommendations regarding elements that should be considered in the planning of a recovery oriented psychosocial intervention. Four semi-structured focus groups were conducted in the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, ...

Exploring Factors Associated with the Psychosocial Impact of Stigma Among People with Schizophrenia or Affective Disorders

Stigmatization can exert a variety of pernicious effects on the lives of persons with mental illnesses. The purpose of this study was to explore factors related to the psychosocial impact of stigma among 229 people receiving psychiatric treatment: 123 with schizophrenia [International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10): F20] and 106 with affective disorders (ICD-10: ...

Determinants of Psychosocial Difficulties Experienced by Persons with Brain Disorders: Towards a ‘Horizontal Epidemiology’ Approach

, Katarzyna Charzyńska, Anna Chrostek, Piotr Świtaj, Joanna Roszczyńska-Michta, Justyna Waszkiewicz; CF consulting Finanziamenti Unione europea: Carla Finocchiaro, Serena Cogoni; A-klinikkasäätiö: Tuuli

PARADISE 24: A Measure to Assess the Impact of Brain Disorders on People’s Lives

Council: Mary Baker, Alastair Benbow, Tadeusz Hawrot; Universtiy of East Anglia: Sally Hartley; Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii: Marta Anczewska, Katarzyna Charzyńska, Anna Chrostek, Piotr Świtaj, Joanna

Disability and schizophrenia: a systematic review of experienced psychosocial difficulties

Background Schizophrenia is a significantly disabling disease that affects all major areas of life. There is a lack of comprehensive synthesis of research findings on the full extent of psychosocial difficulties (PSDs) experienced by people living with schizophrenia. This paper provides a systematic review of the literature concerning PSDs and their associated factors in ...