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Stigma and adolescents with psychosis in the middle East: implications for engaging in mental health treatment.
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PMID:  23274299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Stigma is a fundamental barrier to individuals seeking out mental health treatment in the Middle East. The impact of stigma may be amplified if the engagement in and utilization of mental health services for psychosis further stigmatizes individuals and their families. One hundred four Jordanians (N = 104) participated in an experimental vignette survey examining stigma perceptions and social exclusion related to adolescents with psychosis, with the vignettes varying in sex of the youth and whether their family had sought mental health services. The results found that seeking treatment did not add to perceived stigma, and both the male and female adolescents receiving mental health treatment were viewed as significantly more likely to be helped than those not in treatment (p < 0.001). Therefore, receiving mental health treatment did not further stigmatize these Arab youth with psychosis. In addition, seeking out and engaging adolescents and their family in mental health treatment were positively perceived and may help to improve the youth's prognosis and outcomes.
Robin E Gearing; Kathryne B Brewer; Craig S J Schwalbe; Michael J Mackenzie; Rawan W Ibrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
*School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY; and †Columbia University Middle East Research Center, Amman, Jordan.
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