Mental health

Longitudinal Impact of Childhood Adversity on Early Adolescent Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the ABCD Study Cohort: Does Race or Ethnicity Moderate Findings?

Citation
Stinson, E. A., Sullivan, R. M., Peteet, B. J., Tapert, S. F., Baker, F. C., Breslin, F. J., ... & Lisdahl, K. M. (2021). Longitudinal Impact of Childhood Adversity on Early Adolescent Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the ABCD Study® Cohort: Does Race or Ethnicity Moderate Findings?. Biological psychiatry global open science.
Abstract
Background

During the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, mental health among youth has been negatively affected. Youth with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as well as youth from minoritized racial-ethnic backgrounds, may be especially vulnerable to experiencing COVID-19–related distress.

Scotland launches national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction

Alcohol and problematic drug use are significant issues in Scotland, causing damage to people’s lives, families and communities, and contributing to violence and crime. Not only can stigma relating to substance use impact an individuals wellbeing, but it can prevent people from coming forward and getting the help they need. Consequently, Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction. Television and newspaper adverts and posters on billboards will emphasise that a

Chicken or egg: A dual diagnosis narrative

Citation
Cullen, O. J., & Norton, M. J. (2021). Chicken or egg: A dual diagnosis narrative. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Summary

What is known on the subject?

  • Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe persons who have a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • It is the cause of significant economic burden to health care, justice and educational systems.
  • It is well reported that to date dual diagnosis is under-diagnosed and poorly treated within the confines o

Perspectives of healthcare providers, service users, and family members about mental illness stigma in primary care settings: A multi-site qualitative study of seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe

Citation
Mirja Koschorke,Nathalie Oexle,Uta Ouali,Anish V. Cherian,Vayankarappadam Deepika,Gurucharan Bhaskar Mendon,Dristy Gurung,Lucie Kondratova,Matyas Muller,Mariangela Lanfredi,Antonio Lasalvia,Andrea Bodrogi,Anna Nyulászi,Mario Tomasini,Rabih El Chammay,Racha Abi Hana,Yosra Zgueb,Fethi Nacef,Eva Heim,Anaïs Aeschlimann,Sally Souraya,Maria Milenova,Nadja van Ginneken,Graham Thornicroft,Brandon A. Kohrt
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Stigma among healthcare providers is a barrier to the effective delivery of mental health services in primary care. Few studies have been conducted in primary care settings comparing the attitudes of healthcare providers and experiences of people with mental illness who are service users in those facilities. Such research is necessary across diverse global settings to characterize stigma and inform effective stigma reduction.