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dc.contributor.authorTickle, Anna C.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T15:58:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T15:58:04Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHowe, L., Tickle, A. C. & Brown, I. (2014). 'Schizophrenia is a dirty word': Service users' experiences of receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Psychiatric Bulletin, 38 (4), pp.154-158.
dc.identifier.other10.1192/pb.bp.113.045179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9910
dc.description.abstractAims and method To explore service users' experiences of receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia and the stigma associated with the diagnostic label. Seven participants were interviewed about their perceptions of these experiences. Interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results Five superordinate themes resulted from the analysis: (1) avoidance of the diagnosis of schizophrenia; (2) stigma and diagnostic labels; (3) lack of understanding of schizophrenia; (4) managing stigma to maintain normality; (5) being 'schizophrenic'. These, together with their subthemes, highlighted avoidance of the term schizophrenia by participants and use of alternative terms by professionals, which limited opportunities for understanding the label and challenging associated stigma. Participants strived to maintain normality despite potential stigma. Clinical implications There is a need to address the process of giving a diagnosis as a phenomenon of consequence within its own terms. Implications relate to how professionals deliver and discuss the diagnosis of schizophrenia.;
dc.description.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-psychiatric-bulletin/article/schizophrenia-is-a-dirty-word-service-users-experiences-of-receiving-a-diagnosis-of-schizophrenia/EC23310B768C3204FD4FC7223284FCB5
dc.subjectSchizophrenia
dc.subjectStigma
dc.title'Schizophrenia is a dirty word': Service users' experiences of receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia
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