The influence of specific psychiatric labels and types of psychopathology on various attitudes were investigated in a sample (N = 84) of visitors of patients in a Turkish hospital. Vignettes representing two types of psychopathology with and without labels were used as the stimulus material and the attitudes toward those descriptions were assessed with the use of a questionnaire. Statistical analyses showed that labels had significant influence on recognition of mental illness, social distance, expected physical burden, and perception of treatment necessity. Type of psychopathology significantly influenced recognition of mental illness, social distance, expected physical burden, prognosis, and treatment choice. The results were discussed within the context of previous findings and the need for research pointed out.


Influence of Emotional Distress among Supporters on the Outcome of Psychogeriatric Day Care
GILLEARD, C. J. (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1987-2)
<jats:p>From a sample of consecutive referrals for psychogeriatric day care, the influence of the supporters' emotional distress and self-reported strain, together with the number of problems presented by the patient, was examined in relation to outcome, 6–7 months after initial attendance. A higher level of problems and the failure to achieve any reduction in reported distress were both found to contribute to the breakdown of community care and to the subsequent institutionalisation of the patient. Day hos...
The Impact of Caregivers' Expressed Emotion and the Patients' Perception of Expressed Emotion on the Positive and Negative Symptoms of Patients with Schizophrenia in a Sample From Turkey
BAŞTUĞ, GÜLBAHAR; Karanci, Nuray (Kare Publishing, 2015-06-01)
The impact of caregivers' expressed emotion and the patients' perception of expressed emotion on the positive and negative symptoms of patients with schizophrenia in a sample from Turkey
Replicated evidence that endophenotypic expression of schizophrenia polygenic risk is greater in healthy siblings of patients compared to controls, suggesting gene-environment interaction. The EUGEI study
van Os, Jim; et. al. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020-08-01)
Background First-degree relatives of patients with psychotic disorder have higher levels of polygenic risk (PRS) for schizophrenia and higher levels of intermediate phenotypes. Methods We conducted, using two different samples for discovery (n= 336 controls and 649 siblings of patients with psychotic disorder) and replication (n= 1208 controls and 1106 siblings), an analysis of association between PRS on the one hand and psychopathological and cognitive intermediate phenotypes of schizophrenia on the other ...
Effects of Early Postnatal Exposure to Ethanol on Retinal Ganglion Cell Morphology and Numbers of Neurons in the Dorsolateral Geniculate in Mice
Dursun, Ilknur; Jakubowska-Dogru, Ewa; van der List, Deborah; Liets, Lauren C.; Coombs, Julie L.; Berman, Robert F. (Wiley, 2011-11-01)
Background: The adverse effects of fetal and early postnatal ethanol intoxication on peripheral organs and the central nervous system are well documented. Ocular defects have also been reported in about 90% of children with fetal alcohol syndrome, including microphthalmia, loss of neurons in the retinal ganglion cell (RGC) layer, optic nerve hypoplasia, and dysmyelination. However, little is known about perinatal ethanol effects on retinal cell morphology. Examination of the potential toxic effects of alcoh...
Factors associated with the symptoms of depression and anxiety among male Turkish prisoners: a life crisis and personal growth model perspective
ŞENOL DURAK, EMRE; Gençöz, Faruk (Informa UK Limited, 2010-01-01)
The factors associated with depression and anxiety disorders in the prison populations have been empirically tested in various studies. The aim of the present study was to examine the factors associated with the symptoms of depression and anxiety in a sample of 179 Turkish male prisoners. For this purpose, a model conceptualized by Schaefer and Moos (1998) was used as the theoretical framework for this study. The role of locus of control (as a personality trait); prison type, crime type, time spent in priso...
Citation Formats
H. ARKAR and D. EKER, “EFFECT OF PSYCHIATRIC LABELS ON ATTITUDES TOWARD MENTAL-ILLNESS IN A TURKISH SAMPLE,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, pp. 205–213, 1994, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/65852.