The paradoxical role of insight in mental illness: the experience of stigma and shame in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders

Buchman-Wildbaum, T., Váradi, E., Schmelowszky, Á., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Demetrovics, Z. and Urbán, R., 2020. The paradoxical role of insight in mental illness: the experience of stigma and shame in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 34 (6), pp. 449-457. ISSN 0883-9417

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Abstract

This study examined the factor structure of the Hungarian version of the Birchwood Insight Scale (BIS) and analyzed its association with socio-demographics, diagnosis, internalized stigma, and shame using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with covariates. Mentally ill patients (N = 200) completed self-report questionnaires. CFA supported a two-factor structure. While previous hospitalizations and diagnosis were associated with insight, insight predicted higher internalized stigma and shame. Efforts to increase insight should be matter of importance in the wider spectrum of mental diagnoses. However, such efforts should be conducted with special care as further research is needed to understand the impact of insight on wellbeing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Creators: Buchman-Wildbaum, T., Váradi, E., Schmelowszky, Á., Griffiths, M.D., Demetrovics, Z. and Urbán, R.
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Date: December 2020
Volume: 34
Number: 6
ISSN: 0883-9417
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.apnu.2020.07.009DOI
1451868Other
Rights: © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 19 Jul 2021 09:23
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 09:23
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43527

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