This study examined the relationship between change in internalized stigma and social functioning over time. Thirty-five individuals with severe mental illness completed measures of self-stigma, social functioning and symptoms at baseline, 4 months, and 7 months. Change in self-stigma was significantly negatively related to change in social functioning, controlling for negative symptoms.
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The authors thank Mike Tamburino, Nicole Beattie, Amy Strasburger, Megan Grant, Lionel Wininger, and Andrea Rodrigues for their invaluable assistance in carrying out the study. This work was supported by National Institute of Mental Health grant R34-MH082161 to the authors.
- Negative symptoms
- Social functioning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry