Opplevelsene av å få og leve med en psykiatrisk diagnose
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionÅrseth, A. L., & Johannessen, B. (2013). Opplevelsene av å få og leve med en psykiatrisk diagnose. Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid, 10(1), 25-35.
In Norway, clinicians (doctors and psychologists) are required to give patients a diagnosis. The purpose of the study this article is based on was to gain insight into how people experience living with a psychiatric diagnosis. The findings are based on qualitative interviews with four participants who have had a psychiatric diagnosis for at least five years. Findings show that having a psychiatric diagnosis affects how people are met by others; individuals with such a diagnosis can have experiences related to being objectified, there is also a gap between how participants experience themselves and how others experience them. The study highlights the importance of health personnel’s attitudes to people with mental health disorders. It is vital in this regard that the patient’s own experiences and resources are emphasised in the treatment.
Author's version of an article in the journal: Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid. Also available from the publisher at: http://www.idunn.no/ts/tph/2013/01/opplevelsene_av_f_og_leve_med_en_psykiatriskdiagnose