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Clinical and psychological correlates of two domains of hopelessness in schizophrenia

Paul H. Lysaker, PhD, et al.

Many veterans with schizophrenia struggle to havehope for their future. This study tried to understand whatstands in the way of these veterans' belief that they can keep trying and achieve their goals. We assessed hope, stigma (negative beliefs about mental illness), symptoms,and coping preferences in 143 veterans with schizophrenia-related illnesses. Results revealed that veterans with greater hope tended to have fewer symptoms of depression and loss of interest, were more active problem solvers, and rejected stigma or negative beliefs about mental illness. Our results may help professionals improve services for veterans with schizophrenia.

Volume 45 Number 6, 2008
Pages 911  — 920

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