publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Identity change and mental healthcare transition

McNamara, N; Coyne, I; Ford, T; Paul, M; Singh, S; McNicholas, F;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Adolescents attending Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) requiring ongoing care are transferred to adult services (AMHS) at eighteen. Many young people with service needs are not being referred, or are refusing referral to AMHS. This study explored these issues from a social identity change perspective. Transcripts of interviews conducted with young people (n=11), their parents (n=5) and child (n=11) and adult (n=8) psychiatrists were thematically analysed. Transition to AMHS confirmed an ill\ud ness identity. Young people adopting this identity saw\ud continued service engagement as identity-congruent.\ud Disengagement was attributed to failure t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system
free text keywords: Mental health, Developmental psychology, Mental healthcare, Stigma (botany), Referral, Psychology, Social psychology, Social identity theory, Disengagement theory, Alliance, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine
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