C Lauber

Summary

Affiliation: Psychiatric University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of mental health professionals and the general population on how to treat mental disorders
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, 8021, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:835-43. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Beliefs about the mentally ill: a comparative study between healthcare professionals in Brazil and in Switzerland
    Nadia Des Courtis
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Berne and Psychiatric Hospital, Prangins, Switzerland
    Int Rev Psychiatry 20:503-9. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of burden in caregivers of patients with exacerbating schizophrenia
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, P O Box 19030, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 18:285-9. 2003
  4. pmc Attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their side effects: a comparison between general practitioners and the general population
    Josef Helbling
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 6:42. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint [Attitude of family of psychiatric patients to psychiatric research, especially to early detection of schizophrenic psychoses]
    C Lauber
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich
    Psychiatr Prax 28:144-6. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Homelessness among people with severe mental illness in Switzerland
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:50-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Can a seizure help? The public's attitude toward electroconvulsive therapy
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 134:205-9. 2005
  8. pmc Mental health literacy in an educational elite -- an online survey among university students
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 5:44. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Homeless people at disadvantage in mental health services
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:138-45. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Length of first admission and treatment outcome in patients with unipolar depression
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 93:43-51. 2006

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of mental health professionals and the general population on how to treat mental disorders
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, 8021, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:835-43. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Beliefs about the mentally ill: a comparative study between healthcare professionals in Brazil and in Switzerland
    Nadia Des Courtis
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Berne and Psychiatric Hospital, Prangins, Switzerland
    Int Rev Psychiatry 20:503-9. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of burden in caregivers of patients with exacerbating schizophrenia
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, P O Box 19030, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 18:285-9. 2003
    ..g. threats, nuisances, but also substance use and aggression. Two weeks before the last hospitalisation of the affected are considered as being the most burdensome period for relatives...
  4. pmc Attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their side effects: a comparison between general practitioners and the general population
    Josef Helbling
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 6:42. 2006
    ..We aimed measuring general practitioners' attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their adverse side effects and comparing these with the attitudes of the general population...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Attitude of family of psychiatric patients to psychiatric research, especially to early detection of schizophrenic psychoses]
    C Lauber
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich
    Psychiatr Prax 28:144-6. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Homelessness among people with severe mental illness in Switzerland
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:50-6. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Can a seizure help? The public's attitude toward electroconvulsive therapy
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 134:205-9. 2005
    ..042). The finding was not affected by the type of illness. Thus, having a prejudice toward ECT is a 'uniform attitude' that does not significantly vary between individual, demographic, or cultural contexts...
  8. pmc Mental health literacy in an educational elite -- an online survey among university students
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 5:44. 2005
    ..The aims of this paper are to determine whether a sample of university students recognise different symptoms of depression and schizophrenia and to reveal factors influencing correct recognition...
  9. ncbi request reprint Homeless people at disadvantage in mental health services
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:138-45. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Length of first admission and treatment outcome in patients with unipolar depression
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 93:43-51. 2006
    ..Finally, we analysed if there is an 'optimal' length of first hospitalisation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Family burden during exacerbation of schizophrenia: quantification and determinants of additional costs
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:259-64. 2005
    ..Family members of people with schizophrenia are heavily burdened. Thus, we aimed at quantifying the amount of additional efforts during the two weeks before hospitalisation of acute exacerbating psychosis compared to the time before...
  12. ncbi request reprint Stigma towards people with mental illness in developing countries in Asia
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int Rev Psychiatry 19:157-78. 2007
    ..Most studies, however, derive from Western countries. This review aims at summarizing results from developing countries in Asia published between 1996-2006...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lay beliefs about treatments for people with mental illness and their implications for antistigma strategies
    Christoph Lauber
    Department of Social and Clinical Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Can J Psychiatry 50:745-52. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Lay recommendations on how to treat mental disorders
    C Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:553-6. 2001
    ..It is important to identify these beliefs as professional helpers are asked to consider them in their treatment recommendations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing social distance toward people with mental illness
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Community Ment Health J 40:265-74. 2004
    ..Social distance-the willingness to engage in relationships of varying intimacy with a person--is an indicator of public attitudes toward persons with mental illness...
  16. ncbi request reprint Public attitude to compulsory admission of mentally ill people
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:385-9. 2002
    ..Assessing the public attitude to compulsory admission of mentally ill in Switzerland and analyzing the influence of demographic, psychological, and sociological factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Community psychiatry: results of a public opinion survey
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 52:234-42. 2006
    ..However, previous studies have only investigated the impact of demographic variables on the attitude to community psychiatry...
  18. ncbi request reprint Do people recognise mental illness? Factors influencing mental health literacy
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:248-51. 2003
    ..Mental health literacy has been defined as the public's knowledge and the beliefs about mental disorders enhancing the ability to recognise specific disorders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Determinants of attitude to volunteering in psychiatry: results of a public opinion survey in Switzerland
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 48:209-19. 2002
    ..Little is known about factors influencing the attitude to volunteering in psychiatry. However, knowledge about these factors is important as target groups to be addressed by an awareness and promotion campaign could be identified...
  20. doi request reprint In-patient suicide--a 13-year assessment
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 120:71-5. 2009
    ..To describe the suicide rates of psychiatric in-patients in the canton of Zurich for the period 1992-2004, and to determine putative risk factors...
  21. pmc Attitudes of mental health professionals toward people with schizophrenia and major depression
    Carlos Nordt
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Schizophr Bull 32:709-14. 2006
    ..The study concludes that the better knowledge of mental health professionals and their support of individual rights neither entail fewer stereotypes nor enhance the willingness to closely interact with mentally ill people...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prediction of in-patient use in first-admitted patients with psychosis
    Barbara Lay
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 21:401-9. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Social support modifies perceived stigmatization in the first years of mental illness: a longitudinal approach
    Brigitte Mueller
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstrasse 8, P O Box 1930 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 62:39-49. 2006
    ..Duration of illness should be included as a central variable in future research, as it influences the nature of the relation between stigmatization and social ties...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perceived stigmatization of mentally ill people and its consequences for the quality of life in a Swiss population
    Janine Graf
    Public Mental Health Research Group, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:542-7. 2004
    ..For planning and implementing psychiatric treatment programs, it is important to be aware of social conceptions of mental disorder...
  25. ncbi request reprint Changing incidence of psychotic disorders among the young in Zurich
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Schizophr Res 95:9-18. 2007
    ..However, the rates in the youngest age groups showed a strong increase in the second half of the 1990's. The trend reversal among the youngest age groups coincides with the increased use of cannabis among young Swiss in the 1990's...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Expert's and lay attitudes towards restrictions on mentally ill people]
    Heidi Zogg
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich, Forschungsgruppe Sozialpsychiatrie, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Prax 30:379-83. 2003
    ..Comparing experts' and lay opinions towards restrictions on mentally ill people...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Increased stigma through a former stay in a mental hospital? Results of a public survey in Switzerland]
    Carlos Nordt
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich, Forschungsgruppe Sozialpsychiatrie, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Prax 30:384-8. 2003
    ..The perception of how most people stigmatize mentally ill persons has consequences for the affected. Is a former stay in a mental hospital connected with an additional stigma?..
  28. ncbi request reprint What about psychiatrists' attitude to mentally ill people?
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 19:423-7. 2004
    ..Firstly, to assess and, secondly, to compare experts' and lay attitudes towards community psychiatry and the respective social distance towards mentally ill people...
  29. ncbi request reprint Internet forums: a self-help approach for individuals with schizophrenia?
    H Haker
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:474-7. 2005
    ..To study if and how online self-help forums for individuals with schizophrenia are used...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Involuntary admission and the attitude of the general population, and mental health professionals]
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich, Klinik für Soziale Psychiatrie und Allgemein psychiatrie Zurich West, Militarstrasse 8, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Prax 34:S181-5. 2007
    ..All studies on the attitude of the general population, mental health professionals, relatives and, finally, those affected towards coercive measures in psychiatry, especially involuntary admission and treatment, are reviewed in this paper...
  31. ncbi request reprint Changes in social network diversity and perceived social support after psychiatric hospitalization: results from a longitudinal study
    Brigitte Müller
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 53:564-75. 2007
    ..However, only a few studies have examined the predictors, changes and correlations of these constructs within a longitudinal framework...
  32. ncbi request reprint Utilisation of inpatient psychiatric services by people with illicit substance abuse in Switzerland
    Barbara Lay
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:338-45. 2006
    ..The study aims to examine the utilisation of inpatient psychiatric services by people with substance use disorders (SUD), and to identify factors that predict inpatient service use...
  33. ncbi request reprint Are immigrants at a disadvantage in psychiatric in-patient care?
    B Lay
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:358-66. 2005
    ..To assess the utilization of psychiatric in-patient care among immigrants, and to compare immigrants and natives with respect to sociodemographic and clinical characteristics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Patterns of inpatient care for immigrants in Switzerland: a case control study
    Barbara Lay
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Militarstrasse 8, P O Box 1930, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:199-207. 2006
    ..Migration has become a major political and social concern in West European societies...
  35. ncbi request reprint Is there an impact of global and local disasters on psychiatric inpatient admissions?
    Helene Haker
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, 8029 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 254:330-4. 2004
    ..As such we analysed all psychiatric inpatient admissions in the Canton of Zurich/Switzerland. To test the influence of proximity to a disaster, we additionally analysed the impact of a local amok run on September 27, 2001...
  36. doi request reprint Suicide after bereavement: an overlooked problem
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychol Med 38:673-6. 2008
    ..To examine the effect of time on suicide after bereavement among widowed persons...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors and course of vocational status, income, and quality of life in people with severe mental illness: a naturalistic study
    Carlos Nordt
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 65:1420-9. 2007
    ..A life course perspective enhances the understanding of patients' vocational potential and needs for support...
  38. ncbi request reprint Age-period-cohort analysis of Swiss suicide data, 1881-2000
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:207-14. 2006
    ..Birth cohort effects remain an intriguing topic in epidemiology of suicide. A better understanding of birth cohort effects might open new doors to suicide prevention...
  39. pmc Diversity and change in suicide seasonality over 125 years
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    University Psychiatric Hospital Zurich, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstrasse 8, Postfach 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:967-72. 2005
    ..This work investigates the smoothing out of suicide seasonality in Switzerland between the late 19th and the end of the 20th century. It includes analyses by region and by suicide method...
  40. ncbi request reprint Reduction in the suicide rate during Advent--a time series analysis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, P O Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 157:139-46. 2008
    ..It involves valuable challenges for suicide prevention such as timing of campaigns and enhancement of social networks...
  41. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative medicine in the general population: results from a longitudinal community study
    Wulf Rossler
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychol Med 37:73-84. 2007
    ..We have examined data from the Zurich Study to determine trends and predictors of CAM use in Switzerland...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seasonal associations between weather conditions and suicide--evidence against a classic hypothesis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 165:561-9. 2007
    ..The results represent a novel minor effect in seasonality of suicide, which is hardly compatible with the hypothesized role of temperature in suicide seasonality...
  43. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of supported employment for people with severe mental illness: a randomised controlled trial
    Tom Burns
    University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 370:1146-52. 2007
    ..Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of IPS, and to examine whether its effect is modified by local labour markets and welfare systems...
  44. ncbi request reprint Patients' attitudes toward antidepressants
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatr Serv 54:746-7. 2003
  45. doi request reprint Predictors of employment for people with severe mental illness: results of an international six-centre randomised controlled trial
    Jocelyn Catty
    Division of Mental Health, St Geroge s, University of London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 192:224-31. 2008
    ..An international six-centre randomised controlled trial comparing individual placement and support (IPS) with usual vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental illness found IPS to be more effective for all vocational outcomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint General practitioners and schizophrenia: results from a Swiss survey
    Andor E Simon
    Psychiatric Out Patient Services Bruderholz
    Br J Psychiatry 187:274-81. 2005
    ..General practitioners (GPs) have an important role in the care of patients with chronic schizophrenia and of those in the early phases of this disorder...
  47. ncbi request reprint Structured patient-clinician communication and 1-year outcome in community mental healthcare: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Stefan Priebe
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary, University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:420-6. 2007
    ..Patient-clinician communication is central to mental healthcare but neglected in research...
  48. ncbi request reprint At issue: anti-stigma-endeavours
    Christoph Lauber
    Int Rev Psychiatry 19:103-6. 2007
  49. doi request reprint IPS in Europe: the EQOLISE trial
    Tom Burns
    Social Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 31:313-7. 2008
    ..Evidence of the effectiveness of IPS in these conditions, and its potential variation across them, would guide local policy and provide possible insights into its mechanism...
  50. ncbi request reprint Stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness: a critical appraisal
    Christoph Lauber
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 17:10-3. 2008
    ..g., on symptoms of mental illness, for instance anxiety, affective symptoms or suicidal ideations. Finally, a plea for more stigma-related research is given as research in stigma-related issues is also stigmatised...
  51. doi request reprint Mental health care institutions in nine European countries, 2002 to 2006
    Stefan Priebe
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
    Psychiatr Serv 59:570-3. 2008
    ..This study aimed to establish whether there has been a trend in Europe toward more institutionalized care since 2002...