S Weich

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mental health and the built environment: cross-sectional survey of individual and contextual risk factors for depression
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 180:428-33. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The Stigma Scale: development of a standardised measure of the stigma of mental illness
    Michael King
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 4QP, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 190:248-54. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Br J Psychiatry 178:222-7. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Measuring the built environment: validity of a site survey instrument for use in urban settings
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    Health Place 7:283-92. 2001
  5. pmc Income inequality and self rated health in Britain
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:436-41. 2002
  6. pmc Contextual risk factors for the common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation of the effects of place
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:616-21. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 157:730-7. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Dysfunctional attitudes and the common mental disorders in primary care
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    J Affect Disord 75:269-78. 2003
  9. pmc The contribution of work and non-work stressors to common mental disorders in the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
    C Clark
    Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 42:829-42. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Social roles and gender difference in the prevalence of common mental disorders
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Br J Psychiatry 173:489-93. 1998

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Mental health and the built environment: cross-sectional survey of individual and contextual risk factors for depression
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 180:428-33. 2002
    ..BACKGROUND; Little is known about the effects of the physical environment on individual health...
  2. ncbi request reprint The Stigma Scale: development of a standardised measure of the stigma of mental illness
    Michael King
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 4QP, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 190:248-54. 2007
    ..There is concern about the stigma of mental illness, but it is difficult to measure stigma consistently...
  3. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Br J Psychiatry 178:222-7. 2001
    ..It has been hypothesised that the association between greater income inequality and increased mortality is mediated by poor psychosocial health...
  4. ncbi request reprint Measuring the built environment: validity of a site survey instrument for use in urban settings
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    Health Place 7:283-92. 2001
    ..BESSC items may prove to be valuable descriptors of the urban built environment in future studies...
  5. pmc Income inequality and self rated health in Britain
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:436-41. 2002
    ..The study tested the hypotheses that people in regions of Britain with the greatest income inequality would report worse health than those in other regions, after adjusting for individual socioeconomic circumstances...
  6. pmc Contextual risk factors for the common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation of the effects of place
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:616-21. 2003
    ..The study tested the hypothesis that the effects of area level exposures would be greatest among those not in paid employment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigation
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 157:730-7. 2003
    ..While these findings suggest that future interventions should target persons and households rather than places, further research is first required to establish whether other (particularly smaller) areas lead to similar results...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dysfunctional attitudes and the common mental disorders in primary care
    Scott Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    J Affect Disord 75:269-78. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that dysfunctional attitudes are associated with the onset and repeat prevalence of episodes of the common mental disorders among primary care attenders...
  9. pmc The contribution of work and non-work stressors to common mental disorders in the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
    C Clark
    Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 42:829-42. 2012
    ..However, studies have not considered whether the effects of work stressors on CMD remain after taking co-occurring non-work stressors into account...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social roles and gender difference in the prevalence of common mental disorders
    S Weich
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    Br J Psychiatry 173:489-93. 1998
    ..The aim was to test the hypothesis that this gender difference could be explained by differences between men and women in social role occupancy, after adjusting for age and socio-economic status...
  11. doi request reprint The relationship between happiness and intelligent quotient: the contribution of socio-economic and clinical factors
    A Ali
    Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College London, Charles Bell House, London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:1303-12. 2013
    ..Happiness was measured using a validated question on a three-point scale. Verbal IQ was estimated using the National Adult Reading Test and both categorical and continuous IQ was analysed...
  12. doi request reprint Debt, income and mental disorder in the general population
    R Jenkins
    WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Psychol Med 38:1485-93. 2008
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that the association between low income and mental disorder is mediated by debt and its attendant financial hardship...
  13. ncbi request reprint Geographical variation in rates of common mental disorders in Britain: prospective cohort study
    Scott Weich
    Division of Health in the Community, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 187:29-34. 2005
    ..There is little geographical variation in the prevalence of the common mental disorders. However, there is little longitudinal research...
  14. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic position and common mental disorders. Longitudinal study in the general population in the UK
    Petros Skapinakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 189:109-17. 2006
    ..Individuals in lower socio-economic groups have an increased prevalence of common mental disorders...
  15. pmc Help-seeking preferences for psychological distress in primary care: effect of current mental state
    Kate Walters
    Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London
    Br J Gen Pract 58:694-8. 2008
    ..It is currently unclear whether preferences may differ for those patients with milder symptoms compared to those experiencing more severe distress...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depression and socio-economic risk factors: 7-year longitudinal population study
    Vincent Lorant
    Public Health School, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium and Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 190:293-8. 2007
    ..Low socio-economic status is associated with a higher prevalence of depression, but it is not yet known whether change in socio-economic status leads to a change in rates of depression...
  17. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to depression and its treatment in primary care
    Scott Weich
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Psychol Med 37:1239-48. 2007
    ..Our aim was to validate and describe responses to a questionnaire about attitudes to depression and its treatment in a sample with experience of moderate and severe depressive episodes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Treatment of depression in primary care. Socio-economic status, clinical need and receipt of treatment
    Scott Weich
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:164-9. 2007
    ..Depression is prevalent, costly and often undertreated...
  19. pmc The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): development and UK validation
    Ruth Tennant
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:63. 2007
    ..This article describes the development and validation of a new scale, comprised only of positively worded items relating to different aspects of positive mental health: the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS)...
  20. pmc Prediction of depression in European general practice attendees: the PREDICT study
    Michael King
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, UCL, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:6. 2006
    ..However, we lack reliable and valid methods of risk estimation. This protocol paper introduces PREDICT, an international research study to address this risk estimation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Rural/non-rural differences in rates of common mental disorders in Britain: prospective multilevel cohort study
    Scott Weich
    Division of Health in the Community, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 188:51-7. 2006
    ..Some UK studies have reported an urban excess in the prevalence of the most common mental disorders of anxiety and depression...
  22. pmc Computerised patient-specific guidelines for management of common mental disorders in primary care: a randomised controlled trial
    Hollie V Thomas
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 54:832-7. 2004
    ..A large proportion of people with depression and anxiety go unrecognised by their general practitioner (GP). Case-finding does not appear to be effective on its own...
  23. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders and ethnicity in England: the EMPIRIC study
    Scott Weich
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Psychol Med 34:1543-51. 2004
    ..We compared the prevalence of CMD among representative samples of White, Irish, Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani individuals living in England using a standardized clinical interview...
  24. pmc Racial/ethnic discrimination and common mental disorders among workers: findings from the EMPIRIC Study of Ethnic Minority Groups in the United Kingdom
    Kamaldeep Bhui
    Centre for Psychiatry, Barts, and London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 95:496-501. 2005
    ..We measured perceived discrimination and its association with common mental disorders among workers in the United Kingdom...
  25. pmc Absence of spatial variation in rates of the common mental disorders
    Scott Weich
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:254-7. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychotic symptoms in the general population of England--a comparison of ethnic groups (The EMPIRIC study)
    Michael King
    Dept of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:375-81. 2005
    ..There is considerable evidence that incidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses varies across ethnic groups in the UK, with particularly high rates for people of African-Caribbean origin...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stigma: the feelings and experiences of 46 people with mental illness. Qualitative study
    Sokratis Dinos
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 184:176-81. 2004
    ..Stigma defines people in terms of some distinguishing characteristic and devalues them as a consequence...
  28. ncbi request reprint Racism, psychosis and common mental disorder among ethnic minority groups in England
    Saffron Karlsen
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
    Psychol Med 35:1795-803. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between risk of psychosis, common mental disorder (CMD) and indicators of racism among ethnic minority groups in England and how this relationship may vary by particular ethnic groups...
  29. doi request reprint Prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees across Europe
    Michael King
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 192:362-7. 2008
    ..There is evidence that the prevalence of common mental disorders varies across Europe...
  30. ncbi request reprint Social capital and mental health
    Kwame McKenzie
    Br J Psychiatry 181:280-3. 2002
  31. doi request reprint Availability of inpatient beds for psychiatric admissions in the NHS
    Scott Weich
    BMJ 337:a1561. 2008
  32. ncbi request reprint Can the 12-item General Health Questionnaire be used to measure positive mental health?
    Yongjian Hu
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Psychol Med 37:1005-13. 2007
    ..Our aim was to test the hypothesis that the GHQ-12 assesses both positive and negative mental health and that these domains are independent of one another...
  33. pmc Risk of suicide during treatment with venlafaxine, citalopram, fluoxetine, and dothiepin: retrospective cohort study
    Annalisa Rubino
    RTI Health Solutions, Manchester Science Park, Manchester M15 6SE
    BMJ 334:242. 2007
    ..To compare the risk of suicide in adults using the antidepressant venlafaxine compared with citalopram, fluoxetine, and dothiepin...
  34. ncbi request reprint Primary group size, social support, gender and future mental health status in a prospective study of people living in private households throughout Great Britain
    Traolach S Brugha
    University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences, Brandon Mental Health Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
    Psychol Med 35:705-14. 2005
    ..Previous research suggests that associations between social network size and later common mental disorder status may differ according to sex and initial mental state...
  35. ncbi request reprint International and regional variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders: do we need more surveys?
    Scott Weich
    Br J Psychiatry 184:289-90. 2004