Online groups and patient forums

Dosani, Sabina ORCID:, Harding, Claire and Wilson, Simon (2014) Online groups and patient forums. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16 (11). ISSN 1523-3812

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Online mental health support forums are becoming increasingly popular and there is evidence that they are useful: particularly for providing anonymous support and filling information gaps. However, there are also very real concerns about negative outcomes for users. One online mental health service, Big White Wall, manages these risks and supports its members through the provision of 24 hour professional moderation. Comparison of Big White Wall’s member population with the population of one London borough shows a diverse user group, but members are more likely to be female, and aged 25 to 34, or unemployed.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2014, The Author(s).
Uncontrolled Keywords: bipolar disorders,depression,online communication,online self help forums,online social networking tools,online therapy,pro-anorexia,self-harm,social media,suicide,psychiatry and mental health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 08:31
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:40
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-014-0507-3

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