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Cliodhna O'Connor
University College Dublin
PsychiatrySociologyPsychologySocial scienceSocial psychology
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Amanda Fitzgerald (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 11
Social anxiety in adolescents oftentimes goes undetected because of the internalized nature of the disorder as well as adolescents’ reluctance to discuss their mental health. A reliable and valid self-report measure for assessing symptoms of social anxiety in adolescents for use in an educational setting is particularly important because of the burden that social anxiety can have in educational settings. This study aimed to test the previously proposed two-factor structure of the Social Anxiety ...
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#1Cliodhna O'ConnorH-Index: 9
#2Johnny DownsH-Index: 7
Last. Hitesh ShettyH-Index: 10
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Abstract Understanding clinical practice in relation to psychiatric diagnosis is important for identifying avenues for service improvement, developing clinically valid research methods and informing debate about prevailing diagnostic systems. Minimal research has explored psychiatric diagnostic practice by studying the diagnostic information present in clinical records. This study identifies, quantifies and descriptively analyses the range of contexts in which diagnostic terms appear in free-tex...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Fiona McNicholas (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 14
: Psychiatric diagnoses are important resources in helping young people and families make sense of emotional or behavioural difficulties. However, the poor reliability of diagnoses in childhood means many young service-users experience their diagnosis being removed, revised or supplemented over time. No previous research has investigated how young service-users experience, understand or respond to alteration of their original diagnosis. The current study adopted a qualitative approach to explore...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Fiona McNicholas (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 14
ADHD diagnoses are increasing worldwide, in patterns involving both overdiagnosis of some groups and underdiagnosis of others. The current study uses data from a national longitudinal study of Irish children (N = 8568) to examine the sociodemographic, clinical and psychological variables that differentiate children with high hyperactivity/inattention symptoms, who had and had not received a diagnosis of ADHD. Analysis identified no significant differences in the demographic characteristics or so...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Helene Joffe (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 24
Evaluating the intercoder reliability (ICR) of a coding frame is frequently recommended as good practice in qualitative analysis. ICR is a somewhat controversial topic in the qualitative research c...
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#1Fiona McNicholasH-Index: 14
#2Sonita Sharma (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 1
Last. Elizabeth Barrett (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 1
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Physician burnout has reached epidemic levels in many countries, contributing to adverse personal, patient and service outcomes. Adverse socioeconomic conditions, such as the economic downturn in the Ireland post 2008, contribute to a situation of increased demand but inadequate resources. Given a recent unprecedented increase in referrals to Irish child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), coupled with a fragmented and poorly resourced service, it is important to reflect on consultant...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Niamh McNamara (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 8
Last. Fiona McNicholas (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 14
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AbstractBackground: Public opinion research shows that eating disorders (EDs) are a major target of stigmatisation. To understand the implications of this stigma, research investigating how stigma ...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Johnny Downs (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 7
Last. Fiona McNicholas (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 14
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Community-based epidemiological studies show transitions between psychiatric disorders are common during child development. However, little research has explored the prevalence or patterns of the diagnostic adjustments that occur in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Understanding diagnostic trajectories is necessary to inform theory development in developmental psychopathology and clinical judgements regarding risk and prognosis. In this study, data from CAMHS clinical records...
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#1Adam Nolan (UCD: University College Dublin)
#2Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
Abstract Background Depression is a leading cause of ill-health and disability globally and encouraging help-seeking and treatment engagement is a key priority of health authorities worldwide. Causal attributions for mental illness have numerous attitudinal and behavioural consequences; however, limited research has explored their implications for attitudes to treatment. This study experimentally investigates the impact of causal attributions for depression on attitudes to specific help-seeking ...
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#1Cliodhna O'Connor (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
#2Judith Burke (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Last. Brendan Rooney (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 7
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Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience social marginalisation. This study uses a vignette-based design to clarify whether diagnostic disclosure affects social marginalisation in workplace contexts. It investigates two potential mediators of this relationship: affective response to and theory of mind for people with ASD. Participants (n = 170) read a description of a hypothetical co-worker with ASD traits, whose diagnosis was either disclosed or concealed. Providing a diagnos...
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