Professional Publications


  Wahl, O., Hanrahan, E., Karl, K., Lasher, E., & Swaye, J. (2007). The depiction of mental illnesses in children’s television programs. Journal of Community Psychology, 31, 121-133.

 Wood, A. L., & Wahl, O.W. (2006).  Evaluating the effectiveness of a consumer-provided mental health recovery education presentation.  Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 46-52..

Wahl, O. F. (2004).  Stop the presses: Journalistic treatment of mental illness.  In L. Friedman (Ed.). Cultural sutures: medicine, morals, and media  (pp. 55-69) Durham, NC:  Duke University Press.

Wahl, O., Wood, A., Zaveri, P., Drapalski, A., & Mann, B. (2003).  Mental illness in children’s films.Journal of Community Psychology, 31, 553-560.

Wahl, O. F. (2003).  News media portrayal of mental illness: Implications for public policy.  American Behavioral Scientist, 46, 1594-1600.

Wahl, O. F. (2003).  Depiction of mental illnesses in children's media.  Journal of Mental Health, 13, 249-258.

Wahl, O. F. (2002).  Children's views of mental illness: A review of the literature.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 6, 134-158.

Wahl, O. F., Wood, A., & Richards, R. (2002). Newspaper coverage of mental illness: Is it changing? Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills,6, 9-31.

Wood, A. L., & Wahl, O. F. (Feb. 2002). Teacher ratings of a curriculum for education children about mental illness. Technical report for NAMI-NYS.

Wahl, O. F. (Jan. 2002).  Research on mental illness stigma: Gap analysis.  Technical report for the CMHS Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated with Mental Illnesses.

Wahl, O. F. (2001).  Commentary on "Psychiatry and the mass media."  Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 14, 530-531.

Wahl, O. F.  (2000). Obsessive-compulsive disorder in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 36, 307-312.
 
 

Wahl, O. F. (Spring 2003).  Mental illness education on campus: Breaking down the barriers of stigma.  The Advocate (NAMI newsletter), 31-32.

Wahl, O. F. (December 2001).  Advocates make headway in fight against stigma.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (June 2001).  Newspapers can mislead about mental illness.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (Spring 2001).  Consumer experiences of stigma. Community Connections (newsletter of the Mental Health Association of New York State).

Wahl, O. F. (Winter 2000/2001).  Humor in the media can exacerbate the stigma of mental illness.  Community Connections (newsletter of the Mental Health Association of New York State).

Wahl, O. F. (Sept./Oct. 2000).  Humor in the media can exacerbate the stigma of mental illness.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (June 2000).  Mental illness stigma and work.World Mental Health Day Planning Kit (of the World Federation for Mental Health).

Wahl, O. F. (Summer 2000).  Confronting stigma.  Paradigm, 5, 14-15+.
 
 

Wahl, O. F.  (1999).  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25, 467-478.

Adler, A. K., & Wahl, O. F. (1998). Children's beliefs about people labelled mentally ill. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68, 321-326.

Wahl, O. (1998).  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma. Unpublished report for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Wahl, O. F. (1997). Stigma and mass media. In Bernheim, K. (Ed.) Cases and readings in abnormal behavior (pp. 357-361). Baltimore, MD: Lanahan Publishers.

Wahl, O. (1996). Schizophrenia in the news. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 20, 51-54.

Thornton, J. A., & Wahl, O. F. (1996). Impact of a newspaper article on attitudes toward mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 17-25.

Wahl, O. F., Borostovik, L., & Rieppi, R. (1995). Schizophrenia in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 31, 239-248.5.

Wahl, O., & Wishner, J. (1972). Schizophrenic thinking as measured by developmental tests. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 155, 232-244.

Wishner, J., & Wahl, O. (1974). Dichotic listening in schizophrenia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42, 538-546.

Wahl, O. (1976). Monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia: A review. Psychological Bulletin, 83, 91-106.

Wahl, O. (1976). Handedness in schizophrenia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 72, 944-946.

Wahl, O. (1976). Schizophrenic patterns of dichotic shadowing performance.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 160, 401-407.

Wahl, O. (1977). Sex bias in schizophrenia research: A short report. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 86, 195-198.

Wahl, O., Zastowny, T., & Briggs, D. (1980). A factor analytic re-examination of two popular surveys of mental health attitudes. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 5, 29-39.

Wahl, O., & Sieg, D. (1980). Time estimation among schizophrenics. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 50, 535-541.

Wahl, O., & Herzog, J. (1980). Perceived sex differences in inpatient psychopathology. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 50, 509-510.

Wahl, O., & Briggs, D. (1980). Research note: Mental health attitudes and volunteering. Psychological Reports, 46, 966.

Wahl, O., & Roth, R. (1982). Television images of mental illness: Results of a metropolitan Washington Media Watch. Journal of Broadcasting, 26, 599-605.

Wahl, O., & Axelson, G. (1983). A note on news staff views of mental illness and its coverage. Journal of Community Psychology, 13, 80-82.

Wahl, O. (1987). Public vs. professional conceptions of schizophrenia. Journal of Community Psychology, 15,  285-291.

Wahl, O. (1989). Schizophrenogenic parenting in Abnormal Psychology textbooks. Teaching of Psychology, 16, 31-33.

Wahl, O., & Harman, C. (1989). Family views of stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 15, 131-139.

Wahl, O., & Lefkowits, J. Y. (1989). Impact of a television film on attitudes toward mental illness. American Journal of Community Psychology, 17, 521-527.

Wahl, O. (1990). Post-Hinckley views of the insanity defense. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 8, 3-11.

Wahl, O. F., & Kaye, A. L. (1991). The impact of John Hinckley's insanity plea on public and professional publication. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 9, 31-39.

Wahl, O. F., & Kaye, A. L. (1992). Mental illness topics in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 28, 21-28.

Wahl, O., & Hunter, J. (1992). Are gender effects being neglected in schizophrenia research? Schizophrenia Bulletin, 18, 313-318.

Wahl, O. F. (1992). Media images of mental illness: A review of the literature. Journal of Community Psychology, 20, 343-352.

Axelson, G. L., & Wahl, O. F. (1992). Psychotic vs. non-psychotic misdemeanants in a large county jail: An analysis of pre-trial treatment by the legal system. International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 15, 379-386.

Riskind, J. H., & Wahl. O. F. (1992). Moving makes it worse: The role of rapid movement in fears of psychiatric patients. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 11, 349-364.

Wahl, O. F. (1993). Community impact of group homes for mentally ill adults. Community Mental Health Journal, 29, 247-259.
 
 
 

Wahl, O. F. (December 1999).  Study examines consumer experiences with stigma.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association), p. 11.

Wahl, O. F. (September 1999).  Stigmatizing media images affect children.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (June 1999).  The stigma of mental illness.World Health Day Planning Kit (of the World Federation for Mental Health).

Wahl, O. F. (May 10, 1999).  Media point up negative side of mental illness.  Open Mind column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Wahl, O. F. (Spring 1999).  Mental illness stigma and the mass media.  The Newsletter of the American Psychiatric Association Auxiliary.

Wahl, O. F. (March 1999).  Straitjackets are no laughing matter. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (September 1998).  Violence stereotype hurts people with mental health needs.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association.

Wahl, O. F. (1998).  Psychologists vs. stigma.  Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 9, 59-60.

Wahl, O. F. (June 1998).  People First Language matters.The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. F. (Ma;y 1998). Media images stigmatize people with mental illnesses.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. (March 1996). Mass media and mental illness stigma. Bell Briefs (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. (March 13-19, 1976). Six TV myths about mental illness. TV Guide, pp. 4-8.

Wahl, O. (March 31, 1976).  TV misrepresents psychiatry. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, p. 19A.

Wahl, O. (Summer 1976).  TV myths of mental illness. Rochester Review (alumni magazine of the University of Rochester), pp. 4-6.

Wahl, O. (1976). Fear and rejection--One social response. in These People, a public education booklet about community care and people with mental disablitites, published by Horizon House Institute for Research and Development.

Wahl, O. (1978).  Mental illness in the media: An unhealthy condition.  Disabled USA, 2, 23-24.

Wahl, O. (1980).  Mental illness in the media: An unhealthy condition.  In Baron, Rutman, and Klaaczynska (Eds.) The Community Imperative.  Philadelphia: Horizon House Institute.

Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (July/August, 1981).  Television images of mental illness: Results of a metropolitan media watch.  In Touch (Supplement to the National Mental Health Association newspaper, FOCUS).

Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (July 1981).  Media watch results--Part I.  AMHA Monitor (newsletter of Anchor Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (August 1981).  Media watch results--Part II.  AMHA Monitor (newsletter of Anchor Mental Health Association).

Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (Summer/Fall 1981).  TV portrayal of mentally ill fails to promote understanding.  Access (newsletter of the National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting).

Wahl, O. (May 1985). Mental illness and the third person pronoun. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (Dec. 1985). Promoting mental health: Positive images. Virginia Prevention and Promotion Bulletin.

Rosenfield, R. & Wahl, O. (Jan. 1986). Mental illness: Facts or myth. The Standard (newsletter of the 20th division, Capital District Kiwanis International).

Wahl, O. (May 1986). Mental illness doesn't have a poster child. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (Sept. 1986). Keeping a watch on the media. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (Jan. 1987).  Mental health care in Virginia rated. Newsletter of the Metal Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (November 1987).  Stigma and NIMBY: Kissing cousins. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (Nov. 1988). Stigma--and the courage to combat it. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (July 22, 1987; March 14, 1989). Schizophrenia: A misunderstood illness. The Reston Times. (Reprinted also in the Centreville Times Courier, Feb. 16, 1989).

Wahl, O. (Winter 1990-91). The meanings of stigma. Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

Wahl, O. (Winter 1990-91). Psychotic vs. psychopathic, criminal vs. killer: Getting the terms straight. Newsletter of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State.

Wahl, O. (1992). Messages about mental illness from the serial killer novel. Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 4, 43-44.