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Objective: It is important to perform a routine screening of nicotine dependence in psychiatric patients. The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) is a widely used six-item questionnaire. The Heavy Smoking Index (HSI) is a briefer measure including only two FTND items (time to first...
Objective: To examine aspects of the reliability and validity of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS) in measuring depression in New Zealand adolescents of all major ethnic groups. Method: A sample of 9699 randomly selected New Zealand secondary school students participated in the...
Objective: The research aimed to investigate how people diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder avoided episodes of illness and managed to stay well. The research also examined the role that personal, social and environmental factors played in helping people with bipolar mood disorder to stay well....
Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between accommodation history and management outcome in patients with psychosis. Method: Demographic information, diagnosis and an accommodation history were taken from patients with psychosis accepted for case management...
Objective: To examine the evidence for the effectiveness of clinical interventions designed to reduce the repetition of deliberate self-harm (DSH) in adolescents and young adults. Methods: Electronic databases were searched for papers describing randomised and clinical control trials (RCTs) and...
Objectives: It is crucial to understand the psychological mechanisms that mediate transition from having one or two psychotic symptoms to becoming a patient with a psychotic disorder. This study investigated whether: (i) a delusional interpretation and/or a depressed response to hallucinatory...
Background: The finding by Lawrence, Holman and Jablensky (Duty to Care) that mortality among the mentally ill in Western Australia was 2.5 times that of the general population, seemingly, has great significance for public policy concerning the mentally ill. ‘Mortality’ could be a useful...
Objective: To examine the relationship between control and the intermediate term outcome of Chinese patients with anorexia nervosa. Method: 88 patients who fulfilled the DSM-III-R criteria for typical (fat phobic, n = 63) and atypical (non-fat phobic, n = 25) anorexia nervosa were contacted 9...
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