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Objective : To review the impact of integrating child psychiatry services into a paediatric department. Method : Following the arrival of a new head of paediatrics, a mandatory multidisciplinary meeting was set up to review, diagnose and manage selected patients under the care of the...
Objective : The present study investigated the relationship of characteristics of childhood sexual abuse and subsequent psychopathology. Method : Referrals to a female psychiatrist in private practice in an urban working class area provided 73 adult female subjects who reported having been...
Objective : Adolescent parasuicide has often been associated with family disturbance, hopelessness and psychiatric disturbance, but little empirical work has been done to verify these clinical impressions. Method : The present study compares matched groups of hospitalised parasuicidal...
Objective : To examine the available literature regarding prevalence, clinical features and treatment of depression in adults with intellectual disability (ID). Method : A review of standard texts of ID and available literature examining psychiatric problems of individuals with ID. Results : Few...
Objectives : Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a variant of recurrent depression in which episodes are linked to a particular season, typically winter. SAD is understood as the extreme end of a continuum of seasonality in the general population. Photoperiod (the timing and duration of...
Objective : Intravenous sedation of involuntary psychiatric patients is practised in almost all hospitals in New South Wales. Despite its widespread use, little has been published about the medications used or their safety and efficacy. The present study reports the frequency and reasons for...
Objective : To examine the functioning of young adults who had been referred for psychiatric treatment during adolescence. Method : A group of 145 adolescents referred at a mean age of 14 years were interviewed at a mean age of 20 years to ascertain their functioning and whether they suffered...
Objective : Since World War II, an increasing number of soldiers have been deployed in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping forces. However, little is known about the psychiatric impact of such deployments. The present study investigated the nature, prevalence, aetiology and natural history of...
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