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Co-ordinated joint service planning by all stakeholders is widely accepted as a valuable principle in the development of community support services for persons with severe mental illness. Even so, relatively little is known of the views and priorities of the different parties with regard to the...
We conducted a prospective ten-year follow-up study on the consequences of a suicide among relatives or other individuals close to the suicide victim. Baseline interviews (n = 104) were carried out during the National Suicide Prevention Project in Finland from 1987 to 1988. Semi-structured...
Patients with a clinical diagnosis of personality disorder (PD) often suffer prolonged distress. They are a considerable burden on psychiatric services and they are experienced as difficult to manage by their keyworkers. This paper describes the creation of a community-based case register of...
The study aims to determine the psychological profile of suicide ideators, attemp ters and completers in a tertiary care teaching hospital. A total of 260 suicidal ideators, 58 attempters and 55 completers were studied. The majority of ideators, attempters and completers were 26-35 years of age,...
The changes in fiamily burden and participation in care of relatives to both voluntarily and compulsorily admitted patients were investigated as part of a longitudinal study of the quality of the mental health services in a Swedish county perfiorrned between 1986 and 1997. The relationship...
The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Pakistani families living in an urban area of the United Kingdom, towards mental health issues, to identify the emic models used and compare them with the etic model, predominant in Western medicine. This would allow the exploration of...
Background: 'Relapse' is a common outcome indicator in intervention studies in schizophrenia. In community studies it is froqucntly equated with hospitalisation and in psychopharmacological studies with predetermined symptom scores. Its clinical meaning, however, remains undefined. Method:...
Western research suggests that life events contribute to childhood psychiatric disorder but no studies have examined this in developing countries. During a population-based study of 1403 8-12 year old children in Kerala, South India, a life events schedule was administered to parents of children...
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