A Sengoz

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Many measures of depression severity appear confounded by including depressive sub-typing features. We report the design of a brief (11 item) self-report scale of depression severity (the AUSSI), assessing both mood state and social impairment domains, and designed to be independent of sub-typing features. Mood severity and functional impairment scores(More)
This paper aims to describe a memory disorders clinic (MDC) for the assessment of patients presenting with early cognitive impairment, to examine the predictive utility of laboratory tests conducted on patients with early memory complaints, and, to investigate the potential reversibility of cognitive impairment in 80 consecutive patients presenting to an(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the development of a referrer satisfaction measure. METHOD Urban and rural general practitioners, physicians, neurologists, as well as obstetricians and gynaecologists rated 36 items in terms of their judged importance to the respondent's satisfaction with a psychiatric service. Responses of the whole sample and component practitioner(More)
OBJECTIVE We suggest that some descriptors and criteria of depressive features lack clarity or are overinclusive, with definitional limitations and vagaries in rating options, leading to variable ratings of similar items across differing measures as well as cloudy interpretation of positive ratings. METHOD We illustrate these limitations by reference to(More)
The clinical characteristics and treatment outcome of a series of 107 patients referred to a mood disorders unit with an episode of "treatment resistant" Major Depression are reviewed. Subjects were categorised by diagnosis (into melancholic and non-melancholic subtypes) and by adequacy of previous treatment. At subsequent review (mean period of 37.5(More)
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