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OBJECTIVE Most research on depression with reversed neurovegetative features (hypersomnia, hyperphagia, and weight gain) has been based on site-specific clinic-based samples. The goal of this study was to delineate the epidemiology of reversed symptoms in a large community sample and to use other symptom patterns for comparison. METHOD Interviewers(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the prevalence of depression and the determinants of mental health service use in Canada and the United States. METHODS The study used data from preliminary analyses of the 2003 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, which measured Canadian (N=3,505) and United States (N=5,183) resident ratings of health and health care(More)
BACKGROUND Impulsivity is a personality trait thought to be linked to suicide. Yet, not all suicides are highly impulsive. We aimed to better understand clinical, behavioral and psychosocial correlates of the association between suicide and impulsive behavior. METHODS One hundred sixty four suicide cases with impulsivity scores based on the Barratt(More)
The aims of the Camberwell High Contract Survey (CHCS) were to develop and test a systematic needs assessment procedure and use it to evaluate the services provided to long-term users of day centres and sheltered residential accommodation (excluding hospital wards). This paper describes the background to the study, the sample of 145 attenders and their(More)
OBJECTIVES In 2002, Canada undertook its first national survey on mental health and well-being, including detailed questioning on service use. Mental disorders may affect more than 1 person in 5, according to past regional and less comprehensive mental health surveys in Canada, and most do not seek help. Individual determinants play a role in health(More)
This preliminary study attempts to evaluate the effect of a community psychiatric service on residential mobility by comparing a cohort of schizophrenic patients over a 5-year period with that of non-psychotic and general population control groups in South Verona, a case register area in Northern Italy. No significant differences were found between the(More)
The community version of the MRC Needs for Care Assessment Schedule (NFCAS-C) is a new instrument designed for the psychiatric conditions seen in general populations. Its principles are based on the original Needs for Care Assessment, although that was developed for the very different population of those with long-standing mental illness (Brewin et al.(More)
OBJECTIVE By means of the psychological autopsy method and a case-control design, the authors examined the association of specific mental disorders and comorbidity with suicide among young men. METHOD Seventy-five men aged 18-35 years whose deaths were adjudicated as completed suicides by coroners of greater Montreal and Quebec City were matched to 75(More)
OBJECTIVE Postmortem studies have indicated that suicide victims have greater serotonin receptor 2A (5-HTR2A) binding in prefrontal brain regions. However, there remains some controversy regarding the biological specificity of these findings. The authors hypothesized that the variance observed in brain 5-HTR2A binding is genetically mediated, at least in(More)
Patients with an ICD-9 diagnosis of psychotic disorder were assessed for DSM-III-R schizophrenia. Rates of schizophrenia were found to be higher in males (39.8 per 100,000) than females (22.4 per 100,000). The DSM-III-R incidence supports recent studies which suggest a decrease in rates of schizophrenia across time, and also suggests that men suffer from(More)