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Course Description: This course is an introduction to elementary formal logic and critical thinking. The two required texts have as their goal the inculcation of habits of critical thinking and each attempts to reach this goal in different manner. Learning these different approaches for recognizing faulty argumentation and constructing sound and convincing(More)
The aim of this guidance paper of the European Psychiatric Association is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the early detection of a clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis in patients with mental problems. To this aim, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies reporting on conversion rates to psychosis in non-overlapping samples meeting any at(More)
BACKGROUND Innovative approaches to the widespread delivery of evidence-based dementia care are needed. The aims of this study were to determine whether a telephone screening method could efficiently identify individuals in the community in need of care for dementia and to develop a multidimensional needs assessment tool for identifying the type and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of the Strauss and Carpenter Prognostic Scale (SCPS) for transition to a first psychotic episode in subjects clinically at high risk (CHR) of psychosis. METHOD Two hundred and forty-four CHR subjects participating in the European Prediction of Psychosis Study were assessed with the SCPS, an instrument that has(More)
PAR Xin LU i …‘™Ž‡†‰‡‡– Life as a doctor student is never easy, and it can be even more difficult without the support and help from my supervisor, colleagues, friends and family. First and foremost, I would like to express my gratefulness to my supervisor, Prof. Luc Thévenaz, for his constant guidance and encouragement throughout my academic studies. I(More)
  • Mohammad Mehdi ALEM KARLADANI, Flavian Gyger, +10 authors Sogol Mirzaei
  • 2016
I hide my tears when I say your name, But the pain in my heart is still the same. In loving memory of Mom and Aunty.. . Acknowledgements Throughout these years as a doctoral student in Switzerland I had the great privilege of learning new things, sharing knowledge and experiencing delightful moments with wonderful people to whom my sincere gratitude goes(More)
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