Andrea Pickering

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Fifty-five patients with chronic hypercalcemia were compared with test norms, and two comparison groups of orthopedic patients and hypertensive patients on objective and subjective tests of mood. Sixteen percent of the hypercalcemic patients were found to score over the cut-off point for anxiety on the anxiety subsection of the Hospital Anxiety and(More)
BACKGROUND Certain personality traits may mediate the relationship between familiality and adversity in causing depression. AIMS To examine whether the neuroticism and extraversion scales of the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) represent enduring traits underlying the vulnerability to respond to adversity by developing depressive episodes. METHOD A(More)
BACKGROUND Women who have anorexia nervosa may experience difficulties with fertility and reproduction. METHOD We examined fertility and reproductive history in 66 women who had a history of anorexia nervosa (DSM-III-R) and 98 randomly selected community controls as part of a follow-up investigation examining the course of anorexia nervosa. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Although there have been many studies of the outcome of anorexia nervosa, methodological weaknesses limit their interpretation. The authors used a case-control design to try to improve knowledge about the outcome of anorexia nervosa. METHOD All new female patients referred to an eating disorders service between Jan. 1, 1981, and Dec. 31, 1984,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of stroke survivors in a health district population aged 55 years and over. DESIGN This was a point prevalence study using two-stage postal questionnaires sent to an age stratified random sample of the population. SETTING A district health authority in northern England with a resident(More)
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