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Contemporary developments in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma offer possibilities for optimal control, but patients increasingly need to take on responsibilities for self care. Health professionals require comprehensive assessments of outcome that include data reflecting patients' perceptions of their disorder and its… (More)
Family, twin, and adoption studies have suggested an important role for hereditary factors in the etiology and pathogenesis of several psychiatric disorders. Advances in molecular and statistical genetics may very well reveal the identity of these factors, which may include single genes. Linked markers, critical to the discovery of abnormal genes in several… (More)
A case is described who exhibited lycanthropy during an acute psychotic illness. During a short period she experienced herself as four different species of animal, an occurrence not previously reported. The phenomenon of lycanthropy is most appropriately regarded as a delusion, but the abnormal subjective experience is stressed, not just the falsely-held… (More)
This panel considers issues involved in the planning, developing, and implementing of on-the-job computer-based training and information aids. Contrast is made between population constraints and presentation requirements of instruction vs. information, with consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of traditional instructional design theory for both of… (More)
Individuals with severe psychotic illnesses may experience hallucinatory voices from animals. Six cases are described, and the significance of such hallucinations is discussed. The term 'Dolittle phenomenon' is proposed.