Family members incur substantial financial costs during the course of caring for an individual with Alzheimer's disease. Much of this cost is associated with time spent in caregiving tasks, including supervision and communication with the patient, and assisting with activities of daily living. We have previously reported on the cross sectional reliability… (More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the characteristics of patients presenting with chronic fatigue (CF) and related syndromes in eight international centres and to subclassify these subjects based on symptom profiles. The validity of the subclasses was then tested against clinical data. METHOD Subjects with a clinical diagnosis of CF completed a 119-item… (More)
We related reported physical symptoms, cognitive appraisals (e.g., negative style of thinking), and coping strategies (e.g., denial/disengagement strategies) with illness burden across several functional domains separately in subsets of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients with (n = 26) and without (n = 39) concurrently diagnosed major depressive… (More)
Factor analysis of cognitive scores from 150 patients with Alzheimer's disease yielded two orthogonal factors: one (Factor 1) loading high on spontaneous speech, repetition, comprehension, reading, writing, digit span, and left/right discrimination; the other (Factor 2) loading high on long-term memory, orientation, object naming, and abstraction.… (More)
Seventy-one incarcerated juvenile offenders were diagnosed according to DSM-III and assessed for suicidal behavior. Subjects diagnosed as having major affective disorders or borderline personality disorders showed the highest degree of suicidal tendency and had made the most serious attempts.
Relations between platelet cytosolic calcium, parathyroid hormone, and blood pressure were investigated in 91 normotensive subjects: 47 men and 44 women ranging in age from 24 to 70 years. The men had higher mean arterial blood pressure, serum creatinine, and body mass index than the women. Serum total calcium, plasma ionized calcium, and parathyroid… (More)
Seventy-one seriously delinquent adolescents (40 male, 31 female) were evaluated by two of the authors (an interviewer and an observer) using the Social Adaptation and Interpersonal Relations sections of the DIB (Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines) in combination with the SADS (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia). DIB scores and DSM-III… (More)