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The present study assesses the effects of demographic risk factors on children's exposure to violence (ETV) and how these effects vary by informants. Data on exposure to violence of 9-, 12-, and 15-year-olds were collected from both child participants (N = 1880) and parents (N = 1776), as part of the assessment of the Project on Human Development in Chicago(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to investigate the association of pretreatment social functioning (12 months before initial presentation) with symptom dimensions and social functioning at 1-year follow-up. METHOD Fifty-six adolescents, age 14-18, first admitted for early onset psychosis, were evaluated at baseline and 1-year follow-up assessing psychopathology(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive-perceptive 'basic symptoms' are used complementary to ultra-high-risk criteria in order to predict onset of psychosis in the pre-psychotic phase. The aim was to investigate the prevalence of a broad selection of 'basic symptoms' in a representative general adolescent population sample (GPS; N=96) and to compare it with adolescents first(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the effect of misclassification of accidental deaths and undetermined deaths on age-, sex-, and race/ethnicity-specific adolescent suicide rates from 1979 through 1994. METHODS Official mortality data were used to present suicide mortality trends. Two estimates of misclassified suicides in other death categories were(More)
Since the beginning of the 'Janus' opiate project in Basel in which severely opiate-dependent persons are treated intravenously with heroin, morphine or methadone 11 from 160 participants (to november 1995) were treated in the withdrawal and intervention unit at the psychiatry clinic of the university of Basel. 7 patients sought a total, 4 a partial(More)
En mars 1989, une 6pid6mie de rougeole touchant les 6tudiants internes et externes ainsi que le personnel d'un 6tablissement scolaire priv6 en Suisse romande a 6t6 d6clar6e. Pour enrayer cette 6piddmie les autorit6s sanitaires cantonales ont rapidement organis6 deux journ6es de vaccination collective pour les 61~ves non prot6g6s contre cette maladie et mis(More)
In psychiatrischen Kliniken wohnt ein grosser Teil der erwachsenen Geistigbehinderten, welche keinen anderen Platz, z. B. in einem speziell geeigneten Wohnheim, gefunden haben. Am Beispiel der beiden Halbkantone Basel-Stadt und Baselland kann gezeigt werden, dass eine dauernde Klinikhospitalisierung in keinem Falle durch den Schweregrad der Behinderung(More)
The development of a child or a adolescent and it's (psycho-)pathological manifestations call often for a multidisciplinary approach. The specialist for child and adolescent psychiatry has in such situations a coordinating and integrating function with direct involvement. His goal is therefore--be it during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures--to guarantee(More)