C B Ballinger

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  • C B Ballinger
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1990
In the debates about the association between mental illness and the menopause, the psychiatric approach contradicts assertions by the gynaecological and psychoanalytic literature that the menopause has a negative effect on mental health. General population studies show that, if at all, psychiatric morbidity is more common in women in the five years before(More)
A survey of 539 women from the general population indicated a high prevalence of minor psychiatric illness in women aged 40-55 years. There was evidence of an increase in psychiatric morbidity occurring before the menopause and lasting until about one year after menstrual periods had ended. Vasomotor symptoms increased dramatically when periods stopped and(More)
Emotional disturbance was assessed in a group of women in the first few days following childbirth and again 2 months and 1 year following childbirth; the clinical features are described. Variables such as social class, age and parity were not related to the level of emotional disturbance, but a history of marital problems, sexual difficulties, poor(More)
Two-stage screening for psychiatric disorder was carried out with a sample of 99 male and 95 female outpatients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, using the General Health Questionnaire and the Clinical Interview Schedule. The estimated prevalence of psychiatric disorder in this sample was 18%: only 28% of the psychiatric morbidity so identified was(More)
Hormone profiles for oestradiol, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, testosterone, androstenedione, prolactin, cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and triiodothyronine are presented for 85 peri-menopausal women. All subjects completed the 60-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and 48 were interviewed using a(More)
  • C B Ballinger
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1977
Two hundred and seventeen women between the ages of 40 and 55 years referred to a gynaecological out-patient clinic were screened for psychiatric illness by means of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and a brief special questionnaire. Of the 114 women identified as possible psychiatric 'cases' 104 were interviewed. A standardized psychiatric interview(More)
One hundred randomly selected residents of a mental handicap hospital originating from Dundee were interviewed using a standardised assessment based on the modified Standardised Clinical Interview Schedule. Information on certain behavioural items and self-care skills was obtained from nursing staff and case records. An ICD-9 diagnosis could be made for 80(More)
Thirty-four women who had vaginal deliveries of live infants completed behavioural ratings and supplied blood and 24-hour urine samples on three occasions during pregnancy and on three occasions after delivery. Approximately one third of the women indicated a distinct upswing in mood between Days 2 and 4 following delivery. These "positive mood change'(More)