Christina Curry

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OBJECTIVE Substantial delays in providing access to treatment in first-episode psychosis have been well documented. The present study examines the impact of strategies aimed at improving access and reducing delays. METHOD A pilot community education campaign was conducted with the aim of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Early intervention research is examining whether reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) leads to improved outcome from first-episode psychosis. Another key influence may be the quality of treatment after initiation of care. This study examined the effect of phase-specific treatment on 12-month outcome for different categories of DUP.(More)
BACKGROUND The association between cannabis use and the development of a first psychotic episode was studied in a group of 100 young people identified as being at very high risk for the onset of psychosis. METHOD The 'ultra' high risk cohort was identified by the presence of subthreshold psychotic symptoms, or a combination of first-degree relative with a(More)
BACKGROUND The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) commenced operation in Melbourne, Australia, in 1992. It offers a model for management of first-episode psychosis, utilising principles of early detection, low-dose medication and comprehensive psychosocial interventions within the least restrictive setting. METHOD Data were(More)
Prodromal symptoms and other variables for a sample of 200 young people who had experienced a first-onset functional psychosis, were analyzed to examine their diagnostic efficiency and predictive power in relation to a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Two different techniques were utilized to generate optimal cut-off points for a number of prodromal symptoms,(More)
Dyslexics and normal readers aged 9-11 were compared on an inspection time task. Results indicated that dyslexics required significantly longer inspection times. The findings suggested, however, that there was greater individual variation among dyslexics than among normal readers and that the dyslexics benefited from practice to a considerable extent.(More)
Substantial delays in providing access to treatment in first-episode psychosis have been well documented. The present study examines the impact of strategies aimed at improving access and reducing delays. A pilot community education campaign was conducted with the aim of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in a geographically defined(More)
Introduction The objective of this research has been to develop and test a theoretical framework in which words in the lexicon are represented as sequences of segments and the segments are represented, in part, as auditory goals. Control mechanisms for the production of speech sound sequences are based on the auditory goals, which, for the present purposes,(More)
BACKGROUND Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers are known to be under social-, personal-, and employment-related pressure to be and appear physically fit, and to use dangerous dieting and weight control practices. This is problematic due to the influence this may have on their own health and the potential to model these attitudes and behaviours to(More)
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