David F Briones

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Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating psychiatric condition affecting slightly more than 1% of the population worldwide and it is a multifactorial disorder with a high degree of heritability (80%) based on family and twin studies. Increasing lines of evidence suggest intermediate phenotypes/endophenotypes are more associated with causes of the disease(More)
Relatively little is known about late-life patterns of cognitive function among Hispanics of Mexican heritage who reside in the United States. The authors designed a study to assess the association between Mexican-American ethnicity (defined in terms of childhood and adolescent developmental history) and cognitive function among elderly Mexican-American and(More)
OBJECTIVE This article describes the development of a method for assessing resident competence in the five forms of psychotherapy specified in the program requirements for residency training in psychiatry. METHOD Concomitant with the rise of evidence-based medicine. There has been a movement toward evidence-based training from the Accreditation Council(More)
Emerging new metal-organic structures with tunable physicochemical properties is an exciting research field for diverse applications. In this work, a novel metal-organic framework Cu(HIT)(DMF) 0.5 , named URJC-1, with a three-dimensional non-interpenetrated utp topological network, has been synthesized. This material exhibits a microporous structure with(More)
This study follows a group of 174 young people with new onset of schizotypal symptoms and examines factors which may lead to conversion to psychosis. These prodromal subjects were screened for symptoms and later given the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-III-R at one year, two years and ten years post onset. We also included the Paranoia Scale of(More)
Each year about 1.5 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Many of these are seen in primary care settings and most recover completely. Traumatic brain injury can show many signs and symptoms, some of which are readily identified and treated. Often the neurobehavioral sequelae appear months to years later and can cause long-term disability and(More)
Definition of Theme " Culture influences an individual's health beliefs, behaviors, activities and medical treatment outcomes. Because of the significant influence of culture upon health and related outcomes, health care professionals should be culturally competent in order to provide optimum health care to patients. " (Blue,2002,1) " Cultural competency is(More)
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