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This study examines the prevalence and correlates of current suicidal ideation and past suicide attempts among patients aged 40 and older with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and concurrent depressive symptoms. Nearly half the sample (n = 132) reported having attempted suicide once or more in their lifetime; those who had attempted, exhibited greater(More)
PURPOSE To assess immediate and near-term effects of an instructional set on select gait parameters in people living with Parkinson disease (PD). SUBJECTS Five individuals with early stage PD participated in a within subject design in Part One. Eleven individuals with early stage PD were randomly assigned to a treatment group (n = 5) or a control group (n(More)
BACKGROUND Since subsyndromal depressive symptoms (SDS) are prevalent, under-recognized and clinically important problems in patients with schizophrenia, as well as in the elderly, the association and correlates of SDS in mid-life and older age patients with schizophrenia deserves more investigation. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the(More)
BACKGROUND Subsyndromal symptoms of depression (SSD) in older outpatients with schizophrenia are common and clinically important. While many physicians prescribe antidepressants to patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder who have SSD, evidence for their effectiveness and safety has been meager. We describe a randomized placebo-controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives are to delineate the nature of subsyndromal depressive symptoms (SSD) in midlife and older patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder by: 1) describing the relationship of SSD with a number of other clinical features; and 2) examining which specific depressive symptoms are increased in patients broadly defined as(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased bone mineral density (BMD) has been documented frequently in female patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic therapy with potent dopamine D(2) antagonists, but there has been much less coverage of this issue in male patients with schizophrenia despite the fact that older males who sustain osteopenia-related hip fractures have(More)
A growing number of physiotherapists around the globe have begun incorporating acupuncture into their treatment plans for patients with neuromuscular conditions. Acupuncture has been established as being safe and effective within the 11 countries forming the International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists (IAAPT), allowing for acupuncture to be(More)
Introduction to the skills necessary for clear, effective communication of ideas through careful attention to the writing process, critical analysis, and argumentation. The course emphasizes a variety of rhetorical practices. Designed for non-English majors. Introductory course in creative writing. Practice in the writing of poetry, fiction autobiography,(More)