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BACKGROUND The usefulness of any diagnostic scheme is directly related to its ability to provide clinically useful information on need for care. In this study, the clinical usefulness of dimensional and categorical representations of psychotic psychopathology were compared. METHOD A total of 706 patients aged 16-65 years with chronic psychosis were(More)
PURPOSE To assess the validity of a quick assessment instrument (10 minutes) for assessing personality status, the Rapid Personality Assessment Schedule (PAS-R). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The PAS-R was evaluated in psychotic patients recruited in one of the centres involved in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of intensive vs standard case management(More)
One hundred fifty-five (77%) of 201 participants recruited in a trial of intensive vs standard case management of patients with recurrent psychotic illness had their personality status measured before treatment and were followed up for two years. The primary outcome was the total number of days spent in psychiatric hospitalisation in the two years following(More)
  • Asano H Stark, Gottlieb T Baker, C Hermann, Howland P Houk, Northrup Xix Nelson, Neurology +18 others
  • 2009
The use of programmed digital computers as general pattern classification and recognition devices is one phase of the current lively interest in artificial intelligence. It is important to choose a class of signals which is, at present, undergoing a good deal of visual inspection by trained people for the purpose of pattern recognition. In this way(More)
BACKGROUND The comparative outcome of psychosis in British Whites and UK African-Caribbeans is unclear. Some report that African-Caribbeans have worse outcome, whereas others claim better symptomatic outcome and a more benign course. AIMS To compare the course, outcome and treatment of psychosis in African-Caribbeans and British Whites in a large(More)
The care programme approach was introduced in mental health services in the UK in 1991. It was intended to improve the quality of care and prevent patients losing contact with care services and, by implication, to reduce psychiatric admissions. We did a study to find out if the approach worked. 400 patients from a London inner-city area who had been(More)
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