Edward E Hunter

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PROBLEM Protocols for disclosing the diagnosis of psychological pseudoseizures have been developed. However, outcomes have not been carefully studied. METHOD Using a retrospective design, the investigators evaluated the outcomes by interviewing patients 2 years after diagnosis who received the diagnosis using a specific protocol. FINDINGS There was a(More)
PURPOSE Attending to psychological support and education from the time of diagnosis will assist patients in their acceptance of the need for psychological services. DESIGN AND METHODS An intervention was provided at the time of diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. This randomized control pilot study examined outcomes 6-8 weeks after discharge(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether minor depression differs from major depression in clinically relevant ways. METHOD Structured interviews, Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) scores, and physicians' treatment recommendations were obtained systematically from 1,458 admissions to an outpatient teaching clinic during a 5-year period from 1981 to 1986. Of(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to explore if photovoice methodology can be used to enhance the level of empathy professionals feel when meeting a patient who carries a psychiatric diagnosis in any setting. DESIGN AND METHODS This study used a qualitative descriptive design. Seven adult patients were interviewed for 1 hr regarding photos that were taken to(More)
This longitudinal study of alcoholics investigated which psychiatric comorbidities among alcoholics would predict very long-term drinking outcome. Previous research has yielded inconsistent findings. We hypothesized that antisocial personality characteristics alone among psychiatric comorbidities would show an association with poorer drinking outcome. The(More)
The present study was designed to create a group of scales from the items on the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) to identify common psychiatric diagnoses. Subjects were 1457 adult psychiatric outpatients who completed the Symptom Checklist-90 and a structured diagnostic interview at the time of their initial evaluation. A combination of rational and empirical(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous prospective studies have shown that unipolar depressed patients often switch to a manic episode. Some of these studies have reported that the conversion to bipolar disorder is predicted by an early onset of depression, a positive family history for mania, and psychotic symptoms. The present study examines the strength of the relationship(More)
The assessment of personality disorders is complicated by conceptual and empirical problems. An aspect of the disarray in this area is the general negative connotations associated with these conditions, which is prevalent in the negative language frequently used to describe these disorders. This article presents a simple, straightforward, and objective(More)
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