Elliot M. Goldner

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OBJECTIVE To present the results of a systematic review of literature published between 1980 and 2004 reporting findings of the prevalence and incidence of anxiety disorders in the general population. METHOD A literature search of epidemiologic studies of anxiety disorders was conducted, using Medline and HealthSTAR databases, canvassing English-language(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the results of a systematic review of the literature published between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2000, that reports findings on the prevalence and incidence of schizophrenia and related disorders. METHOD We conducted a literature search of schizophrenia-related epidemiological studies, using Medline and HealthSTAR databases(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the results of a systematic review of literature published between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2000, that reports findings on the prevalence and incidence of mood disorders in both general population and primary care settings. METHOD We conducted a literature search of epidemiologic studies of mood disorders, using Medline and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify quality measures for international benchmarking of mental health care that assess important processes and outcomes of care, are scientifically sound, and are feasible to construct from preexisting data. DESIGN An international expert panel employed a consensus development process to select important, sound, and feasible measures(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, in the treatment of generalized social phobia. METHOD Adult outpatients with generalized social phobia (N=204) from 10 Canadian centers were randomly assigned to receive sertraline or placebo in a 2:1 ratio for a 20-week(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) in our anorexia nervosa (AN) patient population. METHOD We used a cross-sectional design to study an inception cohort (1981-2000) drawn from the provincial tertiary care eating disorders program at St. Paul's Hospital (British Columbia, Canada). All patients who completed their initial(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined inhibited expression of negative feelings and interpersonal orientation in women with anorexia nervosa. METHOD Twenty-one women meeting DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa were compared with 21 psychiatric and 21 normal control women matched on education. Two measures were used to assess inhibited expression of negative(More)
This study examined patients with eating disorders on personality pathology using a dimensional method. Female subjects who met DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for eating disorder (n = 136) were evaluated and compared to an age-controlled general population sample (n = 68). We assessed 18 features of personality disorder with the Dimensional Assessment of(More)
The aim of this paper was to review the existing literature pertaining to stigma, negative attitudes and discrimination towards mental illness, specifically as viewed through the lens of the nursing profession. The results of the literature review were synthesized and analysed, and the major themes drawn from this were found to correspond with Schulze's(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether recent Chinese immigrants in British Columbia diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness used mental health services at a lower rate than a similar group of nonimmigrants and longer-term immigrants. METHOD Subjects were selected from linked immigration and health administrative databases. Their health service use(More)