Elspeth Anne Taylor

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The factors making for therapeutic engagement were examined in a series of 50 schoolchildren who had deliberately poisoned themselves. Of these 28 kept an appointment for psychiatric treatment: they were characterised by high levels of psychological symptoms, especially those of depression. The kind of treatment offered was not predictive, but parental(More)
Fifty schoolchildren, admitted as medical emergencies after poisoning themselves, were compared with 50 matched controls, resident in the same area of London, referred for psychiatric help for other reasons. The dependent measures were based upon systematically recorded clinical information in both groups. The self-poisoners showed more psychiatric symptoms(More)
  • E A Taylor
  • 1986
Severe degrees of inattentive and restless behaviour in childhood are a risk factor for later psychological disorders. They have many causes, but a pattern of severe and pervasive hyperactivity with poor concentration in the absence of affective or psychotic disorders should be recognised as a hyperkinetic syndrome. The syndrome is often associated with(More)
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