Fauzia Simjee McClure

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OBJECTIVE The number of older patients with chronic schizophrenia is increasing. There is a need for empirically validated psychotherapy interventions for these patients. Cognitive behavioral social skills training teaches cognitive and behavioral coping techniques, social functioning skills, problem solving, and compensatory aids for neurocognitive(More)
The study examined the psychometric properties, factor structure and validity of a recently developed measure of insight, the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS) and tested the relationship between the BCIS and psychiatric symptoms in a sample of middle-aged and older patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. The BCIS measures the ability of(More)
There is considerable evidence that psychosocial treatments benefit younger adults with schizophrenia. However, no studies have been undertaken of such interventions for older patients with schizophrenia. This report describes the development of a novel integrated treatment combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and social skills training (SST). This(More)
In several retrospective post-mortem studies, patients meeting clinical criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) who gained the greatest cognitive benefit from treatment with an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor were found to have neocortical Lewy bodies accompanying classical AD neuropathology. This 'dementia with Lewy bodies' (DLB) subtype manifests both(More)
OBJECTIVE There is an increasing need for empirically validated psychotherapy interventions that improve functioning in older people with schizophrenia. We developed a 24-session weekly group therapy intervention labeled Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST), which combined cognitive-behavioral therapy with social skills and problem-solving(More)
The contributions of homework, therapy participation, cognitive insight, and skills acquisition to treatment outcomes in group CBT for schizophrenia were examined. Increased cognitive insight was associated with reduced positive, negative and total symptoms, but not improved psychosocial functioning. Greater participation was associated with increased(More)
Two notions about schizophrenia have persisted: (1) it is characterized by onset in adolescence or early adulthood, and (2) it has a progressively deteriorating course. Recent studies focusing on early-adulthood- and middle-age-onset schizophrenia challenge these views. Patients with early-onset schizophrenia and middle-age-onset schizophrenia (MAOS) are(More)
This paper examines current numbers of U.S. mental health care professionals in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing who are trained to treat late-life mental disorders and presents estimates of the increased numbers that will be needed by 2010. Strategies that may be effective in increasing the supply of geriatric mental health specialists are(More)