Fiona Subotsky

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There is little research into emergency presentations in child and adolescent mental health. The purpose of this study was to obtain an overview of number and types of presentations to a inner London child and adolescent mental health emergency service and to determine immediate and longer-term service demands. All available data on 107 consecutive child(More)
A monthly child psychiatric clinic was established in a primary health care centre in order to offer a more accessible service to patients, and to improve liaison with primary health care professionals. Compared with the base child guidance unit, at the health centre there was a better first attendance rate, a much higher proportion of referrals from health(More)
Two child psychiatrists discuss some ethical issues in child psychiatric practice in relation to the guidelines in the British Medical Association's Handbook of Medical Ethics. Many of their concerns about confidentiality, consent, and the role of the psychiatrist as the child's advocate are seen as arising from the undefined working relationships between(More)
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) came from an Irish medical family whose influence is not hard to detect in his most famous work, Dracula, which sadly did not bring him the fame and fortune which his older brother William Thornley achieved. The latter was not only President of the Irish College of Surgeons and knighted, but held appointments at the two major Dublin(More)
I looked more closely at a thesis entitled ‘Dissertatio inauguralis practico-medica de Daemonomania et variis ejus speciebus’ (‘Inaugural medical dissertation on Demonomania and its various subclasses’). The author, Martinus Martini from Saxon Transylvania, presented this at the University of Vienna in 1782. His tone is that of a young man who, while(More)