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The authors surveyed 1,137 physicians, nurses, and social workers (overall response = 48%) to characterize the willingness to endorse assisted suicide. Willingness to endorse varied among disciplines and was negatively correlated with level of religious belief (r = -0.35, P < 0.0001), knowledge of symptom management (r = -0.21, P < 0.0001), and time(More)
The utilization of psychotropic drugs in patients with advanced neoplastic disease was studied over a 14-month period. Eight hundred twenty-four (82.4%) of one thousand consecutively admitted patients were prescribed at least one psychotropic agent. Antipsychotic agents were prescribed for 61.3% and hypnotics for 55.8% of the total patient sample. Only one(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies indicate increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among patients with psychiatric disorders as well as among individuals with gender dysphoria (GD) treated by cross-sex hormonal treatment. However, the MetS prevalence among hormone treated GD individuals suffering from psychiatric problems has not been detected. METHODS(More)
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