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OBJECTIVE To review the evidence from empirical studies regarding the validity of 'post-traumatic stress disorder with secondary psychotic features' (PTSD-SP) as a separate diagnostic entity. METHOD The authors performed a review tracing publications between 1980 and January 2008. RESULTS Twenty-four comparative studies were included. These studies(More)
To improve mental health care in Nepal, a National Mental Health Policy, Strategy and Plan of Action was approved by the Government in 1997. Nepal has high vulnerability to natural disasters compounded by a prolonged violent civil conflict affecting almost all districts of the country. Floods, landslides and earthquakes are the most regularly occurring(More)
The mental health situation in Afghanistan is characterized by a highly felt need and an extremely incapacitated mental health care system. The new Afghan government has identified mental health as one of five health priorities. Integration of mental health into the basic health care services of Afghanistan could substantially increase the effectiveness of(More)
The use of coercive measures in the care for the addicted has changed over the past 20 years. Laws that have adopted the "dangerousness" criterion in order to secure patients' rights to non-intervention are increasingly subjected to critique as many authors plead for wider dangerousness criteria. One of the most salient moral issues at stake is whether(More)
The prescription of growth hormone therapy for children who are not growth hormone deficient is one of the controversies in contemporary paediatric endocrinology. Is it morally appropriate to enhance the growth, by means of medical treatment, of a child wish idiopathic short stature? The medical, moral, and philosophical questions in this area are many.(More)
It is often difficult for people from different cultural backgrounds to understand one another. On the other hand, this article provides some information about the problems Ethiopians have in understanding the concepts of Western psychiatry. In this study, the Western concepts are contained specifically in the items of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire, a(More)
Psychiatric patients of non-western origin leave treatment against the advice of their clinicians far more often than do their western counterparts. This article presents a theoretical framework for better understanding such clinical cases, developed from examples of psychiatric practice in different cultures. The theory is based on two meanings of the(More)
Three years after the implementation of the Dutch Act on Compulsory Admission to Psychiatric Hospitals an evaluation was made. It shows that the law has reinforced the patients' rights to self-determination, but that actual practice is not yet fully according to the law. For the latter the reporters blame the complexity of the law and the inadequate manner(More)
In asystolic patients, kidney donation is possible by using a non-heart-beating (NHB) donation procedure. This involves in situ perfusion of the kidneys by inserting a catheter into the femoral artery and flushing cold fluid through the kidneys. The introduction of an NHB donation programme leads to ethical questions concerning the guarantees for prudent(More)
et al, Psychosis in posttraumatic stress disorder. Posttraumatic stress disorder with secondary psychotic features. A diagnostic validity study among refugees in the Netherlands. Cultural competence in the treatment of political refugees based on system approach. Clinican Neuropsychiatry. Special Issue : 'Cultural competence and trauma: implications for(More)