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Disruptive behaviour in school, as defined by teachers, was examined in 44 unselected girls, aged 12-13 years, attending two private schools. Except for the psychoticism (P) scale of the Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory (JEPI), such conduct did not appear to be related to the personality characteristics as measured by the JEPI. Autonomic nervous system(More)
This study examined the relationship of neuropsychological deficits and negative symptoms with tardive akathisia in chronic schizophrenic patients. Consecutive volunteers (n = 100) were recruited from Community Health Centres with a DSM-III-R diagnosis of schizophrenic disorder, chronic and on stable medication. Subjects were subgrouped into tardive(More)
The purpose of the present paper was to describe the circumstances and phenomenology of patients who remove or pierce their eyes or orbits during psychotic illness. In particular, the aim was to determine if patients in their first-episode psychosis (FEP) carry an increased risk of self-inflicted eye injury when compared to patients with previously treated(More)
Successive cohorts of interns assigned to a Sydney teaching hospital since 1987 were interviewed at the beginning and end of their intern year to document factors influencing career choice and psychological morbidity, with comparisons between the graduates of the three NSW medical faculties. Intellectual challenge and altruism were the two most reported(More)
Although sexual relationships between medical practitioners and their patients have been forbidden by most professional and statutory bodies, the reported prevalence of sexual misconduct does not appear to have altered in the last 20 years. A recent Australian study has also suggested that psychiatrists are over-represented in comparison to others in the(More)
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