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OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypothesis that the content of delusions and hallucinations is significantly influenced by subjects' global self-esteem and by 5 specific areas of self-esteem. METHOD The delusions and hallucinations of 40 psychotic patients were assessed by 2 independent raters for content indicative of positive or negative self-esteem and(More)
To investigate the differences between schizophrenic subjects with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the authors systematically assessed 76 schizophrenic subjects for OCD. Subjects with and without OCD were then compared with regard to motor symptoms, including catatonia, and several measures of psychopathology. Treatment strategies were(More)
During systemic family therapy with 15 hospitalized anorexics, family communication was evaluated, using a Family Aggression Scale developed by one of the authors. Initially members communicated aggression covertly. This finding may partially explain the common clinical observation that the families of anorexics present a strong facade of togetherness and(More)
Two brief patient-rated scales, the Internal State Scale (ISS) and the Self-Report Manic Inventory (SRMI), have been shown to reliably diagnose mania. In the current study we further evaluated the utility of these scales relative to each other and to the observer-rated Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), for quantifying the severity of manic/hypomanic symptoms(More)
This report describes the development and initial psychometric evaluation of a 47-item self-report inventory for mania developed by the authors. Twenty-five subjects with a diagnosis of mania and 82 subjects with other diagnoses were tested during a hospital admission. The manic group scored significantly higher than the nonmanic group. The questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE The study investigates the prevalence, clinical characteristics and implications of catatonic symptoms in mania. METHODS Sixty-one in patients with DSM-III-R bipolar disorder, manic or mixed episode established by SCID were assessed for the presence of catatonia by a 21-item rating scale. Associated symptoms, comorbidity and severity of the(More)
This study examined the relationship between thought disorder and verbal recall in schizophrenic, manic, and schizoaffective inpatients. Based on previous research, it was predicted that subjects who demonstrated only positive thought-disorder would differ from those with positive and negative thought-disorder in terms of their ability to encode short(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED), partial binge eating syndrome, and night binge eating syndrome in subjects with bipolar disorder (BD). METHOD Sixty-one subjects in whom BD was established using DSM-III-R criteria received a semistructured clinical interview including a detailed description of binge eating(More)
The study objective is to present reliability data on the Catatonia Rating Scale (CRS). The CRS is a 21-item clinician-administered rating scale. Items are individually defined and are scored from 0 (absent) to 4 (severe). A definition for each degree of severity is provided for each item. The diagnostic threshold for catatonia is 4 symptoms rated at least(More)