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The quantification of mortality resulting from the regular use of illicit opiates.
UNLABELLED AIMS/DESIGN: Estimates of mortality associated with illicit opiate use provide useful information to those directing and monitoring local, national and international policies andExpand
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Smoking is associated with reduced cortical regional gray matter density in brain regions associated with incipient Alzheimer disease.
OBJECTIVES The results of observational studies suggest that smoking increases the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD). The authors designed this study to determine if older people who smoke haveExpand
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Validity and Psychometric Properties of the General Health Questionnaire-12 in Young Australian Adolescents
Background: The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) is a measure of current mental wellbeing that has been extensively validated with adults. The instrument has also been used with adolescents.Expand
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Benzodiazepine dependence and its treatment with low dose flumazenil
Globally benzodiazepines remain one of the most prescribed medication groups, especially in the primary care setting. With such high levels of prescribing it is not surprising that benzodiazepineExpand
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Smoking as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease: contrasting evidence from a systematic review of case-control and cohort studies.
AIMS To investigate the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) associated with smoking. DESIGN Meta-analyses of case-control and cohort studies. DATA SOURCE Index Medicus-Medline (1966-April 2000) andExpand
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Suicide and attempted suicide among older adults in Western Australia.
BACKGROUND Suicide rates are high in later life. Risk factors include male sex and depressive illness. This study investigated the relationship between suicidal behaviour and contact with mentalExpand
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Six-month outcomes associated with a brief alcohol intervention for adult in-patients with psychiatric disorders.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the 6-month outcomes of a brief intervention to reduce alcohol consumption by psychiatric in-patients in the general hospital setting and followingExpand
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The role of flumazenil in the treatment of benzodiazepine dependence: physiological and psychological profiles
Abstract Two-related studies are presented here, detailing our early experience with benzodiazepine-dependent patients treated with a four-day flumazenil infusion using a novel delivery technique.Expand
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Effectiveness of a smoking cessation intervention in older adults.
AIMS To: (a) identify characteristics of older smokers considering cessation of smoking; (b) evaluate a cessation intervention plus access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT); (c) identifyExpand
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