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Caring for relatives with serious mental illness: the development of the Experience of Caregiving Inventory
TLDR
It is concluded that the ECI taps salient dimensions of caregiving distinct from, although linked with, coping and psychological morbidity, and has potential as a useful outcome measure for interventions aimed at promoting caregiver well-being.
An evaluation of family therapy in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
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Family therapy was found to be more effective than individual therapy in patients whose illness was not chronic and had begun before the age of 19 years, and a more tentative finding was the greater value of individual supportive therapy in older patients.
Neuropsychological and structural brain changes in anorexia nervosa before and after refeeding.
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Lower weight, but not duration of illness, was associated with poorer performance on tasks assessing flexibility/inhibition and memory, and with greater MRI ventricular size, and the relationships between morphological brain changes and cognitive impairments were weak.
Family and individual therapy in anorexia nervosa. A 5-year follow-up.
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Much of the improvements found at a 5-year follow-up can be attributed to the natural outcome of the illness, Nevertheless, it was still possible to detect long-term benefits of psychological therapies completed 5 years previously.
Neuropsychological impairment in anorexia nervosa: before and after refeeding.
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Neuropsychological measures were administered to 18 patients with anorexia nervosa shortly after admission to hospital and again after substantial weight gain, finding impairment was evident on tests of attentional-perceptual-motor functions and on Tests of visuospatial construction and problem-solving.
Perceived coercion at admission to psychiatric hospital and engagement with follow-up
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Compulsory admission was strongly associated with perceived coercion, but one-third of voluntary patients felt highly coerced, and two-thirds were not certain they were free to leave hospital.
Mental Health, ‘Burnout’ and Job Satisfaction among Hospital and Community-Based Mental Health Staff
TLDR
This study compares stress and job satisfaction between community and hospital-based staff and finds community work may be inherently more stressful than hospital work, or may currently be stressful because of inadequate resources, training or supervision.
Effect of joint crisis plans on use of compulsory treatment in psychiatry: single blind randomised controlled trial
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Use of joint crisis plans reduced compulsory admissions and treatment in patients with severe mental illness, the first structured clinical intervention that seems to reduce compulsory admission andreatment in mental health services.
Body image satisfaction, dieting beliefs, and weight loss behaviors in adolescent girls and boys
TLDR
Despite having similar weight distributions around the expected norm, girls were significantly more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, and Body Mass Index was positively related to body dissatisfaction in girls and boys, while higher exercise levels were related to higher body satisfaction in boys.
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