Harry Derham

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In the management of depression only two forms of the condition need consideration: psychotic depression (usually severe) requiring treatment with antidepressants, ECT or both; and 'other' depressions, for which psychotherapy is the treatment of first choice. The selection of therapy depends on the personality integration of, and the stresses on, the(More)
To investigate the safety and tolerability of the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine in anorexia nervosa patients, and to determine the effect of quetiapine treatment on anorexic psychopathology and other key outcome measures including weight and body image, we conducted a naturalistic, open-label, 12-week randomized controlled trial of low-dose (100-400(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess a new computer-based method of health education for patients with bulimia and anorexia nervosa. METHOD Fifty-four patients with DSM-III-R diagnosed eating disorders were allocated randomly to one of two groups, one receiving a computer-presented health education package called DIET, the other experiencing a placebo computer-based(More)
BACKGROUND The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is co-ordinating the development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in psychiatry, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy (Australia) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. This CPG covers anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD The CGP team consulted with scientists,(More)
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