Jacqueline Collins

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Previous studies suggested that African-American patients with psychotic disorders present more commonly with first-rank symptoms. However, it was unclear whether these results reflected true differences among African- and Euro-Americans in symptom presentation or instead resulted from raters being more likely to assign first-rank symptoms to(More)
The relationship between antisocial personality (ASP) disorder and drug and alcohol disorders was examined using data from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) gathered on a sample of 1,149 male prison inmates. The results of a linear canonical discriminant function analysis indicate differences among those with a DIS/ASP diagnosis that are related to(More)
Wei and Hemmings [2000: Nat Genet 25:376-377], using 80 British parent-offspring trios, identified a number of NOTCH4 variants and haplotypes that showed statistically significant evidence of association to schizophrenia. Specifically, the 10 repeat allele of a (CTG)(n) marker and the 8 repeat allele of a (TAA)(n) marker demonstrated excess transmission to(More)
Genome-wide linkage analyses of schizophrenia have identified several regions that may harbor schizophrenia susceptibility genes but, given the complex etiology of the disorder, it is unlikely that all susceptibility regions have been detected. We report results from a genome scan of 166 schizophrenia families collected through the Department of Veterans(More)
BACKGROUND Clinically, African American psychiatric patients are disproportionately diagnosed with schizophrenia compared with white patients. Why this occurs is unknown. Extending prior work, the authors hypothesized that first-rank symptoms distract clinicians so that they fail to identify affective disorders in African Americans. METHOD 195 African(More)
Urinary excretion of neopterins (N) and biopterins (B) was measured in 48 patients with depression before and after treatment with placebo, antidepressants, or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and in 26 healthy control subjects. Patients prior to and after treatment had a significantly greater neopterin/biopterin (N:B) ratio than control subjects. There was(More)
Urinary excretion of neopterins and biopterins was measured in 23 patients with severe depression before and after receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and 26 healthy control subjects. Patients with psychotic depression and those responding to ECT had neopterin:biopterin (N:B) ratio significantly higher than controls before commencing ECT and positive(More)
Previous reports have found elevated rates of psychopathology in recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Thirty-five consecutive ICD recipients were assessed by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R and a semistructured questionnaire; assessments were performed within 3 days of ICD implantation (Time 1) and again 9-18(More)
Setting Massachusetts General Hospital embarked on a 4-year project to reduce readmissions in a high volume general medicine Objective To reduce 30-day readmissions to 10% through improved care coordination. Design As a before–after study, a total of 7586 patients admitted to the medicine unit during the intervention period included 2620 inpatients meeting(More)