James H. Boyd

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Six-month prevalence rates for selected DSM-III psychiatric disorders are reported based on community surveys in New Haven, Conn, Baltimore, and St Louis. As part of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area program, data were gathered on more than 9,000 adults, employing the Diagnostic Interview Schedule to collect information to make a diagnosis. The most common(More)
One-month prevalence results were determined from 18,571 persons interviewed in the first-wave community samples of all five sites that constituted the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program. US population estimates, based on combined site data, were that 15.4% of the population 18 years of age and over fulfilled criteria(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Mutations in the estrogen-receptor gene have been thought to be lethal. A 28-year-old man whose estrogen resistance was caused by a disruptive mutation in the estrogen-receptor gene underwent studies of pituitary-gonadal function and bone density and received transdermal estrogen for six months. Estrogen-receptor DNA, extracted from(More)
BACKGROUND Gynaecological laparotomies are associated with considerable adhesion-related burdens; however, few data are available concerning laparoscopic surgery. This study evaluated the epidemiology of adhesion-related readmissions following open and laparoscopic procedures. METHODS Records from 24,046 patients undergoing gynaecological surgery in(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that ovarian cancers associated with germ-line mutations of BRCA1 have distinct clinical and pathological features as compared with sporadic ovarian cancers. METHODS We reviewed clinical and pathological data on patients with primary epithelial ovarian cancer found to have germ-line mutations of BRCA1. Survival among(More)
This paper presents findings on depressive symptomatology among 3,118 Mexican-American adults who participated in the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES). In 1982-1984, the National Institute of Mental Health Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale was administered to Mexican Americans aged 20-74 years as part of the HHANES(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is caused by mutations in the mismatch-repair genes. We report here the identification and characterization of a founder mutation in MSH2 in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. We identified a nucleotide substitution, MSH2*1906G-->C, which results in a substitution of proline for alanine at codon 636 in the(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is characterized by a familial predisposition to colorectal carcinoma and extracolonic cancers of the gastrointestinal, urological, and female reproductive tracts, notably the endometrium. A genetic locus for HPNCC was recently determined by linkage analysis to exist on chromosome 2p; both sporadic and(More)
Data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program, an epidemiologic survey of five communities, showed that four major disorders commonly begin in late adolescence or young adulthood. The median age at onset for anxiety disorders is 15 years; for major depressive episode, 24 years; for drug abuse or dependence, 19(More)