James M Atkinson

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61 orthognathic surgery patients were studied (39% male, 61% female). It confirms that the group of patients we see in the West of Scotland are well adjusted psychologically and that the majority seek orthognathic surgery for aesthetic reasons. The degree of satisfaction is high (87%). Dissatisfaction is not related to sex, age or procedure. Patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Clozapine is uniquely effective in refractory schizophrenia, but treatment attrition is high. There has been minimal formal study of the outcomes of stopping clozapine, beyond published observations of the time period immediately after cessation. Our aim was to establish medium-term outcome in patients stopping clozapine in normal clinical(More)
There have been few investigations into the relationship of smoking to the presentation of anxiety and depression in clients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia. Using a survey design, the current study sought to determine if there was a significant difference between smoking and non-smoking clients in this clinical group on self-report measures of(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of a psychometrically robust bariatric-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) tool. AIM A single centre, prospective study to develop and validate a new bariatric-specific 81-item self-report HRQOL instrument called the Bariatric and Obesity-Specific Survey (BOSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were collected from 236(More)
This article describes a trial of a low-cost, readily disseminatable weight-control program ("Waistline") which uses behavioral, social support, and community strength-building principles. Participants meet for 12 weeks in small, lay-led groups in community settings, and use prepackaged materials designed specifically for those of modest education. Results(More)
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