Janine L Ward

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Valid criteria to identify young people who are believed to be at ultra high risk (UHR) of developing a psychotic episode were developed over the last decade. The first randomized controlled trial of treatment in a UHR cohort indicated that specific pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy delayed onset of disorder, and possibly reduced incidence. This paper(More)
OBJECTIVE Affective psychoses and bipolar disorders have been neglected in the development of early intervention strategies. This paper aims to gather current knowledge on the early phase of bipolar disorders in order to define new targets for early intervention. METHODS Literature review based on the main computerized databases (MEDLINE, PUBMED and(More)
The cultured skin fibroblasts from three patients with lacticacidemia were found to have low rates of 1-[14C]pyruvate oxidation in the face of normal pyruvate dehydrogenase activity. After incubation with 1 mM glucose, these three cell strains also exhibited lactate/pyruvate ratios which were three times greater than those of controls. In two of the(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the early phases of bipolar disorders (BPAD) and most of current knowledge derives from putative "high-risk" studies conducted in populations of bipolar off-spring; such information may therefore be relevant only to a sub-group of at-risk subjects. METHODS Retrospective assessment of the phase preceding the emergence of(More)
BACKGROUND The initial prodrome to bipolar disorder has received very little attention to date, with most of the available data only addressing the prodrome to relapse. This study presents several prospective case studies of the initial prodrome to bipolar affective disorder. METHODS Three patients are presented who developed bipolar disorder during their(More)
Linkage analysis has been performed in four pedigrees with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) or familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) using pericentromeric chromosome 10 probes. Important information regarding carrier status has been provided in 10 individuals, many of whom would not have been identified by pentagastrin stimulation testing.(More)
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