Jennifer J. McGrath

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OBJECTIVE This paper reports on a study designed within the framework of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing to: estimate the prevalence of psychoses in urban areas of Australia; identify profiles of symptomatology, impairments and disabilities; collect information on services received and needed; and explore quality of life issues in a(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women. In fact, CVD is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide and half of all deaths of women over 50 years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of CVD risk factor precursors is increasing in children. Retrospective analyses suggest that there are some clinically(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity prevention in childhood is important. However, changing children's lifestyle behaviors to reduce overweight is a substantial challenge. Accurately perceiving oneself as overweight/obese has been linked to greater motivation to change lifestyle behaviors. Children and adolescents may be less likely to perceive themselves as overweight/obese(More)
The pathogenic processes responsible for cardiovascular disease have their origins in childhood. Although children's measures of heart rate and blood pressure have been found to be reliable, the reliability of impedance cardiography derived measures have not been evaluated. Thirty-three children, ages 8-11 participated in two sessions. Stressors included(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to systematically examine ancient Roman and Greek texts to identify descriptions of schizophrenia and related disorders. METHOD Material from Greek and Roman literature dating from the 5th Century BC to the beginning of the 2nd Century AD was systematically reviewed for symptoms of mental illness. DSM IV criteria were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to examine working memory in the acute subacute phase of schizophrenia and mania and to examine correlations between working memory and specific symptom domains. METHOD Visuospatial working memory and symptom profiles were assessed in three groups (schizophrenia group, n= 19; mania, n= 12; controls, n= 19) on two(More)
  • J McGrath
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1991
A common denominator can be found permeating thought disorder at various levels--the lack of executive planning and editing. With data available from aphasiology and neuropsychology, certain features of thought disorder can be reinterpreted as being consistent with dysfunction of the frontal lobe. It is hypothesised that thought disorder may reflect a(More)
OBJECTIVE Short sleep duration is recognized as a significant risk factor in childhood obesity; however, the question as to how sleep contributes to the development of obesity remains largely unknown. The majority of pediatric studies have relied on sleep duration as the exclusive measure of sleep; this insular approach may be misleading given that sleep is(More)
Although related to inflammatory markers in adults, little is known about the association between cigarette smoking and C-reactive protein (CRP) in adolescent smokers. We examined the association between high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) concentrations and smoking in youth. We used data from a cross-sectional, province-wide survey of a representative sample of(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data on the prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors in population-based samples of overweight and obese youth. OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of individual and multiple cardiometabolic risk factors across body mass index (BMI) categories in a population-based sample of youth. METHODS In 1999, a school-based survey of a(More)