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OBJECTIVE This study compared the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder receiving clozapine with a matched comparison group from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHOD Ninety-three outpatients and a matched group of 2,701 comparison subjects were compared according to(More)
1. The authors studied within-session changes in P50 suppression occurring in a group of 28 normal subjects. 2. A conditioning-testing paradigm was used with 120 pairs of 110 Db peak intensity clicks. Clicks were of 0.04 msec duration, 500 msec separation and delivered through headphones at 10 second intervals. 3. Mean P50 suppression ranged from 60.5%(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with antipsychotic drugs has been associated with increased risk for developing diabetes mellitus. Recent consensus statements suggest that clozapine may pose an especially high risk. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence and clinical-demographic correlates of diabetes among outpatients with DSM-IV-diagnosed(More)
Clozapine is known as the first 'atypical' medication and is effective in people who have treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Its 1990 emergence in the USA was marked by considerable controversy over its high cost, due in large part to having been both the first new antipsychotic medication to come to market in over a decade and the need for comprehensive(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that patients receiving atypical antipsychotic drugs are at increased risk for developing diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of diabetes in a group of adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders receiving atypical antipsychotic drugs within a community mental(More)
OBJECTIVE An emerging adaptation of the assertive community treatment model is forensic assertive community treatment (FACT), which aims to prevent criminal recidivism. This study examined predictors of arrest among patients in a prototype program and considered the implications of study findings for future development of the FACT model. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the prevalence of mental disorder symptoms among adult probationers and the probability of mental health service use. METHODS Data from the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse were used to obtain information on adults reporting mental disorder symptoms who had been on probation within the past year and those who had(More)
Ensuring health care services for populations outside the mainstream health care system is challenging for all providers. But developing the health care infrastructure to better serve such unconnected individuals is critical to their health care status, to third-party payers, to overall cost savings in public health, and to reducing health disparities. Our(More)
Light scattering by thermal fluctuations on simple monoglyceride bilayer membranes has been used to investigate the viscoelastic properties of these structures. Spectroscopic analysis of these fluctuations (capillary waves) permits the nonperturbative measurement of the interfacial tension and a shear interfacial viscosity acting normal to the membrane(More)
Changes in the viscoelastic properties of glycerol monooleate bilayers resulting from the incorporation of cholesterol into the membranes have been measured. The interface tension increases with the cholesterol concentration, reaching saturation for a 4.2:1 mole ratio of cholesterol:lipid in the film-forming solution. Incorporation of cholesterol in the(More)