The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) is an inventory of beliefs about life. These beliefs attribute happiness to external events and reflect absolute expectations for one's own behavior and that of others. Such beliefs, according to some cognitive theorists, predispose persons to depression. To test this theory, we administered the DAS to private… (More)
CONTEXT The teaching and assessment of clinical communication have become central components of undergraduate medical education in the UK. This paper recommends the key content for an undergraduate communication curriculum. Designed by UK educationalists with UK schools in mind, the recommendations are equally applicable to communication curricula… (More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate initial reliability of the Global Consultation Rating Scale (GCRS: an instrument to assess the effectiveness of communication across an entire doctor-patient consultation, based on the Calgary-Cambridge guide to the medical interview), in simulated patient consultations. DESIGN Multiple ratings of simulated general practitioner… (More)
The authors studied a group of young ballerinas through responses to a questionnaire and intensive interviews. The young women described a life characterized by complete dedication in which academics, social life, and pleasures were sacrificed and a program of intensive exercise and practice became their main activity. They tended to feel overweight in… (More)
OBJECTIVE The microbiology and epidemiology of UTI pathogens are largely unknown in Botswana, a high prevalence HIV setting. Using laboratory data from the largest referral hospital and a private hospital, we describe the major pathogens causing UTI and their antimicrobial resistance patterns. METHODS This retrospective study examined antimicrobial… (More)
One week after Sir William Gull read his seminal report on anorexia nervosa to the Clinical Society of London, a brief account was published (Anonymous, 1873). In Paris, Charles Lasègue, editor of Archives Générales de Médecine read the report and printed an immediate editorial riposte, parts of which will be quoted in this communication.
An English translation of Marcé's original description of anorexia nervosa is reproduced with a brief comment on the author and his work.