Jonathon A E Fleming

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Schizophreniform disorder, a potentially useful construct, is difficult to operationalize either for clinical or research purposes. According to DSM-III-R, schizophreniform disorder is descriptively identical to schizophrenia, differing only in duration of symptoms. This study suggests several features that, at initial examination, differentiate(More)
We conducted a 30- to 40-year field follow-up of 685 patients with schizophrenia, affective disorders, and nonpsychiatric conditions. Long-term outcome was analyzed in terms of the patients' marital, residential, occupational, and psychiatric status. On the whole, psychiatric patients showed a significantly poorer outcome than the surgical controls. On the(More)
OBJECTIVE To date, the literature has provided no standardized, replicable method for establishing illness onset. The authors describe a method for dating the first appearance of prodromal signs of psychotic illness, the emergence of an acute episode, and the initiation of treatment seeking. METHOD Using reports by family and friends about a sample of 141(More)
This article presents evaluative information on the use of the original Ontario Child Health Study scales to serve as original-level measures of conduct disorder, hyperactivity and emotional disorder among children in the general (non clinic) population. Problem checklist assessments were obtained from parents and teachers of children aged six to 16 and(More)
In a study to evaluate the reproducibility and accuracy of the sonar technique of measurement of the in vivo fetal crown-rump length (Robinson, 1973), a series of in vivo and in vitro experiments was performed in which the random and systematic errors inherent in the technique were assessed. The potential sources of random error were those of operator(More)
We examined the prevalence of sleep problems in a sample of patients with mild but clinically definite multiple sclerosis (n = 143) and sought to determine whether there was a relationship between the presence of sleep complaints and the level of depression. As magnetic resonance imaging scans were available for a subsample of the patients with multiple(More)
We wished to determine the specificity of smooth-pursuit eye tracking dysfunction to schizophrenia and the prevalences of dysfunction among functionally psychotic and normal individuals. Therefore, we investigated pursuit tracking in a large sample of psychotic patients, normal subjects, and first-degree relatives (N = 482). Patients were recruited as part(More)
This article presents evaluative data on the use of the Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents-Revised (DICA-R) to classify DSM-III-R disorders in the general population. Data for the analyses came from a probability sample (N = 251) of parent-child/adolescent dyads aged 6 to 16 separately administered the DICA-R on two occasions, 10- to 20 days(More)
To determine whether abnormalities in brain morphology are present at the onset of illness, patients with schizophrenia, schizophreniform and bipolar disorders, and major depression who were experiencing their first episodes of psychosis were compared with normal and medical control subjects. The schizophrenic patients had larger third ventricles but not(More)
Development and initial validation of the FACES of fatigue and sleepiness adjective checklist. An initial item pool of 65 adjectives, descriptive of fatigue, sleepiness and related deprivation states, was developed and administered to 372 individuals referred by their family physicians for psychiatric investigation and treatment of severe insomnia.(More)