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Eight hundred psychiatric patients and eight hundred controls completed a handedness preference questionnaire. There was no significant difference in handedness between the two samples, but, contrary to some previous reports, excess of sinistrality was not associated with male sex. The distribution of handedness was similar in neurotics and controls, but(More)
A comparison was made of the mental state of patients with chronic epilepsy and matched controls with locomotor disorders, using a reliable psychiatric interview technique. The symptom profiles of the two groups were similar. The profiles of temporal lobe and other epileptics were also similar. Epileptic patients with a high current psychiatric morbidity(More)
Despite largely negative findings, several subjects reported a remarkable improvement in their symptoms some two to three weeks after electrosleep (ES) treatment was concluded, so that it remains unclear whether or not ES may be an effective treatment. The clinical experience reported suggests that five half-hour ES treatments may not be sufficient to(More)
  • K Standage
  • 1986
The distribution scores on the Socialization (So) scale of the California Psychological Inventory was examined in a series of 83 admissions to a general hospital psychiatric service. The series was divided into groups of low and high scorers (Low So and High So). Low So scorers were younger than high scorers and had a raised mean Neuroticism score. A strong(More)
  • K F Standage
  • 1983
A new series of patients with personality disorders has provided an opportunity to extend to both sexes an earlier finding that personality disordered women tend to be mixed handed. Eighty-one subjects completed Annett's handedness questionnaire. The frequency of mixed hand preference in both sexes was similar to that found in the previous study, though(More)
An audit of the use of clinical electroencephalography in a psychiatric service was carried out by examining the referrals for an EEG from the service over one year (11% of all referrals), comparing them with matched patient controls, rating the EEGs blindly and estimating the clinical value of the investigation for each patient; 37% were abnormal, 19%(More)
This study found that one-fifth of patients admitted to a general hospital psychiatric unit meet the diagnostic criteria for abuse of, or dependence on, psychoactive substances other than alcohol. Many of the substances involved are prescribed medications. Dependence on benzodiazepines and other sedatives was the most common substance use disorder among(More)
  • K Standage
  • 1989
Structured interviews were developed to improve the reliability of the diagnosis of personality disorders, as it has occurred in other areas of psychopathology. Several such interviews are described in this review, which draws together reports scattered across a wide literature. The appearance of structured interviews in Britain reflected the early interest(More)
Psychiatric epidemiologists acknowledge the value of combining psychometric and clinical diagnostic approaches. However, in the description of personality disorders, the approaches have developed independently of one another. In two recent studies, the Socialization scale of the California Psychological Inventory and the E and N scales of the Eysenck(More)