Kate Filia

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The positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) is widely used in psychiatric research. Reflecting this common use, considerable attention has been applied to the psychometric properties of this instrument. However, despite the publication of numerous studies and analyses, it remains uncertain how best data from the PANSS should be analysed to best model(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies have proposed the existence of three distinct subgroups of bipolar 1 disorder based on age at onset (AAO). The present study aims to investigate potential clinical and functional differences between these subgroups in an Australian sample. METHODS Participants (n = 239) were enrolled in the Bipolar Comprehensive Outcomes Study(More)
Patient-rated life satisfaction and observer-rated quality of life (ORQOL) appear to have different determinants in patients with schizophrenia, although most studies conducted to date have used cross-sectional methods or related clinical dimensions at one time point with quality of life (QOL) measured at another. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco smoking is more prevalent among people with mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, than in the general community. Most data are cross-sectional, and there are no prospective trials examining the relationship of smoking to outcome in bipolar disorder. The impact of tobacco smoking on mental health outcomes was investigated in a(More)
BACKGROUND The Bipolar Comprehensive Outcomes Study (BCOS) is a 2-year, prospective, non-interventional, observational study designed to explore the clinical and functional outcomes associated with 'real-world' treatment of participants with bipolar I or schizoaffective disorder. All participants received treatment as usual. There was no study medication.(More)
OBJECTIVE Depressive symptoms are common in schizophrenia but their relationship to the positive and negative symptoms of the disorder and to extrapyramidal side-effects remains unclear. Considerable overlap exists between these symptom clusters when rated with traditional clinical rating scales. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of(More)
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