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Psychological and social factors were investigated in 89 poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetic admissions matched with out-patient controls. Those admitted were found to suffer greater current and past psychiatric morbidity, to report more social problems and chronic difficulties and to experience more life events in the six months before interview.… (More)
107 elderly acute hospital in-patients were referred to the North Dublin Old Age Psychiatry Service during an eighteen month period. Cognitive impairment was present in 54%, 25% had functional psychiatric disorders and 19% had no psychiatric diagnosis. The main reason for referral in 47% of cases was advice on placement. This reflects the deficiency in… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of the study were to examine the prevalence of aggressive behaviour in a non-selected community-based population, to identify clinical and sociodemographic variables associated with aggression and to examine the relationship between aggression and outcome at 2-year follow-up. DESIGN Case series, using the Ryden Aggression Scale as a… (More)
The clinical features of delusional infestation are outlined and six elderly patients who presented with this condition are described. Their presentation and clinical features are discussed in relation to other case reports. Management issues, particularly in relation to aetiology, are outlined.
The concept of recovery has gained increasing attention and many mental health systems have taken steps to move towards more recovery oriented practice and service structures. This article represents a description of current recovery-oriented programs in participating countries including recovery measurement tools. Although there is growing acceptance that… (More)
Abuse of elderly people is now recognised as a problem deserving attention because of the suffering incurred by the victim. Forms of abuse and characteristics of potential victims are described. An awareness of the existence of such abuse coupled with good social and medical services for elderly people would reduce the carer stress which most commonly… (More)