Martin Atchison

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Physical complaints are recognised accompaniments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This study investigates the reporting of physical complaints in a treatment-naive sample of fire-fighters with and without PTSD. Statistically higher rates of cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms were reported in the PTSD group.(More)
Recent research addressing the link between psychological factors and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) has focused on the areas of hostility and anger and produced sometimes contradictory results. This study makes use of four questionnaire measures of hostility and anger, which were administered to matched groups with and without CHD. Quicker(More)
Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) is a skills based intervention that aims to support families where a member is experiencing a mental health problem. The Meriden Family Programme has extensive experience in supporting families who have complex needs. The programme delivers training in the approach and works with families with the aim of providing(More)
This paper describes further validation of the Spouse-Report Type A Behaviour Pattern Questionnaire. In a case controlled study of 61 cardiac patients versus 61 community controls, the questionnaire was found to discriminate statistically between a group of patients with proven coronary heart disease and a group of matched healthy controls on the(More)
There has been an explosion of activity concerning dissociation and dissociative disorders overseas, but little interest is apparent in Australian psychiatric publications. This article aims to critically examine the current conceptualisation of dissociation and its proposed relevance to the understanding of psychopathology, in order to create discussion(More)
This paper examines the evolution of organisational structures supporting the IT disciplines at a sample group of Australian universities. The paper draws on sociological theory to suggest that there is strong two-way inter-connection between organizational structure and disciplinary structure within universities. It argues that the debate and discussion(More)