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The authors explored the depressive symptomatology in 9 hospitalized preschool children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors and compared them with 16 suicidal and 16 behavior-disordered outpatient preschoolers. Results indicate that suicidal preschool-age inpatients show significantly more morbid ideas, depressed mood, weepiness, and parental(More)
The autistic child's problems with language may be an impairment in symbolic functioning that affects all forms of communication, including representational thought and the ability to play creatively. The hypothesis that autistic children specifically do not project symbolic meaning onto toys (which is not associated with other conditions causing severe(More)
Sexual function of women can be affected by many factors resulting in female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Sexual dysfunction is a common problem among women of all ages and has negative effects not only on their quality of lives but also on the sexual function and quality of life of their partners. It can also affect mental health of the entire family and(More)
Current emphasis on reducing length of hospital stay has stimulated a review of the philosophical, clinical, and administrative approaches to brief psychiatric hospitalization of children. A model of time-limited hospitalization on an eight-bed children's unit was designed to stabilize the patients and triage them back to appropriate levels of community(More)
INTRODUCTION Female sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent and reportedly has adverse impacts on quality of life. Although it is prevalent after childbirth, women rarely seek advice or treatment from health care professionals. AIM The aim of this study was to assess the sexual functioning of Australian women during the first year after childbirth. (More)
OBJECTIVES We developed and validated a set of self-administered, multi-dimensional indicators of sexual health among Canadians aged 16-24 years. METHODS This study used a mixed-method qualitative and quantitative approach to develop and validate indicators of sexual health. We used the four-stage Dillman method to identify, focus-test, pilot-test, and(More)
Sexual difficulties relating to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication have an impact on quality of life and are a common cause for non-adherence to medication. While most research has focussed on the prevalence and treatment of sexual difficulties, little is known about how patients cope with the adverse sexual effects of SSRIs. This(More)
Evaluation of public health programs, services and policies is increasingly required to demonstrate effectiveness. Funding constraints necessitate that existing programs, services and policies be evaluated and their findings disseminated. Evidence-informed practice and policy is also desirable to maximise investments in public health. Partnerships between(More)