Olga Montino

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The purpose of this work was to construct and assess a scale aimed to detect risky relationships between mothers and newborns that could predict future child abuse and neglect. The instrument was applied in two opportunities, by a trained midwife and by an expert in mental health, to a sample of 106 mother-newborn dyads. When both assessments were compared,(More)
BACKGROUND Studies done in Chile and abroad report a high frequency of substance abuse among patients hospitalized in general medical services. AIM To report the frequency of substance abuse in a sample of patients hospitalized in a public hospital of Santiago. MATERIAL AND METHODS A structured psychiatric interview for the Third Revised Version of The(More)
BACKGROUND A previous suicide attempt is one of the strongest predictors of future suicidal behavior. AIM To explore the evolution of suicidal tendencies in women who attempted suicide 5 to 7 years earlier. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety two women aged 37 +/- 9 years old, that attempted suicide between 1989 and 1991 were followed and reassessed in 1997. (More)
The biomedical model has successfully reduced mother and child mortality and diseases during the labor and puerperal period. In the perinatal period, the mother and her offspring can also have psychosocial problems, that have been insufficiently studied and that we propose considering. Based on neurobiological information, on bonding theory and on a focus(More)
BACKGROUND Mental disorders may interfere, aggravate or mimic medical conditions. AIM To study the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among patients hospitalized in a medical ward of a general hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS A structured interview for DSM-III, devised for "non patients", was applied to 203 men and 203 women, aged 11 to 90 years old,(More)
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