Olga Yastrubetskaya

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The objective of this study was to determine whether extrapyramidal side effects of neuroleptics are associated with aggressive behaviour in schizophrenia. Thirty-one physically aggressive patients meeting DSM-III-R criteria for schizophrenia were compared with 31 matched non-aggressive patients in relation to their extrapyramidal side effects, including(More)
This article presents results of monitoring of the recruitment process for a phase III study of a new antidepressant drug in elderly patients with depressive disorders, focusing on the peculiarities of recruitment posed by the presence of comorbidity and coadministration of medications. Data are derived from screening of 188 patients, the majority of whom(More)
INTRODUCTION Pastoral Care (PC) practitioners respond to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all spiritual orientations. The integrated PC service in an acute psychogeriatric inpatient ward at St Vincent's Aged Mental Health Service, Melbourne, Australia, was examined to investigate how PC was being accessed by inpatients. METHODS A(More)
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