Paul G. Patterson

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Clinical data are reported from a psychiatric service to Native Canadian patients, mainly Cree Indians. Eighteen out of 41 had a clinical diagnosis of depression, three of mania and only one of schizophrenia. Thirty-seven percent used alcohol to excess but alcoholism was rarely the primary diagnosis. Reasons are given for the belief that schizophrenia has(More)
This paper presents a theoretical framework for describing childhood psychopathology in terms of coping styles and introduces a scale to measure psychosocial development in young children. It is hypothesized that coping styles characteristic of specific stages of development evolve in a predictable sequence with treatment. The term coping style rather than(More)
In this study we seek to enhance the assessment of imminent violence risk by providing empirical data on the types of verbal and non-verbal behaviour exhibited by 31 psychiatric inpatients immediately prior to assaulting a staff member, and 31 non-aggressive controls. Verbal abuse, high overall activity level and standing uncomfortably close to the intended(More)
Orofacial swelling, particularly of the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and gingiva is a feature of the localised granulomatous condition known as the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome,1 but may also represent oral manifestations of chronic inflammatory conditions, including Crohn's disease2 or sarcoidosis.3 Oral manifestations of these systemic conditions may(More)
Prompted by the Council on Education and Professional Liaison of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the authors surveyed the program directors and senior residents of departments of psychiatry on the teaching of case formulation skills in Canada. The results showed that case formulation is taught formally in most departments and that students are(More)