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BACKGROUND Few investigations have examined the impact of childhood trauma, and domains of childhood abuse, on outcome in bipolar disorder. AIMS To evaluate the prevalence and subtypes of childhood abuse reported by adult patients with bipolar disorder and relationship to clinical outcome. METHOD Prevalence rates of childhood abuse were retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE Over the past decade, Prigerson and her colleagues have shown that symptoms of 'complicated grief'-intense yearning, difficulty accepting the death, excessive bitterness, numbness, emptiness, and feeling uneasy moving on and that the future is bleak-are distinct from depression and anxiety and are independently associated with substantial morbidity.(More)
The proliferation of the internet has caused the process of browsing and searching for information to become extremely cumbersome. While many search engines provide reasonable information, they still fall short by overwhelming users with a multitude of often irrelevant results. This problem has several causes but most notably is the inability for the user(More)
Diverse pharmacologic agents have been reported to be effective in treating negative schizophrenic symptoms (NSS). In light of this large and growing literature, as well as of reconceptualizations of the underlying pathophysiology of NSS, the time may have come to reject models that assume "irreversibility" of NSS. However, flaws in existing studies prevent(More)
Literature searches dating back to 1968 were conducted through Psychlit and Medline services to review the scientific literature on EEG biofeedback treatment of ADD. While anecdotal and case reports cite promising evidence, methodological problems coupled with a paucity of research precludes any definitive conclusions as to the efficacy of enhanced alpha(More)
RATIONALE Although depression is common in older adults with schizophrenia, it has not been well studied. The authors examine those factors that are related to depression in a multiracial urban sample of older persons with schizophrenia. METHODS The schizophrenia group consisted of 198 persons aged 55 or older who lived in the community and developed(More)
The number of persons aged 55 and older with a diagnosis of schizophrenia is projected to double over the next 20 years. A tripartite classification system of early-onset schizophrenia, late-onset schizophrenia, and very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis has been proposed. This column reviews recent findings on the outcome and associated features of(More)
The sheer amount of data produced by modern science research has created a need for the construction and understanding of " data-intensive systems " , large-scale, distributed systems which integrate information. The formal nature of constructing such software systems; however, is relatively unstudied, and has been a large focus of the super-computing and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study used Krause's model of illness behavior in later life to examine factors associated with adequacy of medical treatment in a racially diverse sample of older patients (age 55 and over) with schizophrenia. METHODS In a cross-sectional community study, 119 persons were identified from a sample of 198 persons with schizophrenia age 55 or(More)