Peggy Flanagan

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OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence of elder abuse in community-dwelling patients with dementia and to test the hypothesis that there is no difference in carer and patient characteristics between the abused and non-abused populations. DESIGN A cohort of consecutive referrals was formed and subdivided by the presence or absence of abuse and the two(More)
Associations among maltreatment and traumatic experiences in childhood and adolescence, later substance use, and subsequent mental health outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders have been initially explored in previous studies; however, research on these factors in socially disadvantaged patients with first-episode psychosis is(More)
AIM Individuals with first-episode psychosis, like those with chronic psychotic disorders, are at elevated risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. However, relatively little is known about suicidality among first-episode patients prior to their initial presentation for treatment. This analysis was designed as a US-based examination of recent(More)
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