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The psychoendocrinology of the development of normal gender identity and its variations is poorly understood. Studies of gender development in individuals born with endocrinologically well-characterized intersex conditions are heuristically valuable for the disaggregation of factors that are acting in concert during normal development. Four 46,XX(More)
Test-retest interviews examining recent sexual activity were administered to 27 severely ill psychiatric patients after stabilization. Three reports were judged to be questionable. For the 16 sexually active patients among the remaining 24, high test-retest reliability was found for number of sexual partners, frequency of episodes, and proportions of(More)
Morbidity risks for mental illness were determined in 750 first-degree relatives of chronic schizophrenic and normal control probands. Psychiatric disorders that were more frequent in relatives of schizophrenic probands than in relatives of normal control probands were chronic schizophrenia (5.8% versus 0.6%), schizotypal personality disorder (definite,(More)
The validity and reproducibility of psychiatric diagnosis are crucial to psychiatric research. To establish confidence in assigning schizotypal features, three paradigms estimating the reliability of a new instrument, the Schedule for Schizotypal personalities (SSP), were tested. The first paradigm considered joint, but independent evaluations made by two(More)
The authors determined the risk for psychiatric disorders in the first-degree relatives of 36 probands with schizotypal personality disorder (13 definite, 23 probable), 17 probands with borderline personality disorder (two definite, 15 probable), and 90 normal control probands. The relatives of probands with schizotypal personality disorder without a(More)
The Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) is a new international instrument for assessing quality of life after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We report first use and validation. Patients previously admitted with TBI to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, were randomly sampled (n=66, 61% response rate) and administered the QOLIBRI.(More)
Data on schizoaffective illness, schizophrenia and affective disorders were gathered on first-degree relatives of schizoaffective probands and matched controls (bipolars, unipolars and schizophrenics). The familial pattern of affective and schizophrenic subtypes of schizoaffective disorder resembled the familial pattern of affective and schizophrenic(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based health policy is urgently needed to meet the increasing demand for health services among elderly people, particularly for expensive technologies such as renal-replacement therapy. Age has been used to ration dialysis, although not always explicitly, despite the lack of rigorous empirical evidence about how elderly people fare on(More)
Platelet [3H]imipramine binding (Bmax) was determined in 67 patients with major affective illness (33 euthymic bipolar, 34 depressed unipolar) and 58 normal control subjects. Bipolar patients had significantly lower Bmax values than did control subjects. The mean Bmax in the unipolar patients was lower than in the control subjects, but the difference was(More)