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The Social Functioning Scale the Development and Validation of a New Scale of Social Adjustment for use in Family Intervention Programmes with Schizophrenic Patients
TLDR
Results from three samples show that the Social Functioning Scale is reliable, valid, sensitive and responsive to change.
Factors Influencing Successful Submission of PhD Theses
This article examines the submission rates of 3579 postgraduate research students who studied for the traditional PhD degree at a single large civic university between 1984 and 1993. An examination
The Social Creation of Mental Illness
Cognitive Therapy and Recovery from Acute Psychosis: a Controlled Trial
TLDR
CT appears to be a potent adjunct to pharmacotherapy and standard care for acute psychosis with the objective of hastening the resolution of positive symptoms and reducing residual symptoms.
Effect of Culture and Environment on the Phenomenology of Delusions and Hallucinations
TLDR
Comparing the influence of culture and immediate environment on the phenomenology of schizophrenic symptoms by examining the actual content of delusions and hallucinations in three groups of schizophrenia patients suggested greater differences in phenomenology between the Pakistani pair and the British groups.
A mediational model of quality of life for individuals with severe mental health problems.
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The results indicate that perceived improvements in lifestyle, greater autonomy and positive self-concept are significantly and directly associated with better quality of life and appears to have important implications for the planning and delivery of mental health programmes.
Cognitive therapy and recovery from acute psychosis: a controlled trial. 3. Five-year follow-up.
TLDR
Cognitive therapy applied in the acute phase of a psychotic disorder can produce enduring and significant clinical benefits if experience of relapse can be minimised.
Expressed emotion as an adaptation to loss
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The results are consistent with Bowlby's attachment theory, where EOI and coercive criticism maybe understood as adaptive reactions to perceived loss and Implications for family intervention in first-episode psychosis and the prevention of high EE are discussed.
Seasonal variations in hospital admissions for affective disorders by gender and ethnicity
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The reverse seasonal pattern for depression and mania suggests a maladaptive response of vulnerable individuals to specific functions of seasons, and specific seasonal effect for affective illness was evidenced by the non-existence of seasonality in other psychiatric disorders.
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