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Since 1993, Texas law has required that all deaths that occur within 14 days of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) be reported to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. This study attempted to differentiate deaths that may have been due to ECT or the associated anesthesia from those due to other causes. Among more than 8,000 patients who(More)
Three studies are reported using the Geriatric Mental State in one of its community forms on a total of 647 subjects aged over 65 and living in their own homes. The concordance between the computer diagnosis AGECAT and psychiatrists' diagnosis is at least as good in these replication samples as in the original studies (Copeland et al. 1986). AGECAT has been(More)
This preliminary study describes a case of a male patient who developed gynaecomastia and sexual difficulties whilst taking risperidone for chronic paranoid schizophrenia. Laboratory tests showed raised prolactin levels and depressed testosterone levels which were reversed on cessation of medication. A small study was subsequently conducted on male(More)
We describe a cross-sectional study of aggressive behaviour in a sample of patients suffering from Huntington's disease in a residential nursing home. Data were obtained using the RAGE, a behaviourally oriented rating scale for measuring aggressive behaviour in cognitively impaired patients. Nursing staff rated 27 patients after a 3 day observation period.(More)
Using the records of Churchill Hospital, Oxford, and those of genetics centres and other national institutions, the minimum prevalence of HD among immigrants from the Indian subcontinent was found to be almost half that found in the indigenous UK population. However, this observed prevalence was probably depressed, and therefore may not differ greatly from(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To use routine statistical records to estimate the incidence and prevalence of treated schizophrenia. DESIGN AND SETTING Analysis of linked records in Oxfordshire (population 540,000) for all people in contact with specialist psychiatric services from 1975-86. SUBJECTS Records of 685 people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia as an(More)
We report on an unexpected phenomenon following the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster. A series of cross-channel ferry workers referred by their GPs to the Folkestone Mental Health Team, during the three years after the disaster, presented with post-traumatic stress disorder, despite having no direct contact with the disaster as survivors, bereaved(More)
A retrospective study of 30 Huntington's disease families (110 patients: 75 alive and 35 dead) known to a regional genetic centre, using multiple sources of information, showed the minimum lifetime prevalence of depression to be 39% in the prodrome and the diagnosed disease phase of the illness. The frequency of symptomatic schizophrenia was found to be(More)
BACKGROUND The study tested specific hypotheses that (a) there is an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders in asymptomatic heterozygotes for Huntington's disease (HD) compared with the normal homozygotes, and (b) there is an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders in the adult offspring of Huntington's disease patients compared with their(More)