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This article reports the development, validation, and correlates of a self-report measure of boredom proneness. The 28-item Boredom Proneness (BP) Scale demonstrates satisfactory levels of internal consistency (coefficient alpha = .79) and test-retest reliability (r = .83) over a 1-week interval. Evidence of validity for the BP is supported by correlations(More)
The opioid antagonist, naltrexone, is reported, in single centre studies, to improve the clinical outcome of individuals with alcohol dependence participating in outpatient psychosocial programmes. This is the first multicentre controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of naltrexone as adjunctive treatment for alcohol dependence or abuse.(More)
Patients undergoing appendicectomy, attending a gastroenterology clinic or admitted to hospital after self-poisoning have been examined using the same reliable measures to establish whether life events and psychiatric illness preceded abdominal pain. Life events involving threat were experienced more commonly by those with organic and functional abdominal(More)
  • R Farmer
  • 1987
The evidence for an association between hostility and deliberate self-poisoning is reviewed. Although the concept of hostility is poorly defined and different measuring instruments may not measure the same entity, self-poisoning subjects as a group appear to have very high levels of hostility. However, depression is also associated with hostility and when(More)
Mood disorders are frequently recurrent and it has been shown that maintenance treatment can reduce long-term morbidity in this condition. It has also been shown that mood disorders carry an increased risk of suicide and that a significant proportion of individuals who commit suicide suffer from a mood disorder. This paper reports the results of a long term(More)
It has been observed in a population of people with learning disabilities that people with good understanding but no speech have significantly more behaviour problems than those with good speech. This observation was confirmed by testing a data set of 3662 people. The purpose of the study was to stress the importance of teaching communication techniques as(More)
The literature on sexual abuse and alcohol problems has been reviewed. Various methodological issues are relevant in determining whether there is merely an association or also a causal relationship. These include the definition of sexual abuse, the degree and timing of abuse, the methods of data collection, sample selection, the presence or absence of(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that people with a history of sexual abuse may have an increased risk of developing alcohol and drug problems. METHOD A self-completion sexual abuse questionnaire was designed and administered to a sample of attenders at three London alcohol services. Drinking behaviour was assessed using the Severity of Alcohol Dependence(More)