Robert Diamond

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A total of 684 primary care physicians in Wisconsin participated in a survey designed to explore their experiences of consulting with and referring patients to mental health care professionals. The respondents indicated that they had only moderate access to mental health care professionals, and even less access when a patient was covered by Medicare or(More)
The Wisconsin Quality of Life Index (W-QLI) is a multidimensional model for measuring quality of life. This model assumes that quality of life is comprised of 9 dimensions: life satisfaction, occupational activities, psychological well-being, physical health, social relations, economics, activities of daily living, symptoms, and the patient's own goals. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was an investigation of judgments regarding quality of life of individuals with severe mental disorders from two different perspectives: patient self-report versus provider. METHOD Judgments on several dimensions of quality of life were collected from a convenience sample of 37 schizophrenic patients and their primary clinicians by(More)
The antidepressant value of lithium augmentation was assessed in a 3-week open trial involving 24 adolescents who remained highly depressed after 6 weeks of treatment with imipramine hydrochloride. Two patients responded dramatically during the first week, with an additional eight patients showing partial improvement during the 3-week trial. The overall(More)
In this panel, principal members of seven leading simulation software companies discuss two important questions concerning the current and future status of simulation software. Suppose that a potential client asked you why they should buy your simulation software instead of another product. What are the specific features and capabilities of your software(More)
BACKGROUND Children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing (OSDB) have both impaired cognitive performance and frequent movements during sleep. It is not known whether movements during sleep are related to cognitive function. METHODS We studied 56 children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy suspected of having OSDB with actigraphy for six consecutive(More)
Although research has established the effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs in treating schizophrenic patients, the issue of the quality of life of patients on longterm medication has not been as clearly determined. The patient's and clinician's understanding of this criterion, both objective and subjective, is discussed. Social functioning, acceptance of(More)
Extendm is a graphical, interactive, general purpose simulation program for both discrete event and continuous modeling. Extend incorporates the capabilities of both a data-driven simulator and a simulation language. Because it is both object-oriented and extensible, Extend offers a powerful yet easy-to-use simulation environment for modeling in any field(More)