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To examine the prevalence of problem gambling and its relationship to other risk-taking behaviors, the authors surveyed 1,350 undergraduates at the 4 campuses of Connecticut State University (CSU) during fall 2000. On the basis of a modified version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen, a widely used screening instrument, they found that 18% of the men and 4%(More)
Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disease with a strong genetic contribution, potentially linked to altered glutamatergic function in brain regions such as the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Here, we report converging evidence to support a functional candidate gene for schizophrenia. In post-mortem PFC from patients with schizophrenia, we detected(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of the Scottish Schizophrenia Outcomes Study (SSOS) was to assess the feasibility and utility of routinely collecting outcome data in everyday clinical settings. Data were collected over three years in the Scottish National Health Service (NHS). There were two secondary aims of SSOS: first, to compare data from patient-rated,(More)
BACKGROUND Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for evaluating treatment efficacy. However, the outcomes of RCTs often lack clinical utility and usually do not address real-world effectiveness. AIMS To review how traditional RCTs may be triangulated with other methodologies such as observational studies and pragmatic trials by(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking in people with mental health problems (MHPs) is an important public health concern as rates are two to three times higher than in the general population. While a strong evidence base exists to encourage and support smoking cessation in the wider population, there is limited evidence to guide the tailoring of interventions for people with(More)
  • On Friday, January, +8 authors Adm James Stavridis
  • 2010
As the Center's initiative, Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Ensuring the Alliance's Future continues to progress, the Center has completed its first in a series of reports to promote increased Allied participation in the campaign against extremism in Central and South Asia. While crafting this initial report the Center has engaged a series of(More)
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