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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 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)
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)
  • R Diamond
  • 1985
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)
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