Rosemary Abbott

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BACKGROUND Efficacy trials suggest that structured psychological therapies may significantly reduce recurrence rates of major mood episodes in individuals with bipolar disorders. AIMS To compare the effectiveness of treatment as usual with an additional 22 sessions of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). METHOD We undertook a multicentre, pragmatic,(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations of the structure of psychological well-being items are useful for advancing knowledge of what dimensions define psychological well-being in practice. Ryff has proposed a multidimensional model of psychological well-being and her questionnaire items are widely used but their latent structure and factorial validity remains(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse family experiences in early life are associated with subsequent psychopathology. This study adds to the growing body of work exploring the nature and associations between adverse experiences over the childhood years. METHODS Primary carers of 1143 randomly recruited 14-year olds in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, UK were interviewed using(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe long term outcomes associated with externalising behaviour in adolescence, defined in this study as conduct problems reported by a teacher, in a population based sample. DESIGN Longitudinal study from age 13-53. SETTING The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development (the British 1946 birth cohort). (More)
BACKGROUND There have been few detailed longitudinal symptom studies of bipolar disorder. AIMS To describe the course of bipolar disorder over 18 months in 204 patients receiving mental healthcare. METHOD Patients were interviewed every 8 weeks, with weekly ratings of depression, mania and overall severity. RESULTS Participants were symptomatic 53% of(More)
BACKGROUND Certain parenting styles are influential in the emergence of later mental health problems, but less is known about the relationship between parenting style and later psychological well-being. Our aim was to examine the association between well-being in midlife and parental behaviour during childhood and adolescence, and the role of personality as(More)
BACKGROUND Few follow-up studies of depression have evaluated depressive symptomatology over time at both threshold and sub-threshold levels. AIMS To evaluate long-term longitudinal symptomatic course after an episode of severe depression. METHOD A total of 61 participants from a previous study cohort underwent a detailed interview covering the(More)
War experiences are associated with the risk of long-term mental health problems. The War-affected Youths (WAYS) Study comprises a cohort of 539 youths (61% female) aged between 18 to 25 (at baseline) randomly sampled from the population of war-affected youths in northern Uganda. The study aims to chart the trajectory of long-term mental health consequences(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) and exposure to early childhood adversities (CA) are independently associated with individual differences in cognitive and emotional processing. Whether these two factors interact to influence cognitive and emotional processing is not known. METHODOLOGY AND(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive and anxiety symptoms often co-occur resulting in a debate about common and distinct features of depression and anxiety. METHODS An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a bifactor modelling approach were used to separate a general distress continuum from more specific sub-domains of depression and anxiety in an adolescent community(More)