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Protective associations of importance of religion and frequency of service attendance with depression risk, suicidal behaviours and substance use in adolescents in Nova Scotia, Canada.
PURPOSE We examined relationships of measures of personal importance of religion and frequency of attendance at religious services with risk of depression and risk behaviours in high school studentsExpand
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Assessing the outcome of compulsory psychiatric treatment in the community: epidemiological study in Western Australia
Abstract Objective: To examine whether community treatment orders for psychiatric patients reduce subsequent use of health services in comparison with control patients not placed on an order. Design:Expand
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Internet Addiction, Hikikomori Syndrome, and the Prodromal Phase of Psychosis
Computers, video games, and technological devices are part of young people’s everyday lives. Hikikomori is a Japanese word describing a condition that mainly affects adolescents or young adults whoExpand
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Can You Be Healthy on the Street?: Exploring the Health Experiences of Halifax Street Youth
This pilot study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and offers an examination of the experiences and perceptions of street youth vis-a-vis their health status. The roughExpand
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A comparison of antidepressant use in Nova Scotia, Canada and Australia
The prevalence of major depression is reported as approximately 8% in Canada and 7.5% in Australia, the use of antidepressants is therefore common. However, questions remain about whether depressionExpand
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A Comparison of Benzodiazepine and Related Drug Use in Nova Scotia and Australia
Objective: Benzodiazepines can be a problem if used for long periods, or in at-risk populations, such as the elderly. We compared the use of benzodiazepine and related prescription medicines in NovaExpand
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Suicidal behaviours in adolescents in Nova Scotia, Canada: protective associations with measures of social capital
PurposeFew studies of adolescent suicidality have examined its associations with social capital. We explored associations of measures of individual level social capital with self-reported suicideExpand
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The relationship of sex and risk behaviours to students' use of school-based health centres in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
OBJECTIVE Among other benefits, school-based health centres (SBHCs) are thought to provide opportunities to identify and help adolescents with risk-taking behaviours. The present study examined theExpand
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A retrospective quasi-experimental study of a community crisis house for patients with severe and persistent mental illness
Objective: There is increasing international evidence that crisis houses can reduce the time spent in acute psychiatric inpatient units for patients with severe and persistent mental illness, at aExpand
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The epidemiology of personality disorder
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