Sian Rudge

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BACKGROUND Several previous studies have indicated high rates of schizophrenia in African-Caribbeans in the UK compared to White population. METHOD All people aged 18 to 64 years residing in two health districts in London who made contact with hospital or community services over a 1-year (Whites) or 2-year (ethnic minorities) period were screened for(More)
Although many serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) receptors have been identified, our knowledge of many of the subtypes is limited. However, we do know that 5-HT1A agonists are involved in the treatment of certain anxiety disorders, that 5-HT1C and 5-HT2 receptor antagonists may be indicated for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, and that(More)
Previous studies from the Indian subcontinent had suggested that the onset and outcome of schizophrenia is linked with social factors. We set out to study the inception rates and social factors in whites and Asians who were presenting for the first time ever to various catchment facilities in Ealing catchment area. A total of 62 cases (38 white and 24(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that manifestations of symptoms and premorbid personality of patients with schizophrenia differ across cultures. However, these have only been demonstrated in cultural settings apart from each other. METHOD We set out to compare these across different ethnic groups from a catchment area in west London. The Asian and(More)
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Nemaline myopathy is defined by the presence of nemaline bodies, or rods, on muscle biopsy. Facial and bulbar weakness in nemaline myopathy cause chewing and swallowing difficulties, recurrent aspiration, and poor control of oral secretions. This article discusses 5 patients (4 infants and 1 adolescent) with nemaline myopathy who received dietary(More)
OBJECTIVE Sociodemographic factors play an important role in the genesis of mental disorders. High rates of unemployment and other social factors have been reported previously among African-Caribbeans with schizophrenia in London. The aim of the present study was to compare these factors in Trinidad with London African-Caribbeans. METHOD Using(More)
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