OBJECTIVE Antidepressants that increase serotonin or norepinephrine in the brain are effective in treating depression, but there is no neuropsychological account of how these changes relieve depressive states. Cognitive theories suggest that biases in information processing lead depressed patients to make unrealistically negative judgments about themselves… (More)
Rural suicide rates have been shown to be disproportionately high in several countries. This study compares suicide rates in Cornwall with the rest of England and Wales over a 90-year period (1911-2001). Age and sex standardised mortality ratios were calculated for suicide and undetermined death for Cornwall standardised to England and Wales. From 1911… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to use routinely collected data on vitamin D levels of adolescents detained in a secure psychiatric hospital to see if this at-risk group for vitamin D deficiency do in fact have low vitamin D levels. METHODS Vitamin D blood levels were collated from clinical records of inpatients admitted to Bluebird House, a… (More)
Many patients maintained on depot medication have raised prolactin levels, which can lead to a range of long-term medical problems. The addition of aripiprazole can reduce prolactin levels and restore sexual function in these patients. The cases described demonstrate the potential role of aripiprazole in a forensic setting.