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The nature of the primary symptoms of schizophrenia and our lack of knowledge of its underlying cause both contribute to the difficulty of generating convincing animal models of schizophrenia. A more recent approach to investigating the biological basis of schizophrenia has been to use information processing models of the disease to link psychotic phenomena… (More)
Latent inhibition (LI), a measure of the ability to learn to ignore irrelevant stimuli, is disrupted in acute schizophrenics and in rats treated with amphetamine; antipsychotics prevent amphetamine disruption of LI in rats. The 5-HT2A/C agonist 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) has hallucinogenic properties in humans, and evidence suggests… (More)
We have characterized sera from healthy volunteers immunized with a monomeric recombinant gp120 (rgp120) derived from a CCR5/CXCR4 (R5X4)-using subtype B isolate of human immunodeficiency virus type (HIV-1), HIV-1W61D, in comparison to sera from long-term HIV-1-infected individuals, using homologous reagents. Sera from vaccinees and HIV-1 positive subjects… (More)
Auditory evoked potentials to tone stimuli were recorded from 8 practised meditators before, during, and after meditation, and also during light sleep. No consistent changes were noted between baseline and meditating AEPs, or between meditating and sleep AEPs.
The value and need for consumer involvement in the delivery of mental health services is becoming increasingly recognised and acknowledged both throughout government and non-government organisations. The aim of consumer and carer involvement and engagement is, ultimately, to improve the quality of health care provided. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health… (More)
Objective This qualitative study examined the experience of parents of children and adolescents with eating disorders after having participated in a skills-based training intervention. Method Participants were interviewed and transcripts were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Results Parent responses were organised around key themes of (1)… (More)