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OBJECTIVE The study of individual psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of schizophrenia has yielded equivocal findings, partly because of methodologic problems. Further, the ability of psychosocial treatments to prevent psychotic relapse appears to lessen over time. The authors' goal was to develop and test a demonstrably effective individual(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the tolerability of escalating doses of stereotactic body radiation therapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients included those with Gleason score 2 to 6 with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ≤ 20, Gleason score 7 with PSA ≤ 15, ≤ T2b, prostate size ≤ 60 cm(3), and American Urological(More)
BACKGROUND Deficits in social cognition and neurocognition are believed to underlie schizophrenia disability. Attempts at rehabilitation have had circumscribed effects on cognition, without concurrent improvement in broad aspects of behavior and adjustment. OBJECTIVE To determine the differential effects of cognitive enhancement therapy (a recovery-phase(More)
OBJECTIVE The early application of cognitive rehabilitation may afford long-term functional benefits to patients with schizophrenia. This study examined the two-year effects of an integrated neurocognitive and social-cognitive rehabilitation program, cognitive enhancement therapy (CET), on cognitive and functional outcomes in early-course schizophrenia. (More)
OBJECTIVE Previous analyses of the personal and social adjustment of outpatients with schizophrenia have either relied on the assessment of unrepresentative patients who survived without relapse or used analyses that included relapse assessments, a potential confound when different rates of relapse existed among treatment conditions. The authors' goal was(More)
Issues regarding the side effects of antipsychotic medication and the possible contribution of the environment to dose requirements led to a two-year controlled dosage study of maintenance antipsychotic medication and familial environment among recently discharged schizophrenic patients. Seventy stable patients, living in high- or low-expressed emotion (EE)(More)
OBJECTIVES Comorbid medical conditions, notably cardiovascular disease, occur disproportionately among persons with bipolar disorder; yet the quality and outcomes of medical care for these individuals are suboptimal. This pilot study examined a bipolar disorder medical care model (BCM) and determined whether, compared with usual care, individuals randomly(More)
While the long-term care of ambulatory schizophrenia patients requires highly effective interpersonal treatment skills among clinicians, there is little evidence to support an empirically validated individual psychotherapy of schizophrenia. Personal therapy (PT) attempts to address the apparent limitations of traditional psychotherapy by modifying the(More)
BACKGROUND We report the outcome of a phase I/II clinical trial of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for low (LR) and select intermediate risk (IR) prostate cancer (PCa) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients included men with prostate adenocarcinoma with Gleason score 6 with PSA ≤ 20 or Gleason 7 with PSA ≤ 15 and clinical stage ≤ T2b.(More)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides an ideal opportunity to conduct mental health services research among vulnerable populations, given its extensive data sources, disproportionate number of vulnerable patients (older, often with comorbidities), and quality improvement mission. Although VA facilities are often affiliated with universities,(More)