William Hendrickse

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OBJECTIVE This study determined the extent to which adding structured procedures improved diagnostic accuracy for outpatients with severe mental illness in a community mental health setting. METHOD The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID) was used to interview 200 psychiatric outpatients. A research nurse reviewed medical records and amended(More)
A simple latex particle agglutination test for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis plasma membrane antigen in cerebrospinal fluid was evaluated in 18 children with tuberculous meningitis and 134 control children with other disorders. The antigen was detected in all 18 patients with tuberculous meningitis, although an initial sample from 1(More)
Previous studies indicate that high frequency power (>20Hz) in the electroencephalogram (EEG) are associated with feature binding and attention. It has been hypothesized that hallucinations and perceptual abnormalities might be linked to irregularities in fast frequency activity. This study examines the power and distribution of high frequency activity(More)
Both major depressive disorders (MDD) and schizophrenia (SZ) have been associated with reductions in slow-wave (Stages 3 and 4) sleep, although these findings are controversial. The present study compared quantitative EEG measures of slow-wave activity (0.5-4 Hz) during non-REM (NREM) sleep among age-matched, symptomatic but unmedicated, depressed,(More)
The effects of fluoxetine (FLU) and its active metabolite, norfluoxetine (NFLU), on the polysomnogram (PSG) of nine depressed outpatients (eight with major depression; one with bipolar II, depressed phase disorder) were investigated by contrasting PSG values prior to treatment and during administration of FLU. The PSG changes were correlated with daily(More)
OBJECTIVE The study examined characteristics associated with substance abuse among patients on a VA general inpatient psychiatry unit. METHODS A total of 452 consecutive discharge summaries from a six-month period were examined for a recorded diagnosis of psychoactive substance abuse or dependence and evidence of negative social or health effects from the(More)
Serial computed tomographic scans were performed during the course of tuberculous meningitis in 25 patients aged 1-70 years. Hydrocephalus rarely occurred without other abnormalities. Marked ventricular enlargement was associated with extensive basal enhancement. Basal meningeal enhancement was not a good indicator of the clinical state although marked(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors review the more than 30-year history of the academic affiliation between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the Mental Health Service at the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System. METHODS The authors interviewed individuals involved at various stages in(More)
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