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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to test the relative and combined efficacy of clomipramine and exposure and ritual prevention in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and cognitive behavior therapy by exposure and ritual prevention are both established treatments for OCD, yet their(More)
Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of exposure therapy in the treatment of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite the convincing outcome literature, a concern that this treatment may exacerbate symptoms and lead to premature dropout has been voiced on the basis of a few reports. In this paper, we examined the hypothesis that(More)
The simplified Chinese version of the FACT-B was evaluated by QOL data measured from 376 patients with breast cancer. The results showed that test–retest reliability for five domains: physical well-being, social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being, additional concerns, and the overall scales and trial outcome index were 0.82,(More)
There are at least 9 studies that provide evidence that insomnia is a significant risk factor for recurrent and new onset major depressive disorder (MDD), two of which suggest that this association also exists specifically for the elderly. In this study, archival data from a community sample of healthy elderly participants were used to assess the extent to(More)
The purpose of this article is to model the progression of CD4-lymphocyte count and the relationship between different features of this progression and survival time. The complicating factors in this analysis are that the CD4-lymphocyte count is observed only at certain fixed times and with a high degree of measurement error, and that the length of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Although low birth weight premature infants and parents are at high risk for adverse health outcomes, there is a paucity of studies that test early NICU interventions with parents to prevent the development of negative parent-infant interaction trajectories and to reduce hospital length of stay. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of an(More)
Although much work has been done on comparing and contrasting the EM and ECME algorithms, in terms of their rates of convergence, it is not clear what mechanism underhes each and, furthermore, what factors may determine and influence their rates of convergence. In this paper, we examine the convergence rates and properties of these two popular optimisation(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder receiving clozapine with a matched comparison group from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHOD Ninety-three outpatients and a matched group of 2,701 comparison subjects were compared according to(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to describe the accuracy of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), and Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) in identifying major depressive disorder (MDD) or minor depressive disorder (MnDD) among low-income, urban mothers attending well-child care (WCC) visits during the(More)
FGF2 and VEGFA are the two most potent angiogenic factors. Here we report that miR-503 can simultaneously down-regulate FGF2 and VEGFA. The expression of miR-503 is repressed in HCC cells and primary tumors due to a potential epigenetic mechanism. Overexpression of miR-503 reduced tumor angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. We also found that miR-503(More)