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One hundred and sixty-two women were evaluated for psychiatric morbidity in the second trimester of pregnancy and also six to eight weeks postnatally. A sizeable proportion of the women also had a second prenatal assessment in their third trimester and in the lying-in ward shortly after giving birth. Assessments were conducted with the 28-item GHQ. This was(More)
Thirty-six consecutively admitted patients with schizophrenia and 20 with mania were studied for the morbid risk of psychosis in their first-degree relatives. Using the family history method of ascertainment, the morbid risk for schizophrenia in the relatives of schizophrenic probands was 4.12% compared with 1.42% in the relatives of manic probands. While(More)
Many sets of diagnostic criteria have been proposed for neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) but there is a lack of uniformity. No universally agreed criteria exist currently for research purposes, thus making comparisons across studies very difficult. Most of them have flaws and detect too many false-positives based on an over-inclusive definition. The(More)
The authors reviewed the trends in the incidence of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) in studies recently reported in various countries. Possible reasons for the differences in reported incidences were considered. The authors identified publications in English (and their cross-references) that estimated the incidence of NMS with a retrospective or(More)
  Background: Dissociative symptoms are common psychiatric symptoms whose prevalence in rural (agricultural) populations is unknown. The present study examines the prevalence of depersonalization and derealization experiences in a southern rural US population as well as socio-demographic and emotional factors associated with these experiences. Method: A(More)
The 28-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) was validated against the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule (PAS) using data collected during a prospective study of psychiatric disorders associated with childbirth among 277 Nigerian women attending an antenatal clinic. Using the results of correlational analyses of the total scores on the GHQ and on the PAS(More)
Advances in psychiatric research have reestablished the importance of psychiatric community epidemiological studies. Psychiatric epidemiological surveys that used the same standardized diagnostic interview and classification system in different parts of the world were reviewed. The lifetime prevalence for any psychiatric morbidity ranged from 21 to 65%. The(More)
This paper describes murder-suicide in the United States from 1990 through 1995, using the cases reported in six major newspapers. Spousal murder-suicide was the predominant type with a range of 42%-57%; familicide-suicide was the second predominant type with a range of 22%-47%. The perpetrators were predominantly males; the victims were female sexual(More)
Tardive dystonia (TDt), a persistent dystonia associated with exposure to neuroleptic drugs, is an uncommon disorder. It differs from tardive dyskinesia (TDk) in epidemiology, clinical features, risk factors, pathophysiology, course, prognosis, and treatment outcome. TDt seems to develop faster and is more painful, distressing, and disabling than tardive(More)
OBJECTIVE The factor structure of responses to the twenty-eight-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) in a sample of 277 Nigerian antenatal women was examined. METHOD Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Varimax rotation were used. RESULTS A four factor structure interpretable as social dysfunction, somatic-anxiety, depression-anxiety, and severe(More)