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Tobacco smoking and its association with cognition in first episode psychosis patients.
Available evidence suggests that nicotine may enhance cognitive functioning. Moreover, it has been suggested that the high prevalence of smoking in people with schizophrenia is in part due to self-medication behaviour to ...
Prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in adult civilian survivors of war who stay in war-afflicted regions. A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological surveys on depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among civilian war survivors in war-afflicted regions have produced heterogeneous prevalence estimates of these conditions. METHODS: ...
Preferences for befriending schemes: a survey of patients with severe mental illness.
BACKGROUND: Befriending has become a widely used method for tackling social isolation in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), and evidence exists to support its effectiveness. However, patient preferences for ...
Attitudes towards severe mental illness and social distance: A survey of volunteer befrienders in Austria.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests there is a propensity for people in the general population to distance themselves from people with severe mental illness (SMI), which reportedly decreases with increased contact with individuals ...
Characteristics and motivations of volunteers providing one-to-one support for people with mental illness: a survey in Austria.
PURPOSE: Large numbers of volunteers provide one-to-one support for people with mental illness, sometimes referred to as befriending. However, there has been very little research on their characteristics and motivations. ...
Predictors of length of stay in psychiatric inpatient units: Does their effect vary across countries?
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in individual countries have identified inconsistent predictors of length of stay (LoS) in psychiatric inpatient units. This may reflect methodological inconsistencies across studies or true ...