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Shakatani: The Phenomenology of Personality Disorder in Jamaican Patients

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.333
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397–404
Synopsis: 
The distribution and clinically significant patterns of the phenomenology of a naturalistic case-controlled private practice displayed symptoms of a ‘clinical triad’ of power management, dependency and psychosexual issues. This phenomenological approach has been called Shakatani - from the Swahili words shaka (problem) and tani (power), and is suggested to be an Axis I replacement for the four-cluster Axis II classification of the DSM-IV personality disorder.

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Objective: To examine the distribution and clinically significant patterns of the phenomenology of a cohort of Jamaican patients with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Axis II diagnosis of personality disorder and to clarify the conventional diagnostic deficiencies of DSMbased personality disorder categories.

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22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

A View of Personality Disorder from the Colonial Periphery

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.122
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383–8
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The literature outlining the development and classification of personality disorder is reviewed in order to examine the history of this condition in the context of contemporary post-colonial Jamaican society.
 
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Objective: To examine the history of personality disorder in the context of contemporary post-colonial Jamaican society.
 
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22 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Creation and Validation of the Jamaican Personality Disorder Inventory

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.211
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389–96
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The creation and validation of the 38-question Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire for the diagnosis of personality disorder piloted on patients from psychiatric and medical wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies is described.

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Objective: To describe the creation and validation of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire.

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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

Caribbean Contributions to Contemporary Psychiatric Psychopathology

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442–6
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The burgeoning migration of Caribbean people to England in the twentieth century resulted in high reported rates of psychosis for this migrant population. Caribbean research has revealed the existence of hostile racial and environmental challenges in Britain as the primary cause of this condition. These findings have significantly shifted the pendulum of understanding of the aetiology of psychosis from a genetic to a biopsychosocial position.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Decolonization of Psychiatric Public Policy in Jamaica

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437–41
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Jamaica’s political independence from Britain triggered the development of a community engagement mental health that has negated involuntary certification, promoted treatment in primary health facilities and promoted reliance on traditional and cultural therapies.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Changing the Research Culture at the Section of Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Mona

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171–7
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A significant increase in research output followed the implementation of research meetings as well as team building and project management strategies, all aimed at strengthening research activities in a section of a university department.

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Objective: To compare the medical research output of the Section of Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, before and after the implementation of strategies aimed at stimulating research.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Depression: A Major Public Health Problem Facing the Caribbean

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353–4

INTRODUCTION

Epidemiological studies indicate that depression is a common disorder worldwide (1, 2). Estimates of the lifetime prevalence for this disorder range from 5–17% of the population in the USA (3–4). However a MEDLINE trawl of two hundred and seventy-five publications on mental health issues in Caribbean people revealed a paucity of written material on depression in the region.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

A Comparison of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Results across Campuses of The University of the West Indies (2001 and 2002)

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139–143
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This study assesses the performance of medical students in the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) of the final MBBS examination across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies, (2001 and 2002). The OSCE scores in the medicine and therapeutics examination are generally uniform across all campuses of the University.

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Objective: To compare the performance of medical students in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of the final MBBS Examination across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies, over a two-year period.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

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