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Domestic Violence: Its Prevalence and Profile

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Advancing Forensic Psychiatry in Jamaica

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233–4

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Editorial Eating Disorders: An Emerging Psychopathology

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Psychiatric Co-morbidity: Revisiting the “Mind-Body” Connection

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents in Jamaica

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Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n = 134) reported having depressive symptoms.

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Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Depression among Cardiovascular Disease Patients on a Consultation-liaison Service at a General Hospital in Jamaica

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One-third of patients with cardiovascular disease referred to a consultation-liaison psychiatry service at a general hospital in Jamaica were depressed. They were also significantly more likely than other patients to have a depressive illness.

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Objective: The prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries has been steadily rising. Depression has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. Against this background, the authors compared the co-occurrence of depressive illnesses among general hospital inpatients with cardiovascular disease and those without cardiovascular disease.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Suicide: A Preventable Public Health Problem

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Suicide Ideation in Jamaican Youth: Sociodemographic Prevalence, Protective and Risk Factors

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The prevalence of suicide ideation among Jamaican youth is 9.7%.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and examine the association between suicidal ideation and sociodemographic characteristics, protective and risk factors among Jamaican
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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Mental Illness and Public Health: Exploring the Role of General Hospital Physicians at a Teaching Hospital in Jamaica

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This study examines general hospital physicians’ utilization of consultation-liaison psychiatric services and makes inferences about the extent to which their role in the detection of psychiatric illnesses is being fulfilled.

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Objectives: Against the public health implications of untreated mental illness among general hospital inpatients, this study aimed firstly to examine hospital physicians’ level of referral to a psychiatric service, and secondly, to explore the extent of these doctors’ knowledge of psychiatric issues by comparing their reasons for referring patients with patients’ final psychiatric diagnoses.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Substance Abuse Treatment – the Special Needs Populations

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that problem drug-use is a chronic behavioural disorder characterized by repeated cycles of treatment, relapse and recovery that might last for decades (4). The factors contributing to alcohol and substance use are varied and complex. These include sociodemographic, environmental, sociocultural, family, personality and genetic factors.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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