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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

Factors Affecting Completion of a 28-day inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programme at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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364–8
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Factors affecting treatment completion were studied in 224 patients in the Substance Abuse Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies. Of the 23% of patients who failed to complete their treatment, those with cocaine dependence primarily were significantly more likely to fail than those with primarily alcohol dependence.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

HIV Infection, Sexual Abuse and Social Support in Jamaican Adolescents Referred to a Psychiatric Service

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307–11

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Background: Children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS often have psychological/psychiatric issues that require specialist intervention. We explored whether HIV infection acquired through sexual abuse led to particularly negative psychiatric outcomes and whether good social support is a protective factor in the development of undesirable psychiatric sequelae.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 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 in Adolescence: New Developments

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387–91
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The features and overall impact of the under-recognized phenomenon of depression in adolescence are explored. Prevention and treatment strategies are discussed within the context of the Caribbean.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Capgras Syndrome Presenting in an Adolescent Girl in the Caribbean

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10.7727/wimj.2012.175
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95–8

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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2013

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the University Hospital of the West Indies: A Need to Adopt Proactive Screening and Specific Management Policy

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10.7727/wimj.2011.220
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802–8
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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a group of adult psychiatric patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies was 28.9% and could represent a pathway to the future development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Screening and continuous monitoring will allow for early intervention and possibly prevention of increased morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

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