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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

Decriminalization of Marijuana: Is this a realistic public mental health policy for Jamaica?

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367–70

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Marijuana has potential benefits and adverse effects. Despite its popularity in Jamaica, decriminalization may not be possible given the international and regional obligations of Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

HIV Seroprevalence among Hospital Inpatients with Neuropsychiatric and other Central Nervous System Disorders

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434–8
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This paper reports on the seroprevalence of HIV among hospital inpatients whose principal diagnosis was a neuropsychiatric or other central nervous system (CNS) disorder. The low prevalence in neuropsychiatric patients and the strong association with CNS infections are discussed.

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Objective: To determine the seroprevalence of HIV among inpatients with neuropsychiatric and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care: An Integrative Collaborative Primary Care Model – The Jamaican Experience

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483–9
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Despite limited resources, Jamaica has successfully integrated mental health into primary care.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among a Cohort of Students in Two Tertiary Institutions Post Hurricane Ivan

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179–80
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Six weeks after the passage of Hurricane Ivan, factors strongly correlated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were social support, gender, stressful life experience, emotional experience during the hurricane and experiences of loss and injury as a result of the hurricane.

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Objective: This study seeks to identify factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following Hurricane Ivan among a cohort of tertiary-level students in Jamaica.

Methods: A 22-item, self-administered questionnaire was administered to a non-random sample. Using parametric and non-parametric analyses, the relationship between PTSD symptoms and several
variables was examined.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

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