Using Skinner's Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Using Skinner’s Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Introduction Skinner’s (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior has its roots in a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s, and subsequently at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In these lectures Skinner proposed a new theory of verbal behavior, which differed from existing explanations of verbal behaviour […]

Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations in South Africa: Association with Psychiatric Disorders (Original Articles) (Report)

Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations in South Africa: Association with Psychiatric Disorders (Original Articles) (Report)

South Africa provides a unique laboratory for studying the perpetration of different forms of violence. During apartheid a range of acts of racial violence were perpetrated, including gross human rights violations (HRVs). However, both before and after apartheid there have also been significant levels of domestic and criminal violence. (1) Injuries were the second-leading cause […]

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

There are two overarching goals to psychiatric rehabilitation: Help people with disabilities achieve (1) work and (2) independent living goals in the real world. Over the past 30 years, two paradigms emerged to guide rehabilitation professionals in helping people achieve these goals. The traditional paradigm is a medical or clinical model called “train-place,” in which […]

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care, An Issue of Medical Clinics, E-Book

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care, An Issue of Medical Clinics, E-Book

This issue of the Medical Clinics of North America is devoted to Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care and is edited by Dr. Genevieve Pagalilauan. Articles in this issue include: Psychopharmacology; Office-based Screening of Common Psychiatric Conditions; Depression; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder; Grief Reaction, Adjustment Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder; Somatiform Disorders; […]

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric Inpatients in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India (Report)

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric Inpatients in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India (Report)

Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a complex disorder characterized by central obesity, dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose tolerance and hypertension (1). Its pathophysiology remains obscure but it has been hypothesized to involve insulin resistance and a proinflammatory state (2,3). A survey on MS in the United States reported the prevalence at 24 per cent in adults, and found […]