Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems: A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use *.

Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems: A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use *.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE to suggest that patients in medical settings have a higher prevalence of alcohol-use disorders and exhibit more risky drinking behavior than the general population (Maisto and Saitz, 2003). This “unhealthy drinking,” which includes the spectrum of drinking patterns that place one at risk for harm to alcohol dependence (Saitz, 2005), is […]

Admissions to the State Hospital: A One-Year Study (Report)

Admissions to the State Hospital: A One-Year Study (Report)

Introduction There are at present, two inpatient acute care mental health facilities operated by the West Virginia Dept of Health and Human Resources with a total of 240 beds to serve the mentally ill population of West Virginia. Each hospital has a designated catchment area with corresponding Community Mental Health Centers. William R. Sharpe, Jr. […]

Disclosure of Child Murder: A Case Study of Ethical Dilemmas in Research (Ethics IN Research) (Report)

Disclosure of Child Murder: A Case Study of Ethical Dilemmas in Research (Ethics IN Research) (Report)

Disclosures of unreported incriminating information are rarely documented in research; researchers therefore often do not know how to respond when cases arise. Disclosure may occur when respondents volunteer information, without necessarily being asked, and presents an ethical dilemma. Researchers have to choose between maintaining confidentiality and public protection. Debate on confidentiality in research is ongoing; […]

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]