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Improving the physical health of long-stay psychiatric in-patients
Research evidence has shown that morbidity and mortality rates are higher in psychiatric patients than in the general population. This article describes factors that affect the physical health of psychiatric patients living ...
Wild at heart: Tapping into the restorative power of the great outdoors
Jason Surridge and colleagues describe how they set up Reflection, an adventure therapy group designed to help clients benefit from 'the restorative power of the mountains'.
Prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug services and associated comorbidity
Aims To compare the prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug populations with special attention to its impact on psychopathology and service characteristics. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting Three alcohol ...
Anger and its links to violent offending
The emotion of anger is clearly important as an antecedent for many forms of violence. In this article I describe some contemporary influential psychological ideas about the nature of anger and its links with aggressive ...
Smoking prevalence and knowledge of associated risks in adult attenders at day centres for people with learning disabilities
BACKGROUND: Increased longevity among people with learning disabilities is accompanied by an increase in morbidity. A possible explanation is that living in the community and a move to greater independence may bring higher ...
Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB) as a framework for assessment and interventions with offenders
Forensic psychologists, perhaps more than any other group of applied psychologists, need to work with various types of historical narrative, often describing the same set of events. Unfortunately, most methods for analysing ...
New directions in assessing risk for sexual offenders
Risk assessment is the cornerstone of effective offender management. The identification of the risks posed by offender and the factors associated with recidivism are crucial to the identification of appropriate and effective ...
The process of overcoming denial in sexual offenders
This study examined the process by which convicted sexual offenders move out of denial and the factors which influence their decision to admit. Twenty-four convicted sexual offenders were interviewed in focus groups and a ...
Psychological treatment for insomnia in the regulation of long-term hypnotic drug use
Objectives: To evaluate the clinical and cost impact of providing, in routine general practice settings, a cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) package for insomnia to long-term hypnotic drug users with chronic sleep difficulties; ...