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Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

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Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

‘Doing the right thing’: factors influencing GP prescribing of antidepressants and prescribed doses

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Johnson, C. F., Williams, B., MacGillivray, S. A., Dougall, N. J., & Maxwell, M. (2017)
‘Doing the right thing’: factors influencing GP prescribing of antidepressants and prescribed doses. BMC family practice, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-017-0643-z
Background: Antidepressant prescribing continues to increase, with 5-16% of adults receiving antidepressants annually. Total prescribing growth is due in part to increased lon...

Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study

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Johnson, C. F., Dougall, N. J., Williams, B., MacGillivray, S. A., Buchanan, A. I., & Hassett, R. D. (2014)
Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: A primary care cross sectional study. BMC family practice, 15(210), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-014-0210-9
Background Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise. Increased long-term prescribing and higher doses are contributing to current growth; however, patient factors associat...

The meaning and management of neuroleptic medication: a study of patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

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Rogers, A., Day, J. C., Williams, B., Randall, F., Wood, P., Healy, D., & Bentall, R. P. (1998)
The meaning and management of neuroleptic medication: a study of patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Social Science and Medicine, 47(9), 1313-1323. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0277-9536%2898%2900209-3
The meaning of medication and the way in which people use medicines has been the focus of a number of studies in recent years. However, there has been little attention directe...

QALYs in mental health: a case study

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Wilkinson, G., Williams, B., Krekorian, H., McLees, S., & Falloon, I. (1992)
QALYs in mental health: a case study. Psychological Medicine, 22(3), 725. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291700038162
The applicability of the Charing Cross health indicator (CH-X) to the field of mental health was investigated in a community setting using descriptive statistics and principal...