Paul Williams's scientific contributions

Publications (4)

Article
Synopsis Screening for uncommon disorders gives rise to methodological problems. One of these problems is identified and discussed within the context of the Eating Attitudes Test.
Article
SYNOPSIS Psychiatric epidemiology has advanced considerably since early studies of hospital populations. The direction of this advance has been away from the study of populations of hospital psychiatric patients towards the study of psychiatric disorder in general practice and the community as a whole. Just as the populations under study have diffe...

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... Whereas it is documented that comorbidity is associated with worse severity and prognosis of anxiety and depression [17], the present design with a unique six-year span and three assessments was expected to provide further understanding for the role of comorbidity over a long time-period. Caseness refers to scores that meet a cut-off representing a high probability of being a clinical case [18], and was chosen as measure to enhance interpretation of the results, and increase its clinical relevance. This was conducted by following groups over time that at baseline either met criteria for anxiety caseness (but not depression caseness), depression caseness (but not anxiety caseness), comorbidity of anxiety and depression caseness, or none of these caseness criteria. ...
... The ED symptomatology was defined as participant score on EAT-26. A cut-off score of 20 was designed to find out the presence or the absence of the ED risk (or to determine the ED cases from no-cases) [52,53]. If an increased ED symptomatology was detected, it was recommended to visit a mental health professional. ...