D A Alexander
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
- Suicide by patients: questionnaire study of its effect on consultant psychiatristsD A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
BMJ 320:1571-4. 2000..To identify the effect of patients' suicide on consultant psychiatrists in Scotland...
- The psychological aspects of terrorism: from denial to hyperboleDavid A Alexander
School of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH, Scotland, UK
J R Soc Med 98:557-62. 2005
- The challenge of preparation for a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear terrorist attackD A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
J Postgrad Med 52:126-31. 2006....
- Nairobi terrorist bombing: the personal experience of a mental health adviserD A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Int J Emerg Ment Health 3:249-57. 2001..The author describes the terrorist incident, how the Kenyans responded to it and his own role. He also highlights important learning points, dilemmas and challenges which an adviser might encounter...
- Bioterrorism: preparing for the unthinkableD A Alexander
Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen
J R Army Med Corps 149:125-30. 2003..Therefore, the authorities must identify and rehearse suitable methods of psychoprophylaxis and intervention...
- Psychiatric sequelae and psychosocial adjustment following ocular trauma: a retrospective pilot studyD A Alexander
University of Aberdeen and Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
Br J Ophthalmol 85:560-2. 2001..To identify the prevalence of psychiatric and adjustment problems after ocular trauma and those factors related to a poor outcome...
- Ambulance personnel and critical incidents: impact of accident and emergency work on mental health and emotional well-beingD A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen and Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
Br J Psychiatry 178:76-81. 2001..The association between mental health and occupational factors among ambulance personnel has not been thoroughly investigated in the UK...
- Caring for others can seriously damage your healthD A Alexander
University of Aberdeen, Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH
Hosp Med 62:264-7. 2001..To care for others is a privilege and a source of personal and job satisfaction. However, caregivers must also consider the implications of their work for their own health and welfare...
- C-reactive protein and interleukin 6 receptor in post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot studyR J Miller
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB9 2ZD, UK
Cytokine 13:253-5. 2001..DISCUSSION: we have demonstrated a relationship between post-traumatic psychological and biological disturbance, which provides the basis for further research on the effects of psychological disturbance on physical recovery after injury...
- Are health professionals getting caught in the crossfire? The personal implications of caring for trauma victimsJ M Crabbe
Faculty of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
Emerg Med J 21:568-72. 2004..To investigate the long term psychological sequelae of treating multiple victims of traumatic incidents, such as violent crime and motor vehicle accidents, and to assess staff exposure to violent patients in the emergency department...
- Normal and pathological reactions to severe stress: their features and managementD A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
J R Army Med Corps 146:165-70. 2000..Methods of treating and preventing post-traumatic conditions have not been evaluated with sufficient rigour. There are, however, some guiding principles to ensure a rational approach to the management of victims of trauma...
- Combat-related disorders: a persistent chimeraD A Alexander
Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
J R Army Med Corps 154:96-101. 2008..We must avoid becoming preoccupied with risk and psychopathology...
- A waste of time: non-attendance at out-patient clinics in a Scottish NHS TrustA M Hull
Department of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen
Health Bull (Edinb) 60:62-9. 2002..Non-attendance was found to be due to a combination of institutional factors (commonly administrative) and patient factors such as forgetting about the appointment...
- Assessing the communication skills of doctors in training: reliability and sources of errorA J A Keen
Department of Clinical Psychology, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZA, UK
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 8:5-16. 2003..Systematic differences among subjects' communication skill was the main source of variation in two of the three assessment cases. The implications of the results are discussed...
- Evaluating the effectiveness of a web-based intervention to promote mental wellbeing in women and partners following miscarriage, using a modified patient preference trial design: an external pilotS Klein
Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Institute for Health and Welfare Research, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
BJOG 119:762-7. 2012....
- The Aberdeen Trauma Screening Index: an instrument to predict post-accident psychopathologyS Klein
Department of Mental Health and Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, University of Aberdeen, and Royal Cornhill Hospital, Scotland
Psychol Med 32:863-71. 2002..However, to establish the generalizability of these findings, it is important that the ATSI be validated in both similar and diverse populations...
- Disturbance of pro-inflammatory cytokines in post-traumatic psychopathologyA G Sutherland
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, AB9 2ZD, Scotland, Aberdeen, UK
Cytokine 24:219-25. 2003..PTP is associated with a disturbance of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and may lead to impaired healing. We have investigated the relationship between PTP and pro-inflammatory markers of the metabolic response to trauma...
- Recovery after musculoskeletal trauma in men and womenAlasdair G Sutherland
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
J Trauma 59:213-6. 2005..This would suggest that resources should be targeted at female trauma patients to optimize their outcomes. We wished to explore the physical and psychological outcomes of women treated in our trauma unit...
- The mind does matter: Psychological and physical recovery after musculoskeletal traumaAlasdair George Sutherland
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aberdeen Medical School and Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Aberdeen, Scotland
J Trauma 61:1408-14. 2006..We have investigated the relationship between physical and psychological recovery in victims of musculoskeletal trauma...
- Survivors of the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster: long-term follow-up studyAlastair M Hull
Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, UK
Br J Psychiatry 181:433-8. 2002..Specific symptoms that are not included in the criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD, together with issues such as re-employment, need to be addressed...
- Children, resilience and disasters: recent evidence that should influence a model of psychosocial careRichard Williams
University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:338-44. 2008..This paper draws on articles and chapters published mainly in 2006 and 2007 to identify implications for designing sustainable programmes of psychosocial care for children and young people who are affected by disasters and terrorism...
- The psychiatric consequences of traumaDavid A Alexander
Department of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH
Hosp Med 63:12-5. 2002..Those at high risk thereof can be identified, and effective treatments are available. This review provides guidelines for the effective management of the psychiatric sequelae of trauma...