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Table 1 Criteria used by the staff to fill out the behavioural grid

From: Oxytocin may be useful to increase trust in others and decrease disruptive behaviours in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome: a randomised placebo-controlled trial in 24 patients

Behavioural items Scoring criteria
Isolation tendencies playing solitary games, taking walks alone
Sadness tendencies mood state expressed by tears, complaints, frustration, irritation with others
Depressive tendencies remaining in bed, neglecting self-care, showing little motivation or interest, withdrawn
Self-depreciation belittling self, pointing out own incapacities and failings, expressing low self-value
Self-mutilation mutilations: scratching or scraping off skin, pulling out hair or eyebrows
Conflicts with others opposing others, verbal or physical disputes, other-directed complaints, making threats
Disruptive behaviour temper tantrums, sulking, running away, slamming doors, isolating self in room, breaking things, etc., in response to a conflict or a frustration
Interest in friendship making friends with other patients, taking part in group activities
Interest in love affairs showing interest in having a special relationship with someone of the opposite sex (or not...)
Trust in others participating in group activities, talking with others while taking walks, spontaneously greeting others, introducing self to caregivers or asking for help, etc.