Alison B Grossman

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Cognitive impairment in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is well documented, but behavioral abnormalities are not well defined. The Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) was used to assess changes in apathy, disinhibition, and executive dysfunction in 45 patients with ALS. Results suggest a high incidence of behavioral change, most notably(More)
This article presents an updated summary of vestibular test modifications employed at the Boys Town National Institute for Communication Disorders in Children. In addition, we report the results of vestibular evaluations of 104 full-term and premature children (47 male and 57 female) ranging in age from 3 months to 6 years, including a group of(More)
Experienced neurologists caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have commented that these patients commonly exhibit similar personality features. Previous research studies on the premorbid personality characteristics of ALS patients have however not clearly substantiated this observation. In the present study, caregivers of newly(More)
This prospective multisite Phase III clinical trial (Miami, New York, New Jersey) investigated the long-term (one year) effects of a 10-week group cognitive-behavioral stress management/expressive supportive therapy (CBSM+) intervention on disadvantaged minority women living with AIDS. The CBSM+ intervention consisted of 10-weekly group session of stress(More)
In this case study, we present two Holocaust survivors who appeared to have adapted well post-trauma, but developed severe PTSD symptomatology following the onset of neurologic illness in later life. These individuals were referred fro neuropsychological evaluations by their treating neurologists to assess their levels of cognitive functioning. We present(More)
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