Andrew T J White

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Human face perception is modulated by both emotional valence and social relevance, but their interaction has rarely been examined. Event-related brain potentials (ERP) to happy, neutral, and angry facial expressions with different degrees of social relevance were recorded. To implement a social anticipation task, relevance was manipulated by presenting(More)
Methylation on the fifth position of cytosine (5-mC) is an essential epigenetic mark that is linked to both normal neurodevelopment and neurological diseases. The recent identification of another modified form of cytosine, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC), in both stem cells and post-mitotic neurons, raises new questions as to the role of this base in(More)
Children with an anxious temperament (AT) are at a substantially increased risk to develop anxiety and depression. The young rhesus monkey is ideal for studying the origin of human AT because it shares with humans the genetic, neural, and phenotypic underpinnings of complex social and emotional functioning. Heritability, functional imaging, and gene(More)
Twenty residents, most of whom had previously received neuroleptic maintenance therapy, were assessed in a double blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study of haloperidol. Haloperidol was administered in standardized doses of .025 and .05 mg/kg/day, for 3 weeks each. Clinical changes were confined to a slight reduction in ratings of stereotypic behavior(More)
Eleven residents receiving long-term thioridazine treatment were studied while receiving their previous dose, standardized low and high doses (1.25 and 2.50 mg/kg per day), and placebo conditions. For theoretical reasons, subjects were also classified by degree of stereotypic behavior on the Fairview Problem Behavior Checklist (Barron & Sandman, 1983).(More)
This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial of imipramine (3 mg/kg/day) in 10 profoundly retarded residents. Two groups were formulated: one with depressivelike (or affective) symptoms and one with acting-out behaviors. Measures of drug response included ratings of ward behavior using the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, interval samples of(More)
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, reversal design was used to assess imipramine. The subject was a young woman, with moderate mental retardation, whose salient clinical characteristics included weight loss, episodes of screaming and crying, agitation, and generally high levels of irritable behaviour. As compared with placebo, 100 mg of imipramine resulted(More)
The ability of rats, chronically depleted of brain dopamine (DA), to develop tolerance to morphine (120 mg/kg, s.c.) given twice daily was studied using a food-reinforced operant procedure (FR-10). DA was depleted via the administration of 6-OHDA (150 ug, ict.) and desmethylimipramine (DMI; 25 mg/kg, ip.) to rats 14 days of age. This procedure resulted in a(More)
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