Audrey Walker

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Alcohol exposure in utero affects growth and morphology, and produces FAS, adverse cognitive outcomes, and poorer linguistic abilities and deficits in attention and memory. Maternal smoking, which is widespread in pregnancy, has been associated with physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects in offspring. The effects of fetal exposure to cocaine are more(More)
Community-based interventions offer a promising solution for reducing child and adolescent unintentional injuries. By focusing on altering behavior, promoting environmental change within the community, or passing and enforcing legislation, these interventions seek to change social norms about acceptable safety behaviors. This article systematically reviews(More)
• Catatonia in medically ill patients is rare but often unrecognized. • Catatonia occurs with varying degrees of severity, with malignant catatonia on the severe side of the spectrum. • In the pediatric population, catatonia is exceedingly unrecognized and undertreated. • Pediatric catatonia is often associated with general medical illness, as well as(More)
BACKGROUND The amount of literature published annually related to psychosomatic medicine is vast; this poses a challenge for practitioners to keep up-to-date in all but a small area of expertise. OBJECTIVES To introduce how a group process using volunteer experts can be harnessed to provide clinicians with a manageable selection of important publications(More)
OBJECTIVE "Field dependence" is used in cognitive psychology to describe an individual's tendency to be visually distracted by the surrounding environment. Notwithstanding the role of field dependence in contexts in which spatial judgment is important, such as piloting an aircraft, to date, studies linking field dependence to surgical skills have been(More)
There is a critical public health problem in the United States today, the problem of childhood psychiatric disorders in youngsters with physical illnesses. Currently there is a pressing need for well-trained pediatric psychosomatic medicine practitioners as well as advanced training in the field. Yet, this training does not currently exist. This article(More)
The body image is the individual's mental representation of his own body, a representation that encompasses both perceptual and ideational components. In this paper I will explore the concept of body image, its development and its relationship to self-image and object relations in children with chronic medical illness. From this discussion and with the help(More)
HYPERTHERMIA, local and systemic, is receiving increasing attention as a possible form of therapy in cancer treatment, either alone or in combination with drugs or radiation. This interest derives from the demonstration of experimental tumour cure by hyperthermia (Crile, 1963; Dick-son & Muckle, 1972; Hahn, 1974) and from evidence for the preferential(More)
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