Benedict Smith

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A combined informant questionnaire and interview survey of self-injurious behavior (SIB) at a large state facility for the retarded was conducted independently three times over a 3-year period. Prevalence consistently was about 10% of the population. SIB cases tended to be younger and institutionalized longer than the rest of the population. Severe cases(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients commonly present to the Emergency Department with sudden onset acute severe headache, but exclusion of significant secondary causes, particularly subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), is vital. The misdiagnosis of SAH is most likely in patients with a normal neurological examination, and the consequences can be disastrous. A noncontrast(More)
Purpose This pilot study compared usual care alone with usual care plus meditation in relation to anxiety, depression, pain, and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PHN may occur after shingles, and has been described as one of the most intractable neuropathic pain disorders. Older adults develop PHN more(More)
One of the symptoms of trauma is said to be a "sense of foreshortened future." Without further qualification, it is not clear how to interpret this. In this paper, we offer a phenomenological account of what the experience consists of. To do so, we focus on the effects of torture. We describe how traumatic events, especially those that are deliberately(More)
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