Brit Haver

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The perceptibility of face, scrambled face, and single-feature stimuli was investigated in three experiments. Stimuli were presented tachistoscopically, followed by a visual noise mask and a forced-choice test of one of three features (eyes, nose, and mouth). In Experiment I, two processing strategies which have been proposed for word perception (involving(More)
The study focuses on the relationship between phobic anxiety and depression, alcohol abuse, treatment and drinking outcome in female alcoholics. A structural equation analysis (LISREL) was used to test the strength and direction of predictor variables, enabling the development of models for the process of change taking place following treatment.(More)
BACKGROUND High levels of stress and deteriorating mental health among medical students are commonly reported. In Bergen, Norway, we explored the impact of personality traits measured early in their curriculum on stress reactions and levels of depression and anxiety symptoms as junior physicians following graduation. METHODS Medical students (n = 201)(More)
BACKGROUND High stress levels and mental health problems are common among medical students and there is a lack of studies on group interventions that aim to reduce such distress during medical school. METHODS A full class of students (n = 129) participated in group sessions during their third year of medical school in Bergen, Norway. The subsequent(More)
AIMS To compare the mortality of female alcoholics randomly assigned to the woman-only programme 'Early treatment for Women with Alcohol Addiction' (EWA) versus those who received mixed gender 'Treatment As Usual' (TAU). METHODS Randomized controlled trial involving 2-year follow-up by personal interview and mortality register data through 27 years of 200(More)
The interrater reliability of data obtained by use of the Karolinska Psychodynamic Profile (KAPP) was tested among 60 women seeking treatment for drinking problems. The first rater had a psychodynamic background but was minimally trained rating the KAPP subscales and performing KAPP interviews. Independent, blind ratings of audiotaped interviews by an(More)
Ten outpatients who complained of physical symptoms, without organic pathology, were treated with brief dynamic psychotherapy. Outcome ratings were provided by independent assessors at the end of therapy and 2 years post treatment. Improvement criteria included symptoms, adaptive functioning, and specific internal predispositions. The results showed that(More)
In a follow-up study of 55 female alcoholics, 44 women (80%) were interviewed on an average of 6.5 years after treatment. According to the reported quantity and frequency of drinking the year prior to follow-up, eight women (18%) were classified as abstainers, nine (20%) as light drinkers, ten (22%) as moderate drinkers, and 17 (39%) as heavy drinkers. In a(More)
AIMS To examine whether individual changes in alcohol consumption among female alcoholics under treatment are predicted by level of and changes in depression and dysfunctional attitudes. METHOD A total of 120 women who were treated for alcohol addiction at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm (Sweden) were assessed twice over a 2-year period using the(More)
Symptoms presenting as mental disorders may represent epileptic discharges, especially from the temporal lobe. Both mental and somatic symptoms are common in temporal lobe epilepsy, which may confuse doctors, leading to extensive medical examinations and tests, false diagnoses, and ineffective treatment. Also, the episodic nature and variety of symptoms(More)