Connie Janakes

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The staffs at three extended care facilities identified a group of 10 hypochondriacal patients. The research team asked these 10 patients and 59 controls, 27 questions relating to health attitudes and behaviors. Six items were found to be fairly useful in distinguishing hypochondriacal from non-hypochondriacal subjects. These six items were taken as the(More)
Three of the most common and convenient measures of senile confusion are informal staff ratings, the Face-Hand Test (FHT) and the Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ). A group of 112 geriatric patients in two extended care facilities, and a volunteer sample of 40 community aged were examined by means of the FHT and MSQ. These instruments proved valuable in(More)
There is a need for rapid and convenient assessment instruments to test the aged for senile confusion due to organic brain syndrome (OBS). The Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ) and the Face-Hand Test (FHT) have certain limitations. A valid instrument must measure short-term memory loss and recognition. Sixty-two patients were examined in 17 different trials(More)
Hypochondriasis and paranoia are common psychopathologies of aging. The former may be secondary to depression or organic brain syndrome, whereas the latter may be secondary to sensory impairment or organic brain syndrome. Paranoid schizophrenia, with delusions of grandeur, is rare in later life. The authors classified 273 institutionalized geriatric(More)
The hypochondriacal attitudes of 53 aged community residents were studied. No significant correlations were found with situational stress, sex, or ethnicity (English-speaking vs Spanish-speaking). The levels of hypochondriasis appeared to be inversely related to self-evaluation of memory ability. There was no indication of an inherent iatrogenic effect. It(More)
Martin Buber is remembered as a philosopher, existentialist, Zionist, and Jewish theologian. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that his theory of interpersonal relations forms a useful tool for categorizing some of the theoretical perspectives and therapeutic techniques within psychiatry. It is neither the intention nor purpose of the authors to(More)
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