Crystal Rodgers

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On the day of proestrus, female rats were given large electrolytic lesions aimed at the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH). Following a postoperative period of extended diestrus the vaginal smears showed irregular periods of vaginal cornification with a tendency toward prolonged periods of cornified smears. Sexual receptivity, measured in terms(More)
Patients who present with late stages of cancer often have complicated medical and psychiatric problems which are labeled as 'maladaptive delay or denial.' In some of these patients, psychiatric problems have either contributed to the delay in medical presentation for care or have interfered with treatment of the late stage cancer. The authors review some(More)
Although extrapyramidal side effects of two commonly used antiemetics, metoclopramide and prochlorperazine, are well known, it may be difficult for even the experienced practitioner to distinguish some of these extrapyramidal reactions from such psychiatric symptoms as anxiety, depression, or catatonia. Certain patient groups have increased susceptibility(More)
Regulation of the ovulatory cycle involves the interdependence of the adenohypophysis, the ovaries, the CNS, and the external environment. Several distinctions in brain functions and the overlapping control of several neuro-endocrine systems are pointed out. Important neuro-anatomical relationships between basomedial hypothalamus and other brain regions are(More)
The purpose of this study was systematically to evaluate the effectiveness of several modes of psychological intervention used with male asthmatic children being treated in the Allergy Outpatient Clinic. Therapeutic effectiveness was measured by large airway changes in respiratory function, and the number of recurrent asthmatic attacks. The(More)
The authors describe two patients who required massive doses of benzodiazepines to treat complicated alcohol and sedative withdrawal delirium. Some of the factors that contribute to difficulties in management are discussed. Finally, we describe the advantages and disadvantages of high dose pharmacologic management and controversies regarding(More)
A 46-year-old man with laryngeal carcinoma was admitted to the medical service for lethargy. The medical team requested a psychiatric consultation to assist with the patient's depression, substance abuse, and noncompliance. The case is presented and discussed with reference to the issues of depression, disfigurement, dysfunction, and substance abuse in the(More)