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OBJECTIVE Self-esteem can play an important role in suicidal tendencies among adolescents. The present study was designed to examine the relationship between self-esteem deficits and suicidal tendencies in 254 adolescent psychiatric inpatients and 288 high school students. METHOD The direct relationship between self-esteem and suicidal tendencies was(More)
This study demonstrates the reliability of 3 Clock Drawing Test (CDT) scoring systems when applied to the protocols of stroke patients. The sample included 20 randomly selected sets of both freehand and predrawn circle versions ofthe CDT completed by patients undergoing comprehensive stroke rehabilitation. The protocols were scored independently by 2 raters(More)
The present study examines the behavioral and psychophysiological effects of phenytoin (PHT) in individuals who display impulsive-aggressive outbursts. In a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover design, individuals meeting previously established criteria for impulsive aggression were administered PHT and placebo during separate 6-week conditions. The(More)
The present study attempted to replicate the findings of previous factor analytic studies of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) in a homogeneous sample of patients suffering recent cerebrovascular accidents and being treated in a comprehensive inpatient physical rehabilitation program. In addition this study examined the relationship of the WCST to(More)
This study was designed to examine the types of stressful events that are related to adolescent suicidal behaviour. Adolescent inpatients who attempted suicide and a control group of high school students were compared on various types of stressors. The stressors were categorized according to their type (for example, discrete events versus chronic strains)(More)
The Hooper Visual Organization Test (HVOT; Hooper, 1958) is a commonly used measure of visual perceptual function. However, serious questions have recently been raised about its construct validity (i.e., the role of object naming). This study further examined the HVOT's construct validity and began exploring its contribution to outcome prediction in stroke(More)
This study compared the behavioral effects of 3 anticonvulsants in impulsive aggressive men. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel groups design, participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 6-week treatments: phenytoin (n = 7), carbamazepine (n = 7), valproate (n = 7), or placebo (n = 8). The efficacy measure was the average aggression score, a(More)
OBJECTIVE Family problems increase the risk of adolescent suicidal behavior, but the specific dimensions of family functioning related to adolescent suicidal ideation and suicide attempts have not been identified clearly. This study examined the relationship between family functioning and adolescent suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Participating(More)
BACKGROUND St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) is a relatively common cause of neurological illness, yet little is known about its cognitive and psychosocial consequences. PURPOSE To describe the cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological, and psychosocial consequences of SLE infection. METHOD A comprehensive neuropsychological and psychophysiological(More)