Felicity Sinclair

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Impaired generation of verbs relative to nouns has been reported in Parkinson's disease (PD) and has been associated with the frontal pathophysiology of PD. The aim of the present study was to measure noun/verb generation abilities in PD and to determine whether noun/verb generation is affected by stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus(More)
Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an established treatment strategy for patients with medically refractory Parkinson's disease (PD). There are however numerous strategies employed for STN lead placement. Variations include method of STN localisation, use of microelectrode recording, number of microelectrode recording passes(More)
Lexical-semantic and emotional processing deficits have been associated with Parkinson's disease. This study investigated automatic and controlled lexical-semantic processing, the automatic activation of emotional evaluations, and the processing of words conveying negative and neutral emotional connotations in a combined affective and semantic priming(More)
Inhibitory control may be affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) due to impairment within the non-motor basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits. The present study aimed to identify the effects of chronic stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) on lexical-semantic inhibitory control. Eighteen participants with PD who had undergone surgery for deep brain(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) has often been associated with reduced verbal fluency performance. This study aimed to directly assess semantic switching as a function of STN stimulation in PD participants with the Homophone Meaning Generation Test (HMGT). Seventeen participants with(More)
Lexical-semantic and emotional processing deficits have been associated with Parkinson's disease. This study investigated automatic and controlled lexical-semantic processing, the automatic activation of emotional evaluations , and the processing of words conveying negative and neutral emotional connotations in a combined affective and semantic priming(More)
A psychotherapy study for bulimia is described. The preliminary results of a random allocation control trial comparing cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy and group psychotherapy with a waiting list control are presented. The results of the first 60 subjects in active treatment are shown. They indicate that all three treatments are effective in(More)
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