Gloria Patrick

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Using a standard two-lever operant procedure, groups of rats were trained to discriminate intraperitoneal doses of the phenylisopropylamines (+)amphetamine (1.0 mg/kg) or racemic 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOM; 1.0 mg/kg) from saline using a VI 15-sec schedule of reinforcement for food reward. Once trained, the animals were(More)
Most previous studies of the neurophysiological effects of caffeine have focused on the effects of caffeine ingestion, and few studies have examined the effects of caffeine withdrawal. This open study evaluated the quantitative EEG (QEEG) changes occurring during a 4-day period of abstinence in subjects who habitually consume 300 mg or more of caffeine(More)
In understanding how the human body perceives and responds to small slip-like motions, information on how one senses the slip is essential. The effect of aging and plantar sensory loss on detection of a slip can also be studied. Using psychophysical procedures, acceleration detection thresholds of small lateral whole-body perturbations were measured for(More)
In two published pilot studies and a controlled replication using screened normals, chronic marihuana (THC) use was associated with a unique topographic quantitative EEG profile, consisting of significant elevations of Absolute and Relative Power and Coherence of alpha activity over the bilateral frontal cortex as well as a significant decrease in alpha(More)
In this study of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) hospitalized because of aggressive behavior, auditory and visual P300 evoked potentials were obtained prior to treatment with valproate. Eight ASPD patients (8 males, 0 females) and 11 BPD patients (2 males, 9 females) showed improvement, while in(More)
Previous investigations of the role of EEG in predicting response of aggressive patients to valproate therapy have yielded mixed results. In this study of borderline and antisocial personality disorder patients hospitalized with aggressive behavior, EEGs were obtained prior to treatment with valproate. Eight of 22 (36.4%) patients subsequently responsive to(More)
Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor which has been previously shown to affect the cognitive evoked potentials (EPs) of patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) during treatment with the drug. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of treatment with donepezil 5 mg daily for 1 month on quantitative EEG (QEEG) in patients with AD. Treatment(More)
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