Hilary R. Glover

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This study explored the psychometric properties of a new self-report instrument, The Glover Numbing Scale. The scale measures a variety of behaviors reported by individuals experiencing an inability to access feelings other than hostility and rage. The scale was administered to inpatient Vietnam combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, n =(More)
Singing as a fluency-enhancing mechanism is well-established. The fluency derived by singing has been attributed to a reduced speech rate, memorized material, semantically reduced content, and an imposed rhythm. In this study, we attempted to address each of these explanations. 12 participants who stuttered were instructed to read or sing each of four(More)
Eighteen chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD+) combat veterans were administered nalmefene, a non-FDA approved oral opiate antagonist, based on the hypothesis that emotional numbing is an opiate-mediated phenomenon. Eight veterans showed a favorable response with a marked decrease of emotional numbing and other symptoms of PTSD, including startle(More)
The present study assessed the relationship between numbing and three associated conditions of alexithymia, apathy, and depression, utilizing data collected on 353 Vietnam combat veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from in- and out-patient settings and an outreach center at various Department of Veterans Affairs Medical centers. All(More)
Several lines of evidence attest to the existence of alternative ligand binding sites on the oestrogen receptor (ER), including non-competitive inhibition by trilostane or tamoxifen. It is possible that the inhibitory action of conventional oestrogen agonists at high concentrations may indicate that they too interact at alternative ER sites, albeit at low(More)
The author describes the phenomenology and clinical characteristics of survival guilt which can be found in many Vietnam veterans. This conflict, in its most acute presentation, typically resembles an agitated depression. The syndrome is characterized by the veterans' frequent dreams of their friends dying in battle, and by their avoidance of interpersonal(More)
Female inpatients engaged in self-injurious behavior (SIB) and females diagnosed with Dissociative Identify Disorder (DID) scored higher on the Glover Numbing Scale (GNS) than female inpatients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The DID sample showed a multi-modal distribution of scores, and the MDD sample showed a bimodal distribution with a(More)