J. Ciccone

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Two versions of the continuous performance test (CPT) differing in complexity were administered to 15 patients with bipolar affective disorder, manic type before and after treatment with lithium. Reaction time, performance accuracy, and the late positive component (LPC) of the event related potential evoked by the task were measured concurrently. Lithium(More)
OBJECTIVE In 1986 New York State courts in Rivers v. Katz mandated judicial review of cases in which involuntarily hospitalized psychiatric patients formally refuse medications; previously only a clinical-administrative review was required. In an earlier study the authors found that formal refusals of medications declined significantly in the year after the(More)
This article examines the impact of the New York court decision, Rivers v. Katz, which in June 1986 dramatically changed the state procedure for responding to involuntarily committed psychiatric patients who formally refused psychopharmacologic treatment. The court rejected the medically administered review process that had been used to respond to(More)
The authors briefly describe and then apply a new method--applied clinical ethics--for identifying and working with ethical problems. This method, starting from the clinical context, develops ethical constructs that may be tested in clinical practice and revised if required. The work was done in the context of a combined university-county forensic(More)