J R Wittenborn

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1 The literature relating to the effects of benzodiazepines on psychomotor performance is critically reviewed. 2 The multiple and diverse psychomotor tests used are assessed according to their ability to demonstrate differences between drugs. 3 Three general conclusions are: (1) The speed with which simple acts of a repetitive nature are performed may be(More)
Marijuana's effect on the speed of retrieving simple information from memory was studied using a task in which subjects saw two letters and decided whether or not they had the same name. Subjects smoked a single marijuana or placebo cigarette under double-blind conditions. Marijuana slowed reaction time relative to placebo, but this effect was not(More)
1 The detracting psychomotor effects of diazepam (5 mg three times daily) and clobazam (an investigational 1,5-benzodiazepine) were compared with placebo effects over the course of the initial day of medication. Tests were administered at hourly intervals and the data were analyzed from the standpoint of contrasts at each session and from the standpoint of(More)
The effect of a standard daily regimen of chlordiazepoxide, prazepam (a new benzodiazepine tranquilizer), and placebo were examined in a three way double-blind comparison for a sample of normal volunteers. The criteria include a limited spectrum of psychomotor functions. A learning effect was conspicuous for all drugs on all criteria during the day-long(More)