The purpose of this study was to identify differences in family functioning between subjects with pseudoseizures and their families, and control subjects with epilepsy. Thirty-one adult subjects with pseudoseizures and 31 controls with intractable epilepsy, whose diagnoses were confirmed using video-EEG, were recruited from the epilepsy unit of a tertiary… (More)
Agitated behavior is frequently associated with traumatic closed head injury. Proactive behavioral intervention is often not successful, and psychopharmacologic agents may result in increasing the targeted behavior through sedation. We describe a 32-year-old woman who developed severe agitation after frontal lobe closed head injury. After failing… (More)
The relationship between impairment, measured by the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery (HRNTB), and disability, measured by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), was investigated in 164 subjects completing acute, inpatient rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Exploratory factor analysis of the FIM supported a two-factor model… (More)
A reality orientation group for brain injured patients was developed to improve attention deficits, confusion and anterograde amnesia during post-traumatic amnesia (PTA). Seven behavioral objectives are used to define adequate orientation, attention, immediate retention, episodic recall and use of memory aids. Daily performance in each of these areas is… (More)
General research on college student relationships and sexuality Arnett, J.J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teends through the twenties. (2006). " Sex is just a normal part of life " : Sexuality in emerging adulthood.
Alteration in central nervous system function is a well-known sequela of liver failure, but has been thought to be transient after transplantation surgery. We present two cases of cerebral pontine myelinosis complicating liver transplantation. Both of these cases presented with specific post-surgical cognitive deficits assessed by neuropsychological… (More)
Experimental tests showed that poststrike elevation in tongue-flicking rate (PETF) and strike-induced chemosensory searching (SICS) in the gila monster last longer than reported for any other lizard. Based on analysis of numbers of tongue-flicks emitted in 5-min intervals, significant PETF was detected in all intervals up to and including minutes 41-45.… (More)