Joseph A. Burleson

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1. Nineteen recently abstinent cocaine-dependent males were compared to 16 control subjects on a battery of neuropsychological tests. 2. The performance of cocaine-dependent subjects was inferior to the control group on tasks assessing higher level verbal skills, and on a task requiring logical sequencing of complex visual stimuli. 3. Cocaine users also(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors tested the hypothesis that fluoxetine, when used in combination with relapse prevention psychotherapy, directly reduces relapse frequency and severity for alcoholics. METHOD The authors conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of fluoxetine (up to a maximum of 60 mg/day) for 12 weeks in combination with weekly psychotherapy(More)
Although structured diagnostic interviews are increasingly being used in substance abuse treatment settings, there has been limited systematic evaluation of their ability to enhance reliability and validity of psychiatric diagnoses. The present report provides data on the concurrent, discriminant, and predictive validity of current substance use disorders(More)
This study examined the effects of naltrexone (50 mg/day) on mood and self-reported desire for alcohol and cocaine in 26 patients with comorbid alcohol and cocaine abuse/dependence. Two laboratory sessions were conducted, separated by 1 week. During the sessions, subjects viewed 5-min films containing either cocaine, alcohol, or neutral cues. The first(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms of anxiety are common in alcoholics and may contribute to relapse following initiation of abstinence. Buspirone hydrochloride, a serotonin1A partial agonist, has a pharmacologic profile that may be particularly suited to the treatment of anxious alcoholics. METHODS We conducted a randomized, 12-week, placebo-controlled trial of(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES We undertook an MRI brain morphometric analysis to investigate the relationships between brain and skull base growth and clinical function in patients with achondroplasia as compared to normal controls. METHODS Patients selected for evaluation included pediatric patients who underwent T1 and T2 or dual-echo, proton-density axial(More)
To assess whether temperament moderates response to treatment for substance use disorders (SUD), n = 88 consecutively referred adolescents with SUD were randomized to cognitive- behavioral (CBT) or psychoeducational (PET) therapies. Principal components analyses reduced the 10-attribute Dimensions of Temperament Revised (DOTS-R) to three factors(More)
The study objective was to evaluate the relationship between a personality disorder (PD) diagnosis and criminal behavior among drug- and alcohol-dependent patients both retrospectively and prospectively. We examined 1-year pretreatment and 1-year post-treatment crime rates among 370 drug- and/or alcohol-dependent patients. Hierarchical logistic regression(More)
This study attempted to determine noninvasively whether a dysregulation of autonomic nervous system reflexes exists in children with severe cyanotic breath-holding spells (BHS). This was a cross-sectional study performed in the neurophysiology laboratory at a tertiary care hospital. Patients, 18 months of age and older taken from a referral population of(More)
Though widely used and presumed effective in practice, some scholars (Dishion et al., 1999) have raised the concern that group therapy for adolescents with substance use disorder and a range of deviancy has the potential for causing iatrogenic effects (e.g., increased substance use, behavior and legal problems) for those with low deviancy. Using data from(More)