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The present study investigated the sensitivity and specificity of the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT) for demented patients (n = 82, using NINCDS criteria) and 114 healthy controls--equivalent in age, years of education and gender-ratio--from the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing. The HVLT 'Total Recall' score had 87% sensitivity and 98%(More)
BACKGROUND Female nurses appear to have an increased risk of suicide but the reasons are unknown. METHOD We have concluded a study of nurse suicides (N = 106) in England and Wales, including a psychological autopsy study (N = 42) and case-control comparison with living nurses (N = 84). RESULTS Nearly three-quarters of the nurse suicides had previous(More)
The prolactin responses to the serotonin (5-HT) releasing agent d-fenfluramine (30 mg orally) were studied in 11 male normal volunteers after administration of hydrocortisone (20 mg orally, twice daily for 10 days) using a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design. While hydrocortisone treatment significantly elevated 24-h urinary cortisol(More)
m-Chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP) is a metabolite of the antidepressant trazodone which has been widely used in psychopharmacology research as a probe of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) function. However, in addition to binding at 5-HT receptors it also binds strongly to alpha 2-adrenoceptors, and it is conceivable that some of the physical and(More)
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