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Evaluation of convulsive and subconvulsive shock therapies utilizing a control group.
Evidence is discussed suggesting that convulsions produced by different means may have different modes of action in the central nervous system thus accounting for differences in recovery rate, degree of alteration of convulsive threshold, and a...
The convulsive threshold in schizophrenia.
- K. Smith, G. Ulett, L. Johnson
- Psychology, MedicineA.M.A. archives of neurology and psychiatry
- 1 May 1957
Interest in the convulsive threshold of schizophrenics was aroused by Gastaut in 1950, when he postulated a "thalamic factor" in schizophrenia after finding a lowered "myoclonic threshold" in persons…
Schizophrenic responses to the Proverbs Test: abstract, concrete, or autistic?
Investigators found that intelligence, rather than degree of illness, was the primary correlate of both abstractness and concreteness in proverb responses, and suggested an abandonment of the abstract-concrete dichotomy with respect to proverb interpretation.
Demonstration of a peculiar odor in the sweat of schizophrenic patients.
This unusual “odor” seems to be especially intense in the room where insulin therapy is given, and the odor appears to come from the skin of the patients, particularly those catatonic patients with greasiness of the skin.
Employment problems of schizophrenic patients.
- J. Hall, K. Smith, A. Shimkunas
- Medicine, PsychologyThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 November 1966
The authors conclude that the employment problems of former patients hospitalized for schizophrenia may be resolved most realistically by the continuously available resource of a sheltered workshop—located, preferably, within a comprehensive community mental health center.
Therapists', patients', and inpatient staff's views of treatment modes and outcomes.
An exploratory study to compare patients, therapists, and inpatient staff's perceptions of inpatient treatment found little agreement on the identification of patients' symptoms or on assessments of change for those cases in which they agreed on the symptoms.
The "last straw": the decisive incident resulting in the request for hospitalization in 100 schizophrenic patients.
- K. Smith, M. Pumphrey, J. Hall
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 September 1963
The decisive incident that forced a decision that a particular individual could no longer remain in the community and must be admitted to a mental hospital was studied from the point of view of the…
BACTERIA AND THE "SCHIZOPHRENIC ODOR".
The use of matched groups in the evaluation of convulsive and subconvulsive photoshock.
To test hypotheses about the nature of change in treatment, diagnostic tools are necessary, among which are ratings of protocols, 2-sorts, Osgood’s semantic differential, projective methods, physiological measures, methods of quantifying social interactions.
Effect of blood plasma from psychotic patients upon activity levels of white rats.
- J. Stern, G. Ulett, K. Smith
- Psychology, BiologyA.M.A. archives of general psychiatry
- 1 September 1959
Test the hypothesis that at least part of the effect observed in rats that have been intraperitoneally injected with either plasma or serum from schizophrenic patients was a function of a decrease in the activity levels of the experimentally injected animals.