Kendra Smith

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An 11-point (0-10) scale for measuring the degree of lethality of suicide attempts is presented. The scale has nine example "anchors" and uses the relative lethality of an extensive table of drugs. The psychometric studies show the scale to be of at least equal-interval, possibly even ratio measurement level. The equal-interval quality allows suicidal(More)
BACKGROUND A reduction in interhemispheric connectivity is thought to contribute to the etiology of schizophrenia. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) measures the diffusion of water and can be used to describe the integrity of the corpus callosum white matter tracts, thereby providing information concerning possible interhemispheric connectivity abnormalities.(More)
BACKGROUND White matter fiber tracts, especially those interconnecting the frontal and temporal lobes, are likely implicated in pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Very few studies, however, have focused on the fornix, a compact bundle of white matter fibers, projecting from the hippocampus to the septum, anterior nucleus of the thalamus and the mamillary(More)
We hypothesized that semester goal attainment provides a route to short-term psychological growth. In an attempt to enhance this process, we randomly assigned participants to either a goal-training program or to a control condition. Although there were no main effects of program participation on later goal attainment, important interactions were found.(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Initial laboratory and clinical data suggest that partial liquid ventilation (PLV) can enhance pulmonary function and that lung growth can be induced via distension of the newborn lung using perfluorocarbon in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The authors, therefore, performed a prospective, randomized pilot study(More)
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been associated with the occurrence of seizures both with overdoses and with therapeutic doses. Seizures with therapeutic doses of TCA have been reported in patients both with and without previous histories of seizures. The incidence of seizures possibly precipitated by TCAs was examined retrospectively in a population(More)