Kristine A Borden

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The current status of the effects of ovarian steroids on learning and memory remains somewhat unclear, despite a large undertaking to evaluate these effects. What is emerging from this literature is that estrogen, and perhaps progesterone, influences learning and memory, but does so in a task-dependent manner. Previously, we have shown that ovariectomized(More)
Research findings regarding the effects of childhood epilepsy on general intelligence have produced variable results. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of epilepsy, age of seizure onset, and Antiepileptic Drugs (AED) on intellectual ability as assessed by the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 3rd Edition (WISC-III; Wechsler,(More)
The present double-blind study examined the effects of methylphenidate, cognitive therapy, and their combination in attention deficit-disordered (ADD) children. Four treatment groups were compared on measures of attentional deployment and cognitive style, tests of academic achievement, and behavioral rating scales. In contrast to a previous study conducted(More)
Stimulant medications have been the treatment of choice for children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), yet long-term benefits have not been found. The present study examined the ability of an adjunctive cognitive behavioral self-control therapy program to improve upon these long-term results. Findings only partially supported the efficacy of the(More)
Past research has found that children with epilepsy exhibit decreased memory skills. In addition, some studies have found that children with epilepsy obtain significantly lower IQ scores than controls. In an effort to examine whether children with epilepsy have specific memory weaknesses versus global cognitive difficulties, the present study compared the(More)
Cognitive therapy is often used in treating attention-deficit-disordered (ADD) children because of its purported ability to address this population's attentional deficits and behavioral difficulties and to create durable therapeutic effects. Nonetheless, research findings on these treatments have been inconsistent. This study sought to explain these(More)