Laurence M. Binder

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We conducted a meta-analytic review of neuropsychological studies of mild head trauma (MHT). Studies were included if they met these criteria: patients studied at least 3 months after MHT; patients selected because of a history of MHT rather than because they were symptomatic; and attrition rate of less than 50% for longitudinal studies. Studies of children(More)
  • L M Binder
  • Journal of clinical and experimental…
  • 1993
The Portland Digit Recognition Test (PDRT), a forced-choice measure of recognition memory designed for the purpose of assessing the possibility of malingering, was administered to two groups of clinically referred patients seeking financial compensation for injuries including a mild head trauma group and a brain dysfunction group and also to a third group(More)
  • L M Binder
  • Journal of clinical and experimental…
  • 1986
Seemingly mild head injuries frequently result in persisting postconcussive syndromes. The etiology of these symptoms is often controversial. Neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and neuropathological evidence that brain damage can occur in the absence of gross neurological deficits after mild injuries is reviewed. Direct impact to the head is not(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the impact of financial incentives on disability, symptoms, and objective findings after closed-head injury. METHOD Meta-analysis was used to review the literature. Seventeen reports, covering 18 study groups and a total of 2,353 subjects, contained data from which effect sizes could be calculated. Effect sizes were(More)
  • L M Binder
  • Journal of clinical and experimental…
  • 1997
In Binder et al. (1997) a metal-analytic review revealed a small effect size attributable to a history of mild head trauma (MHT). The results suggested a weak association between MHT and persistent neuropsychological deficits. In this paper, additional outcome data are summarized and the results are discussed. On a chronic basis, 7-8% of MHT patients remain(More)
This joint position paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology sets forth our position on appropriate standards and conventions for computerized neuropsychological assessment devices (CNADs). In this paper, we first define CNADs and distinguish them from examiner-administered neuropsychological(More)
The meta-analytic findings of Binder et al. (1997) and Frencham et al. (2005) showed that the neuropsychological effect of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) was negligible in adults by 3 months post injury. Pertab et al. (2009) reported that verbal paired associates, coding tasks, and digit span yielded significant differences between mTBI and control(More)
Magnification of symptoms or nonoptimal effort on neuropsychological tests, within the context of head injury litigation, can have several independent or related underlying causes. Therefore, detecting exaggeration does not automatically indicate that the individual is malingering. This article reviews the evaluative and differential diagnostic process and(More)
The interpretation of neurobehavioral change over time requires knowledge of the test-retest characteristics of the measures. Without this information it is not possible to distinguish a true change (i.e., one reflecting the occurrence or resolution of an intervening process) from that occurring on the basis of chance or systematic bias. We tested a group(More)
PURPOSE Nonepileptic seizures (NESs) are frequently mistaken for epileptic seizures (ESs). Improved detection of patients with NESs could lead to more appropriate treatment and medical cost savings. Previous studies have shown the MMPI/MMPI-2 to be a useful predictor of NES. We hypothesized that combining the MMPI-2 with a physiologic predictor of epilepsy(More)