Leslie G. Parker

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Introduction: The postpartum period can have a significant physical, emotional, and social impact on the quality of a woman’s life. Most postpartum research has focused on physical complications and only a few studies have specifically investigated quality of life. The purpose of this study was to explore predictors affecting the quality of life of(More)
The present research sought to establish a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the relevance of neoconditioning factors (e.g. latent inhibition, UCS inflation/revaluation, prior fear levels, prior expectancies of harm, fear and pain levels experienced during supposed learning events), in the development of human fear. Fifty-four undergraduate(More)
In this case study kangaroo care (KC) was facilitated for an adoptive mother and father who were planning to attend the birth of the infant they had arranged to adopt. Unexpectedly, the birth mother delivered at 27 weeks gestation. The infant was critically ill and required mechanical ventilation. However, in this neonatal intensive care unit where all(More)
Each year as many as one of four medical students experience sufficient emotional pain to seek psychiatric consultation. In many cases the precipitating stress relates to specific stresses associated with the phase of training. In the third year increased clinical responsibility may evoke feelings centered on caretaking, sexuality, and aggression that(More)
The authors studied the response to sodium lactate infusion of 12 alcoholics with a history of panic attacks, 10 alcoholics without a history of panic attacks, and 16 nonalcoholic patients with panic disorder. The rate of lactate-induced panic was significantly higher in alcoholics with panic attacks than in alcoholics without panic attacks. Alcoholics with(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the utility of the Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST) for diagnosing depression in institutionalized mentally retarded persons. Depressed and nondepressed institutionalized mentally retarded persons were given 1 mg dexamethasone for an overnight DST. Serum cortisol concentrations greater than 4 micrograms/dl at both(More)
Alcoholism has been associated with a high prevalence of anxiety and phobic disorders. The authors ascertained the current prevalence of panic disorder and the lifetime prevalence of infrequent panic attacks in 154 male alcoholics in an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Thirteen percent (N = 20) gave a lifetime history of panic attacks and 45% (N = 9) of(More)
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