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Adolescents meeting diagnostic criteria for schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) are presumed to be at risk for developing schizophrenia in adulthood, making them an important group for exploring the developmental trajectory of the disease. Deficits in executive functioning have been documented in schizophrenia patients and adults with SPD. The present(More)
OBJECTIVE Research has demonstrated that emergency department visits for injured children are highly stressful experiences, especially when they include a painful procedure. This pilot study explored the impact of an intervention, which included preparation and distraction on procedure-related distress in children treated for laceration repair in the(More)
Controversy surrounds the question of whether there are dopamine (DA) receptor abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients; in particular, whether DA receptors of the D2 family are elevated in density. Methodological factors and sample characteristics have been postulated to account for differences in study outcome, but there has been no(More)
This study examined whether there was a cortisol response to inoculation or if pre-inoculation levels were already elevated due to an anticipatory response to going to the doctors' office. For 4-year-old children, a base saliva sample was obtained in the home on a non-stress day, and a pre-inoculation saliva sample was obtained in the doctors' office prior(More)
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