Lyle M. Allen

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We applaud Dr. Bigler’s signaling the need for attention to the future prospects of neuropsychology in a competitive environment, and his enduring enthusiasm and leadership in encouraging neuropsychologists to involve themselves in neuroradiological imaging (Bigler, 2001). However, we have several concerns about possible misinterpretation of the data and(More)
This study examined the effect of depression on neurocognitive performance in patients who passed symptom validity testing. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was used to assess depression in 420 patients with heterogeneous referral diagnoses (more than half of these cases were head injury or neurological disease). All patients had demonstrated(More)
The assessment of effort is a fundamental component of test performance analysis, since effort determines whether a psychological evaluation is valid. The assessment of effort in children has proven problematic. This may be related to the variable and inconsistent nature of children's developing self-regulatory systems, and the fact that measures commonly(More)
Recent studies have revealed differences between men and women alcoholics in symptoms, consequences, and help-seeking behavior related to alcohol usage. Based on these findings, it was hypothesized that gender differences also would appear on alcohol screening instruments. The Self-Administered Alcoholism Screening Test (Colligan, Davis, & Morse, 1988:(More)
This paper describes the effect on a group of D.S. children of early and continuous parental counselling together with intensive pre-school stimulation in which the parents were fully involved. The stimulated group is compared with a similar group who developed unaided in their own homes, and with a third group who were institutionalised before their second(More)
This chart review examined the effects of effort on neuropsychological assessment and test performance patterns among genuine and exaggerating patients, with and without neurological findings, as aids to diagnosing symptom exaggeration. The sample consisted of 561 consecutive patients involved in compensation claims. With a flexible neuropsychological test(More)
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