Lynda W Slimmer

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The effect of a 0.3 mg/kg dose of methylphenidate on attentional, behavioral, and cardiovascular measures in boys with attention deficit disorder (ADD) was examined. The results of double-blind clinical trials demonstrated a significant improvement in sustained attention and impulse control, as well as in ratings of social behavior by both teachers and(More)
Q How do adolescents with depression experience and understand the disease? How do they interpret the medical diagnosis? DESIGN Modified grounded theory. PARTICIPANTS A purposive sample of 15 adolescents 14–19 years of age (mean age 16 y, 53% girls) who were diagnosed with depression was recruited from a non-profit, group model, health maintenance(More)
A, et al. Children's accounts of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Q What are the experiences of children and adolescents living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? DESIGN Qualitative study. PATIENTS 39 children and adolescents with ADHD (age range 6–17 y; 67% boys; 38% African-American, 33% Hispanic, and 23% Caucasian) were(More)
This descriptive study investigated the relationship between both demographic characteristics and type of health care setting and elderly people's attributions for control, functional status, mood, type of helplessness, and perception of self-efficacy. Results of the study demonstrate that elderly people in long-term care settings are more vulnerable to(More)
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