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Behavioral and quantitative electroencephalography (EEG) techniques were used to evaluate treatment response to stimulant therapy in children with attention disorders. A sample of 130 children with attention disorders were evaluated with Conners and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--III rating scales, and with neurometric quantitative(More)
This study identified and characterized a group of schizophrenic patients without neuropsychological (NP) impairment. A comprehensive NP battery was administered to 171 schizophrenic outpatients and 63 normal comparison participants. Each participant's NP status was classified through blind clinical ratings by 2 experienced neuropsychologists; 27% of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared morphometric analyses of brain regions in elderly subjects with early- or late-onset schizophrenia to identify structural abnormalities responsible for schizophrenia. METHOD Quantitative analyses of magnetic resonance images of the brain were performed in 16 patients with DSM-III-R-diagnosed late-onset schizophrenia (i.e.,(More)
The present research employs a variety of methods to examine social acuity, the ability and inclination to perceive the psychological state of others and act accordingly. Sources of data include three self-report inventories (Self-Monitoring, Attributional Complexity, and Empathy), a direct measure of perceptual performance (the Profile of Nonverbal(More)
Past research has suggested that the aggregation of deviant peers during treatment may cause harmful effects (T. J. Dishion, J. McCord, & F. Poulin, 1999). This study compared the effectiveness of problem-solving skills training groups in which all members had conduct problems ("pure" group condition) with groups that consisted of adolescents with and(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this investigation was to study the prevalence of delusions in Alzheimer's disease and to compare the performance of the delusional and nondelusional groups on a neuropsychological test battery. METHOD The authors studied 107 patients with Alzheimer's disease and 51 age- and education-comparable normal subjects using a standardized(More)
In Experiment 1 children (Kinder, 4-5 yr; Prep, 5-6 yr; Grade 1, 6-7 yr; Grade 2, 7-8 yr) bisected horizontal lines placed to the left, right or across the midline. The youngest groups displayed symmetrical neglect, erring to the left with the left hand and to the right with the right, the adult pattern of leftwards error not appearing until about Grade 2.(More)
To our knowledge, there have been no published studies validating commonly used psychopathology rating scales in older outpatients with schizophrenia. We studied specific psychopathology rating scales (three subscales of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and depression subscales; the Scale for Assessment of Positive(More)