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We hypothesized that people who can better disclose their " true " or inner self to others on the Internet than in face-to-face settings will be more likely to form close relationships on-line and will tend to bring those virtual relationships into their " real " lives. Study 1, a survey of randomly selected Internet newsgroup posters, showed that those who(More)
Although social support is thought to boost feelings of closeness in dyadic relationships, recent findings have suggested that support receipt can increase distress in recipients. The authors investigated these apparently contrary findings in a large daily diary study of couples over 31 days leading up to a major stressor. Results confirm that daily support(More)
Malignant gliomas account for more than 60% of all primary brain tumors in adults. Adjuvant chemotherapy in addition to radical surgery and radiation therapy has provided only a modest increase in survival. Retinoic acid has been shown to have growth-inhibitory activity against glioma cells in culture. This provides the rationale for a Phase II study using(More)
Receiving support in committed relationships has frequently been associated with negative psychological outcomes in the recipient, such as increased distress. The authors hypothesized that these negative effects could be offset by support recipients' reciprocation of support, that is, by creating a sense of supportive equity. To investigate this hypothesis,(More)
Many of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) personality disorder (PD) diagnostic criteria focus on a younger social and occupational context. The absence of age-appropriate criteria for older adults forces researchers and clinicians to draw conclusions based on existing(More)
The self allows us to reflect on our own behavior and to imagine what others think of us. Clinical experience suggests that these abilities may be impaired in people with personality disorders. They do not recognize the impact that their behavior has on others, and they have difficulty understanding how they are seen by others. We collected information(More)
We evaluated the treatment outcome of 17 patients with anaplastic oligodendroglioma and 17 patients with anaplastic mixed oligodendroglioma-astrocytoma. In the anaplastic oligodendroglioma group, eight patients were treated at the time of the initial admission with radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy, and nine patients were treated at the time of(More)
This report is concerned with the prevalence of symptoms of specific personality disorders in a representative community sample and draws attention to the importance of different sources of diagnostic information. We recruited a sample of 1,630 people between the ages of 55 and 64 to participate in a study regarding personality and health. Using careful(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of the combination of 6-thioguanine, procarbazine, lomustine, and hydroxyurea for patients with recurrent malignant gliomas after failure of either previous radiotherapy alone or previous radiotherapy plus nitrosourea-based chemotherapy. METHODS Seventy-seven patients with recurrent malignant gliomas were studied.(More)
Malignant gliomas continue to be a significant source of mortality in young and middle aged adults. The introduction of new treatment strategies and multidisciplinary approaches has improved the outcome of patients with these tumors only slightly. Because retinoic acid has growth inhibitory activity against glioma and neuroblastoma cells in cultures, we(More)