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In ADHD, impaired interpersonal relationships have been documented. They have been hypothesized to be secondary to impairment of receptive nonverbal language. Recognition of emotional facial expressions is an important aspect of receptive nonverbal language, and it has been demonstrated to be central to organization of emotional and social behavior. This(More)
Emotional facial expression (EFE) decoding skills have been shown to be impaired in recovering alcoholics (RA). The aim of the present study is to replicate these results and to explore whether these abnormalities are specific to alcoholism using two control groups: non-patient controls (NC) and patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OC). Twenty-two(More)
The present study aims to explore whether an impairment in emotional facial expressions (EFE) decoding is specific to alcoholism compared with opiate dependence. An EFE decoding test consisting of 16 photographs of EFE portraying happiness, anger, sadness and disgust was administered to five different groups of 30 subjects each: recently detoxified(More)
AIMS Emotional facial expression (EFE) recognition has been shown to be impaired in abstinent alcoholics. The present study investigated the relationship between EFE recognition impairments and interpersonal difficulties in recently detoxified alcoholics (RA). METHODS Thirty recently detoxified alcoholics were compared to 30 normal controls (NC) matched(More)
BACKGROUND Emotional facial expression (EFE) decoding has been repetitively shown to be impaired in alcoholic inpatients. The present study aimed to replicate and extend previous findings on EFE recognition deficits in alcoholism. METHODS Alcoholic and control participants' performances were compared on an EFE decoding task with a transversal and a(More)
OBJECTIVE The decoding of emotional facial expressions is impaired in recovering alcoholics and less severely so in opiate-dependent persons without alcohol dependence antecedents. This study addressed two complementary questions: (1) How do these decoding deficits change with long-term abstinence during an institutionalized therapeutic program? and (2) Do(More)
Provincial guidelines for HIV non-occupational postexposure prophylaxis (NPEP) were implemented on January 2005 in Alberta, Canada. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) NPEP was provided free of charge following approval by a medical officer of health. Between 1 January 2005 and 30 June 2007, 174 individuals were prescribed NPEP; 135 (78%) were women with a(More)
Previous studies have repeatedly linked alcoholism is to impairment in emotional facial expression decoding. The present study aimed at extending previous findings while controlling for exposure times of stimuli. Further, a control task was added on the decoding of non-emotional facial features. Twenty-five alcoholic participants were compared to 26 control(More)
Technetium-99m-teboroxime (BATO) and 99mTc-sestamibi (MIBI) may provide the opportunity for first-pass evaluation of left and right ventricular function at rest and exercise in conjunction with myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. This study examined the results of age- and gender-matched patients with clinically normal left ventricular function who underwent(More)
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