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Recently, narcotic antagonists (drugs which block the euphoric effects of opiates) and behavior therapy have both been proposed as possible treatments for heroin addiction. In the present study the effectiveness of one particular antagonist, naltrexone, was examined under two conditions: (1) when administered alone, and (2) when administered in conjunction(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke lead to elevated levels of glutamate in the brain that negatively affect the neurological outcomes in both animals and humans. Intravenous administration of glutamate–oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT) and glutamate–pyruvate transaminase (GPT) enzymes can be used to lower the blood glutamate levels and to improve the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to evaluate the incidence, etiology, site and patterns, management and treatment methods, and outcome of pediatric patients with mandibular fractures. METHODS Pediatric patients (1.5-16 years old) with mandibular fractures, treated at the Soroka University Medical Center were included in the study. Age, gender, etiology, site and(More)
In this retrospective study we reviewed the distribution, characteristics, and treatment of 27 cystic jaw lesions in edentulous patients, and compared these with 242 cysts in dentate patients. The mean age was 60 years (range 46-74), and the male:female ratio 4.4:1. The maxilla was more affected than the mandible, with radicular/residual cysts being the(More)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the parameters of our current social structure that encourage the narcissistic solution as an adaptive pattern of our times. One parameter is the decline of personal authority, resulting not in an absence of superego processes, but in ones based on early reaction formations which are archaic and punitive. A second(More)
This paper questions the concept of the therapist's anonymity and offers as an alternative the concept of an anonymity/self-disclosure dimension along which the therapist can position himself depending on several criteria. These criteria pertain both to characteristics of the therapist, the patient, and the material to be disclosed.
During a period of one year naltrexone was given to twenty-nine subjects. Fifteen of these subjects concurrently participated in a comprehensive behavior therapy program. The subjects in this naltrexone/behavior therapy group were maintanine on naltrexone for nearly twice as long as naltrexone group clients who received no therapy. If the chances for(More)
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