Michael Vainder

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Previous neuropsychological studies demonstrated various deficits of impulse control in pathological gamblers (PGs). However, there are limited data available on response-inhibition impairment among PGs. The present study attempted to assess response inhibition in untreated PGs (N=83), in comparison with normal subjects (N=84). Go/no-go and target-detection(More)
A sample of 681 Israeli boys and girls, including 355 regular siblings (SB), 112 pairs of dizygotic (DZ) and 51 pairs of monozygotic (MZ) twins, was measured for body weight (WT), length (HT) and head circumference (HC) at birth and during the first year of life. The Count model with three parameters was chosen as the best fitting and most parsimonious(More)
BACKGROUND Pathological gambling is classified as an impulse control disorder in the DSM-IV-TR; however, few studies have investigated the relationship between gambling behavior and impulsive decision-making in time-non-limited situations. METHODS The subjects performed the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFFT). The MFFT investigated the(More)
The age of attainment for four motor developmental traits, such as turning over, sitting up without support, pulling up to a standing position and walking without support, was examined in 822 children, including 626 siblings from families with 2 to 6 children, 68 pairs of dizygotic twins and 30 pairs of monozygotic twins. Correlation analysis, carried out(More)
There is growing evidence that individual differences among patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) on psychological and demographic measures may predict the therapeutic response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In this retrospective chart review, 108 outpatients with current major depressive episodes were treated with citalopram,(More)
BACKGROUND According to previous studies, one of the common problems of everyday life of persons with tattoos is risky behavior. However, direct examination of the decision making process, as well as factors which determine women's risk-taking decisions to get tattoos, have not been conducted. This study investigates whether risk taking decision-making is(More)
Data are presented on dental morphology as adjudged from dental casts of children (boys and girls) 6-13 years of age from four Bedouin tribes of Southern Sinai (Gebeliya, Muzeina, Hamada and Aliquat) and a mixed group designated as "other tribes", (Awlad Said, Gararsha, Sawalcha, Haweitat and Beni-Wassal). Alginate was the impression material used and the(More)
Pathological gamblers (PGs) perform differently on neurocognitive tests than do healthy controls (HC). The aim of this study was to assess "waiting ability" - a major components of inhibition control-using a modified Stop Signal Task (SST) in a population of male PGs (N=55), and HCs (N=53). Results indicated no differences between PGs and HCs in reaction(More)
In this preliminary investigation of variability of responses on the Lüscher Color Test, subjects were 567 volunteers administered the test twice with a 10-min. interval between them. Two hypotheses were tested: (a) that variability of responses attests to the personality of the respondent (tested by the relations of variability and MMPI scale scores), and(More)
INTRODUCTION Wide variations in frequency of depression in primary degenerative dementia (PDD) and in vascular dementia (VD) have been reported. This may perhaps be due to inadequacy of common diagnostic tools in detecting depression in the face of cognitive decline. We evaluated here the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) in demented patients with PDD(More)
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