Moe Armstrong

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Thirty-six patients with PTSD were randomly allocated to individual treatment with imaginal exposure (image habituation training -- IHT), or applied muscle relaxation (AMR) or eye movement desensitization (EMD). Assessment by a blind independent rater and self-report instruments applied pre and posttreatment and at 3-month follow-up indicated that all(More)
Dyck's (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 1993) conditioning model of EMD provides a useful description of failure of habituation in post-traumatic stress disorder, but may not account for some common EMD phenomena. An alternative model proposes that the therapist's waving hand--in the presence of a trauma-related cortical(More)
Twenty compulsive gamblers were randomly allocated, half to receive aversion-relief therapy and half to receive imaginal desensitization; both groups were followed-up for one year. Compared with those who received aversion-relief, gamblers who received imaginal desensitization reported a significantly greater reduction of gambling urge and behaviour; they(More)
Auditory evoked potentials were recorded in healthy medical students who were grouped according to whether they obtained a high or low score on an Object Sorting Test (OST), on which schizophrenics also obtain high scores. High-OST scoring male students compared to Low-OST scoring male students showed reduced P200 latency. This finding was replicated in a(More)
The effects of teacher behaviors on the classroom behaviors of children were investigated by systematically varying approving (praise, smiles, contacts, etc.) and disapproving (verbal reprimands, physical restraint, etc.) classes of teacher behavior. Measures were taken on both teacher and child behaviors. Each day a sample of 10 children was observed. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Study objectives were to compare mental health outcomes of a peer-led recovery group, a clinician-led recovery group, and usual treatment and to examine the effect of group attendance on outcomes. METHODS The study used a randomized design with three groups: a recovery-oriented peer-led group (Vet-to-Vet), a clinician-led recovery group, and(More)
In an attempt to replicate findings reported by Slade (1976), 12 hallucinating and 12 non-hallucinating shcizophrenic subjects were compared on tests of verbal ability, personality and mental imagery variables and the Verbal Transformation Effect. No significant differences between the groups was demonstrated. When the data from both groups of(More)