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OBJECTIVE The authors studied factors associated with short-term treatment response in 38 nondepressed subjects with DSM-III-R obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD The subjects completed 12 weeks of treatment with paroxetine (N = 20), placebo (N = 8), or cognitive-behavioral therapy (N = 10). Clinician and self-rated measures were gathered at… (More)
This study employed a hierarchical assessment to detect the prevalence of autism in a clinic sample of individuals with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). After screening subjects with the Autism Behavior Checklist, subsequent evaluations with the Autism Diagnostic Interview, and direct clinical observation, the prevalence of autistic disorder in this sample… (More)
Delusional infestation represents a unique subtype of the delusional disorder category. This article presents the phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of delusional infestation. This article also reviews historical and theoretical attempts to distinguish tactile sensory phenomena as either hallucinations or delusions.
Dark rover ants (Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Mayr) are an exotic ant species native to South America that has recently spread through the southern US. We evaluated the residual activity of three liquid insecticides (indoxacarb, fipronil and lambda-cyhalothrin) as potential barrier treatments against these ants. The factors we considered include the use of a… (More)
A patient with refractory chronic schizophrenia having severe polydipsia and hyponatremia was treated with clozapine. There followed a dramatic improvement in the polydipsia and correction of the hyponatremia. This improvement has been sustained throughout a 6-month follow-up.