Pearl Beck

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This paper considers the impact of a state medical insurance system on the structure of psychiatric services. The tendency of the upper socioeconomic classes to use private practitioners, and the lower classes to use public clinics, is examined before and after the imposition of the medical insurance system in Quebec in 1970. Data from one public clinic(More)
The present research study elucidates some aspects of Quality of Life of Oraon, Sambalpur town of Orissa. Oraon is one of the most primitive tribals of Eastern India. A sum of 120 households comprising 552 individuals (60 native families of Charbhati and 60 migrant families living in and around Sambalpur town) of Sambalpur District, Orissa was selected(More)
This study investigated specific aspects of neurodevelopmental functioning in good and poor readers entering second grade, and followed their neurodevelopmental course and reading progress over a three year period. Poor readers at age seven performed significantly worse than good readers on assessment of gross and fine motor coordination and corticosensory(More)
Forty-one panic disorder patients receiving placebo were investigated in a double-blind comparison of alprazolam, imipramine and placebo in panic disorder. A significantly higher drop-out rate was found in the placebo group than in the active treatment groups, but placebo response was found in 34% of the patients, defined as reduction of panic attacks to(More)
Two studies were conducted with nursing home residents to determine whether memory could be improved. This was accomplished by increasing the cognitive demand of the environment and then varying the extent to which residents were motivated to attend to and remember these environmental factors. In Study 1, motivation to practice recommended cognitive(More)
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