Roger G Booth

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Often patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and late-life depression can be difficult to differentiate clinically. Although subtle cognitive distinctions exist between these disorders, noncognitive behavioral phenomenology may provide additional discriminating power. In 19 subjects with AD, 19 with FTD, 16(More)
Behavioral measures of the development of spatial vision, such as contrast sensitivity and acuity, do not distinguish between optical and neural contributions to the emergence of adult visual sensitivity in primates. The optical contribution to visual development in monkeys was estimated by measuring retinal image quality in the eyes of seven infant monkeys(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined the effects of emotional disclosure (ED) intervention on both disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis. METHODS Fifty-nine patients were recruited (mean age, 50 years; 32 men and 27 women; mean length of diagnosis, 22 years). Individuals were randomly assigned to receive ED intervention or(More)
BACKGROUND Harmonia dunlopi (Crotch), a rare lady beetle species, was originally described from 'India' by Crotch (1874). But information on subsequent sightings of this species is absent and it has not been reported by anyone from India and its neighbouring countries ever since its original description. Because of this, Indian records of H. dunlopi were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Suicidal behaviour has proved to be difficult to predict, due in part to the particular limitations of introspection within suicidality. In an effort to overcome this, recent research has demonstrated the utility of indirect measures of "implicit" attitudes within the study of suicidality. However, research to date has focused(More)
A clinical experiment comparing methods of fear reduction in claustrophobia was used as the basis for analysing the relationships between a number of cognitive variables and the reduction of claustrophobia. Both the number and believability of negative cognitions present were associated with fear reduction and return of fear; this was also found when(More)
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