Six women with primary hyperprolactinemia (mean prolactin level, 50 ng/ml) were matched with six normal women on eight factors influencing life style. Observers blind to endocrine status followed the subjects weekly for 10 weeks. Patients took bromocriptine, 2.5 mg twice daily, or placebo in a randomized double-blind sequence with crossover at 5 weeks. The… (More)
The authors describe the application of experiential sampling, a new time-sampling method, to the assessment of rapid state changes in a woman with multiple personality disorder. She was signaled at random intervals during study periods and asked to provide information on alternate personality switches, amnesia, and mood state. The alternates displayed some… (More)
Seventy-three women attending a health fair completed a questionnaire that measured demographic and health history variables, knowledge, and current practice of breast self-examination (BSE), Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC; Wallston, Wallston, & DeVellis, 1978), and components of the Health Belief Model (HBM; Rosenstock, 1974) in relation to… (More)
Gender difference in neuropharmacologic responsivity have received surprisingly little attention in clinical research. In view of well-known gender differences in the prevalence of depression, we wondered whether men and women would respond differently to antidepressants or to an activational drug known to predict antidepressant response. Using clorgyline… (More)
The general outline of a psychiatric diagnostic interview given in Table 1 includes some broad suggestions for the amount of time to spend on each section. As a structured interview based on a symptom checklist questionnaire yields higher frequency of reports of symptoms, it is advisable to follow this type of format rather than a totally unstructured… (More)
This article explores the field of psychopharmacology from an historical perspective. Part 1 traces the uses throughout history of psychoactive substances that are widely abused by modern society. Part 2 examines the development in the 1950s and 1960s of drugs and other physical methods that have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill.