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The Logical Memory (LM) subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale has been characterized by imprecise scoring instructions which can make data interpretation and study comparisons difficult. A total of 339 adults, from 18 to 83 years old, took either Form I or Form II of the LM. Verbal recall of the story passages was evaluated using gist and verbatim scoring(More)
Glucagon given by continuous intravenous infusion consistently decreases the gastric acid and pepsin output of human subjects for several hours. Ten per cent glucose produces varying depressions in gastric acid and pepsin output. In humans, glucose and glucagon together act consistently to raise the gastricpH and to lower the gastric pepsin concentration(More)
This study describes a specific memory impairment in subjects taking either of two kinds of centrally active anti-hypertensive agents. Verbal memory impairment was present in hypertensive and normotensive patients taking methyldopa or propranolol hydrochloride, while hypertensive patients receiving only a diuretic did not show this deficit. Visual memory(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether history of severe, long-term, premorbid, psychological stress is associated with increased incidence of chronic physical symptoms in presumed Lyme disease patients. METHODS Fifty-seven patients presenting at Lyme Disease Clinic of Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center were studied for presenting symptoms, presence or(More)
Data from a 4-year prospective study suggest that the objectives of the NIMH Psychiatry Education Branch for psychiatry residents in regard to consultation-liaison training can be achieved. Residents developed a more positive view about consultation-liaison psychiatry and saw themselves more as integral members of the general hospital; some were influenced(More)
This paper reports special problems and techniques of teaching liaison and consultation psychiatry to psychiatric residents. It has become apparent that traditional methods of resident training are inadequate, and that specialized techniques of supervision are required to help the resident deal with the unique aspects of the liaison and consultation(More)
The postoperative hospital course of 54 patients with a past history of psychiatric illness was studied through chart review. Both chronic schizophrenics and chronic depressives tolerated surgical procedures well, without any unusual difficulties or exacerbation of psychiatric illness. They represented no management problems. Patients with acute, severe(More)
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