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WAIS-III findings were reported for 150 litigants, classified into three groups according to severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and a general population control group. There was a significant "dose response" relationship between TBI severity and all Index/IQ scores. Effect size was greatest for the Processing Speed Index (PSI). Between group(More)
A two-slot addition called Splash, which enables a Sun workstation to outperform a Cray-2 on certain applications, is discussed. Following an overview of the Splash design and programming, hardware development is described. The development of the logic description generator is examined in detail. Splash's runtime environment is described, and an example(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent and nature of neuropsychological deficits in adolescents and young people with first episode psychosis (FEP), and to determine whether the pattern and extent of neuropsychological deficits varied according to diagnosis. METHOD A total of 83 FEP subjects aged 13-25 years, and 31 healthy controls completed a comprehensive(More)
Wechsler Memory Scale-Third edition (WMS-III) performance in 25 mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) litigants who met the criteria for probable malingered neurocognitive dysfunction (MND) was compared with 50 nonmalingering subjects. The base rate for probable MND in the population studied was 27%. Overall, malingerers showed globally depressed memory(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the clinical profile, treatment and social functioning of a community-based sample of young people presenting with their first episode of psychosis. METHODS Over a 2-year period, young people with their first episode of psychosis referred to early intervention services in two area mental health services in western Sydney were assessed(More)
This paper aimed to examine the relationship between the trichotomous symptom structure of psychopathology and neuropsychological functioning in young people with first episode schizophrenia (FES), most of whom were receiving atypical antipsychotic medication. This was with a view to providing insight into the underlying pathophysiology of the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explored the concurrent courses of the neuroanatomical and neuropsychological changes that occurred over the first 2-3 years of illness in patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FES). METHODS Fifty-two patients with FES underwent neuropsychological testing and a structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) scan within three months(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the relationship between quality of life (QOL), psychiatric symptoms and neuropsychological functioning in a sample of young people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis 2-3 years following initial presentation. METHOD Fifty-one participants aged 15-27 years old completed the short form of the World Health Organization(More)
AIM To evaluate the utility of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination--Revised (ACE-R) as a screening tool for dementia. METHOD Prospective audit of 122 patients (82 with dementia, 40 with no dementia) referred to a Sydney cognition clinic. RESULTS An ACE-R cut-off score of 84/100 provided an optimal balance of sensitivity, specificity and positive(More)