Stephen Ruedrich

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A review of the literature revealed that there was no adequate assessment instrument available that screens comprehensively for anxiety and depression in persons with mental retardation. The purpose of this research was to develop the Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Scale (ADAMS), an instrument intended to fill this gap. We developed a preliminary rating(More)
The present study was an attempt to investigate hypotheses about the interrelationship of brain dysfunction and symptoms of schizophrenia using the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and a measure of cerebral ventricular size. The ventricular brain ratio (VBR) was correlated with admission and discharge scores on the BPRS in 46 schizophrenic patients. A(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the confidence and willingness of resident graduates to treat individuals with intellectual disability (ID), following a residency rotation in developmental disability. METHODS Thirty-two graduates of a single residency program were surveyed regarding their post-residency experience with patients with intellectual(More)
The paper examined the relationship between the scales of the Luria Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery and measures of cerebral blood flow in a sample of 51 chronic schizophrenic patients without a history of brain damage. Of 88 correlations between the two sets of data, 22 were significant at the .05 level. The measurement of left anterior gray flow were(More)
OBJECTIVE Atypical antipsychotic medications have largely supplanted their typical counterparts, both for psychosis and for the treatment of aggression and/or self-injurious behaviour (SIB), in persons with intellectual disabilities (ID). However, with the exception of risperidone, little systematic research supports their use in such persons. METHOD A(More)
Major depression accompanied by psychosis may be a separate nosological entity from nonpsychotic depression. Investigators have noted behavioral and biochemical differences in psychotic and nonpsychotic patients, as well as differences in response to treatment. A previous study using computed tomography (CT) found enlargement of the lateral cerebral(More)
Teaching as a faculty activity is often undereinphasized in medical faculty reward systems for a variety of reasons. One method of recognizing teaching excellence has been through annual teaching awards offered by many departments and colleges. The authors surveyed department of psychiatry faculty regarding teaching awards, particularly questioning whether(More)