Susan J. Lewis

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ADHD/ADD, once thought to occur only in children, is now recognized as continuing into adulthood in many people. In order to be labeled as such, signs and symptoms must start before age 7 and are primarily characterized by inattention, distractibility, and impulsiveness. Although the exact mechanism is unknown, a number of associated neurochemical and(More)
Recognition of psychological distress in patients with cancer, some of which can be ameliorated with appropriate intervention, is a crucial aspect of patient care. Previous studies, with the exception of one, indicate that oncologists often fail to detect general distress and do not identify those patients with significant psychological disorder. As(More)
Open or uncontrolled studies have suggested that providing cancer patients with audiotapes of their clinical interviews can improve information recall and reduce psychological distress. We tested these hypotheses in a 'clinician-blind', prospective, randomised controlled trial. A total of 117 patients newly referred to a medical oncology clinic who were to(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common and distressing consequence of stroke, and the aetiology of post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is poorly understood. It is unclear whether chronic brain changes [cerebral atrophy and white matter lesions (WML)], stroke lesion location or certain clinical features are related to its development. The aim of this study was to identify, in(More)
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a side effect of prolonged neuroleptic treatment presenting as abnormal involuntary movements. This troublesome disorder occurs in only 15-30% of patients taking neuroleptics, suggesting that these individuals may be physiologically distinct so as to be predisposed. This study analyzed possible factors contributing to TD(More)
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