W D Crews

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Thirty young, unmedicated, outpatient, depressed women were compared to an equal number of matching controls on a series of neuropsychological tests purported to be sensitive to the executive functions. Specifically, the measures included the Design Fluency Test, Hand Dynamometer tasks of grip strength, perseveration, and fatigue, the FAS Verbal Fluency(More)
Few studies have examined the neuropsychological sequelae associated with end-stage pulmonary disease. Neuropsychological data are presented for 47 patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were being evaluated as potential candidates for lung transplantation. Although patients exhibited a diversity of neurocognitive deficits,(More)
Hemispheric asymmetry in 14 left- and 14 right-handed persons shown tachistoscopically presented emotional stimuli to left and right visual fields was examined using a forced-choice, reaction-time paradigm in which subjects were asked to identify positive and negative faces. Neutral faces were included within the two-alternative forced-choice paradigm.(More)
Although there have been past literature reviews which have addressed the psychological adjustment, consequences, and impact/reaction to spinal cord injury, as well as reviews of depression after spinal cord injury, there appears to be an absence of reviews which have focused primarily on the relationship between spinal cord injury and anxiety. The purpose(More)
40 right-handed women, half of whom had been classified with depressed mood and the other half as nondepressed, participated in a tachistoscopic study of the influence of depressed mood on the cerebral hemispheric processing of Ekman and Friesen's 1976 happy, sad, and neutral emotional faces using a forced-choice reaction-time paradigm with only happy and(More)
There has been a relative absence of studies that have longitudinally examined the neuropsychological profiles of women who have sustained severe accidental electrical shocks. A case is reported of a college-educated woman who received an estimated 120-V electrical shock. Neuropsychological assessments conducted at 2 months, and at 1 and 2 years postinjury,(More)
The past few years have witnessed a growing interest in the specialty of neuropsychology as well as continued support for cognitive therapy of depression. The purpose of this paper is the examination of the neuropsychology of depression and its implications for A. T. Beck's cognitive theory and therapy of depression ([1963] "Thinking and Depression:(More)
There has been a relative absence of studies that examine the neuropsychological profiles of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. Data are presented here for 18 individuals with end-stage cystic fibrosis who were also potential candidates for lung transplantation. Neuropsychological test results indicated a diversity of memory and executive control(More)
There has been a relative absence of studies that have longitudinally examined the neuropsychological profiles of patients suffering from pineal tumors. A case is reported of an adolescent girl with a pineoblastoma and spinal metastases who received extensive chemotherapy and cranio-spinal irradiation. Neuropsychological assessments conducted approximately(More)
To date, there has been a relative absence of studies which have examined the utility and effectiveness of sensory stimulation procedures in comatose, spinal-cord-injured patients. This report describes the interdisciplinary utilization (within an acute care setting) of a comprehensive sensory stimulation programme with a 21-year-old, comatose, tetraplegic(More)