Willy Barnett

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The purpose of this study was to explore dangerousness and fire setting recidivism of mentally disordered firesetters in comparison with mentally healthy arsonists. In Germany, all trials are registered centrally by the Federal Central Register. The records of this Register for the three year period from 1983 until 1985 were used in this follow-up study of(More)
In a longitudinal survey of 122 healthy criminal offenders aged 18 to 37 years, the relationship between intelligence measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), neuropsychological scales and delinquency was investigated. The Benton Test correlates well with the WAIS and moderately with offence data, but not with recidivism in delinquency. The(More)
The purpose of this article is to review the whole literature on pathological fire-setting and related fields since 1951 in order to present a state of the art picture of our contemporary knowledge about this phenomenon. Papers were initially selected by using a Medline search. From the articles obtained in this way the references had to be pursued, because(More)
Four patients are presented who exhibited progressive muscular rigidity in both legs, the thoracolumbar, paraspinal and the abdominal muscles. In only one patient, there was an initial involvement of the shoulder girdle muscles. Electromyography in all four patients at rest recorded continuous electric activity resembling an interference pattern. Following(More)
We describe a case with no neurological signs but marked psychiatric symptoms induced by borrelia burgdorferi, whose clinical picture was indistinguishable from an endogenous schizophrenia. The symptoms within one week under antibiotic treatment with ceftriaxon, but afterwards the patient showed a mild organic brain syndrome. The case demonstrated the(More)
The criminal careers of all arsonists convicted in former West-Germany between 1983 and 1985 who were found not to be responsible due to diminished responsibility for psychiatric reasons and a random sample (every third) of all criminally liable arsonists during the same period of time were followed up until 1994 by means of their trial records.(More)
In this paper we highlight a complementary approach to examining users' preferences surrounding robot interaction. We introduce widely used concepts and methods from the field of marketing in order to gain deeper insights into user decision-making processes. The study focuses on potential interactions between older adults and robots. The preliminary results(More)
This is a non-randomized exploratory study showing the sensitivity of neurophysiological parameters for autonomic side-effects during the application of antidepressant drugs. Inpatients on tricyclic antidepressants (TCA: amitriptyline or doxepine), inpatients on serotonine-reuptake inhibitors (SSRI: fluvoxamine or paroxetin) and a control group of healthy(More)
The background of the present study is a general uncertainty as to what comprises the essence of hysterical (histrionic) personality disorder. Using phenomenological methodology, phenomena observable in the 'classic' hysterical personality are analysed, described, named, and classified according to the basic functions of human experience and behaviour. The(More)