Z S Dolinsky

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An empirical clustering technique was applied to data obtained from 321 male and female alcoholics to identify homogeneous subtypes having discriminative and predictive validity. The clustering solution identified two "types" of alcoholics who differed consistently across 17 defining characteristics in the male and female samples. One group, designated type(More)
We performed a one-year follow-up study of 266 alcoholics who had received extensive psychiatric assessment, including diagnosis with the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule and DSM-III criteria, during their index treatment episode. The aims were to evaluate the relationship between additional DSM-III diagnoses in alcoholics(More)
This study evaluated the discriminative power and predictive validity of five common typological schemes used to classify alcoholics for theoretical or clinical purposes. A heterogenous sample of 321 alcoholics was classified according to primary vs secondary alcoholism, parental alcoholism, Fellinek's gamma-delta distinction, gender, and subtypes derived(More)
Adult mice were administered the common parasite Toxocara canis or lead or both. The parasite clearly altered mouse performance on tests of exploration, activity, learning, and motor coordination; behavioral effects in mice receiving lead alone were less general. Consequence of Toxocara administration appeared attenuated in animals receiving both agents.(More)
Endogenous (fasting) breath acetaldehyde levels were assessed as a discriminator between alcoholic and non-alcoholic subjects. The influence of smoking as a potential confounding variable on breath acetaldehyde was determined. Individuals with a history of smoking and/or drinking had higher endogenous breath acetaldehyde levels as compared to controls. Mean(More)
Binghamton Heterogeneous stock mice intubated with embryonated eggs from the common parasite of dogs, Toxocara canis, display dramatic alterations in behavior. Many of these behavioral changes are markedly attenuated if mice are maintained also on a drinking solution containing lead acetate. The data presented here, however, show that the extensive neural(More)
Toxocara canis, the parasitic roundworm of the dog may infect aberrant hosts including mice and humans. The present study examined the behavioral and pathological changes at each of three postintubation periods (Period 1: 8-10 days, 2: 49-51 days, and 3: 84-86 days postintubation, respectively) in independent groups of mice intubated with 1000 eggs of T.(More)
This study examined two issues related to the distinction between unitary and multidimensional models of alcoholism treatment outcome. First, does treatment outcome vary along a variety of relatively independent dimensions? Second, how important is abstinence to improved health and psychosocial adjustment? A sample of 266 alcoholics were evaluated at intake(More)
Mice were exposed to lead acetate (0.5%) pre- and postnatally, and activity levels were assessed at 21 days of age. Two measures of open field activity were employed at two different times of day across three doses of d-amphetamine. These factors influence the results observed in lead exposed mice and demonstrate that lead's effects on activity are not(More)