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The present research was designed to provide initial data on the effects of bright light and noise interventions on excessive emotional vocalization behaviors disruptive to the geriatric ward. Combinations of the patient's routine illumination level versus bright lighting (i.e., 45- vs....
Concern is raised over a perceived bias toward diagnosing brain damage when test performance can be accounted for on the basis of nonneurologic factors. Psychologic conditions are identified that can impact neuropsychological test performance. Evaluation of consistency of performance and symptom...
Assessing whether neuropsychological deficits are organically based is often a central component of medico-legal cases involving head injury. Information that is commonly used includes computed tomography (CT) examination reports, discharge summaries, records of coma, and reported posttraumatic...
The demand for psychological evidence is increasing. This places new demands on psychologists, not only must they be expert in psychology, they must also be expert in evidence giving. The adversarial process in which evidence is questioned under cross-examination can be uncomfortable for...
Traumatic brain injury is primarily caused by traffic accidents, and an increasing number of survivors are ultimately involved in litigation. Attorneys seek to obtain optimal treatment, as well as compensation for disability for their clients. Neuropsychologists are often involved as experts in...
An adult patient with a large AVM in the lefi temporal lobe and a normal neurologic examination was evaluated with the LNNB, the HRNB, and several supplementary neuropsychological test instruments. In the context of remarkable preservation of cognitive abilities, evidence of subtle...
An attempt was made to detect simulated failures on the WAIS-R and WMS through the qualitative analysis of error types. In the preliminary phase of the study, test protocols of a group of subjects sustaining severe head injury were compared with those of a group of patients claiming severe and...
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