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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115192/a-novel-experimental-paradigm-to-evaluate-children-and-adolescents-diagnosed-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-comparison-with-two-standard-neuropsychological-methods
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Marcos F Rosetti, Rosa E Ulloa, Ernesto Reyes-Zamorano, Lino Palacios-Cruz, Francisco de la Peña, Robyn Hudson
INTRODUCTION: In this study we evaluated a recently developed test, the Ball Search Field Task (BSFT) as a neuropsychological tool for measuring cognitive and behavioral performance of individuals with disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which are frequently accompanied by cognitive deficits and a lack of behavioral inhibition. The task provides a complementary method of assessment that attempts ecological validity by drawing on challenges faced in real-world situations...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113534/the-relationship-between-neuropsychological-tests-of-visuospatial-function-and-lobar-cortical-thickness
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Davor N Zink, Justin B Miller, Jessica Z K Caldwell, Christopher Bird, Sarah J Banks
INTRODUCTION: Tests of visuospatial function are often administered in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These tests are generally considered assays of parietal lobe function; however, the neural correlates of these tests, using modern imaging techniques, are not well understood. In the current study we investigated the relationship between three commonly used tests of visuospatial function and lobar cortical thickness in each hemisphere. METHOD: Data from 374 patients who underwent a neuropsychological evaluation and MRI scans in an outpatient dementia clinic were included in the analysis...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105564/assessment-of-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-stress-related-exhaustion-using-the-cognitive-assessment-battery-cab
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Susanne Ellbin, Nina Engen, Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir, Arto I K Nordlund
INTRODUCTION: The health care system is facing an increased number of patients seeking care for burnout/stress-related exhaustion. One of the core features of this condition is cognitive impairment-effective and easy tools are needed to assess cognition in this patient group. Our objective was to determine whether the Cognitive Assessment Battery (CAB) could be used for this purpose. METHOD: Ninety-three patients diagnosed with exhaustion disorder (ED) and 111 controls were included in the study and tested with CAB...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072106/auditory-attention-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-an-exploration-of-volumetric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Sanam J Lalani, Tyler C Duffield, Haley G Trontel, Erin D Bigler, Tracy J Abildskov, Alyson Froehlich, Molly B D Prigge, Brittany G Travers, Jeffrey S Anderson, Brandon A Zielinski, Andrew Alexander, Nicholas Lange, Janet E Lainhart
Studies have shown that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to perform significantly below typically developing individuals on standardized measures of attention, even when controlling for IQ. The current study sought to examine within ASD whether anatomical correlates of attention performance differed between those with average to above-average IQ (AIQ group) and those with low-average to borderline ability (LIQ group) as well as in comparison to typically developing controls (TDC). Using automated volumetric analyses, we examined regional volume of classic attention areas including the superior frontal gyrus, anterior cingulate cortex, and precuneus in ASD AIQ (n = 38) and LIQ (n = 18) individuals along with 30 TDC...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064318/comparing-the-performance-of-people-who-stutter-and-people-who-do-not-stutter-on-the-test-of-everyday-attention
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Silviya Doneva, Steve Davis, Penny Cavenagh
INTRODUCTION: Compelling findings into the relationship between stuttering and attentional ability have started to emerge, with some child and adult studies indicating poorer attentional ability among people who stutter (PWS). The purpose of the present research was to provide a more complete picture of the attentional abilities of PWS, as well as to gather insights into their individual attentional performance. METHOD: We compared the attentional ability of PWS to that of people who do not stutter (PWNS) by using the Test of Everyday Attention (TEA)...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061082/motor-planning-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-longitudinal-perspective
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Jessica Mireille Lust, Steffie Spruijt, Peter H Wilson, Bert Steenbergen
INTRODUCTION: Motor planning is important for daily functioning. Deficits in motor planning can result in slow, inefficient, and clumsy motor behavior and are linked to disruptions in performance of activities of daily living in children with cerebral palsy (CP). However, the evidence in CP is primarily based on cross-sectional data. METHOD: Data are presented on the development of motor planning in children with CP using a longitudinal design with three measurement occasions, each separated by 1 year...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058519/longitudinal-changes-in-cognition-in-young-adult-cannabis-users
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Mary P Becker, Paul F Collins, Ashley Schultz, Snežana Urošević, Brittany Schmaling, Monica Luciana
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent cannabis use (CU) is associated with impaired attention, executive function, and verbal learning/memory. These associations are generally observed in cross-sectional studies. Longitudinal studies of cannabis users are lacking. METHOD: The present study examines associations between CU and cognition over time in chronic daily adolescent-onset CUs, as compared to nonusing controls. Both groups completed a neuropsychological battery at study intake and again 2 years later...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946819/a-comparison-of-laboratory-clinical-and-self-report-measures-of-prospective-memory-in-healthy-adults-and-individuals-with-brain-injury
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Sarah A Raskin, David H K Shum, Judi Ellis, Antonia Pereira, Ginger Mills
Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have demonstrated deficits in prospective memory (PM) functioning when compared to healthy adults. These deficits have been measured using laboratory measures, clinical measures, and self-report questionnaires. However, PM has been shown to involve multiple cognitive processes and have a variety of stages. Thus, it is not known whether these measures all assess the same aspects of PM. Thus, this study was designed to measure the convergent validity of the three types of PM measures in both healthy adults and individuals with TBI...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933254/the-efficacy-of-a-working-memory-training-in-substance-use-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Sabine Wanmaker, Sophie Maaike Jorinde Leijdesdorff, Elke Geraerts, Ben J M van de Wetering, Peter J Renkema, Ingmar H A Franken
INTRODUCTION: Substance use disorder patients show impairments in working memory (WM) functioning. Previous findings indicate that a WM training results in improvements of working memory capacity (WMC) and in decreased clinical symptoms in a range of mental disorders, including alcohol use disorder. METHOD: The aim of the current study is to investigate the efficacy of a 24-session WM training in addition to treatment as usual on craving, WMC, substance use, impulsivity, attention bias, and psychopathology using a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922960/cognitive-performance-in-transient-global-hypoxic-brain-injury-due-to-moderate-drowning
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Mariana Penteado Nucci, Katerina Lukasova, Gilson Vieira, João Ricardo Sato, Edson Amaro Júnior
INTRODUCTION: Drowning is a serious and frequently neglected public health threat. Primary respiratory impairment after submersion often leads to brain dysfunction. Depending on the period of global hypoxia (respiratory failure), clinical aspects of neurological dysfunction are evident on the first evaluation after the water rescue. Nowadays, many neuropsychological assessments after drowning are inconclusive, with some studies reporting only minor neurological or cognitive impairments...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914144/impaired-disengagement-of-attention-and-its-relationship-to-emotional-distress-in-infants-at-high-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Susan Bryson, Nancy Garon, Tracey McMullen, Jessica Brian, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Vickie Armstrong, Wendy Roberts, Isabel Smith, Peter Szatmari
INTRODUCTION: We provide data on visual orienting and emotional distress in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHOD: Participants included 83 high-risk (HR) infants with an older sibling with ASD and 53 low-risk (LR) control infants with no family history of ASD. Infants were assessed on the gap-overlap task and a parent-completed temperament questionnaire at 6 and 12 months of age. At 36 months of age, an independent, gold standard diagnostic assessment for ASD was conducted...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911268/apathy-not-depressive-symptoms-as-a-predictor-of-semantic-and-phonemic-fluency-task-performance-in-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
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Keera N Fishman, Andrea R Ashbaugh, Krista L Lanctôt, Megan L Cayley, Nathan Herrmann, Brian J Murray, Michelle Sicard, Karen Lien, Demetrios J Sahlas, Richard H Swartz
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relationship between apathy and cognition in patients with cerebrovascular disease. Apathy may result from damage to frontal subcortical circuits causing dysexecutive syndromes, but apathy is also related to depression. We assessed the ability of apathy to predict phonemic fluency and semantic fluency performance after controlling for depressive symptoms in 282 individuals with stroke and/or transient ischemic attack. METHOD: Participants (N = 282) completed the Phonemic Fluency Test, Semantic Fluency Test, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, and Apathy Evaluation Scale...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911266/behavioral-and-brain-oscillatory-correlates-of-affective-processing-in-subclinical-depression
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Jaroslav Slobodskoy-Plusnin
Named among the most dangerous diseases of the modern era, depression is characterized primarily by distortions in the affective sphere. Despite extensive investigations of underlying the neural background, mechanisms of the distortion still remain unknown. The current study analyzed brain oscillatory dynamics in different frequencies during resting state and presentation of affective stimuli in nonclinical individuals with high Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) scores (HB) versus controls. Both behavioral and electrocortical "markers" of clinical depression were apparent at subclinical level...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353391/validity-of-self-reported-concentration-and-memory-problems-relationship-with-neuropsychological-assessment-and-depression
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Rosemarie M Bowler, Shane W Adams, Ralf Schwarzer, Vihra V Gocheva, Harry A Roels, Yangho Kim, Catherine L Kircos, Chris W Wright, Michelle Colledge, George Bollweg, Danelle T Lobdell
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the validity of self-reported concentration and memory problems (CMP) in residents environmentally exposed to manganese (Mn). METHOD: Self-report of CMP from a health questionnaire (HQ) and the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) was compared to neuropsychological assessment (Trails A&B; Digit Span; Digit Symbol; Similarities; Auditory Consonant Trigrams, ACT; NAB Memory; Rey-Osterrieth, Rey-O, Delayed). Participants included 146 residents from Ohio exposed to air-Mn, with a modeled average concentration of 0...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349778/neuropsychological-measurement-of-inhibitory-control-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-an-exploratory-antisaccade-paradigm
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Matthew Reinhard, Nathaniel Allen, Ling M Wong, Barbara L Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to uncover inhibitory control dynamics and assess antisaccade eye-tracking tasks for relevance in a veteran posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) population. METHOD: Participants were 36 veterans enrolled at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The groups (PTSD diagnosed vs. controls) did not vary between age and sex. Participants completed a testing battery of clinical neuropsychological measures and two different eye-tracking conditions, one that utilized face stimuli and one with standard shape stimuli, which test pro- (PS) and antisaccade (AS) eye movements...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301977/cognitive-complaints-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-are-they-due-to-depression-or-to-objective-cognitive-dysfunction
#16
Olga Gelonch, Maite Garolera, Joan Valls, Lluís Rosselló, Josep Pifarré
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive complaints are common in fibromyalgia, but it is unclear whether they represent an objective cognitive dysfunction or whether they could be explained by depressive symptoms. Here, we aim to elucidate the frequency of subjective cognitive complaints in a sample of women with fibromyalgia, in addition to analyzing associations between these subjective complaints and objective measures linked to the attention and executive cognitive domains. Finally, we aim to investigate the ability of demographic, clinical, and psychological variables to explain the subjective complaints observed...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293987/risk-taking-and-the-triarchic-model-of-psychopathy
#17
Robert J Snowden, Chloe Smith, Nicola S Gray
INTRODUCTION: High risk behaviors, such as aggression, criminality, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and gambling, are often associated with psychopathic traits. Such behaviors might arise due to a lack of fear of the consequences (boldness) or due to impulsive actions (disinhibition). We examined risk taking behavior in the laboratory setting using the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART), where an individual can inflate a balloon to earn a reward, but will lose this accumulated reward if the balloon bursts...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165881/subtle-visuomotor-deficits-and-reduced-benefit-from-practice-in-early-treated-phenylketonuria
#18
Claudia Caprile, Jaume Campistol, Laura Puigcerver, Alfonso-Pablo Gutiérrez-Mata, Itziar Alonso-Colmenero, Roser Colomé, Jordi Navarra
INTRODUCTION: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare metabolic disease that causes slight-to-severe neurological symptoms. Slow performance has been observed in PKU but the influence of high-order (i.e., not purely motor) deficits and of temporary variations of the phenylalanine (Phe) level on this slowness has not been fully corroborated as yet. Response speed and the effect of motor practice during the performance of a visuomotor coordination task were measured, in a group of patients with early-treated phenylketonuria (ET PKU)...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145153/prospective-memory-function-and-cue-salience-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-findings-from-the-sydney-memory-and-ageing-study
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Claire L Thompson, Julie D Henry, Peter G Rendell, Adrienne Withall, Nicole A Kochan, Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVE: Prospective memory (PM) is crucial to the maintenance of functional independence in late adulthood and is consistently impaired in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There remains a need for brief but valid measures of this construct that can be used as part of a comprehensive clinical assessment of cognition. Since the distinctiveness of PM cues is argued to determine the degree of strategic, controlled demands of PM paradigms, two variants of a brief measure were developed, one of which presented low-salience and the other high-salience PM cues...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122474/screening-for-neurocognitive-impairment-in-hiv-positive-adults-aged-50-years-and-older-montreal-cognitive-assessment-relates-to-self-reported-and-clinician-rated-everyday-functioning
#20
P L Fazeli, K B Casaletto, E Paolillo, R C Moore, D J Moore, The Hnrp Group
As the HIV+ population ages, the risk for and need to screen for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) increases. The aim of this study is to determine the utility and ecological validity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) among older HIV+ adults. A total of 100 HIV+ older adults aged 50 years or over completed a comprehensive neuromedical and neurocognitive battery, including the MoCA and several everyday functioning measures. The receiver operating characteristic curve indicates ≤26 as the optimal cut-off balancing sensitivity (84...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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