Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

An Investigation into the Value of “Objective Test Psychoticism” in Predicting Response to Insulin Coma Therapy

  • J. D. Keehn (a1)

Extract

In spite of more than twenty years experience with insulin coma therapy psychiatric opinion as to its efficacy is by no means unanimous. While some recent large scale studies (Polonio and Slater, 1954; Paster and Holtzman, 1949; Barres, Ey and Laboucarie, 1953) point to a significant rise over the spontaneous recovery rate with the use of insulin, others (Jensen, 1952) do not find more than an acceleration of recovery already in process. Inasmuch as most investigators acknowledge an increased number of relapses in treated patients this latter view has some support. However the strongest case for insulin is that, if nothing else, it greatly reduces the patient's stay in hospital (Sargant and Slater, 1948; Hughes, 1951). If one remembers, however, the extra administrative and medical staff required to run an insulin ward this point is largely negated. In fact there are some (Bourne, 1953; Notkin et al., 1939) who would claim that any improvement shown in insulin treated patients arises from the extra care and individual attention given them.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Ash, P., J. Abnorm. and Soc. Psychol., 1949, 44, 272.
Barres, E. P., Ey, H., and Laboucarie, J., Evolut. Psychiat., 1953, 2, 239.
Bayard, J., and Pascal, G. R., J. Consult. Psychol., 1954a, 18, 122.
Bolles, M. M., Rosen, G. P., and Landis, C., Psychiat. Quart., 1938, 12, 733.
Bourne, H., Lancet, 1953, 265, 964.
Cameron, J. L., Freeman, T., and Stewart, R. A. Y., J. Ment. Sci., 1954, 100, 478.
Carp, A., J. Abnorm. Soc. Psychol., 1950a, 45, 127.
Idem , ibid., 1950b, 45, 721.
Carpenter, L. G., J. Psychol., 1953, 36, 131.
Cole, M. E., Swensen, C. H., and Pascal, G. R., J. Consult. Psychol., 1954b, 18, 171.
Crown, S., J. Gen. Psychol., 1952, 47, 3.
Idem , J. Consult. Psychol., 1953, 17, 92.
Dorcus, R. M., and Shaffer, G. W., Textbook of Abnormal Psychology, 1950. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.
Eysenck, H. J., Dimensions of Personality, 1947. London: Kegan Paul.
Idem , J. Pers., 1952a, 20, 345.
Idem , The Scientific Study of Personality, 1952b. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Feldman, D. A., Pascal, G. R., and Swensen, C. H., J. Consult. Psychol., 1954c, 18, 167.
Feldman, M. J., Psychol. Monogr., 1951, 65, No. 10.
Filmer-Bennett, G., J. Abnorm. Soc. Psychol., 1952, 47, 502.
Freudenberg, R. K., J. Ment. Sci., 1941, 87, 529.
Funkenstein, D. H., Greenblatt, M., and Soloman, H. C., Amer. J. Psychiat., 1950, 106, 889.
Graham, V. T., J. Psychol., 1940, 10, 327.
Halpern, F., Psychiat. Quart., 1940, 14, 826.
Harris, R. E., “Psychodiagnostic testing in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine”, in Harrower, M. R. (Ed.), Recent Advances in Diagnostic Psychological Testing, 1950. Springfield, Illinois: Thomas.
Hughes, J., Res. Publ. Ass. Nerv. Ment. Dis., 1951, 31, 193.
Jensen, E., Acta Psychiat. Kbh., 1952, 80, Suppl. 28, 129.
Kline, N. S., and Tenney, A. M., Amer. J. Psychiat., 1951, 107, 434.
Mayer-Gross, W., J. Ment. Sci., 1951, 97, 132.
Meadow, A., and Funkenstein, D. H., “The relationship of abstract thinking to the autonomic nervous system in schizophrenia”, in Hoch, P. H., and Zubin, J., Relation of Psychological Tests to Psychiatry, 1952. New York: Grune and Stratton.
Meadow, A., Greenblatt, M., Funkenstein, D. H., and Soloman, H. C., J. Nerv. Ment. Dis., 1953, 118, 332.
Notkin, J., Niles, C. R., deNatale, F. J., and Wittman, G., Amer. J. Psychiat., 1939, 96, 681.
Pascal, G. R., Swensen, C. H., Feldman, D. A., Cole, M. E., and Bayard, J., J. Consult. Psychol., 1953, 17, 163.
Paster, S., and Holtzman, S. C., Amer. J. Psychiat., 1949, 105, 811.
Petrie, A., Personality and the frontal lobes, 1952. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Piotrowski, Z., Psychiat. Quart., 1938, 12, 679.
Idem , ibid., 1941, 15, 807.
Idem , and Lewis, N. D. C., “An experimental criterion for the prognostication of the status of schizophrenics after a three-year-interval based on Rorschach data”, in Hoch, P. L., and Zubin, J. (eds.), Relation of Psychological Tests to Psychiatry, 1952. New York: Grune and Stratton.
Polonio, P., and Slater, E., J. Ment. Sci., 1954, 100, 442.
Pullen, M. S., and Stagner, R., J. Consult. Psychol., 1953, 17, 79.
Rees, W. L., and Jones, A. M., J. Ment. Sci., 1951, 97, 681.
Rees, T. P., J. Ment. Sci., 1951, 97, 144.
Sargant, W., Amer. J. Psychiat., 1949, 105, 821.
Idem , and Slater, E., An introduction to physical methods of treatment in psychiatry, 1948. Edinburgh: Livingstone.
Swensen, C. H., and Pascal, G. R., J. Consult. Psychol., 1954d, 18, 363.
Windle, C., Psychol. Bull, 1952, 49, 452.
Idem , and Hamwi, V., J. Clin. Psychol., 1953, 9, 156.
Zubin, J., and Windle, C., J. Abnorm. Soc. Psychol., 1954, 49, 272.

An Investigation into the Value of “Objective Test Psychoticism” in Predicting Response to Insulin Coma Therapy

  • J. D. Keehn (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed

An Investigation into the Value of “Objective Test Psychoticism” in Predicting Response to Insulin Coma Therapy

  • J. D. Keehn (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *