Author Archives: Susan Vaught

Friday Factoids: Can AI Detect COVID Cough?

As of November of 2020, there have been more than 225,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States alone. One of biggest barriers during this pandemic is the inability to test for COVID-19 at a global scale. However, this … Continue reading

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Article Review: Neuropsychological Deficits as Caused by the Coronavirus and the Role of the Neuropsychologist

With such a novel virus, little research has thus been compiled to fully understand the long term negative effects on neuropsychological functioning. While it is suspected that long-term physical implications may persist after recovering from COVID-19, it is yet unclear … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: OCD and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most of the world becoming more paranoid about contamination and handwashing. For those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), this is no new problem. However, relapse for individuals who had their symptoms under … Continue reading

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Welcome 2020-2021 Interns!

  Welcome to James Bender, Maria Stacy, and Monica Babaian!!  This will be a year in which we must take what COVID will allow–but we will, as our governor notes, get through this together. You are already brave, wise, and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Did You Know . . . (Facts About Schizophrenia)

  No one born blind has ever developed Schizophrenia. Auditory hallucinations seem to be culturally shaped. In the U.S., AH of voices are often described as harsh and threatening, while those heard by individuals with the same diagnosis in Africa … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Double Trouble ? A Brief Look at Comorbid Substance Use in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects one in every one hundred persons with half of those affected likely to experience co-morbid substance use (as cited in Hunt et al., 2018). This use, in turn, exacerbates the overall symptomologic course of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia … Continue reading

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Article Review: Freeman, G. M., Martin, B. A., & Hu, R. J. (2016) G-CSF Dosing to Prevent Recurrent Clozapine-Induced Agranulocytosis

A case study conducted by Freeman, Martin, and Hu, (2016) found that stabilization of psychiatric symptoms using Clozapine was possible in an individual with three consecutive instances of Clozapine-induced agranulocytosis.   The study involved the five and a half year … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids Catch-Up: December Fun Facts

This time of year is one of the more enjoyable times for adults, but especially children. The darkest time of the year is also a time whereby a hero emerges. Lights on the Christmas tree are symbolic of the return … Continue reading

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Article Review: Turner, JA; Edwards, L; Eicken, IM; Yokoyama, K; Castro, JR; Ngoc-Thuy Tran, A; & Haggkins, KL (2005) Intern Self-Care: An Exploratory Study Into Strategy Use and Effectiveness

As a current intern who has now completed my third month of my internship year, I was reflecting on the days/weeks/months in which I felt I was starting to feel more confident and comfortable as my position as an intern. … Continue reading

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Article Review: Kentucky Drinking at All-Time High

The holiday season represents a celebratory time for most Americans, and celebrations occur with friends and family alike. It can be a joyous time for many, but an emotionally challenging time for others. During this time many chose to engage … Continue reading

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