Accession Number : ADA325817

Title :   Effect of Beta-Adrenergic Blockade and Definitive Therapy on Cognitive Dysfunction in Thyrotoxicosis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tuttle, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA325817

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Standard physical profiles given to soldiers with thyrotoxicosis do not inform the command structure that the soldier may well have difficulty learning, concentrating on important decisions, and functioning in a command role. As a consequence, important command and control decisions are made by a soldier who may not be psychologically performing at her highest level. Our objective was to determine if beta-adrenergic blockade would significantly improve the cognitive dysfunction associated with thyrotoxicosis.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *DISEASES, *THYROID GLAND, *DYSFUNCTION, *SYMPATHOLYTIC AGENTS, DECISION MAKING, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, THERAPY, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, BETA PARTICLES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE