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In the study by Dittes and Kelley (37) generic doxycycline 200mg without a prescription bacteria 33 000 feet, group members were given false ratings of the degree to which others present liked them and wished them to remain in the discussion buy discount doxycycline 200mg on line antibiotic for bronchitis. Those in the very low acceptance group order 100 mg doxycycline with visa bacteria heterotrophs, who had the lowest index of private conformity, showed the highest degree of public conformity. Those participating under average attraction conditions exhibited the greatest degree of shifting toward the group view, indicating a consistency in private conviction and public expression. The finding implies that the person of indeterminate or average acceptance is probably least secure and most susceptible. Jackson and Saltzstein (68) varied both the congeniality dimension and experimentally induced acceptance and rejection. The four conditions were: (a) psychological membership, in which the member felt highly accepted and the group held high attraction for him; (b) psychological nonmembership, in which the person had low -243- acceptance and the group was not attractive to him; (c) preference group membership, in which the person had low acceptance by the group but high attraction to it; and (d) a marginal group relationship characterized by high acceptance and low attraction. Subjects worked in four- or five-man groups under two different orientations to the task: a normative condition, competing with other groups, and modal conditions, in which they were compared as individuals. Conformity was greater in the normative than in the modal situation and in the high attraction than in the low attraction situation. However, conformity for the low attraction condition was uniformly higher than had been predicted. The combination of telling subjects that their performance was inferior and that they were least accepted apparently led to feelings of rejection and anxiety and to higher conformity. In the study by Kelley and Shapiro (74), the hypothesis that more highly accepted members would conform less because the wrong answer would be detrimental to attaining the group goal was not confirmed. Thibaut and Strickland (127) varied pressure by high, moderate, or low confidence expressed by others in the subjects working under either the set to solve the problem or the set to maintain group membership. Under group membership orientation, conformity increased as other members, by ballots, showed increased confidence in the judgments of subjects. The study demonstrates the greater susceptibility of individuals motivated to maintain group membership. Each of the studies agrees in showing that subjects in high cohesion groups are more susceptible to conformity pressures. Pressures toward Uniformity The effect of increasing pressures toward uniformity has been investigated in several studies. Festinger and Thibaut (41) found a significant increase in shifting as pressure toward uniformity increased (see above). Jones, Wells, and Torrey (71) found that correct feedback was more significant in increasing independence than incorrect feedback in increasing conformity. A second study, in which subjects were told they would participate in later sessions with the same group members and be evaluated by them, revealed an increased amount of conformity. A significantly greater change from pre- to postdiscussion occurred for the high pressure condition, but only for subjects participating also under attributed homogeneity. Festinger, Gerard, Hymovitch, Kelley, and Raven (40) found that significantly more shifting occurred among groups told there was a "correct" answer (see above). Brehm and Festinger (24) tested and confirmed the hypothesis that greater pressures toward uniformity occur when the task is described as important. Blake, Mouton, and Olmstead (20) emphasized the importance of accuracy, and implied team penalties for mistakes by individuals on a metionome-counting task. Accuracy requirements reinforced by fear of penalty increase the readiness of individuals to shift their opinions. Increases in pressures toward uniformity have been shown to be related positively to increases in frequency of conformity behavior. Emphasis on rewards for successful performance and the importance of accuracy or penalties for mistakes also have been found to be related to susceptibility. Psychologic and Physiologic Properties of the Person Personal characteristics of the subject may be psychologic, physiologic, or differing amounts or types of prior experience. Experimentally Created Differential Experience in Subjects Individual differences have been created experimentally by different amounts of familiarity with the task, prior experiences of success or failure, differences in anxiety and insecurity, variations in properties of the prior task, and pretraining with reward. The assumption tested is that subjects with greater amounts of experience should be more able to resist pressure exerted by others. Harvey and Rutherford (58) found that subjects with fewer pre- -245- trials showed significantly greater readiness to shift in response to pressures (see above). After creating individual, private experiences of success or failure for undergraduate psychology students, Mausner (98) arranged interaction for success-success pairs, failure-failure pairs, and success- failure pairs. Those who had experienced failure showed a significantly greater tendency to shift toward the answer given by the partner. In the success-failure pairings, the unsuccessful member shifted toward the successful one, but the successful ones did not shift from their prior estimates. Similar results have been reported by Mausner and Bloch (100) and by Blake, Mouton, and Olmstead (20) (see above). Kelman (75) used the autokinetic task to investigate the effects of success and failure. By comparison with the control and the ambiguous conditions, shifts toward the confederate were significantly higher for the failure group and significantly lower for the success group. The data suggest not only that failure experience increases susceptibility but that success decreases it. Keisler (72) found no differences between the success and failure groups in imitation of a model in the pressure situation when his behavior was not labeled correct or incorrect. In the study by Schroeder and Hunt (119), subjects wrote selfevaluations after disapproval by a neutral source. Those who gave more self-devaluating responses yielded to a significantly greater degree in the pressure situation. When an individual has a prior alone experience of failure, he is more susceptible to pressures on a second task. However, subjects are less susceptible following a group experience of failure than of success. Sherif and Harvey (124) varied familiarity with the experimental setting and with the manner of the experimenter. Subjects judged the autokinetic task initially in -246- private; two to seven days later, they judged in pairs. Comparisons were made of ranges and medians of judgments for private and pair sessioiis. The greater the uncertainty induced under private conditions, the more individuals fluctuated in the ranges and medians of their judgments, with dispersion significantly reduced in the pair sessions for those experiencing maximum uncertainty. The findings are interpreted as indicating that subjects served as "anchors" for one another when field anchorages were reduced. Pretraining has been provided on tasks with properties differing from those of the tasks used to exert pressures. By comparison with a control group, the erroneous response was given more frequently by those who had had pretraining with a confederate whose identical response was labeled "correct" in the preliminary series and "incorrect" in the second series. Luchins and Luchins (90) varied the responses of the confederate to the preliminary series of pictures. Half the subjects judged pictures of clearly delineated objects, and the other half an ambiguous set of lines. In some studies, independence has been rewarded, whereas in others conformity to a false group position has been reinforced.

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Clinically important drug interactions • Drugs that increase effects/toxicity of amiodarone: calcium channel blockers, cimetidine, ritonavir, volatile anesthetics. Advise patient to instill methy- cellulose ophthalmic solution frequently to minimize problem. Editorial comment • Oral: Bioavailability of amiodarone is 40–60% depending on absorption. Iodine dose is about 40 mg/pill and this likely contributes to the most common adverse reaction: thyroid dysfunction. Most adverse end-organ problems are cumula- tive dose-related and therefore lower maintenance doses have been better tolerated for longer periods. These patients may be at higher risk for conduction abnormalities and myocardial dysfunction secondary to anesthetic agents. Warnings/precautions • Use with caution in patients with the following conditions: epilepsy, angle-closure glaucoma, cardiovascular disease, his- tory of urinary retention, suicidal tendencies, benign prostatic hypertrophy, concurrent anticholinergic drugs, hyperthyroid patients receiving thyroid drugs, alcoholism, schizophrenia. Sit at the edge of the bed for several minutes before standing, and lie down if feeling faint or dizzy. Adverse reactions • Common: sedation, anticholinergic effects (dry mouth, consti- pation), nausea, dizziness, headache, taste disturbance, weight gain. Advice to patient • Use two forms of birth control including hormonal and barrier methods. Sit at the edge of the bed for several minutes before standing, and lie down if feeling faint or dizzy. Clinically important drug interactions • Drugs that increase effects/toxicity of calcium blockers: cime- tidine, β blockers, cyclosporine. Impaired renal func- tion prolongs duration of action and increases tendency for toxicity. Susceptible organisms in vivo: [same as ampicillin] Streptococcus pneumoniae, beta-hemolytic streptococci, Enterococcus faecalis, viridans streptococci, Escherichia coli, Hemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella (often resist- ant), Shigella (often resistant), Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis. Adjustment of dosage • Kidney disease: creatinine clearance 10–30 mL/min: 250 or 500 mg q12h; creatinine clearance <10 mL/minute: 250 or 500 mg q24h. Consider skin testing, with major and minor antigenic components, of penicillin hypersensitivity in patients with β-lactamase allergy who require amoxicillin for life-threatening infections, to assess possibility of a hypersensitivity reaction. If patient is given drug parenterally, observe for at least 20 minutes for possible anaphylactic reaction. Negative history of penicillin hypersen- sitivity does not prelude a patient from reacting to the drug. Clinically important drug interactions • Drugs that increase effects/toxicity of penicillins: probenecid, disufiram (increase levels). Editorial comments • Amoxicillin is preferred over ampicillin for oral use because incidence of diarrhea is less. Amoxicillin is also used orally for prophylaxis of endocarditis after dental procedures in high-risk patients. Class of drug: Antibiotic, penicillin family plus β-lactamase inhibitor (clavulanate). Clavulanate inhibits the β-lactamase of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Hemophilis infuenzae, Branhamella catarrhalis, anaerobic organisms, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Warnings/precautions • Diarrhea is more common with amoxicillin–clavulanate than with amoxicillin alone. Consider skin testing, with major and minor antigenic components, of penicillin hypersensitivity patients with β-lactamase allergy who require amoxicillin for life-threatening infections, to assess the possibility of a hyper- sensitivity reaction. If patient is give the drug parenterally, observe for at least 20 min for possible anaphylactic reaction. Negative history of penicillin hypersensitivity does not prelude a patient from reacting to the drug. Administer at least 1 hour before a bacteriostatic agent is given (eg, tetracycline, eryth- romycin, chloramphenicol). Advice to patient • If you are receiving an oral contraceptive, use an alternative method of birth control. Clinically important drug interactions • Drugs that increase effects/toxicity of penicillins: probe- necid. Editorial comments • Amoxicillin–clavulanate is used for complicated or chronic sinusitis and otitis media because its spectrum includes S. 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Frequently relationships exist between two individuals that have no connection with hypnosis but are marked by intense feelings and a strong tendency on the part of one individual to comply with whatever requests are made of him by the other doxycycline 100 mg generic antimicrobial underwear mens. If this type of relationship exists between two individuals purchase 100 mg doxycycline amex bacterial 16s sequencing, it would seem unnecessary to employ hypnosis to explain behavior on the part of one person which benefits the other discount doxycycline 200mg overnight delivery antibiotic resistance legislation. Only in the absence of this kind of pre- -190- existing relationship is it meaningful to speak of hypnosis as being a necessary prerequisite for the behavior. However, if we are to make inferences from these data to the situation of hypnosis in interrogation it is necessary to keep in mind that the relationship between the interrogator and the subject is not often comparable to the long-term relationships which existed in the cases cited. The experimental laboratory studies suffer from the defects of a pseudo-reality situation where the "nansgressive acts" cannot be defined as such in the context of the total situation, and from the defect of the mutually shared wishes and motives of experimenter and subject. The only three cases of criminal acts apparently involving hypnosis which are reliably reported in the recent literature all involve an intense emotional relationship between hypnotist and subject. In the absence of meaningful evidence, any conclusions reached must be of a conjectural nature. Experimental tests of the question are feasible, but would require camouflage of the institutional responsibilities of the investigators. The author would postulate that only in rare interrogation subjects would a sufficiently deep trance be obtainable to even attempt to induce the subject to discuss material which he is unwilling to discuss in the waking state. The kind of information which can be obtained in those rare instances is still an unanswered question. Recall and Accuracy of Information Obtained in Hypnosis Despite the previously discussed technical problems, it may be possible for an interrogator to obtain information from a hypnotized subject. In either case the interrogator must evaluate the veridicality of the elicited material. A great deal has been written, especially in the press, about the unfailing accuracy with which subjects in hypnosis will recall past events. Statements have frequently been made about individuals -191- having perfect memory in hypnosis, about their ability to recall anything that has happened to them even while infants, and, according to some, even prior to birth (37). Two separate issues have to be examined: (a) is the subject in hypnosis able to recall historically accurate information which he cannot remember in the waking state and (b) is information obtained from a subject in hypnosis necessarily accurate when it has been suggested to him that he cannot lie? A mechanism frequently used to facilitate recall is that of hypnotic age regression. The subject is "regressed" or taken back in time to the situations toward which recall is directed. For example, if a subject in deep hypnosis is given the suggestion that he is, let us say, six years old, he will begin to act, talk, and to some extent think in the manner of a six year old. It is often assumed that the information obtained under these circumstances is accurate. Platonov and Prikhodivny (57) published two studies which claim to prove the reality of age regression by means of intelligence tests. One of the most striking studies is by Gidro-Frank and BowersBuch (25), who demonstrated that the infantile type of plantar response appeared in subjects who were regressed in age to approximately five months. Unfortunately they did not investigate whether the subjects were aware of the type of plantar response to be expected in infancy. The subject population included medical students and nurses, and it is reasonable to assume that they were not entirely naive. Single case studies which claim to demonstrate "real" age regression have been reported by a variety of investigators: Spiegel, Shor and Fishman (69), Schneck (66), Mercer and Gibson (47), LeCron (41), Bergman, Graham, and Leavitt (8), and Kline (36). Despite these studies, which are based mostly on single cases, there is little evidence for the validity of hypnotic age regression. Young (85) in a study using a number of subjects has demonstrated that their performance on intelligence tests was not appropriate to their suggested age. Unhypnotized control subjects were more suc- -192- cessful in simulating their age than were subjects in deep hypnosis. There was no correlation between the apparent depth of hypnosis and the extent of regression. Orne (51) conducted a study of hypnotic age regression in ten subjects employing the Rorschach test and drawing samples, and was able to demonstrate that, while some regressive elements appeared, it was clear that nonregressive elements were also present. Furthermore, the changes toward regression did not show any consistency from subject to subject. The drawing samples in age regression were evaluated by Karen Machover who characterized them as "sophisticated oversimplification. For one subject his drawings at age six were available, but there was not even a superficial resemblance. To summarize, the literature on hypnotic age regression fails to demonstrate that the phenomenon is anything more than an extremely convincing form of role-playing, as suggested by Sarbin (61), Young (85), and Orne (51). There is little evidence in any of these studies to indicate that recall for nonernotional material is significantly improved. It is important for our purposes to distinguish between emotionally neutral material and emotionally charged events, which are subject to active forgetting or repression. There is abundant evidence that emotionally laden material that is not normally accessible can be recovered by hypnosis. Probably it is this phenomenon which has led to the erroneous assumption that all types of material may be recalled in this fashion. Two specific studies deal with memory in hypnosis: Stalnaker and Riddle (70) asked subjects in hypnosis to recall the poem "The Village Blacksmith. Much of the apparent improvement was due to appropriate confabulation of poetic material in the manner of Longfellow. The significant point is that subjects in hypnotic -193- trance show a marked tendency to confabulate with apparent verisimilitude. White, Fox, and Harris (82) demonstrated that hypnosis does not improve memory for recently learned material, but appears to improve memory for meaningful material, such as poetry, slightly. The Accuracy of Information Obtained in Hypnosis Considerably less material is available about the veracity of the material furnished by a subject in hypnosis. As the preceding discussion indicates, subjects in deep hypnosis tend to confabulate in the direction of what they perceive to be expected of them. We should like to examine the extent to which subjects in hypnosis can purposely misrepresent material, although it has been suggested to them that they cannot do this. As we have already indicated, Young (84) has shown that subjects can resist specific suggestions if they have decided in advance that they will do so. Beigel (6, 7) reports three cases of hypnosis used in an effort to ascertain the facts in marriage counseling situations. In a personal communication, he maintains that people in hypnosis may lie, refuse to answer, or wake up when asked direct questions on sensitive matters. However, he claims to have successfully elicited information which subjects were reluctant to reveal in the waking state by means of a hypnotic reliving of the situation. However, this approach utilizes a form of age regression, and is, as such, subject to the criticisms already made with regard to this technique.

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