Intellectual deterioration with excessive diving (punch drunk divers)

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Intellectual deterioration with excessive diving (punch drunk divers)

Show simple item record Edmonds, C en_US Boughton, J en_US 2006-08-24T22:35:24Z 2006-08-24T22:35:24Z 1985 en_US
dc.identifier.other Undersea Biomed Res en_US
dc.identifier.uri PMID: 4060338 en_US
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. ( ) en_US
dc.description.abstract A survey was performed on a specific occupational group of compressed air divers--the professional abalone divers of New South Wales. One aspect of this survey included the use of psychometric screening tests to elicit evidence of impaired intellectual capacity, which may be related to the compressed air diving. Results of the survey indicate that there is suggestion of intellectual impairment in almost half of this diving population. The fact that this diving group exposed themselves to much greater decompression stress than the more conventional professional diving groups suggests that these results should not be extrapolated to other diving populations. The results are supportive of the anecdotal beliefs that exist regarding this highly selective diving group, i.e., that a syndrome of reduced intellectual capacity (dementia or "punch drunkenness") may be present. Adult Brain Damage, Chronic/diagnosis Dementia/*diagnosis Diving/*adverse effects Human Inert Gas Narcosis/*diagnosis *Intelligence Male Neuropsychological Tests Psychometrics en_US
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dc.rights Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. ( ) en_US
dc.source.uri null en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject cognitive en_US
dc.subject Neuropsychological en_US
dc.title Intellectual deterioration with excessive diving (punch drunk divers) en_US

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