Administered a battery of subjective and psychological tests (including the Maudsley Personality Inventory, Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, Gibson Spiral Maze, and Digit Symbol subtest of the WAIS) to 8 normal male postgraduate students 12 hrs after a hypnotic dose of chlordesmethyldiazepam (1 or 2 mg), amylobarbitone sodium (100 mg), and a placebo. The tests included self-ratings of hypnotic effects and alertness; reaction-time, card-sorting, coding, and cancellation tasks; arithmetic; and tapping. Before each task, test anxiety and performance expectation was self-rated; after the task, judgment of performance was self-rated. Residual effects were detectable after the 2-mg dose of benzodiazepine with both behavioral impairment and subjective hangover. Both the 1-mg dose and the barbiturate were almost devoid of such effects. Very few drug effects on test anxiety and performance judgment were discerned. Plasma concentrations of amylobarbitone were related to decreases in test anxiety and of chlordesmethyldiazepam with ratings of sleepiness. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1977 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)

The effects of chlordesmethyldiazepam on behavioral performance and subjective judgment in normal subjects

ZIMMERMANN, Christa;TANSELLA, Michele;
1976

Abstract

Administered a battery of subjective and psychological tests (including the Maudsley Personality Inventory, Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, Gibson Spiral Maze, and Digit Symbol subtest of the WAIS) to 8 normal male postgraduate students 12 hrs after a hypnotic dose of chlordesmethyldiazepam (1 or 2 mg), amylobarbitone sodium (100 mg), and a placebo. The tests included self-ratings of hypnotic effects and alertness; reaction-time, card-sorting, coding, and cancellation tasks; arithmetic; and tapping. Before each task, test anxiety and performance expectation was self-rated; after the task, judgment of performance was self-rated. Residual effects were detectable after the 2-mg dose of benzodiazepine with both behavioral impairment and subjective hangover. Both the 1-mg dose and the barbiturate were almost devoid of such effects. Very few drug effects on test anxiety and performance judgment were discerned. Plasma concentrations of amylobarbitone were related to decreases in test anxiety and of chlordesmethyldiazepam with ratings of sleepiness. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1977 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
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