Frank Leavitt

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of the Mental Clutter Scale
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:445-52. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Speed of mental operations in fibromyalgia: a selective naming speed deficit
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 14:214-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Normalizing memory recall in fibromyalgia with rehearsal: a distraction-counteracting effect
    Frank Leavitt
    Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:740-4. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Distraction as a key determinant of impaired memory in patients with fibromyalgia
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Psychology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3833, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:127-32. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and dissociative manifestations in fibromyalgia
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Psychology, Rush Medical College, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 8:77-84. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and clinical impact of reported cognitive difficulties (fibrofog) in patients with rheumatic disease with and without fibromyalgia
    Robert S Katz
    Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 10:53-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia: slow access to the mental lexicon
    Frank Leavitt
    1 Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
    Psychol Rep 115:828-39. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Cross-sectional neurocognitive data do not support a transition from fibrofog to Alzheimer disease in fibromyalgia patients
    Frank Leavitt
    From the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
    J Clin Rheumatol 21:81-5. 2015

Collaborators

  • Robert S Katz
  • Amy R Heard
  • Megan Mills

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of the Mental Clutter Scale
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:445-52. 2011
    ..95, and test-retest reliability over a median of 5 days was .92. The 8-item scale is a quick measure of mental fog that provides clinicians with information about cognitive functioning in fibromyalgia...
  2. doi request reprint Speed of mental operations in fibromyalgia: a selective naming speed deficit
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 14:214-8. 2008
    ..The central question addresses whether FMS is associated with processing speed deficits across a spectrum of speeded tasks...
  3. doi request reprint Normalizing memory recall in fibromyalgia with rehearsal: a distraction-counteracting effect
    Frank Leavitt
    Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:740-4. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of distraction on the retention of rehearsed information in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Distraction as a key determinant of impaired memory in patients with fibromyalgia
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Psychology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3833, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:127-32. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that neurocognitive tests encoded with a source of stimulus competition that interferes with the processing and/or absorption of information would be better than others in gauging FM memory competence...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and dissociative manifestations in fibromyalgia
    Frank Leavitt
    Department of Psychology, Rush Medical College, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 8:77-84. 2002
    ..It may be prudent to add a test of dissociation as an adjunct to the evaluation of FM patients in cases of suspected fibrofog. Otherwise, test results may prove normal even in patients with disabling cognitive symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and clinical impact of reported cognitive difficulties (fibrofog) in patients with rheumatic disease with and without fibromyalgia
    Robert S Katz
    Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 10:53-8. 2004
    ..Clinicians could judge these complaints as similar to adult attention deficit syndrome and reassure the patient. Trying medication to improve attention and concentration is sensible but untested in fibromyalgia...
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia: slow access to the mental lexicon
    Frank Leavitt
    1 Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
    Psychol Rep 115:828-39. 2014
    ..The premise that lexical access speed is disproportionately present in fibromyalgia and serves as a foundation for a wide array of cognitive operations is supported...
  8. doi request reprint Cross-sectional neurocognitive data do not support a transition from fibrofog to Alzheimer disease in fibromyalgia patients
    Frank Leavitt
    From the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
    J Clin Rheumatol 21:81-5. 2015
    ..Cognitive dysfunction is a signature feature of fibromyalgia. Many who develop cognitive problems in their middle years are concerned that it is prodromal to Alzheimer's disease...