A M Riether

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A prospective study compared psychiatric, neurocognitive, and quality-of-life changes of heart and liver transplant patients. The 51 heart and 61 liver transplant candidates and recipients completed the Beck depression inventory (BDI), state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI), sickness impact profile (SIP), mini-mental state (MMS), California verbal learning(More)
We prospectively evaluated 40 liver transplant candidates (including 28 recipients) with visually scored or computerized EEG. As expected, EEG frequencies rose significantly after successful transplant (P < 0.01). For all subjects, but especially for the transplant recipients, higher frequencies on computerized EEG at baseline had a strong association with(More)
Anxiety disorders are quite common, and frequently overlooked, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This is often due to the difficulty differentiating anxiety from personality correlates or reactive tendencies in patients with neurologic disease. This chapter offers the consulting psychiatrist guidelines for providing psychological support to patients(More)
A 63-year-old married man with idiopathic terminal cardiomyopathy was admitted to the medical service for treatment of advanced heart failure. A psychiatric consultation was requested to assist the medical treatment team in dealing with the patient's abusive behavior. The case is presented and discussed within the context of understanding the borderline(More)
In this paper we review psychologic theories on the development of fugue states, as well as organic causes of the disorder and the history of its diagnostic classification from DSM-I through DSM-III-R. We believe the diagnostic criterion that requires the patient to assume a new identity as part of the overall psychogenic fugue state should be reevaluated,(More)
Paranoid symptoms in the elderly patient may be a manifestation of medical, neurologic, psychiatric, or medication-induced illness. Because of the potential for multiple interacting factors between underlying organicity and psychiatric illness precise assessment of the etiology of the patient's psychotic behavior may be difficult. This article reviews the(More)