Aaron J. Hauptman

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Depression is a common comorbidity associated with epilepsy. However, the etiology of depression is difficult to establish given the heterogeneity in both epilepsy and depression. Nevertheless, the co-occurrence is so common that a bidirectional relationship between depression and epilepsy has been theorized. Persons with temporal lobe seizure foci and(More)
Catatonia is a syndrome heterogeneous with regard to presentation and etiology. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains the first-line treatment for catatonia. Literature review reveals only a few published case reports on the use of right unilateral (RUL) ECT in catatonia, 1 case report on ultrabrief RUL ECT, and an absence of evidence on the relative(More)
348 adolescents, 176 male and 172 female, were administered six different spatial tests. Awareness of figural proportion, figural memory, and figure-ground perception contributed significantly to performance on spatial visualization tests but not to performance on spatial orientation tests. Similarly, severity of hearing loss was correlated with scores on(More)
There is considerable literature on the neuropsychiatric effects of antiretrovirals. This is the first case, to our knowledge, of new-onset obsessive-compulsive symptoms correlated with emtricitabine/tenofovir, a commonly prescribed HIV prophylaxis combination. We describe the case of a woman, who developed upsetting obsessive thoughts following initiation(More)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:• Assess the etiologies associated with catatonia in children and adolescents• Evaluate the differential diagnosis of pediatric catatonia• Interpret the literature regarding the treatment of children and adolescents with catatonia OBJECTIVE: Pediatric catatonia is(More)
Isn’t it interesting that, in the vernaculars of both physicians and Buddhists, the activity that each one, respectively, takes part in is called ‘‘a practice?’’ A physician practices medicine; a Buddhist practices meditation. One crucial part of ‘‘a practice’’ is the challenge of advancing one’s understanding while retaining a sense of openness and(More)
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