Learn More
Alpha-synuclein is a presynaptic protein that has been implicated as a possible causative agent in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. The native protein is a major component of nigral Lewy bodies in Parkinson's disease, and full-length alpha-synuclein accumulates in Lewy neurites. Here we present evidence that alpha-synuclein levels are elevated in(More)
This study presents a method for analyzing and remediating the visual perceptual deficits often found in persons with acquired right brain injury due to stroke. A total of 57 patients were randomly assigned to experimental (N=25) or control (N=32) groups. All patients were administered the same test battery prior to assignment. Experimentals received the(More)
This report is based on the recorded experience of a patient with lability of emotional expression and other features of the syndrome of pseudobulbar palsy. We describe severe emotional overflow despite an underlying affective tone that is normal. In this context, emotional lability is a misnomer. "Hyperactive emotional reflexes" would be a more appropriate(More)
This study provided a comprehensive program to treat visual perceptual disturbances associated with right brain damage (RBD). Three types of previously evaluated perceptual remediation were integrated into a sequentially administered remediation program: basic visual scanning, somatosensory awareness and size estimation training, and complex visual(More)
The outcome of radiofrequency-guided posteroventral medial pallidotomy was investigated in 29 patients with recalcitrant Parkinson's disease. Extracellular recordings were obtained in the target region to differentiate the internal from the external globus pallidus, and distinct waveforms were recorded in each region. Stimulation of the target site further(More)
Building on a methodology to improve scanning and academic skill performance behavior in persons with acquired right brain damage due to stroke, this study presents 2 additional treatment methods: training in sensory awareness and spatial organization. The 53 patients studied were divided into two groups, experimental (N = 30) and control (N = 23). The(More)
Flat affect is a major component of schizophrenia and is often also seen in neurological disorders. A preliminary set of comparisons were conducted to delineate neuropsychological mechanisms underlying flat affect in schizophrenia, and new measures are described for the assessment of affective deficits in clinical populations. Subjects were schizophrenic(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression and dementia are common problems in PD. As the depression and dementia of PD share many symptoms such as apathy, anhedonia, anergia, and agitation, it is reasonable to ask if they are related. METHODS 106 consecutive PD patients, unselected for depression or dementia were evaluated for depression using the Hamilton Depression Scale(More)
We studied 109 consecutive patients who were unselected for freezing of gait (FOG), anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. All patients completed a panic assessment, the Hamilton Anxiety Scale and the Hamilton Depression Scale. Patients were divided into those with FOG or no FOG based on their answer to the FOG question on the Activities of Daily Living(More)