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In 1986 in the Kuthar Valley in the Anantnag District of south Kashmir (northwestern India), we studied the population to ascertain the prevalence and pattern of various neurological diseases. A house-to-house survey was done in a rural population of 63,645 (according to a World Health Organization protocol, 1981). 616 cases of major neurological disorders(More)
CONTEXT Cognitive compromise is one of the main contributing factors to activity and participation restrictions in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Computer-aided programs are used for retraining memory and attention, but data on the efficacy of these interventions are scarce. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of computer-aided retraining of memory and(More)
119 patients were enrolled in a double-blind randomized parallel study versus placebo carried out to assess both the efficacy and tolerability of L-deprenyl (10 mg/day) for treatment of patients with organic mental disorders of the Alzheimer type (DAT). The treatments were given for 3 months, starting after a run-in period of 15 days to evaluate efficacy. A(More)
Very highly hypnotizable subjects are rare, easily induced, and able to manifest the whole spectrum of hypnotic phenomena, including post-hypnotic amnesia. The aim of this study was to detect and localize by means of quantitative functional MRI and EEG changes in cortical activity during hypnosis induction and deep "pure hypnosis" in a hypnotic "virtuoso"(More)
BACKGROUND We compared two brief neuropsychological batteries devised to assess people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and used them to assess the relationship between cognitive impairment and dinical characteristics. METHODS We administered either the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests (BRBNT) or the Screening Examination for Cognitive(More)
We studied the relationships between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB) in 64 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). MRI films were scored according to arbitrary descriptive criteria designed to emphasize patterns of alterations. Five groups were created: group 1 and 2 had typical(More)
Depression is the commonest psychiatric disturbance in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), with prevalence higher than in the general population and other chronic diseases. However, accurate assessment of depressive symptoms can be biased by somatic symptoms which are part of both MS and depression. We translated and adapted into Italian the Chicago(More)
The collaboration between or two scientific institutions is giving significant contributions to VR research into several fields of clinical application. Concerning the important issue of side-effects, future studies will clarify whether the encouraging results obtained in the recent past on patients with neurological diseases can be confirmed, and whether(More)