Andrea Mary Hegedus

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Although much is known about the neuropsychological functioning of cirrhotic individuals with Laennec's (alcohol associated) cirrhosis, little is known about the neuropsychological functioning of individuals with nonalcoholic cirrhosis. In the present investigation, we have determined that individuals suffering from chronic nonalcoholic cirrhosis, despite(More)
Forty-nine nonalcoholic cirrhotic patients, on whom cranial CT scans were available, were administered a battery of neuropsychological tests. Although none of the subjects exhibited clinical signs or symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy, quantification of the CT scan image implicated cerebral edema and cortical atrophy. In addition numerous significant(More)
Fifteen alcoholic inpatients who had had a liver biopsy for medical reasons were given a series of laboratory tests and a neuropsychological test battery. Results indicated significant correlations between the biochemical measures of hepatic dysfunction and different aspects of cognitive test performance.
OBJECTIVE Clinical observation suggests that adolescents with alcohol use disorders often have complex histories that include childhood maltreatment and other traumas. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships among adolescent alcohol use disorders and a broad range of traumas and adverse life events. METHOD The subjects were 132(More)
Portal-systemic encephalopathy, which occurs as a consequence of cirrhosis of the liver, is associated with a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Problems related to the differential diagnosis and medical management of portal-systemic encephalopathy, as compared to other more usual psychiatric disorders, are discussed. Also addressed are issues of(More)
Although most Prader-Willi syndrome children perform in the mentally retarded ranges on standardized IQ tests, it is not known if their cognitive impairments are global in nature or if they exhibit a particular pattern of strengths and weaknesses in their psychological capacities. To examine this question, a cohort of children suffering from Prader-Willi(More)
Juvenile violent, nonviolent, and sexual offenders were compared across a broad range of intellectual, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational measures. No systematic group differences were noted, nor was cognitive status related to the severity of violent behavior. These findings cast doubt on the generalizability of previous investigations implicating(More)
A neuropsychiatric study of individuals who underwent successful liver transplantation an average of 3 years previously was conducted to assess quality of life in terms of cognitive capacity and psychiatric status, as well as social and behavioral functioning. Compared with a control group of patients with Crohn's disease, liver transplant patients did not(More)
A dichotic listening test was administered to a group of 49 psychiatric patients with mild diffuse brain damage and a group of 89 without. Despite the lack of difference between the groups on Verbal IQ, the performance of the brain-damaged group was significantly inferior to that of the non-brain-damaged group on a number of measures of error. The most(More)
The psychiatric literature traditionally has viewed encopretic children as having severe and characteristic behavior problems. Current psychiatric views as expressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition (DSM-III), and in the pediatric literature, however, tend to regard the behavior problems of encopretic children as(More)