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The authors report on a father and son with frontal lobe epilepsy and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention deficit hyperactivity is a syndrome defined by criteria that include inattention, impulsive behavior, impaired concentration and motor restlessness. It does not require medical or neurobehavioral evaluation to(More)
Speech and language functions were assessed in 18 patients with multi-infarct dementia (MID) and 14 with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT). The age range and dementia severity of the two groups were comparable. We used a speech and language battery assessing 37 elements of verbal output to characterize alterations in the patients. MID patients had more(More)
The interaction of lithium with sulindac and naproxen was studied in six sulindac-treated and seven naproxen-treated patients admitted to a geropsychiatry ward. Patients under a steady state lithium level received lithium for 3 days, then lithium + sulindac (300 mg/day) or naproxen (750 mg/day) for 6 days, and then lithium alone for 5 days. Sulindac failed(More)
A retrospective study of 376 patients with dementia was performed to determine the rate of syphilis seropositivity. Subjects were seen over a 2.5-year period and received medical, social, psychiatric, neurological, and laboratory evaluations. Mean age was 74 years and 73% were women. Diagnoses included Alzheimer's disease (AD; 29.8%), vascular dementia(More)
Issues that are important in defining the expression of Alzheimer disease in diverse patient groups are critiqued. Topics are partitioned into generic factors that apply to any patient and specific factors for diverse racial and ethnic populations. The range of issues discussed includes the need to better disseminate research data to properly educate(More)
The interaction of sulindac with lithium was investigated in four patients who were admitted to a geropsychiatry ward and required lithium therapy. Sulindac 300 mg/day failed to affect lithium serum level and renal lithium clearance in these patients. Sulindac seems safer in patients receiving lithium than drugs like indomethacin, which can substantially(More)
The shape and thickness of the third ventricles were studied with magnetic resonance imaging in 46 patients under evaluation for memory impairment. We compared this population with 23 subjects imaged for other reasons. The study group consisted of patients with diagnoses of probable dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT; 35.6%), multi-infarct dementia (MID;(More)
Various recently developed brain imaging techniques used to assist in the diagnosis of dementia are reviewed. The methods reviewed are x-ray computed tomography scan imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and the older techniques of pneumoencephalography and radioisotope cisternography. It was concluded that while these(More)
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