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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and adverse effects of the type B monoamine oxidase inhibitor selegiline (also known as I-deprenyl) in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN Long-term, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Seven cities (1 or 2 nursing homes in each city) in the Czech and Slovak Republics. PATIENTS A total of 173(More)
The authors present their own experience with the use of the behavioural scale elaborated by Blessed, Tomlinson and Roth usually called Blessed Dementia Scale-BS. They examined 76 patients (59 dementia, 17 with major depression, aged 57 - 87 years (mean age 70.3 +/- 7.2 years). The results obtained by BS were compared with WAIS-R, Wechsler's memory scale(More)
The authors present their initial experience with patients reporting contact with heroin. For the authors this is a new type of dependence. They present a group of 33 patients (only two women), mean age 26 years, hospitalized at two psychiatric clinics in Bratislava. The majority of patients were single, and had only elementary education. Only in 10(More)
The authors present an account of four men where orders were given to examine their mental state because of murderous activity focused on a parent. In three instances murder was involved, in one case attempted murder. Three of the subjects were youths 13-19 year old, one was 61-year-old at time of murder. In three instances the activity occurred in a state(More)
According to results of the census of gerontopsychiatric patients, on June 30, 1993 there were 741 hospitalized patients. In the submitted paper the authors follow up data on 207 patients treated with antidepressants. In 73% endogenous depressions were involved another third of the patients suffered from reactive conditions, organic mental disorders and(More)
The authors elaborated a brief questionnaire of mental health of old people. They discuss the the suitability of the self-evaluating part of the questionnaire for detection of mental disorders. Hundred and forty subjects above 65 years of age were examined: living in their homes or hospitalized at the psychiatric clinic. The mean score of the(More)
In preliminary research the authors tested the congruent validity of MSE by comparison with results of the MMSE scale which previously proved useful. In 155 probands of senior age they used MSE, WAIS-R. They found a close correlation of the MSE score and the results. of psychomotor examination of the intellect and memory. As regards different factors of the(More)
The submitted paper demonstrates the differential diagnostic value of automatic quantitative analysis of electroencephalograms in the diagnosis of dementia and functional mental disorders in old age. By quantitative autoregression analysis of electric activity of the brain in a group of 53 hospitalized patients (incl. 33 cases of dementia) the conclusions(More)