F B van der Wurff

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BACKGROUND Although little doubt exists among practising clinicians in old age psychiatry about the efficacy and safety of ECT in depression, opinions about acceptability differ widely. The objectives of this review were to determine the efficacy and safety of ECT based on both randomised and non-randomised evidence in elderly with a major depressive(More)
Apathy is defined as a disorder of motivation that expresses itself at an emotional, cognitive and behavioural level. Apathy can occur as a symptom and a syndrome. In the recent years diagnostic criteria and a number of scales for measuring apathy in elderly with psychiatric or neurological disorders have been introduced. Two scales are specifically(More)
Four patients presented symptoms of a dementia syndrome. A man aged 67 showed gradual aggravation of disorders of memory and gait, as well as subcortical infarctions. A man aged 65 had disorders of concentration non compatible with the infarctions on the MRI scan, which disappeared after discontinuation of use of flunarizine. A woman aged 55 and a man aged(More)
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