Françoise Hofer

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It has been reported in the literature that executive functions may be fractioned into updating, shifting, and inhibition. The present study aimed to explore whether these executive sub-components can be identified in a more age-heterogeneous sample and see if they are prone to an age-related decline. We tested the performances of 81 individuals aged from(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies of cognition in bipolar disorder (BD) have reported impairments in processing speed, working memory, episodic memory, and executive function, but they have primarily focused on young and middle-aged adults. In such studies, the severity of cognitive deficits increases with the duration of illness. Therefore, one would expect more(More)
BACKGROUND Whether or not cognitive impairment and brain structure changes are trait characteristics of late-life depression is still disputed. Previous studies led to conflicting data possibly because of the difference in the age of depression onset. In fact, several lines of evidence suggest that late-onset depression (LOD) is more frequently associated(More)
BACKGROUND While cognitive dysfunction in late-onset depression (LOD) is common, the nature and determinants of this impairment are heterogeneous. It has been suggested that neuropsychological decrements in LOD patients might result from a deficit in processing resources. In order to address this issue, we analyzed processing resources in LOD to see if(More)
Objective Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by excessive Interleukin-1b (IL-1 b) release resulting in severe systemic and organ inflammation. Canakinumab targets IL-1b and is approved at standard dose for children and adults with all CAPS phenotypes. Limited data are available regarding(More)
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