Gilbert M D Lemmens

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to detect regional brain responses to changes in sensory stimuli. We have used fMRI to determine the amount of visual and auditory cortical activation in 12 normal subjects and 12 subjects with the narcoleptic syndrome, using a multiplexed visual and auditory stimulation paradigm. In both normal and(More)
BACKGROUND The recognition of the distressing character of infertility diagnosis and treatment has led to the development of several psychosocial interventions for infertile couples. At the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a body-mind marital group intervention was developed to help infertile couples cope with the distress related to infertility. (More)
The hypnotic action of melatonin 5 mg p.o. was explored in 15 subjects with psychophysiological insomnia in a double-blind controlled self-report questionnaire study. Melatonin or placebo was taken at 20.00 hours for a 1-week period in random order. Effects on sleep and wakefulness were monitored by visual analogue scale and structured interview. Bedtime,(More)
BACKGROUND Family-based interventions have been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, but they have seldom been studied in hospitalized depressed patients. This study assesses the value of the additional use of single-family or multi-family group therapy within this patient population. METHODS Eighty-three patients were randomly assigned(More)
Neuropsychiatric side effects often complicate anti-Parkinsonian therapy and pose a significant problem in the optimal management of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Several publications report a relative lack of neuropsychiatric side effects in Parkinsonian patients treated with subcutaneous apomorphine. To investigate this further, we have used(More)
We have carried out single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy centered on the putamen both ipsilateral and contralateral to the worst affected side in nine subjects with drug naive idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD); seven chronically levodopa-treated dyskinetic IPD subjects; and 11 age-matched healthy controls. Measurements of N-acetylaspartate(More)
We have performed proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy centred on the putamen contralateral to the worst affected side in 10 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and motor response fluctuations and seven age matched healthy controls. In PD, there was striking reduction in the N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and creatine and NAA/choline ratios(More)
There is controversy regarding the relationship of structural or biochemical brainstem lesions to "idiopathic" narcolepsy. Most cases of the narcoleptic syndrome are considered to be idiopathic because no structural lesion is detectable, although some cases of secondary narcolepsy are known to be associated with no structural brainstem lesions. Using proton(More)
This preliminary report is the first demonstration of the acute effects of diacetylmorphine (heroin) administration on functional activation in the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Four opiate addicts who received regular prescriptions for heroin, underwent fMRI using a visual activation paradigm before and after a dose of 30(More)