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BACKGROUND Whereas a growing body of evidence suggests that cycloid psychoses have to be separated from schizophrenic psychoses, their relations to bipolar affective disorder are less clear. To further clarify this issue a controlled family study was undertaken. METHODS All living and traceable adult first-degree relatives of 45 cycloid psychotic, 32(More)
Visual field defects of stages I-IV, in 451 eyes of 451 glaucoma patients, were examined with the Octopus 201 perimeter: 83 patients with low-tension glaucoma (LTG), 316 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and 52 patients with pigmentary glaucoma (PG). Program 31 or 33 was used, with an eccentricity range of up to 30 degrees, 73 test points,(More)
In the present study we investigated whether a correlation exists between menstrual cycle phase on the day of an acute psychiatric admission and diagnostic entities. Therefore we assessed the menstrual cycle phase in 155 women at the time of acute admission for any non-organic psychiatric disorder. A specific diagnosis according to ICD-10-criteria and to(More)
BACKGROUND Whereas a growing body of evidence suggests that cycloid psychoses have to be separated from schizophrenic psychoses, their relations to bipolar affective disorder are less clear. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a controlled family study, we recruited 46 patients with cycloid psychosis (CP), 33 with manic-depressive illness (MDI), and 27 controls.(More)
OBJECTIVE Cycloid psychoses represent a nosological entity not adequately recognised by contemporary psychiatry. They present with full recoveries after each psychotic episode and, thus, have a favourable prognosis. METHOD To verify this clinical observation course, outcome and quality of life (QoL, measured by the German version of the Lancashire Quality(More)
1. 300 eyes of 300 patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) were examined with program 31 of the Octopus perimeter 201 and the amount of visual field loss (total loss) was quantified with program Delta. The total loss was correlated to the height of the maximum intraocular pressure (IOP max). There was no correlation in the interindividual(More)
1. Es wird über die Brauchbarkeit einer kombinierten Wasser-Prontosilbelastung als Leberfunktionsprobe berichtet. Die Arbeit soll eine erste Mitteilung im Rahmen der Beurteilung einer kombinierten Wasser - Galaktose - Prontosilbelastung von klinischer Sicht her sein. Mittelwerte für Normalfälle und bestimmte Leberkrankheiten werden aufgestellt und die 2(More)
BACKGROUND Cycloid psychoses represent a nosological entity not adequately recognised by contemporary psychiatry. They show full recovery after each episode and thus have a favourable prognosis. METHODS Course, psychiatric status, social function, and quality of life (QoL) of 33 patients with cycloid psychosis and 44 schizophrenics were compared (CGI,(More)