H R Markwalter

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The authors examined differences between the verbal memory performance of older patients with major depression (MD) alone; major depression with reversible depression-related cognitive dysfunction (MD/DRCD); and primary dementia and major depression (DEM/MD). Patients were evaluated before antidepressant treatment and 6 and 15 months after treatment. Of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to ascertain the affective and cognitive outcome after tricyclic and electroconvulsive treatment of elderly medical-psychiatric patients meeting diagnostic criteria for major depression, some of whom had normal cognitive functioning and some of whom were cognitively impaired before treatment. METHOD Patients who met criteria(More)
Labetalol, a drug with alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor blocking effects, was used to attenuate hypertension and tachycardia associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a series of 11 elderly patients with refractory depression and cardiovascular disease in a placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study design. As compared with placebo,(More)
The era of cross-sectional "snapshot" clinical epidemiology studies in consultation-liaison psychiatry, while still important, do not in themselves yield the critical outcome information needed to document both the clinical efficacy and cost-efficacy of timely psychiatric treatment of patients with concurrent medical-psychiatric illness. As(More)
This study examined naming abilities in three groups of older adults with: I) major depression alone, II) major depression with reversible cognitive dysfunction, and III) dementia with depression. Groups I and II differed significantly from dementia patients in total correct responses to a visual-confrontation naming task (Boston Naming Test). Qualitative(More)
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