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)
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)
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)
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)
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