Isabelle Paquette

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BACKGROUND In the 1940s and 1950s, prefrontal lobotomy was widely used to treat aggressive, disruptive and psychotic behavior in schizophrenics. Subsequent observations have confirmed its ineffectiveness in schizophrenia. Few studies have addressed its long-term consequences. METHODS We conducted tests of frontal function, behavior (Frontal Behavioral(More)
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  • 1993
The study of psychiatric manifestations in dementia has long been overshadowed by the more classical manifestations of the disease, such as memory loss and other cognitive deficits. In recent years, however, psychiatric symptoms as part of the demential process have attracted interest and research has become more specific. Clinicians are faced with(More)
De novo mania is defined as the occurrence of a first manic episode in a patient with no history of mood disorder, after exclusion of organic etiologies. Although it is believed to be rare in elderly populations, the authors nonetheless report 6 cases encountered over a 2-year period. The literature regarding mania among elderly people is reviewed, and the(More)
This exploratory cross-sectional study examined adjustment over time of three groups of seniors with serious mental illnesses (N=33), who were transferred from a psychiatric hospital to a community residential facility from 1995-1998. The study participants had lived in the community for 6-41 months. Outcomes included measures of global, social, cognitive(More)
Contexte: Les SCPD sont des manifestations inhérentes à l'évolution des différents types de démence. Ce symposium sur les SCPD est composé de trois présentations qui concer-nent différents aspects reliés à ces problématiques. Méthodes: Dans un premier temps, une revue des con-sidérations épidémiologiques, cliniques et thérapeutiques sera partagée. Les(More)
OBJECTIVES Geriatric psychiatry became an official psychiatric subspecialty in Canada in 2009. The first board examinations from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) took place in 2013. Geriatric Psychiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of complex mental disorders in late life, a time when the interface(More)
In recent years, a deinstitutionalization movement has been occurring in Canadian psychiatric institutions. Occupational therapists, experts in evaluating occupational performance, are key contributors to the selection of appropriate community housing environments. This study describes the global functioning, performance in activities of daily living,(More)
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