J Kurucz

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A previously described test for prosopo-affective agnosia (impairment of facial affect recognition) had been applied in 14 disoriented elderly patients with chronic organic brain syndrome, 14 fully oriented elderly patients with non-organic psychiatric disorders, and 14 normal volunteers. In this re-test study of 37 of the 42 subjects, after a six-month(More)
Two experiments were conducted in which senile demented patients were shown pictures of happy, sad, and angry faces, and tested for their ability to recognize these emotional expressions. Their affect recognition was obviously impaired, as they tended to respond to the line or feature characteristics of the faces, instead of the affective meaning that was(More)
Sixteen senile geriatric inpatients were tested for visual affect recognition under four conditions. In the first three conditions, they were presented with different sets of happy, sad and angry facial stimuli. In the fourth condition, postural sketches were used to express the three emotions. The subjects were tested by means of verbal prompting, i.e.,(More)
The performance of senile elderly persons and of young children was compared on an identical facial affect recognition test. The senile persons were disoriented with impaired recent memory. However, their neurological functioning in visual, perceptual, verbal, and motor processing required for the testing was intact. The children were divided into age(More)
A total of 2250 subjects from psychiatric and geriatric settings was examined for abnormal involuntary movements by the same team of trained raters employing a standard examination technique and rating scale. "Spontaneous" dyskinesia rates were 1.3% among 400 healthy elderly people surveyed at senior citizens centers, 4.8% among medical geriatric inpatients(More)
In 1977 staff members on a 30-bed inpatient ward in a state hospital implemented a program to discontinue the medication of chronic schizophrenic patients who had been hospitalized continuously for five years or more. Six-month follow-up of the 15 patients who met the selection criteria showed that seven were still off medication, and two had improved(More)
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