Jacek Gierus

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the presented research was to obtain the initial data regarding the validity of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in diagnosing cognitive impairment in psychiatrically hospitalized patients. METHOD The results in MoCA obtained from 221 patients were analyzed in terms of proportional participation of patients with particular(More)
Suicidal behaviors in psychiatric patients are one of the main challenges in current clinical practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the gender differences in suicide risk for psychiatric patients in Poland and the influence of life satisfaction in different stages of life on suicidal tendencies. A descriptive-exploratory approach to inquiry was(More)
AIM The assessment of suicidal risk is one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges. The aim of present article is to report the process of development and preliminary validation of the Verbal Suicide Scale. MATERIAL AND METHOD A total of 121 psychiatric inpatients aged 19-67 anonymously completed Verbal Suicide Scale (VSS). The study took place in the(More)
Aim. The purpose of the study was to examine the relation between cognitive functioning in people with borderline personality disorder and their overall functioning level, as well as psychopathology intensification specific for this type of disorders. Method. 64 patients aged 18–55 (M = 30.09) with borderline personality disorder (emotionally unstable(More)
BACKGROUND The potential dynamics of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia is discussed in the literature of the field. Recent publications suggest modest changes in level of cognitive impairment after first psychotic episode. Present article attempts to explore cognitive differences between patients and controls across age groups and differences between(More)
Borderline personality disorder is highly associated with suicidal behaviors. The authors of the current case study present the introduction model of original Crisis Intervention Procedure for Borderline Patients (CIP-BP) which is a method focused on restoring emotional balance, reducing the severity of symptoms and the risk of suicidal behavior, as well as(More)
AIM The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a screening test for diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment- MCI. Only one version of the method was available in Poland so far. In order to assess progression of cognitive impairment, or to diagnose effectiveness of therapy, two equivalent version of method are needed. English additional version 7.2. was translated(More)
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