Jean-Pran~ois Richard

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In Huntington's disease, there is a decrease of the neuropeptides, substance P, enkephalins, and cholecystokinin in the striatonigral system, whereas in Parkinson's disease an increase of substance P is found in the substantia nigra. Several neuropeptides should be involved in Alzheimer's disease: substance P, endorphins, vasopressin, ACTH, somatostatin,(More)
A general model of problem-solving processes based on misconception elimination is presented to simulate both impasses and solving processes. The model operates an goal-related rules ond a set of constraint rules in the farm of " IF (state or goal), DO NOT (Action) " for the explicit constraints in the instructions and the implicit constraints that come(More)
In recent years, three new disciplines have progressively emerged, namely geriatric psychiatry, psycho-geriatrics and psycho-gerontology. At this time, problems of responsibility in geriatric psychiatry have tended to make physicians hesitate between two extremes: one the one hand, a refusal to take seriously the care of the elderly mentally ill, and on the(More)
Increasingly, gerontologists are recognizing the need to counteract the detrimental effects which prevalent attitudes toward age have on programs for the elderly. A familiar example is the widespread but misguided view that old age is a medical condition best treated as a terminal illness. Challenging such noxious misconceptions, the authors point out that(More)
The question of the relationship between motor behaviour and psychopathology has been of concern to clinicians for many years. This question appears in the history of diseases as different from each other as general paralysis, hysteria, schizophrenia and mental retardation. The questions raised were the source of the development of a symptomatology of motor(More)
On a three years base experience in the geriatiic department of Geneva's University Psychiatric Clinic the paper studies the problem of selecting aged patients to be treated by relaxation according to the method of J. De Ajuriaguerra et M. Cahen. Observations are presented in an attempt to define three main points: a) the role played by relaxation when(More)
On a three years base experience in the geriatric department of Geneva's university psychiatric clinic, the paper studies among practical problems encountered in the application in institutional geriatry of relaxation, those related to therapists' training and to the nature of therapy control established for them and their patients. Problems pertaining to(More)