Jens D. Rollnik

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been tried therapeutically in major depression. In order to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of rTMS in psychotic patients, 12 participants (four women, eight men) with schizophrenia according to DSM-IV criteria, aged 25 to 63 years (mean (+/-s.d) 40.4+/-11.0), were enrolled in the study. Following(More)
An extended version of the Barthel index, the so-called "Early Rehabilitation Barthel Index", or ERBI, is widely used in German early neurological rehabilitation centres and even was used in defining early rehabilitation procedures in the German DRG system. It contains highly relevant items like mechanical ventilation, tracheostomy, or dysphagia. This study(More)
Binocular depth inversion represents an illusion of visual perception, serving to invert the perception of implausible hollow objects, e.g. a hollow face into a normal face. Such inversion occurs frequently, especially when objects with a high degree of familiarity (e.g. photographs of faces) are displayed. Under normal conditions, cognitive factors(More)
Using single and paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation we compared the cortical excitability in two different age groups of healthy subjects (mean+/-SD age: 28.5+/-5.2 vs. 56.1+/-4.9 years). Motor evoked potentials were recorded from right extensor and flexor carpi radialis muscles. The effect of paired-pulse stimulation was assessed by the ratio(More)
The goals of this study were to describe demographic variables, drinking history, and the 6-month prevalence of Axis I comorbidity among alcohol-dependent subjects in GERMANY: The variables: amount of alcohol consumption, age at onset of the first alcohol consumed, age at onset of daily alcohol consumption, age at onset of withdrawal symptoms and number of(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological early rehabilitation (phase B) is an integral component of the phase model of the German Federal Rehabilitation Council (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Rehabilitation, BAR). We studied the current trend in patients' length of stay. METHODS This study included 2060 cases of the BDH-Klinik Hessisch Oldendorf (a neurological(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether injections of botulinum toxin could be of therapeutic value in the treatment of tension-type headache. BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin A is very effective at reducing muscle tenderness and pain in many diseases. Increased muscle tension may contribute to tension-type headache. METHODS We performed a double-blind,(More)
Estradiol has been postulated to constitute a protective factor for schizophrenia, which could provide women at risk to experience a psychotic episode with a relative protection in phases of high estradiol levels, i.e. before menopause and during the peri- and postovulatory phases of their cycle. Women suffering from schizophrenia have been reported to show(More)
In order to examine the role of muscular mechanisms in chronic tension-type headache a study with needle acupuncture was performed. Needle acupuncture could be of therapeutic value because it has shown some positive effects in myofascial pain syndromes. We performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 39 patients (mean age 49.0 years, SD=14.8)(More)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can be beneficial in schizophrenia, possibly through a reversal of pre-treatment hypofrontality. Twelve schizophrenic patients (8 men, 4 women) were treated with high-frequency rTMS of the dominant dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Their performance of the number-connection test, which assesses cognitive(More)