Juliana Bello

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Depression is a common mood disturbance in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Epidemiologic data suggest a causative relationship between depressive symptoms and cerebral demyelination, although a specific lesion site responsible for depressed mood has not been identified. Given that depression in neurologic disease is closely related to frontal and temporal(More)
This study was conducted to further establish the significance of the previously reported association between depressive symptoms and demyelinating lesions in the region of the left arcuate fasciculus in multiple sclerosis patients. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was broken down into its main symptom categories on the basis of well-established factor(More)
Functional imaging has consistently shown that attention-related areas of medial frontal and posterior parietal cortices are active during the attentional conflict induced by color naming in the presence of distracting words (Stroop task). Such studies, however, have provided few details of the correlational nature between observed regional brain(More)
INTRODUCTION Impulse control disorders (ICD) including hypersexuality, compulsive gambling, buying, eating, shopping and dopaminergic medication use, have been reported to occur frequently in Parkinson's disease (PD). Punding (complex, repetitive, excessive, non-goal oriented behaviours) have also been described. As patients may not report such behaviours(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has demonstrated to be useful in psychiatric patients with parkinsonism as well as patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) without associated psychopathology. We prospectively evaluated three patients with PD and major depression in whom ECT proved to be efficacious. These patients experimented a marked improvement measured by(More)
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