Klaus Windgassen

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Computerized cognitive remediation has resulted in improved executive function in schizophrenia, whereas results with regard to verbal memory were inconsistent. In the present study, 42 inpatients with schizophrenia were randomly assigned to a computerized cognitive remediation group or to a treatment-as-usual (TAU) control group. The remediation group(More)
OBJECTIVE The higher incidence of man-to-woman transsexuals compared to woman-to-man transsexuals varies markedly from country to country. This is the first survey of the sex ratio to be made in Germany. METHOD It covers 1785 patients who between 1964 and 1998 were diagnosed as transsexual at the four largest German centres offering treatment. RESULTS(More)
Recently, the mutation causing early-onset generalized torsion dystonia has been identified as a GAG deletion in the gene for an adenosine triphosphate-binding protein named torsinA. We describe a German family with 5 clinically affected individuals carrying this mutation. In at least 4 of the 5 patients, the disease presented as a dystonic writer's cramp(More)
Although its aetiopathogenesis is still unknown, writer's cramp is meanwhile regarded essentially an organically induced disorder. However, as shown by this interdisciplinary study, psychodynamic factors should not be neglected. Special attention should be given to the patients' experience of the syndrome and secondary psychoreactive processes.
The frequency of galactorrhea and the subjective response to it were investigated in 150 schizophrenic patients. The incidence rate was 14% and the prevalence rate 19%. The latency periods between start of neuroleptic medication and manifestation of galactorrhea were subject to substantial scatter, as were the prolactin values. Patients who had undergone(More)
Sixty-one acute schizophrenic patients were questioned on the effects ascribed subjectively by them to their neuroleptic medication and on their rating of neuroleptic therapy. Although negative effects ascribed to the medication outnumbered positive effects by 3 to 1, the global rating was predominantly positive. Patients approving of neuroleptic therapy(More)
187 general hospital patients were questioned in a prospective study with a semistructured interview about their subjective experience and assessment of the psychiatric consultation. Over 40% complained that they had been given insufficient information about the psychiatric consultation by their primary care physician. It was rarely (10%) found to be(More)
The frequency of galactorrhea and the subjective response to it were investigated in 150 schizophrenic patients. The incidence rate was 14% and the prevalence rate 19%. More than half the women experienced galactorrhea in connection with their femininity, with this side effect of neuroleptic therapy being rated more often as a positive effect, especially as(More)
Although the psychosexual development of patients with Klinefelter's syndrome is often delayed, the sexual identity is generally male. This paper reports on a 56-year-old patient whose initially good psychosocial integration gave way to a transsexual development with a meanwhile clearcut female sexual identity as the consequence of a personal crisis(More)