M González Alvarez

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An intellectual deficit in low socio-economic strata (S-E) of underdeveloped countries is widespread. A similar phenomenon is observed in industrialized countries and is known as socio-cultural retardation (S-CR); one theory holds that it is due to psychosensory deprivation whilst another denies that there is in fact a deficit, there being only middle(More)
An intellectual deficit is known to exist in populations where extreme poverty is rife and is thus seen extensively in the lower socio-economic strata of underdeveloped nations. Poverty is a complex entity whose sociological and economic indicators often bear little relevance to the biological agents which can affect the central nervous system. An attempt(More)
The prevalence of depression in Parkinson's disease (PD) is estimated to be around 40% and generally takes the form of dysthymia. Although psychological factors probably contribute to depression, data point to a relation to structural and biochemical changes linked to PD. Thus, the onset of motor impairment is often preceded by a depressive episode,(More)
Among 70 patients referred for suspected multiple sclerosis (MS) a total of 40 met criteria for definite (17), likely (12) or possible (11) diagnosis of the disease. Visual evoked potentials provided evidence of CNS lesion in 13 cases. Abnormalities of somatosensory evoked potentials, particularly on stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve, were present(More)
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