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OBJECTIVES Noncognitive behavioral disturbances including agitation and aggression frequently accompany the cognitive symptoms of dementia accounting for much of dementia's morbidity, yet treatment options are currently limited. The authors examine the safety and efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for agitation and aggression in dementia patients.(More)
This study aims to detect different psychopathological dimensions in first-episode psychoses with different underlying causes. We evaluated 22 subjects with first-episode psychosis, who differed in biological variables (HIV-positive versus HIV-negative) and who were compared by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-Reviewer, the 18-item Brief(More)
OBJECTIVE Agitation and aggression are among the most frequent and disruptive behavioral complications of dementia that contribute to increased cost of care, hospitalization, caregiver burden, and risk of premature institutionalization. This current study examined the safety and efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment for behavioral(More)
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