Manuel Ávila Camacho

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INTRODUCTION Folstein's Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is widely used as screening test for cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE To test a Spanish version of the MMSE in a population of high illiteracy rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS Population-based survey of a stratified random sample of urban and rural residents of five regions of Colombia, followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is an instrument for the detection of patients with bipolar disorder (BD). The original English version is validated in both the psychiatric and the general population, but a validated Spanish version is not yet available. Psychometric properties of the Spanish adaptation of the MDQ in psychiatry are(More)
Depression is considered one of the most complex mental disorders in the elderly. The diagnostic difficulties due to comorbidity, especially, with somatic diseases, have cast doubt on the use of diagnostic instruments for the elderly. In the present study, we try to determine the existence of differences in affect of third-age depression with respect to(More)
This study compares efforts to adopt social insurance legislation in the administrations of Lázaro Cárdenas and Manuel Ávila Camacho in Mexico to explain the political origins of the welfare state in Latin America. The author argues that the adoption and implementation of social insurance in Mexico was the outcome of an implicit bargain between organized(More)
UNLABELLED Studies about affect and differences with regards to gender and age throw little conclusive results. There is a certain agreement on stablishing a bifactorial structure that would integrate the different dimensions of affect. OBJECTIVE the aim is to analyze the distinguishing characteristics of affect in normal populations as a function of(More)
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