Marie-Pier Lavoie

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BACKGROUND Retinal sensitivity anomalies have been reported in patients affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We used the electroretinogram (ERG) to assess seasonal change in retinal function in patients with SAD and healthy participants, as well as in patients following 4 weeks of light therapy. METHODS ERG assessments were obtained in 22 SAD(More)
OBJECTIVE Distinguishing early dementia from normal aging is especially difficult in patients with higher than average intellectual abilities. To find signs useful in determining that the elderly "worried and well" are not in an early phase of dementia, we compared the neuropsychological test performance of demented patients, patients who were not found to(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of gender and menstrual cycle on the electroretinogram (ERG). Photopic and scotopic ERGs were obtained in 14 females during the luteal and follicular phases of their menstrual cycle and compared to those obtained on two separate (7 days or 14 days apart) sessions from seven age-matched control male(More)
The intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT) is used to lateralize language function and assess hemispheric memory. In this study 23 non-lesional epileptic patients were evaluated. The magnitude of the difference in IAT scores between the two hemispheres was significantly greater in the patients whose seizures lateralized on scalp or intracranial EEG than in(More)
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