Michel Dierick

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Therapeutic repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in depression is applied over the prefrontal cortex. This brain region is known to play an important role in the control of saccades. We wanted to investigate whether the fast rTMS procedure affected saccadic activity in depression. Reflexive saccades (RS) and voluntary saccades were studied in(More)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a patient-friendly stimulation technique of the brain with interesting perspectives. In clinical psychiatry, limited data are available on activity in psychosis and anxiety, but much research has been done in depression. Major concerns on published papers are the inconsistency of used parameter settings, the(More)
PURPOSE GADIS aims at determining the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression (MD) in primary care and their impact on the patient's functioning in Belgium and Luxemburg. METHOD A large scale screening program was conducted at the consultation of general practitioners to detect patients with GAD and MD according to DSM-IV(More)
In 1973 R.C. Lyneham and others warned against the possible epileptogenic effect of prostaglandins. We studied the influence of this substance on the electroencephalogram of 53 subject (31 non-epileptics and 22 epileptics) before and during the administration of PG E2. Forty-eight tracings remained unchanged, four showed a slight improvement and one showed(More)
The authors report the case of a child with a presumable diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). But pathological examination of the brain showed only a moderate neuronal loss in the cortical and subcortical grey matter. From this case and from the data in the literature it is concluded that the electroencephalogram in stage II of SSPE is(More)
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