Rogério Paysano Marrocos

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OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of comorbid lifetime anxiety disorders in outpatients with schizophrenia and to compare the subjective quality of life of patients with and without comorbid anxiety disorders. METHODS Fifty-three outpatients were recruited. They were interviewed with the Anxiety Disorders section of the SCID for DSM-IV. Quality of life(More)
We tested the hypothesis that Part B of the Trail Making Test (TMT) is a measure of cognitive set-shifting ability in 55 normal subjects with the conventional (written) TMT and a verbal adaptation, the "verbal TMT" (vTMT). The finding of a significant association between Parts B of TMT and vTMT (r = 0,59, p < 0,001), after correcting for age and education,(More)
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is commonly associated with excessive daytime somnolence (EDS). Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent that is considered to have limited interaction with the dopaminergic system. As individuals with DLB are predisposed to psychotic symptoms that might be exacerbated by dopaminergic stimulation, modafinil is considered to(More)
The present paper reports the long-term use of clozapine in a prospective sample of 46 chronic schizophrenics. In six months, 21 subjects had been excluded for a number of reasons. In four of them the reasons for exclusion were related to lack of response or adverse effects. The median daily clozapine dose was 400 mg in the remaining 25 patients. As a(More)
In this article, we report the case history of a 44-year-old female patient with bipolar disorder who developed the so-called Syndrome of Irreversible Lithium-Effectuated Neurotoxicity (SILENT). A detailed description of our patient's neurologic status is provided at baseline (i.e. during lithium intoxication) and after one year of follow-up, confirming the(More)
Although not evident clinically, lesions to the prefrontal cortex cause great social and functional impairment to patients. The anterior cingulate cortex is intimately involved with motivational behavior and after injury to this area the onset of an apathetic state can be observed. This paper describes the case of a patient with traumatic brain injury to(More)
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