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Nine parkinsonian patients were studied during one night using the static charge sensitive bed (SCSB) method for the monitoring of respiration, ballistocardiogram (BCG) and body movements. The parkinsonian sleep was more restless than that of the controls. As the SCSB-defined levels of autonomic nervous activity were concerned, the amount of motor active(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated suicide mortality among people with mental retardation (MR) over a period of 35 years. METHOD The nationwide, population-based cohort of 2369 people with MR was followed-up from a representative sample of 9.4% of the population in Finland in 1962. The standardized mortality ratio of suicides was calculated and case studies of all(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major depression, and anorexia nervosa in a Down's syndrome patient. RESULTS Mental retardation and OCD narrowed the patient's available means to control over life. First he became depressed. Perhaps because of insufficient treatment of the depression or in the context of(More)
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