Sten Levander

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We investigated with PET the cerebral activation pattern elicited by the perceptual maze test (PMT), a neuropsychological test used to evaluate organic brain injury. The PMT examines visuospatial skill, general intelligence, visually guided motor planning, and the ability to obey rules. Eight right-handed volunteers were examined with PET using the tracer(More)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has long been recognized in children, and for many the disorder persists into adulthood. There is a growing concern that the adults with ADHD who have the least favorable outcome, are among those who end up in prison. The aim of this study was to assess childhood ADHD and its persistence into adulthood among a(More)
This study evaluated the structural reliability, construct-related validity, and cultural validity generalization of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) in a sample of more than 560 male and female Swedish forensic psychiatric treatment patients, forensic evaluation patients, and criminal offenders. Structural reliability was(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate the pattern of neuropsychological impairments among schizophrenic patients to case history data and disease characteristics in a cross-sectional study of unselected patients, and to integrate these data with two previous longitudinal studies of neuropsychological impairments among schizophrenic patients. METHOD One hundred consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the recently defined Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia remission criteria in a naturalistic setting of psychotic patients; to identify causal factors that change remission status; and to validate the criteria against global indices of illness, cognitive functions, and social outcome. METHODS This was a(More)
Seventeen Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients with a history of recurrent and severe hypoglycaemia and Type 1 diabetic patients with no severe hypoglycaemia were compared as regarded performances in tests of neuropsychological functioning. To test the hypothesis that recurrent severe hypoglycaemia gives rise to permanent cognitive impairment, the(More)
The effects of single oral doses of three antihistamine compounds on histamine-induced itch and flare reactions were studied in 24 healthy volunteers by a double-blind balanced design. Central sedative effects were concurrently analyzed using a set of computerized neuropsychological tests and analogue ratings. Hydroxyzine 20 mg had a more pronounced(More)
Platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity has been found to have behavioral (psychiatric and personality) correlates and is assumed to be linked to central transmitter systems and thus presumably to neuropsychological processes. In the present study, computerized neuropsychological tests, a reaction time (RT) test and a visuo-spatial problem solving test,(More)
This review discusses the atypical antipsychotics, focusing on the possibility of symptom reduction with a minimum of side-effects. A selective review of clinically relevant reports, studies and meta-analyses is presented. The results from clinical trials suggest that atypical agents improve negative and affective symptoms, and cognitive functioning more(More)