AIM The aim of the study was to assess efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy. METHODS 43 patients included into the study were hospitalised in The Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology and received all together over 400 bilateral electroconvulsive procedures. Most of the patients (N = 25) were qualified for electroconvulsive therapy due to… (More)
Data was collected from a group of 100 randomly selected subjects from a city population above the age of 65 years. The aim of the research was to prove the reliability and validity of the research tools: the Folstein's MMSE and the Blessed's IMC. Thirty subjects were eliminated from the sample the remaining 70 were grouped according to gender for further… (More)
BACKGROUND We analyzed metabolic profile of patients with cognitive dysfunctions by means of levels of lipoproteins, glycaemia and hypertension. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In naturalistic, open manner, we studied 100 persons--44 without cognitive dysfunctions, 17 with MCI and 39 with dementia. Patients were grouped according to ICD-10, NIA/AA, McKhann's… (More)
Mild to moderate dementia fulfilling ICD-10 criteria and with MMSE score below 24 was analyzed in a sample of 46 randomly chosen elderly people. Selected scales derived from Polish version of CAMDEX and its cognitive section (CAMCOG) were used for assessment of clinical picture. Psychopathological symptoms, e.g., depression were frequent, especially in… (More)
BACKGROUND Electrodermal reactivity has been successfully used as indicator of interest, curiosity as well as depressive states. The measured reactivity depends on the quantity of sweat secreted by those eccrine sweat glands that are located in the hypodermis of palmar and plantar regions. Electrodermal hyporeactive individuals are those who show an unusual… (More)
Antagoniści kanału wapniowego w zaburzeniach funkcji poznawczych Calcium channnel antagonists in cognitive dysfunctions SUMMARY. Rejerring to the calcium channel hypothesis in degenerative diseases the author reviews findings reported in the research literature dealing with the effect oj calciwn channel blockers (GGBs) on specific receptors and with the… (More)
Despite numerous studies the relationship between depression and Alzheimer's disease has not yet been clarified. The high prevalence of depression in Alzheimer's disease has been confirmed but the data on its incidence vary. Generally, depressed mood is the most prevalent symptom in 0-86% of dementia syndrome, minor depression, dysthymia is considered to be… (More)
Author presents a review of detailed psychopathological picture of dementia syndromes. Apart from memory impairment, a large, number of other symptoms regarding personality changes, perception and thought changes as well as disturbed behaviour must be taken into account.