Vahid Payman

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Confabulation can be of two types: provoked or spontaneous. The former is the more common and can occur on challenge to an amnesic patient's memory. Spontaneous confabulation involves an unprovoked outpouring of unbelievable autobiographical claims. The purpose of the present paper is to synthesize the current literature on confabulation for the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Religion has been found to be important in the lives of many elderly people, but it has been claimed that psychiatrists 'neglect' the religious issues of their patients. This study examines the question: Do psychogeriatricians 'neglect' religion in the assessment and treatment of their patients? METHOD A sample of 207 psychiatrists with an(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether religiousness, in particular intrinsic religiosity, influences the prognosis of elderly inpatients with major depression, and, if so, whether this effect is related to social support. METHOD A total of 94 patients (71% women; mean age = 76) with DSM-IV major depression were assessed on admission to a psychogeriatric unit in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of religious practices and beliefs of depressed elderly Australian inpatients and their relationship to physical, social, and cognitive variables known to influence the prognosis of depression in the elderly. To compare the results obtained with those from similar North American studies. METHODS AND PROCEDURES(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To assess recent research in psychotherapies for the elderly. RECENT FINDINGS There is preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of cognitive-behaviour therapy in panic disorder, and problem-solving therapy in depression with cognitive impairment. Significant advances have been made showing the benefits of cognitive-behaviour therapy in(More)
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