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The authors compared younger (< 60 years old; n = 35) and older (≥ 60 years old; n = 33) psychiatric patients in their responses to a questionnaire that dealt with voluntary hospitalization. The younger and older groups both did poorly on the total questionnaire. The older population had...
Relatively little is known about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in World War II (WWII) veterans, despite the significant number of studies on this problem in Vietnam veterans. The authors document the prevalence of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders and investigate the etiological...
The authors examined quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) coherence in 37 depressed elderly patients and performed 2-year follow-up evaluations. All subjects had equivocal cognitive impairment, but none had delirium or dementia. More than 40% (16/37) recovered from depression, and...
By use of the Aging Sexuality Knowledge and Attitude Scale for Dementia (DEMASKAS), developed for this experimental pretest-posttest design, 183 nursing staff (101 experimental and 82 control subjects) working in long-term care institutions for elderly patients in Johannesburg were examined on...
The charts of 114 elderly outpatients with mood disorders treated with lithium were reviewed to determine the incidence of side effects. Patients had been treated with lithium for an average of 7.5years, with an average serum lithium level of 0.5. Overall, 61.4% of patients experienced...
The authors examined periventricular white matter, deep white matter, and subcortical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) high-intensity signals in subjects with late-life depression, probable Alzheimer's disease (DAT), and healthy, age-matched controls. All subjects were healthy and free of...
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