East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, September

Adaptation of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for Elderly Filipino Patients
Introduction Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction involving memory, language, gnosis, praxis, and executive function. The cognitive impairment is sufficient to interfere with a patient's ability to function independently. (1) Dementia also...
Adoption of Two Standard Deviation Notions of Mental Retardation for the Diagnosis of Dementia
One day an old gentleman visited my memory clinic. He was a very old retired university professor. He was intolerably good at playing Paduk. Hardly surprising, he could think a mind-boggling 10 to 15 moves ahead. In recent months, he recognised his...
Clinical Remission of Late-Onset Depression in Elderly Chinese: A Short-Term Outcome Study
Introduction Late-onset depression is a heterogeneous syndrome that includes patients with a high medical burden and neurologic disorders that may or may not be clinically evident when the depression first appears. A review of elderly community...
Dementia-An 'Old' Disorder with New Perspectives
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the commonest cause of dementia, was first described by Dr Alois Alzheimer more than 100 years ago. Unlike most mental disorders, neuropathological changes associated with AD represented by neurofibrillary tangles and senile...
Differences in Brain Metabolism Associated with Agitation and Depression in Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction The behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and responsible for substantial suffering endured by patients and caregivers. Although numerous studies have...
Initial Evaluation of the Training Programme for Health Care Professionals on the Use of Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Dementia
Introduction As in other developing countries, Malaysia is experiencing a rapid rise in the number of elderly persons in the population. Moreover, it is predicted that the proportion will continue to increase from the current 8% to 12% by the year...
Spiritual Activity Is Associated with Better Cognitive Function in Old Age
Introduction Population ageing is taking place worldwide. According to the United Nation Population Division, the proportion of people aged 60 years or older has increased from 11% (645,546) in 2003 to 13.1% (955,243) in 2013, and is projected to...
Study of Lipids, Insulin Metabolism, and Paraoxonase-2-311 Polymorphism in Patients with Different Subtypes of Alzheimer's Disease (Translated Version)
Introduction Alzheimer's disease (AD), one of the most common types of senile dementia, is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Alzheimer's disease has become a major public health and social problem in both developed and developing...
Suicide and Culture: Understanding the Context
Suicide and Culture: Understanding the Context Authors: Erminia Colucci, David Lester Hogrefe Publishing USD 42.18;pp270; ISBN: 978-0889374362 This is a relatively short text filled with powerful epistemological (belief-dependent) arguments...
The ECT Handbook, 3rd Edition
The ECT Handbook, 3rd Edition Authors: Jonathan Waite, Andrew Easton RCPsych Publications USD 90.00; pp244; ISBN: 978-1908020581 This edition of The ECT Handbook is the fourth report of the Special Committee on Electroconvulsive Therapy...
The Relationship between Primary Progressive Aphasia and Neurodegenerative Dementia
Introduction Progressive aphasia, which results from a neurodegenerative disease, is characterised by a progressive loss of specific language functions with relative sparing of other cognitive domains. The understanding of this syndrome generally...
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