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Depressive Symptoms of the Spousal Bereaved Elders

Kim JS, Lee HS, Jung IK, Kwak DI

  • KMID: 2333743
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):85-93.
There are many studies of the spousal bereavement as an important etiologic factor of depression in elders. But there are some differernt natures of spousal bereavement between the Korean and...
Diagnostic Predictive Values of Cognitive Function Tests

Park J, Lee YH, Kim H

  • KMID: 2333742
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):78-84.
OBJECTIVE: The positive and negative predictive values are more important as the diagnostic validity than the sensitivity and specificity in the general population with a low prevalence rate of a...
Relationship between Severity of Dementia and Behavioral Psychopathology in Probable Alzheimer's Disease

Yoon JH, Kee BS, Nam BW, Kim SK

  • KMID: 2333741
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):73-77.
Behavioral problems are thought to be pervasive and devasting to patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type and their families. Despite this, little empirical data are available concerning the nature...
Effect of Alcohol on Testicular Histology

Cheon JS, Oh BH

  • KMID: 2333740
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):64-72.
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate whether alcohol affects the testicular histology, to find out what kind of drugs can influence that changes, and to discuss the...
Depressive Factors in the Korean Elderly

Park IO, Kim JS, Lee KJ, Jung IK

  • KMID: 2333739
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):47-63.
Depression is one of most frequent psychiatric disorders in the elderly. Major depression has higher prevalence in the elderly compared with younger subjects. Depression in the elderly is a major...
Molecular Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease

Kim YH, Rhee CG, Kim YK, Kim SS

  • KMID: 2333738
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):37-46.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common dementia in the elderly, is associated with a characteristic neuropathology:extracellular neuritic plaques (NPs) and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). AD is diagnosed clinically on the...
Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Therapy for the Geriatric Mood Disorders

Park MC, Lee SY

  • KMID: 2333737
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):27-36.
Among the mood disorders in the elderly aged older than 65, dysthymia, major depression, and mania constitute the prototypes and depressed mood is the most frequent symptom. The mode of psychotherapy...
The Biological Treatment of Geriatric Mood Disorders

Jung IK

  • KMID: 2333736
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):20-26.
The aging process makes the changes of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic drugs. The author discussed the biological treatment of geriatric mood disorders in this review. In the acute treatment of...
Clinical Features and Prognosis of Elderly Mood Disorder

Lee MS

  • KMID: 2333735
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):14-19.
The clinical features of elderly depression are similar to those of younger's, but there are some differences in frequency. First, compared with younger adults, elderly depressive patients are more likely...
The Etiology of Geriatric Mood Disorder

Lee C

  • KMID: 2333734
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):9-13.
In this brief overview, the author addresses the elements of late-life depression from a biological standpoint. The etiology of late-life depression is undoubtedly multifactorial. Few studies of the neurochemistry and...
Classification and Epidemiology

Cho MJ

  • KMID: 2333733
  • J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.
  • 1998 May;2(1):3-8.
We have not yet had any official diagnostic system of mental disorders that is specific for the elderly patients. As in other diagnostic categories, the DSM-IV and ICD-10 are used...

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