The Journal of Neuropsychiatry
& Clinical Neurosciences

Official Journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association Editor: Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.
Deputy Editors: David B. Arciniegas, M.D. and Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
REGULAR ARTICLES  |  July 1, 2014
Pallidal Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease Does Not Induce Apathy

Twenty consecutive parkinsonian patients who underwent bilateral pallidal stimulation were assessed 3 months prior to surgery and at both 3 and 6 months after surgery, using psychiatric, neuropsychological, and motor scales. The main finding was the absence of deterioration in psychiatric and cognitive scores 3 months and 6 months after pallidal stimulation.

Clinical and Research Reports  |  July 1, 2014
Kissing or “Osculation” in Frontotemporal Dementia

The neuropsychiatry of kissing in frontotemporal dementia was investigated. This preliminary report illustrates “social kissing” in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and may prompt further investigations into the mechanisms of disturbed kissing behavior in brain disease.

REGULAR ARTICLES  |  July 1, 2014
Skin Conductance Levels May Reflect Emotional Blunting in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

The authors evaluated skin conductance as a measure of emotional blunting among 10 patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia compared with 10 with Alzheimer’s disease and 14 healthy control subjects. It was concluded that low skin conductance levels in this disorder indicate a low resting sympathetic state and low emotional arousal.

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