Lafaiete Moreira

Lafaiete Moreira
Federal University of Minas Gerais | UFMG · Faculty of Medicine

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O cenário da pandemia de COVID-19 representa um desafio sem precedentes para a sociedade. Em que pese a importância das medidas imediatas visando à prevenção da propagação da doença, cuidados com os indivíduos acometidos e medidas para minimizar os impactos econômicos e sociais, a abordagem de temas relacionados à saúde mental da população em geral...
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Postpartum depression is one of the most prevalent psychopathologies. Its prevalence is estimated to be between 10% and 15%. Despite its multifactorial etiology, it is known that genetics play an important role in the genesis of this disorder. This paper reviews epidemiological evidence supporting the role of genetics in postpartum depression (PPD)...
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The neuropsychological exam plays a central role in the assessment of elderly patients with cognitive complaints. It is particularly relevant to differentiate patients with mild dementia from those subjects with mild cognitive impairment. Formal education is a critical factor in neuropsychological performance; however, there are few studies that ev...
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The Tower of London (TOL) is used for evaluating planning skills, which is a component of the executive functions. Different versions and scoring criteria were developed for this task, and some of them present with different psychometrical properties. This study aimed to evaluate two specific scoring methods of the TOL in diagnosing Mild Cognitive...
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OBJECTIVE: The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, which is used to evaluate learning and memory, is a widely recognized tool in the general literature on neuropsychology. This paper aims at presenting the performance of Brazilian adult subjects on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, and was written after we published a previous study on the perf...
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The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, which is used to evaluate learning and memory, is a widely recognized tool in the general literature on neuropsychology. This paper aims at presenting the performance of Brazilian adult subjects on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, and was written after we published a previous study on the performance of...
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Introduction: The preservation of oral comprehension in the elderly is correlated with the preservation of their cognitive functions. Oral comprehension is a key feature for communication and its evaluation allows for the identification of more specific cognitive deficits, in addition to facilitating the development of more effective, early interve...
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Objective: Recent studies point out to the existence of neuropsychological deficits in patients with bipolar disorder even in euthymic periods. Episodic memory deficits are frequently described in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). This study aims to evaluate the performance of patients with BD compared with health controls on tests of verbal and...
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Background: The increase in life expectancy and proportion of elderly in the population is causing an increase in dementia prevalence rates. The correct, early diagnosis of dementia is very important to clinical treatment and to improved prognosis. Therefore, it is necessary to adapt and develop assessment tools for the differential diagnosis betwe...

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