Transient Global Amnesia

Transient global amnesia was first described by Fisher and Adams in 1964 as a transient event in which there is altered behavior with prominent memory loss. Patients with this condition are typically Diagnostic Criteria for Olfactory Reference Syndrome A. A preoccupation with imagined body odor (including halitosis) persisting despite reassurance. B. At some point during the course of the disorder, the person recognizes that the preoccupation (obsession compulsion) is excessive or unreasonable....

Diagnostic Criteria for Inadequate Sleep Hygiene

Complaint of insomnia or excessive sleepiness Presence of at least one of the following 1. Daytime naps at least twice a week. 2. Variable bedtime or awakening hours. 3. Frequent episodes (two to three times a week) of extended time in bed. 4. Routine use of products containing alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine in the period preceding bedtime. 5. Performance of exercise near bedtime. 6. Plans to become implicated in exciting or emotionally bothersome activities near bedtime. 7. Frequent use of the...

Diagnostic Criteria for Environmental Sleep Disorder

Complaint of insomnia or excessive sleepiness. 2. Complaint is temporally associated with the introduction of an environmental stimulus or circumstance that alters sleep and is physically measurable. 3. The physical properties of the environmental factor explain the sleep complaint the psychological significance of the environmental factor does not account for the complaint. 4. Withdrawal of the causal environmental factor leads to immediate or gradual resolution with a return to normal sleep....

Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

Generally a pediatric diagnosis, Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) may be diagnosed both by inclusion and by exclusion. Table 57 identifies the specific criteria to be followed. Unfortunately, Neuropathological Subtypes in Frontotemporal Dementia 1. When the predominant neuropathological abnormalities are tau-positive inclusions (with associated neuron loss and gliosis), and insoluble tau has a predominance of tau with three microtubule-binding repeats, the most likely diagnoses are as...

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No criteria applied, retrospective clinical diagnosis. Validity values are given in percentages. DLB, dementia with Lewy bodies AD, Alzheimer's disease PD, Parkinson's disease PSP, progressive supranuclear palsy MSA, multiple system atrophy CBD, corticobasal degeneration VaD, vascular dementia Sens., sensitivity Spec., specificity PPV, positive predictive value NPV, negative predictive value K, kappa statistic (inter-rater reliability) Prob., probable Poss., possible H, hallucinations C,...

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetic cause for mental retardation and the most common known cause for autism. International Cowden Consortium Operational Criteria as of 2000 for the Diagnosis of Cowden's Syndrome d. Mucosal lesions. Major criteria 2. Thyroid carcinoma (nonmedullary), especially follicular thyroid carcinoma. 3. Macrocephaly (megalencephaly) (> 95th percentile). 4. Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD). 1. Other thyroid lesions (e.g., adenoma or multinodular goiter). 4....

Modified Dandy Criteria for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (headaches, nausea, vomiting, transient visual obscurations, papilledema). 2. No localizing neurologic signs, with the exception of unilateral or bilateral cranial nerve VI paresis. 3. Cerebrospinal fluid can show increased pressure, but otherwise without cytological or chemical abnormalities. 4. Normal to small symmetric ventricles must be demonstrated by neuroimaging. Note the typical patient profile (typical patient see Table 13) of a...

Diagnostic Criteria for Essential Tremor

Criteria for definite ET (all five must be true) 1. On examination, a + 2 postural tremor of at least one arm (a head tremor may also be present, but is not sufficient for the diagnosis). 2. On examination, there must be a. a + 2 kinetic tremor during at least four tasks, or b. a - 2 kinetic tremor on one task and a + 3 kinetic tremor on a second task tasks include pouring water, using a spoon to drink water, drinking water, touching finger to nose, and drawing a spiral. 3. If on examination...

Current Clinical Neurology

Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology, edited by Alan J. Lerner-, 2006 Sleep Disorders in Women From Menarche Through Pregnancy to Menopause, edited by Hrayr P. Attarian, 2006 Psychiatry for Neurologists, edited by Dilip V. Jeste and Joseph H. Friedman, 2006 Status Epilepticus A Clinical Perspective, edited by Frank W. Drislane, 2005 Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke, Second Edition, edited by Patrick D. Lyden, 2005 Parkinson's Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction, edited by Ronald F. Pfeiffer and...