American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Pre-primary and Primary School Pupils in Uyo, Nigeria

    Paulinus Umoren Essien, Mkpouto Udeme Akpan, Emmanuel Eyo Ekanem

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 60-65
    Received: 24 August 2017
    Accepted: 21 September 2017
    Published: 8 November 2017
    Abstract: Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of neuro-developmental disorders prevalent in school children. There is no known study on its prevalence among children in mainstream primary schools in our environment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of autism spectrum disorders among children in Uyo, Nigeria. A cross-section... Show More
  • A Short Duration Co-vibration Protocol of Antagonist Ankle Muscles to Induce Compensatory Postural Adjustments in Quiet Standing

    Romain Tisserand, Yannick Fonollosa, Thomas Robert, Laurence Chèze, Pascal Chabaud

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 66-69
    Received: 5 October 2017
    Accepted: 19 October 2017
    Published: 16 November 2017
    Abstract: Vibration protocols classically used to alter kinesthetic information are limited for studying quick compensatory postural responses normally induced by external balance perturbations. To overcome these limitations, this study proposes a co-vibration protocol of ankle antagonist muscles: from a co-vibration baseline at 40 Hz a switch at 80 Hz is ap... Show More
  • Inter-trial Reliability, Cardio and Demographic Markers of Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test Performance in Young Adult Sample from Nigeria

    Valentine Afamefuna Ucheagwu, Rita Nonye Ugokwe-Ossai, Uche Okpaleke, Jesse Ugokwe

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 70-77
    Received: 28 September 2017
    Accepted: 23 October 2017
    Published: 29 November 2017
    Abstract: Objectives: The current study examines the inter-trial reliability as well as cardio and demographic markers of Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) performances in Nigeria young adult sample. Methods: Young adults between the ages of 22 – 40, were enrolled for the study. They included healthy controls (HC, n = 102) and psychiatric group (PG, ... Show More
  • Neuropsychological Profile of Adopted Children - A Clinic Based Study

    Virudhagirinathan Baboo Sankar, Amira Parveen Shakir, Govindaraju Soundararajan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 78-82
    Received: 12 October 2017
    Accepted: 13 November 2017
    Published: 14 December 2017
    Abstract: The study aims to see the level of neuropsychological functions Intelligence, Memory, Attention & Concentration and other mental abilities and Specific Learning Disability (SLD) in adopted children. A clinic based sample of 22 adopted children, Male 13, Female 9. Besides demographic variables, intelligence, memory, other mental abilities and SLD we... Show More
  • Intelligence Quotient of Primary School Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Uyo, Nigeria

    Emmanuel Eyo Ekanem, Mkpouto Udeme Akpan, Paulinus Umoren Essien

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 83-87
    Received: 16 November 2017
    Accepted: 25 November 2017
    Published: 3 January 2018
    Abstract: Although autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have been considered to be associated with intellectual disability, there is no known study on cognitive capacities of primary school aged children with ASD in Nigeria. The objective of this study is to compare the intelligence quotient (IQ) of primary school pupils with autism spectrum disorders with that o... Show More