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And Ahumada, A. , Jr. (1982) Changes on computed cranial tomography with aging: intracranial fluid volume. Am. J . , 3: 1-11. Discussion the opportunity to treat a patient of 65 years old suffering from gait ataxia and dementia who was misdiagnosed first as ‘probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob’. His MCV was 120, the B,, level was low. After being given B,, injections he improved mentally and physically. The psychodiagrams revealed better performance and he became a fair and independent salesman. So, I wouldn’t underestimate the existence of the syndrome.
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The inferior performance on performal subtests of the WAIS might be due to a general slowness in the subjects studied, as these tests tend to be timed, whereas the verbal subtests are not (Botwinnick, 1977; Miller, 1981). However, slowing becomes a less attractive explanation as scores on other intelligence tests (such as the Mill Hill Vocabulary Scale and Progressive Matrices) are also decreased though these tests are not timed (Miller, 1981). According to another explanation, the VIQ/PIQ discrepancy reflects the fact that the performance on visuo-constructive tasks determines the PIQ, indicating that a selective loss of visuo-constructive (or visuo-integrative) ability might underlie the intellectual deterioration.