Mark A Walterfang

Summary

Affiliation: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cortical release signs in psychiatry
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:317-27. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Corpus callosum shape alterations in individuals prior to the onset of psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, North Western Mental Health Program, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 103:1-10. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Subcortical volumetric reductions in adult Niemann-Pick disease type C: a cross-sectional study
    M Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 34:1334-40. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Post-ictal psychosis in adolescent Niemann-Pick disease type C
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 33:S63-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The neuropsychiatry of inborn errors of metabolism
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 36:687-702. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Peduncular hallucinosis secondary to central pontine myelinolysis
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:618-21. 2012
  7. pmc Dysphagia as a risk factor for mortality in Niemann-Pick disease type C: systematic literature review and evidence from studies with miglustat
    Mark Walterfang
    Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 7:76. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Cerebellar volume correlates with saccadic gain and ataxia in adult Niemann-Pick type C
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Genet Metab 108:85-9. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Understanding aberrant white matter development in schizophrenia: an avenue for therapy?
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 11:971-87. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Corpus callosum size and shape in first-episode affective and schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 173:77-82. 2009

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Cortical release signs in psychiatry
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:317-27. 2005
    ..To review the role of cortical release signs (CRS) in neuropsychiatry...
  2. doi request reprint Corpus callosum shape alterations in individuals prior to the onset of psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, North Western Mental Health Program, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 103:1-10. 2008
    ..These changes may reflect primary pathology of orbitofrontal and medial frontal cortex, or deficits in anterior interhemispheric myelination...
  3. doi request reprint Subcortical volumetric reductions in adult Niemann-Pick disease type C: a cross-sectional study
    M Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 34:1334-40. 2013
    ..We sought to examine a range of deep gray matter structures in adults with NPC and relate these to clinical variables...
  4. doi request reprint Post-ictal psychosis in adolescent Niemann-Pick disease type C
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 33:S63-5. 2010
    ..Whilst post-ictal psychosis is rarely reported prior to the age of 16, NPC in adolescents and adults is particularly psychotogenic and may increase the risk for post-ictal psychosis in the pediatric population. ..
  5. doi request reprint The neuropsychiatry of inborn errors of metabolism
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 36:687-702. 2013
    ..Treatment considerations are discussed, including treatment resistance, the increased propensity for side-effects and the possibility of some treatments worsening the underlying disorder. ..
  6. doi request reprint Peduncular hallucinosis secondary to central pontine myelinolysis
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:618-21. 2012
    ..After alcohol cessation and neuroimaging resolution, the patient's hallucinatory phenomena abated...
  7. pmc Dysphagia as a risk factor for mortality in Niemann-Pick disease type C: systematic literature review and evidence from studies with miglustat
    Mark Walterfang
    Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 7:76. 2012
    ..We then examine the potential links between dysphagia, aspiration, pneumonia and mortality with a view to assessing the possible effect of miglustat on patient lifespan...
  8. doi request reprint Cerebellar volume correlates with saccadic gain and ataxia in adult Niemann-Pick type C
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Genet Metab 108:85-9. 2013
    ..We sought to determine the relationship between white and grey matter cerebellar changes and clinical variables in NPC...
  9. doi request reprint Understanding aberrant white matter development in schizophrenia: an avenue for therapy?
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 11:971-87. 2011
    ..Finally, the role of potential novel therapies is discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Corpus callosum size and shape in first-episode affective and schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 173:77-82. 2009
    ..This suggests that schizoaffective disorder may represent two interacting illness processes or be mid-way along a continuum of these two broad categories of illness at first psychosis...
  11. doi request reprint Corpus callosum size and shape in individuals with current and past depression
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Level 2, John Cade Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital 3050 Australia
    J Affect Disord 115:411-20. 2009
    ..The corpus callosum enables the efficient linking of the two cerebral hemispheres. Reductions in the size of the anterior callosum have been described in geriatric depression, although findings in young adults have been much more equivocal...
  12. doi request reprint White matter volume changes in people who develop psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Level 2, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 3050 Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 193:210-5. 2008
    ..Grey matter changes have been described in individuals who are pre- and peri-psychotic, but it is unclear if these changes are accompanied by changes in white matter structures...
  13. doi request reprint White and gray matter alterations in adults with Niemann-Pick disease type C: a cross-sectional study
    M Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and North Western Mental Health Program, Sunshine Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurology 75:49-56. 2010
    ..Our aim was to investigate a well-characterized sample of adults with confirmed NPC for gray and white matter abnormalities...
  14. doi request reprint Corpus callosum size and shape in established bipolar affective disorder
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:838-45. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was therefore to examine callosal size and shape in a well-defined group of bipolar affective disorder patients and controls...
  15. doi request reprint Corpus callosum morphology and relationship to orbitofrontal and lateral ventricular volume in teenagers with first-presentation borderline personality disorder
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 183:30-7. 2010
    ..We predicted that a first-presentation BPD cohort who demonstrated orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reductions would show regional reductions in the anterior corpus callosum...
  16. doi request reprint The neuropsychiatry of neuroacanthocytosis syndromes
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:1275-83. 2011
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  17. pmc Shape alterations in the striatum in chorea-acanthocytosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital 3050, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 192:29-36. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that striatal neuron loss may occur early in the disease process, and follows a dorsal-ventral gradient that may correlate with early neuropsychiatric and cognitive presentations of the disease...
  18. doi request reprint Utility and validity of a brief cognitive assessment tool in patients with epileptic and nonepileptic seizures
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Epilepsy Behav 21:177-83. 2011
    ..We aimed to ascertain the reliability and validity of a multidimensional cognitive screening instrument, the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool (NUCOG), in a mixed epilepsy population...
  19. doi request reprint Size and shape of the corpus callosum in adult Niemann-Pick type C reflects state and trait illness variables
    M Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32:1340-6. 2011
    ..This study sought to examine the structure of the callosum in a group of adult patients with NPC and compared callosal structure with a group of matched controls, and to relate callosal structure with state and trait illness variables...
  20. doi request reprint Corpus callosum size and shape alterations in individuals with bipolar disorder and their first-degree relatives
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:1050-7. 2009
    ..Global and regional thinning of the callosum is seen in BD but not in their first-degree relatives. This suggests that CC abnormalities are linked to disease expression in BD and may not represent a marker of familial predisposition...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is schizophrenia associated with narcolepsy?
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:113-8. 2005
    ..To determine the nature of the relationship between schizophrenia-like psychosis and narcolepsy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Diseases of white matter and schizophrenia-like psychosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Level 2, John Cade Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:746-56. 2005
    ..To analyse the available data regarding the presentation of psychosis in diseases of central nervous system (CNS) white matter...
  23. ncbi request reprint Neuropathological, neurogenetic and neuroimaging evidence for white matter pathology in schizophrenia
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 30:918-48. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint The neuropsychiatry of Niemann-Pick type C disease in adulthood
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Level 2, John Cade Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne 3050, Australia
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 18:158-70. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint The NUCOG: validity and reliability of a brief cognitive screening tool in neuropsychiatric patients
    Mark Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:995-1002. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint The neuropsychiatry of adrenomyeloneuropathy
    Mark A Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    CNS Spectr 12:696-701. 2007
    ..Given that cerebral involvement occurs in up to half of AMN sufferers, we hypothesized that rates of mental illness may match those with adult ALD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Adolescent obsessive compulsive disorder heralding chorea-acanthocytosis
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Mov Disord 23:422-5. 2008
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  28. ncbi request reprint Images in neuroscience: psychosis and vertical supranuclear opthalmoplegia
    M Walterfang
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Level 2, John Cade Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 15:291, 370-1. 2008
  29. doi request reprint Morphology of the corpus callosum at different stages of schizophrenia: cross-sectional study in first-episode and chronic illness
    Mark Walterfang
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne North Western Mental Health Program, Sunshine Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne corrected
    Br J Psychiatry 192:429-34. 2008
    ..The shape of the corpus callosum may differ in schizophrenia, although no study has compared first-episode with established illness...
  30. doi request reprint Superior temporal gyrus volume in antipsychotic-naive people at risk of psychosis
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, c o National Neuroscience Facility, 161 Barry Street, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 196:206-11. 2010
    ..Morphological abnormalities of the superior temporal gyrus have been consistently reported in schizophrenia, but the timing of their occurrence remains unclear...
  31. ncbi request reprint The development and validation of a carer questionnaire to assess cognitive function in neuropsychiatric patients
    Sharan Randhawa
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 63:93-8. 2007
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  32. doi request reprint Volumetric MRI study of the insular cortex in individuals with current and past major depression
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Affect Disord 121:231-8. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, it remains largely unknown whether MDD patients exhibit morphologic changes of the insular cortex, and whether such changes reflect state or trait markers of the disorder...
  33. ncbi request reprint "Lesionnaire's syndrome"
    Dennis Velakoulis
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3050, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:679. 2005
  34. doi request reprint Gray matter reduction of the superior temporal gyrus in patients with established bipolar I disorder
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Victoria, Australia
    J Affect Disord 123:276-82. 2010
    ..Functional abnormalities of the superior temporal gyrus (STG) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of this region have yielded inconsistent findings...
  35. doi request reprint Abnormal hippocampal distribution of TDP-43 in patients with-late onset psychosis
    Dennis Velakoulis
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:739-45. 2009
    ..A secondary objective was to identify clinicopathological relationships of any such abnormalities...
  36. doi request reprint Grey and white matter abnormalities are associated with impaired spatial working memory ability in first-episode schizophrenia
    Luca Cocchi
    Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 115:163-72. 2009
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  37. doi request reprint Abnormal white matter microstructure in schizophrenia: a voxelwise analysis of axial and radial diffusivity
    Marc L Seal
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Schizophr Res 101:106-10. 2008
    ..This finding suggests that the loss of white matter integrity in schizophrenia is the result of demyelination and/or changes to the axonal cytoskeleton rather than gross axonal damage...
  38. doi request reprint Pituitary volume in patients with bipolar disorder and their first-degree relatives
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Victoria, Australia
    J Affect Disord 124:256-61. 2010
    ..In addition, the contribution of genetic factors to the pituitary changes in BD remains largely unknown...
  39. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Behavioural Assessment Tool for Cognition and Higher Function (BATCH) in neuropsychiatric patients
    Kathryn Miller
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Level 2, John Cade Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:697-704. 2007
    ..Its capacity to provide a measure of cognitive function through observational means was assessed in a neuropsychiatric unit...
  40. doi request reprint Midline brain abnormalities in established bipolar affective disorder
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Victoria, Australia
    J Affect Disord 122:301-5. 2010
    ..Morphologic changes of cortico-limbic regions have been reported in bipolar disorder, but it remains unclear whether midline brain abnormalities relevant to cortico-limbic connectivity are also present...
  41. doi request reprint Insular cortex volume in established bipolar affective disorder: a preliminary MRI study
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, 161 Barry Street, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 182:187-90. 2010
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  42. doi request reprint Toluene misuse and long-term harms: a systematic review of the neuropsychological and neuroimaging literature
    Murat Yucel
    ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:910-26. 2008
    ..We also propose a set of recommendations to guide future research in this area...
  43. doi request reprint Midline brain structures in teenagers with first-presentation borderline personality disorder
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:842-6. 2009
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that ongoing neuroimaging studies should further evaluate a potential involvement of midline brain structures in the pathogenesis of BPD...
  44. doi request reprint An MRI study of the superior temporal subregions in patients with current and past major depression
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Victoria, Australia
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:98-103. 2010
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  45. ncbi request reprint Recovery of cognitive function in neuropsychiatric Langerhan's cell histiocytosis
    Philip Ryan
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 60:629-32. 2006
    ..This differential recovery of motor and cognitive functioning may relate to the interaction between LCH and childhood and adolescent neurodevelopmental processes...
  46. doi request reprint The positive effect of integrated care on depressive symptoms in stroke survivors
    Jacques Joubert
    Department of Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:199-205. 2008
    ..Depressive symptoms occur in approximately one-third of stroke patients. We sought to evaluate whether an integrated model of stroke care and secondary prevention reduced depressive symptomatology in stroke survivors...
  47. doi request reprint Pseudoneurotic schizophrenia revisited
    Karen O'Connor
    ORYGEN Youth Health, Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:873-6. 2009
    ..It described a subgroup of patients who presented with prominent anxiety symptoms, which masked a latent psychotic disorder. Pseudoneurotic schizophrenia as a diagnostic entity has fallen out of clinical use...
  48. doi request reprint Increased pituitary volume in patients with established bipolar affective disorder
    Tsutomu Takahashi
    Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Victoria, Australia
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:1245-9. 2009
    ..psychotic and nonpsychotic). Pituitary volume was larger in females than in males for both groups. These results support previous neuroendocrine findings that implicate HPA axis dysfunction in the core pathophysiological process of BD...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcal dementia in a patient with sarcoidosis
    Siddhartha Deb
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:86-7. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint A tale of two cities: a neuroimaging investigation of Melbourne-Sydney rivalry comparing cortical thickness in healthy adults
    Dennis Velakoulis
    Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:67-71. 2007
    ..We sought to identify neurobiological correlates of Melbourne-Sydney rivalry through neuroimaging measures of a key brain region involved in cognitive and emotional regulation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Hashimoto's encephalopathy : epidemiology, pathogenesis and management
    Ramon Mocellin
    Neuropsychiatry Unit, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    CNS Drugs 21:799-811. 2007
    ..Some authors have suggested abandoning any link to Hashimoto and renaming the condition 'steroid responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis' to better reflect current, if limited, understanding of this condition...