A E Cavanna

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi Catatonic signs in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N3BG, UK
    Cogn Behav Neurol 21:34-7. 2008
  2. doi The disaster was my fault!
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
    Neurocase 13:446-51. 2007
  3. doi The behavioral spectrum of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 21:13-23. 2009
  4. doi Brain mechanisms of altered conscious states during epileptic seizures
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham, and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Nat Rev Neurol 5:267-76. 2009
  5. doi Epileptic seizures and spirit possession in Haitian culture: report of four cases and review of the literature
    A E Cavanna
    Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 19:89-91. 2010
  6. pmc Impulse control disorders following deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease: clinical aspects
    Polyvios Demetriades
    University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B152TT, UK
    Parkinsons Dis 2011:658415. 2011
  7. pmc Dyskinesias and treatment with pramipexole in patients with Parkinson's disease
    John C P Piedad
    Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Parkinsons Dis 2012:473769. 2012
  8. ncbi Antiepileptic drugs and Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL and Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Int Rev Neurobiol 112:373-89. 2013
  9. ncbi Psychiatric adverse effects of zonisamide in patients with epilepsy and mental disorder comorbidities
    Andrea E Cavanna
    The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK Electronic address
    Epilepsy Behav 29:281-4. 2013
  10. doi The psychopathological spectrum of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:1008-15. 2013

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi Catatonic signs in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N3BG, UK
    Cogn Behav Neurol 21:34-7. 2008
    ..Originally described in association with schizophrenia, catatonic signs have been reported in a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions...
  2. doi The disaster was my fault!
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
    Neurocase 13:446-51. 2007
    ..Prognostic and treatment implications are also presented, along with a review of the literature on the clinical and psychosocial impact of terrorist attacks and natural disasters on children suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders...
  3. doi The behavioral spectrum of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 21:13-23. 2009
    ..The issue of whether Tourette's syndrome should still be considered as a unitary nosological entity is also addressed...
  4. doi Brain mechanisms of altered conscious states during epileptic seizures
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham, and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Nat Rev Neurol 5:267-76. 2009
    ..This paper reviews novel insights into the brain mechanisms that underlie alterations of consciousness during epileptic seizures and the implications for clinical practice in terms of diagnosis and management...
  5. doi Epileptic seizures and spirit possession in Haitian culture: report of four cases and review of the literature
    A E Cavanna
    Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 19:89-91. 2010
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  6. pmc Impulse control disorders following deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease: clinical aspects
    Polyvios Demetriades
    University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B152TT, UK
    Parkinsons Dis 2011:658415. 2011
    ..Longitudinal, prospective studies with larger number of patients are required in order to fully understand the role of DBS on ICDs in patients with PD...
  7. pmc Dyskinesias and treatment with pramipexole in patients with Parkinson's disease
    John C P Piedad
    Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Parkinsons Dis 2012:473769. 2012
    ..It is suggested that future research should aim at ascertaining whether cotherapy with L-DOPA, PPX dosage, and other patient characteristics are contributory factors for the development of PPX-related dyskinesia in patients with PD...
  8. ncbi Antiepileptic drugs and Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL and Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Int Rev Neurobiol 112:373-89. 2013
    ..These results, however, were not replicated in other studies. Further investigations are therefore needed to assess the real efficacy of antiepileptic drugs in the treatment of tics. ..
  9. ncbi Psychiatric adverse effects of zonisamide in patients with epilepsy and mental disorder comorbidities
    Andrea E Cavanna
    The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK Electronic address
    Epilepsy Behav 29:281-4. 2013
    ..Given the limitations of the present study, including the relatively small sample size, further research is warranted to confirm this finding. ..
  10. doi The psychopathological spectrum of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:1008-15. 2013
    ..Over the last decade, converging lines of research have pointed towards the concept of a 'GTS spectrum', encompassing motor phenomena and behavioural symptoms, with important implications for the clinical management of patients...
  11. doi Disease-specific quality of life in young patients with tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, BSMHFT, and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Neurol 48:111-4. 2013
    ..In addition to focusing on core tic symptoms, the GTS-QOL-C&A showed sensitivity to the impact of behavioral comorbidities on health-related quality of life and can usefully complement existing nonspecific instruments...
  12. doi Tolerability profile of clonidine in the treatment of adults with Tourette syndrome
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, UK
    Clin Neuropharmacol 35:269-72. 2012
    ..Although clonidine is thought to have a low rate of adverse effects (AEs), little is known about its tolerability profile in adult patients with TS...
  13. doi Predictors during childhood of future health-related quality of life in adults with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:605-12. 2012
    ..The diagnosis of GTS is usually established in childhood but little is known about factors that predict the long-term well-being of patients, especially in the presence of co-morbid behavioural problems...
  14. doi Tolerability profile of aripiprazole in patients with Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 26:891-5. 2012
    ..The discontinuation rate of 20.7% suggests that aripiprazole is safe and reasonably well tolerated for use in TS. The prevalence of adverse effects appears to increase with treatment duration...
  15. doi Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 724:375-83. 2012
    ..In conclusion, it appears that TS probably should no longer be considered merely a motor disorder and, most importantly, that TS is no longer a unitary condition, as it was previously thought...
  16. doi The "imprisoned illness:" motor tic disorder in Rainer Maria Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 25:1980-2. 2010
    ..In this article, we report his description of a Parisian character displaying multiple motor tic symptoms, along with a brief commentary...
  17. doi Pathological laughter in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: an unusual phonic tic
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Mov Disord 25:2233-9. 2010
    ..We suggest that the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the expression of PL as a tic could involve a dissociation between frontostriatal and limbic networks...
  18. doi An approach to deep brain stimulation for severe treatment-refractory Tourette syndrome: the UK perspective
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 25:38-44. 2011
    ..The present article illustrates the UK perspective on DBS in TS and proposes consensus-based recommendations for double-blind controlled trials...
  19. doi Dissecting the Gilles de la Tourette spectrum: a factor analytic study on 639 patients
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, Barberry Building, 25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:1320-3. 2011
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  20. doi Consciousness: a neurological perspective
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Behav Neurol 24:107-16. 2011
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  21. doi Corpus callosum abnormalities in Tourette syndrome: an MRI-DTI study of monozygotic twins
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:533-5. 2010
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  22. ncbi Cognitive functioning in Tourette syndrome
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
    Discov Med 8:191-5. 2009
    ..These cognitive difficulties are likely to reflect dysfunction with frontostriatal pathways involving the anterior cingulate circuit...
  23. doi Clinical correlates of pathological gambling symptoms in patients with epilepsy
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    Epilepsia 49:1460-4. 2008
    ..Alterations in the mesolimbic reward system could represent the putative neuropathological substrate for this multifaceted clinical picture...
  24. ncbi Measuring the level and content of consciousness during epileptic seizures: the Ictal Consciousness Inventory
    A E Cavanna
    Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 13:184-8. 2008
    ..The ICI is proposed as a user-friendly and clinically sound instrument for the measurement of ictal alterations of consciousness in patients with epilepsy...
  25. pmc Schizotypal personality traits in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    A E Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Acta Neurol Scand 116:385-91. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of schizotypal traits in GTS and to detail the relationship between schizotypy and comorbid psychopathology...
  26. ncbi Depression in women with epilepsy: clinical and neurobiological aspects
    Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Funct Neurol 24:83-7. 2009
    ..This paper reviews the current knowledge on the neurobiological basis of depression in women with epilepsy. The emerging picture informs therapeutic strategies to improve the clinical management of this common comorbidity...
  27. ncbi The precuneus and consciousness
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
    CNS Spectr 12:545-52. 2007
    ..Specifically, its activity seems to correlate with self-reflection processes, possibly involving mental imagery and episodic/autobiographical memory retrieval...
  28. doi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome-quality of life scale (GTS-QOL): development and validation
    A E Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N3BG, UK
    Neurology 71:1410-6. 2008
    ..However, no patient-reported HR-QOL measures have been developed for this population...
  29. doi What makes a simple partial seizure complex?
    Andrea E Cavanna
    The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 22:651-8. 2011
    ..These data, along with the localization information they provide, should be taken into account in the formulation of new criteria for the classification of seizures with focal onset...
  30. doi Health-related quality of life measures and psychiatric comorbidity in patients with migraine
    M Mula
    Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 16:1017-21. 2009
    ..This study aimed at investigating associations between HRQoL and comorbid mood and anxiety disorders...
  31. doi Quality of life in young people with Tourette syndrome: a controlled study
    C M Eddy
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, The Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Barberry Building, Birmingham, B152FG, UK
    J Neurol 258:291-301. 2011
    ..Although social aspects of QoL may be more vulnerable to TS in general, co-morbid conditions make an important contribution in determining which aspects of QoL are most affected in the individual...
  32. doi Quality of life in young people with treatment-responsive epilepsy: A controlled study
    C M Eddy
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 19:623-6. 2010
    ..This study investigated the effects of epilepsy on QoL in persons with treatment-responsive seizures, beyond factors directly related to the presence of seizures...
  33. doi Air swallowing as a tic
    Rimona S Weil
    Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 65:497-500. 2008
    ..The authors present a patient with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome who developed abdominal distension and bloating due to air swallowing. We suggest that this air swallowing may have been due to a tic...
  34. ncbi The neural correlates of altered consciousness during epileptic seizures
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B15 2FG, United Kingdom
    Discov Med 8:31-6. 2009
    ..The differences in ictal semiology between patients with epilepsy offer unique avenues for understanding the relationship between pathological brain function and altered conscious states...
  35. doi Phenomenology of obsessive compulsive disorder in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy or tourette syndrome
    Marco Mula
    The Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, C so Mazzini, 18, Novara 28100, Italy
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 20:223-6. 2008
    ..Content of obsessive-compulsive themes focuses on sexuality and impulsiveness in Tourette syndrome and existential thoughts in temporal lobe epilepsy...
  36. doi 'It's a curse!': coprolalia in Tourette syndrome
    C M Eddy
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, The Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Neurol 20:1467-70. 2013
    ..This study investigated which clinical factors may predispose some patients with TS to experience coprolalia and the impact of this symptom on quality of life...
  37. ncbi Consciousness, epilepsy, and emotional qualia
    Francesco Monaco
    Department of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 7:150-60. 2005
    ..Epilepsy is confirmed to represent a privileged window over basic neurobiological mechanisms of consciousness...
  38. doi Altered Attribution of Intention in Tourette's Syndrome
    Clare M Eddy
    The Barberry, 25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2FG, United Kingdom
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:348-51. 2010
    ..Here the authors report evidence for theory of minddifficulties: patients exhibit deficits in recognizing faux pas and understanding intentionality...
  39. doi Neuropsychological aspects of Tourette syndrome: a review
    Clare M Eddy
    Department of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Psychosom Res 67:503-13. 2009
    ..These impairments may reflect dysfunction of the anterior cingulate network within the frontostriatal pathway...
  40. ncbi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a principal component factor analytic study of a large pedigree
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
    Psychiatr Genet 17:143-52. 2007
    ..Factor analytic studies suggest that there are more than one Gilles de la Tourette syndrome phenotype and it is not a unitary condition...
  41. ncbi The precuneus: a review of its functional anatomy and behavioural correlates
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N3BG, UK
    Brain 129:564-83. 2006
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  42. doi Hassler and Dieckmann's seminal paper on stereotactic thalamotomy for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: translation and critical reappraisal
    Hugh Rickards
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 23:1966-72. 2008
    ..We present a translation of this paper and discussion in English...