Adriana Cardoso de Oliveira e Silva

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OBJECTIVES To review and describe studies of the non-psychotomimetic constituent of Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD), as an anxiolytic drug and discuss its possible mechanisms of action. METHOD The articles selected for the review were identified through searches in English, Portuguese, and Spanish in the electronic databases ISI Web of Knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus, classified into types 1 and 2, is a chronic disease that shows high comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. Insulin-dependent patients show a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders than do patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS This research involved the participation of 200 subjects divided into 2 groups: 100 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a review of the literature on the possible neuropsychological deficits present in patients with panic disorder. METHODS We performed a systematic review and search of the PubMed, ISI and PsycInfo scientific databases, with no time limits, using the following key words: cognitive, function, panic, and disorder. Of the 971 articles(More)
Suicide risk (SR) has been associated to several factors; one of them is the presence of psychiatric disorders. This study has the objective of investigating the relationship between the risk factors for suicidal behavior in patient bearers of chronic renal illness who are undertaking hemodialysis treatment. Sixty-nine undertook a short, structured(More)
Dear Editor, The use of antipsychotics in patients with anxiety in recent years has increased, with a recent study showing that over a 12-year period, antipsychotic prescriptions in visits for anxiety disorders increased from 10.6 to 21.3 %, with the biggest increase among panic disorder (PD) patients (from 8 to 21.3 %) (Comer et al. 2011). Reasons for this(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic, degenerative, and progressive central nervous system disease. It is characterized by motor abnormalities and cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. Objective. To describe the precise degree of clinical severity of patients with HD through a new neurocognitive assessment. Methods. Unprecedented battery of computerized(More)
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