Alfonso Chinchilla

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A study was made of a series of 139 outpatients referred by the medical and surgical services of a general hospital for evaluation by the psychiatry unit. In accordance with established criteria, this population was divided into somatizers (56) and non-somatizers (75), and the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of both groups were comparatively(More)
The appearance of psychiatric disorders among plastic surgery patients is well-known, and its frequency is higher than in other surgical branches. There is evidence that these patients may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a mental disorder characterized by excessive concern about some imaginary or slight physical defect, causing significant(More)
30 patients admitted to our psychiatric service with the initial diagnosis of psychogenic psychosis, dissociative psychosis or hysterical pseudo-psychosis are studied anamnestically and in their catamnesis (average follow up 5.1 years). The objective of the study was to see if these disorders are independent nosologic entities or are masking other ones,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of five different doses of risperidone with a fixed dose of haloperidol in patients with chronic schizophrenia. METHOD After a 1-week single-blind, placebo washout phase, 99 chronic schizophrenic patients were randomly assigned to double-blind treatment with 1, 4, 8, 12 or 16 mg(More)
We studied 50 patients (40 females, 10 males) diagnosed of dysthymia according to 1CD-10 criteria (F34.1), retrospectively and prospectively. All were treated with Sertraline, with an initial dose of Sertraline 50-100 mg/day, allowing increases to a maximum of 200 mg/day during the follow up. The clinical and therapeutical evolution was measured by HDRS(More)
We present three patients with eating disorders and primary polydipsia with different severity and clinical relevance. This association is underestimated in common clinical practice, either due to hidden symptoms or lie over the real hydric intake, or due to lack of nosology location as a differentiated entity in nowadays nosologies, or by ignorance of the(More)
A group of 89 patients admitted to the Psychiatric Unit of a General Hospital, with diagnosis of depression according to ICD-9 criteria and randomly chosen were studied. 26 of them (29.2%) were resistant depressions and 63 (7.82%) responded to treatment. Both groups were composed retrospectively in order to analyse resistance or lack of response to a first(More)
We pretend with our study to compare the DSM-III diagnostic criteria with ICD-9 diagnostic criteria for psychotic episodes and to look for the diagnostic stability for both classifications. We studied 79 first psychotic episodes following ICD-9 and retrospectively we applied the DSM-III diagnostic criteria to the same patients. The mean follow up time was(More)