Ana Portnova

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A critical claim in software requirements regards the assertion that the team performances improve when media with higher richness levels are used. To investigate this claim, we have conducted a controlled experiment to compare traditional face-to-face communication, the richest medium, and a leaner medium, namely an advanced chat implementing a distributed(More)
Results obtained from clinical and psychopathological studies of 161 patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) aged 3–18 years with symptom durations from one month to four years are presented. Four major clinical variants of the type of PTSD were identified in children and adolescents: insomniac( 34.8%), phobic (23.6%), psychopathic-like (21.7%),(More)
The origination of the diagnosis “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) is discussed in relation to its historical and diagnostic aspects. The different criteria for PTSD are analyzed in accordance with the ICD-10 and DSM (from DSM-III to DSM-IV-TR) systems. Attention is drawn to the diagnostic concept “acute stress disorder” (ASD) and its place in the(More)
  • Ana Portnova
  • Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S…
  • 2006
The disturbance of interpersonal communication and stages of social conflict in people of Sydybyl (Yakutia) and Beslan (North Ossetia) after disaster with children death are considered. The basic psychological need of persons who lost their relatives during the disaster is a search for those guilty of the tragedy. As a consequence, a community splits into(More)
  • Ana Portnova
  • Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S…
  • 2005
Stress reactions were studied in 92 children and adolescents held as hostages by the terrorists in Beslan (September, 2004). A special feature of mental trauma in this group of hostages is its extraordinary severity and duration, marked physical exhaustion and dehydration, a high proportion of small children, high frequency of burns, wounds and traumas. All(More)
This review covers the literature of the last 25 years on the impact of childhood maltreatment on the mental health throughout the individual's life. Child abuse increases the risk of many mental disorders including depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior, anxiety-related disorders, psychoses as well as alcohol and other drug abuse. The impact(More)
Clinical and pathopsychological analysis of 16 men, aged 15-53 years, was carried out. In premorbid stage, hysterical, hystero-epileptoid, schizoid, emotional-unstable features were found in 12 patients and personality accentuation--in 4 patients. There were the absence of marked cognitive disturbances and safety operational functions of intellect, i.e.(More)
Childhood maltreatment contributes to poor mental and physical health and besides, in some cases, not only in early age but also throughout the life of the individual. Adverse effects of childhood trauma, along with depression, anxiety and other mental disorders, include predisposition to substance abuse. A reduction of child abuse may decrease the(More)