Anja Podlesek

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OBJECTIVE We explored differences between high and low-impulsive incarcerated individuals in the context of lifetime self-mutilation, suicide ideation and suicide attempt. METHODS A total of 1265 males detained in Italian penitentiary institutions were studied between January 2006 and December 2008. The study raters were specifically trained to(More)
This paper presents our work on recording a multi-modal database containing emotional audio and video recordings. In designing the recording strategies a special attention was payed to gather data involving spontaneous emotions and therefore obtain a more realistic training and testing conditions for experiments. With specially planned scenarios including(More)
A set-up for evaluating psychophysiological parameters during mental stress tests is described. The set-up was composed of a continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitor, skin conductance and skin temperature measurement devices and body heat-flux meter. Twelve healthy volunteers were tested using two different mental stress tests (Stroop colour-word(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide in schizophrenia is a serious problem--ideation rates go up to 40%, and approximately one half of patients attempt suicide at least once. The distinction between attempters and ideators is vital in everyday clinical practice. AIM To explore the association between psychopathology and suicidal behavior in a comparative study of three(More)
AIM To implement and evaluate an educational program for primary care physicians on recognition and treatment of depression and suicide prevention. METHOD The study was conducted in 3 Slovenian neighboring regions (Celje, Ravne na Koroskem, and Podravska) with similar suicide rates and other health indicators. All primary care physicians from Celje(More)
BACKGROUND Different types of marital status are associated with different levels of suicidal risk. AIMS To study marital status change and the effect of its recency in relation to suicidal behavior. METHODS Suicide victims (1614) in Slovenia and matched controls (4617) were compared for incidence and recency of marital status change during the last 5(More)
BACKGROUND Postgraduate medical trainees experience high rates of burnout, but evidence regarding psychiatric trainees is missing. We aim to determine burnout rates among psychiatric trainees, and identify individual, educational and work-related factors associated with severe burnout. METHODS In an online survey psychiatric trainees from 22 countries(More)
Reading is a process in which the observer transforms typographical symbols into recognizable meaning. The legibility of a text refers to the ease with which this process is carried out. To facilitate legibility, the text must be visible and recognizable, but visibility and recognition are influenced by the typographical choice encompassing the typeface,(More)
  • Nada Božina, N Jovanović, +8 authors V Medved
  • Journal of psychiatric research
  • 2012
AIM To examine the role of 5-HTTLPR, rs25531 and 5-HTT VNTR Intron 2 variants in subjects with psychotic disorders manifesting suicide ideation and behaviour. METHODS The study included 519 subsequently hospitalized subjects who were genotyped for 5-HTTLPR, rs25531 and 5-HTT VNTR In2 variants. Clinical assessments included structured psychiatric(More)