Antonio Chinchilla

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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)
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)
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)
Aortobifemoral bypass (ABFB) thrombosis is not uncommon, and when the artery of a renal graft is implanted on a bypass the risk of graft loss is high. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman with a previous history of ABFB under antiplatelet therapy and a kidney allograft implanted on the vascular prosthesis, who presented with acute limb ischemia and(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 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)
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)
60 bipolar patients and 30 patients with recurrent major depression, both fulfilling DSM-III criteria, were studied in terms of sociodemographic profile, personal and family antecedents, clinical psychopathology, personality type and triggers of the first episodes. We found a greater frequency in the bipolar group of personality disorders of the hypomanic,(More)
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