Armando Muñiz

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of ziprasidone versus clozapine in patients with psychotic symptoms in Parkinson disease. METHODS A 4-week, randomized, single-blind, open-label, parallel comparison of ziprasidone and clozapine was completed. Sixteen patients with Parkinson disease were included. Psychosis was assessed using the Brief(More)
INTRODUCTION Mental dysfunction and especially gait disorders, such as freezing and postural instability in "on phase," are partially unresponsive to dopaminergic therapy late in the course of Parkinson disease (PD). Some of them have been related to decreased sensitivity of postsynaptic dopaminergic receptors, and it is known that electroconvulsive therapy(More)
INTRODUCTION There is substantial evidence regarding the impact of negative life events during childhood on the aetiology of psychiatric disorders. We examined the association between negative early life events and social anxiety in a sample of 571 Spanish University students. METHODS In a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2007, we collected data(More)
BACKGROUND Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WS) are two conditions which seem to be at opposite ends in the continuum of social fear but show compromised abilities in some overlapping areas, including some social interactions, gaze contact and processing of facial emotional cues. The increase in the number of neuroimaging studies(More)
BACKGROUND Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) are 2 conditions with major differences in terms of genetics, development and cognitive profiles. Both conditions are associated with compromised abilities in overlapping areas, including social approach, processing of social emotional cues and gaze behaviour, and to some extent(More)
PURPOSE To study qualitatively different subgroups of social anxiety disorder (SAD) based on harm avoidance (HA) and novelty seeking (NS) dimensions. METHOD One hundred and forty-two university students with SAD (SCID-DSM-IV) were included in the study. The temperament dimensions HA and NS from the Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory were(More)
A complex conglomerate of symptoms, signs, and abnormalities are present with POEMS syndrome, making the diagnosis, management and follow-up a challenge. Recognizing the disease early on may be difficult. Many patients are initially misdiagnosed as having others disorders, for example: multiple myeloma. There is no standard treatment for patients diagnosed(More)
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