C Radouco-Thomas

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Some basic concepts and trends which appear to be essential in the search for biological markers in mental disorders are discussed. Comments related to major psychosis and alcoholism are presented under three headings: (i) heterogeneity of disorders (ii) multifactoriality of disorders and (iii) mental disorders as genetically influenced disorders. Tentative(More)
The presence of psychopathological syndromes in alcoholic in-patients was assessed using the NIMH-Diagnosis. The most stricking finding of this study was the high percentage of additional psychopathological syndromes associated to alcoholism. Based on this finding, a tentative classification of alcoholism is proposed. The urgent need for a comprehensive(More)
The extensive literature on dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT) testifies to the enormous progress achieved in the clinical and biochemical delineation of this disease. Newly developed laboratory and imaging techniques are also being applied to the diagnosis of DAT. Nevertheless, unequivoval diagnosis still relies primarily on morphological data from biopsy or(More)
The effects of T-2 toxin on protein synthesis were tested in two reticulocyte lysate in vitro systems pretreated with micrococcal nuclease. One of the test systems contained purified globin mRNA and was initiation dependent. The other contained rat brain polysomes and incorporated amino acids by an elongation dependent process. T-2 toxin inhibited the(More)
1. This review intends to present some theoretical and practical considerations which appear essential for the development of rational research strategies in the field of primary and secondary prevention of mental disorders and alcoholism. 2. The various advances and trends regarding the nosology and diagnosis of these disorders are discussed. Integrative(More)