Carlotta Aust

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Schizophrenia is increasingly recognized as a neurodevelopmental disease with an additional degenerative component, comprising cognitive decline and loss of cortical gray matter. We hypothesized that a neuroprotective/neurotrophic add-on strategy, recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in addition to stable antipsychotic medication, may be able to improve(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) To perform a 9-year study of abstinence, lapse, and relapse in 180 chronic alcoholic patients, participants of the Outpatient Longterm Intensive Therapy for Alcoholics (OLITA); (2) To investigate the role of supervised alcohol deterrents (AD) in relapse prevention and as an adjunct for maintenance of long-term abstinence. METHOD This(More)
With the increased life expectancy in western industrialized countries, the incidence and prevalence of brain diseases dramatically increased. Stroke and a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic head injury, and schizophrenia all lead to severe disability. However, targeted(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective four-year study examined which components of addiction severity predicted time to relapse among 112 adults with chronic alcoholism who participated in a comprehensive outpatient treatment program. METHODS Recruited from emergency, inpatient, and outpatient facilities, patients were admitted into the program consecutively between(More)
It is far from clear how comorbidity changes during alcoholism treatment. This study investigates: (1) the course of comorbid Axis I disorders in chronic alcoholics over 2 years of controlled abstinence in the outpatient long-term intensive therapy for alcoholics (OLITA) and (2) the effect of comorbid Axis I and II disorders in this group of patients on(More)
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