The personality traits "novelty seeking", "harm avoidance", and "reward dependence" were rated using Cloninger's Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire in 20 male inpatients, suffering from moderate to severe alcohol dependence (ICD-10, DSM-III-R). The same individuals' dopamine receptor sensitivity was determined by stimulating a neuroendocrine response… (More)
Sensation seeking scale (SSS) scores were determined in 15 alcohol dependent men with a positive family history for alcoholism (FHP), in 15 alcohol dependent men with a negative family history for alcoholism (FHN) and in 15 well-matched healthy male controls (CONTR). Both FHPs and FHNs suffered from longlasting alcohol dependence meeting ICD-10 and… (More)
Fifteen alcohol dependent men with an alcohol dependent first degree relative (i.e. family history positive or FHP), 15 well matched alcohol dependent men without a family history for alcohol dependence (i.e. family history negative or FHN), and 15 healthy controls (CONTR) participated in this study. The three groups were compared according to their… (More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD In our paper we report about drug mortality in Bavaria in the years 1990 up to 2002, using statistical trend tests (Spearman rho, Kendall tau). RESULTS We observed an increase of deaths by illegal drugs in Bavaria as whole, on the other hand also decreases in different parts of the country.
A case study on the clinical picture of frontotemporal dementia and the differential diagnostic problems will be described.
A case study based on the clinical picture and the short term course we describe diagnostic problems in a case of Morbus Pick.
The authors give an actual survey about suicides and suicide rates in Germany, Bavaria and Upper Frankonia. Their special interest are significant trends in the last years. These trends will be shown and shortly described.
Abstract. Mortality has often been regarded as a measure for overall outcome and both treatment and drug policy effectiveness. The number of deaths by illegal drugs from the years 1990 - 2000 in Bavaria were analysed using statistical trend tests (Spearman rho and Kendall tau). In Bavaria in general (p = 0.014) as well as in 5 out of seven counties a… (More)