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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is mainly related to smoking habit and is characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation is usually both progressive and associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gases. Worldwide and in Greece, COPD constitutes a major(More)
Problems associated with alcohol abuse are recognised by the World Health Organization as a major health issue. Because of the size and severity of the problem, early detection is very important.This requires easy to use and specific tools. One of these is the Alcohol Use Disorders IdentificationTest (AUDIT). AUDIT was translated and back-translated from(More)
It is well known that there is high co morbidity between psychiatric disorders (particularly depression and personality disorders) and alcoholism. Aim of this study is to investigate the co morbidity of alcohol abuse/dependence in outpatients seeking psychiatric help in the Emergency Psychiatric Department (EPD) of two General Hospitals. For a three-month(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep, which leads to the presence of excessive daytime drowsiness. Regarding the psychological comorbidity in patients diagnosed with OSAS, previous studies focused mainly on depressive and secondarily on anxiety symptoms. Due to the lack of(More)
Suicide represents a major public health issue and much research is focusing on the prevention and management of suicidal behavior. The present study aims at the assessment of Warning Signs of Suicide. For this purpose, 100 patients admitted for attempted suicide in Sotiria General Hospital have been included in the study. All patients have been examined(More)
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