Dov Aizenberg

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Sexual function following 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or 'Ecstasy') consumption was subjectively evaluated in 35 healthy recreational users (20 men and 15 women, aged 21-48 years) with regard to four major domains of sexual activity: desire, erection (lubrication in women), orgasm and satisfaction. Desire and satisfaction were moderately to(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesised that a combined regimen of clozapine, a relatively weak D2-dopaminergic antagonist, and sulpiride, a selective D2 blocker, would demonstrate a greater antipsychotic efficacy by enhancing the D2 blockade of clozapine. METHOD Twenty-eight people with schizophrenia, previously unresponsive to typical antipsychotics and only(More)
This study compared cardiac autonomic modulation in physically healthy patients with major depressive disorder to that in mentally healthy heart transplant recipients and physically and mentally healthy comparison subjects by using a nonlinear measure and a conventional measure of heart rate variability. No significant differences in cardiac autonomic(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroleptic treatment in schizophrenic patients is associated with sexual dysfunction. However, it is not clear to what extent the psychiatric disorder and/or the pharmacologic treatment are responsible for the sexual impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sexual function of untreated and treated male schizophrenic patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Falls are an everyday risk for the elderly and their etiology is multifactorial. Because there are little data focusing on falls among elderly psychiatric inpatients, we aimed to retrospectively assess the characteristics of inpatients that had sustained a fall during hospitalization. METHODS Over 4 years, all adverse-event reports of falls were(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of cancer in patients with schizophrenia has been conversely reported to be higher, lower, or similar to that in the general population. The effects of lifestyle factors such as excess smoking, exposure to neuroleptic medications, and genetic factors that may influence the incidence of cancer in this group are not clear. The current(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is one of the disorders in which suicide attempts and death by suicide are pronounced. However, there is paucity of data regarding suicide attempts by schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to characterize a large sample of schizophrenia patients in tertiary care who had attempted suicide. METHOD Over a 15-year(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide is frequent amongst the elderly. Schizophrenia is one of the disorders in which suicide attempts and death by suicide are pronounced. However, there is paucity of data regarding suicide attempts by elderly schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to characterize elderly schizophrenia patients who had attempted suicide(More)
BACKGROUND Social phobia is a type of performance and interpersonal anxiety disorder and as such may be associated with sexual dysfunction and avoidance. The aim of the present study was to evaluate sexual function and behavior in patients with social phobia compared with mentally healthy subjects. METHOD Eighty subjects participated in the study: 40(More)
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic treatment is frequently associated with sexual dysfunction. The objective of the present study was to evaluate and compare sexual function and behavior in male schizophrenic patients who regularly take either classical neuroleptic drugs or the prototypical atypical antipsychotic agent, clozapine. METHOD Participants included 60(More)