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BACKGROUND The processing of emotional stimuli is thought to be negatively biased in major depression. This study investigates this issue using musical, vocal and facial affective stimuli. METHODS 23 depressed in-patients and 23 matched healthy controls were recruited. Affective information processing was assessed through musical, vocal and facial emotion(More)
INTRODUCTION Alcoholism is associated with a deficit in the processing of emotional facial expressions (EFE) and with a delayed P3b component, partially mediated by earlier perceptive deficits (P100, N170). Since alcohol dependence often occurs with depression, we aim at investigating whether classical event-related potentials (ERP) alterations observed in(More)
Carbon monoxide intoxication (COI) can result in severe neuropsychiatric lesions that are however granted little attention in literature. Following the description of affective and neurological symptoms in a 37-year-old female patient five years following COI, we will review, across the literature (Medline 1974--2006), the long-term neuropsychiatric(More)
Trazodone, a second generation antidepressant, is helpful in the treatment of lasting alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep disturbances and craving. We report a case suggesting that trazodone is also efficient for the treatment of the acute phase of alcohol withdrawal treatment. A 30-year-old male patient with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of 12-week treatment with aripiprazole in a broad range of patients suffering from schizophrenia by using a variety of physicians, caregivers and patients scales. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 361 in- or outpatients who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the evolution of the clinical profile of post-stroke depression over a period of one year and to determine factors associated with changes in post-stroke depression. METHODS Prospective cohort study with a follow-up of 1year including 30 consecutive eligible patients. The severity of depression was assessed with the patient health(More)
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