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)
Conical intersections play a crucial role in the chemistry of most polyatomic molecules, ranging from the simplest bimolecular reactions to the photostability of DNA. The real-time study of the associated electronic dynamics poses a major challenge to the latest techniques of ultrafast measurement. We show that high-harmonic spectroscopy reveals… (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)
From a 40 fs - 70 mJ terawatt Ti:sapphire laser, compression of pulses down to 11.4 fs (FWHM) with a total output energy of 13.7 mJ is achieved through rapid ionization of helium.
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)