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BACKGROUND Biological treatments are considered as additional options for the treatment of resistant unipolar depression. Controversial data exist about the efficacy and tolerability of three of the most used somatic treatments: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (deepTMS).(More)
OBJECTIVE Clozapine is the most powerful new‐generation antipsychotic. Although this drug leads to great therapeutic benefits, two types of undesirable conditions frequently occur with its use: side effects and resistance to treatment. Therapeutic drug monitoring of clozapine would be very useful to avoid both these situations. The necessity of monitoring(More)
INTRODUCTION It has recently been highlighted that patients affected by schizophrenia (SCZ) and those affected by bipolar disorder (BD) undergo gradual chronic worsening of cognitive and social functioning. The objective of the current study was to evaluate and compare (using the Facial Action Coding System [FACS]) the way by which patients with the two(More)
BACKGROUND Research shows that impairment in the expression and recognition of emotion exists in multiple psychiatric disorders. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the way that patients with schizophrenia and those with obsessive-compulsive disorder experience and display emotions in relation to specific emotional stimuli using the Facial(More)
Conversion disorder is characterized by several neurological and internistical symptoms that cannot be explained by an organic cause, exacerbating after stress events. The course of this disorder is typically short: it usually lasts about two weeks, and only 20-25% of patients relapse in the following year. This paper aims to show the clinical history of a(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive patients show a state dependent platelet activation that may heighten their cardiovascular risk, specially when comorbid with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). We still have little information however on the possibility that residual symptoms that often persist after recovery from a major depressive episode may contribute to drive forward(More)
Kinetic and clinical evaluation of cefotiam, a new cephalosporin, is reported. It was found that the drug is rapidly distributed to the tissues. Equilibrium between tissues and plasma is reached in about an hour. Some 90-91% of the dose administered is excreted in the urine, and accumulation does not occur. A clinical cure was obtained in 27 of a series of(More)
An investigation conducted on healthy volunteers showed that cefoxitin quickly reaches high plasma concentrations, and is almost completely excreted via the urine within 6 hours. In a series of 21 cases treated with 2 g i.v. in 100 ml of a 5% glucose solution two or three times a day, a clinical cure was achieved in 20, and marked improvement in the(More)