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We report three cases of Tourette syndrome, that were antipsychotic-naive or non-respondent to other drugs. They were treated with low doses of olanzapine (2.5 mg to 10 mg daily). They reached an important reduction in tic symptoms and social adaptation. The only side effects were mild sedation and weight gain.
INTRODUCTION Clinical characteristics and comorbid disorders of Tourette syndrome (TS) are reviewed along with a presentation of our experience with 17 cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS We carried out a retrospective study of pediatric patients with TS admitted from 1998 to 2004 in Fundación Hospital Alcorcón. RESULTS Seventeen patients were obtained, 16 of… (More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to evaluate cooperation problems in antisocial disorder with the prisoner's dilemma game, which, in mathematical game theory, is the paradigm of the <<non-zero>> games (mutual benefit from cooperation). METHODS We have designed a computer version of the prisoner's dilemma (CDT-BD) that confronts the patient to a… (More)
INTRODUCTION The objective is to evaluate the presence of Machiavellian intelligence with the MACH-IV Scale in antisocial patients versus community controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS Categorical diagnosis and dimensional evaluation program according to IPDE were obtained from 26 controls from the community and 40 patients from a methadone program. Both groups… (More)
Despite its high frequency and its severe financial, social and personal complications, compulsive buying is rarely described in the psychiatric literature. We reviewed all the published papers on this syndrome to describe its clinical features, epidemiology and response to drug or psychological treatment. Psychiatric comorbidity is also reviewed and… (More)
INTRODUCTION Field studies support the idea of gabapentin being helpful in the maintenance, and in the treatment of some symptoms in bipolar patients. Our study evaluates relapse rates previous and after gabapentin administration in severe bipolar patients. METHODOLOGY Gapabentine was administered to all consecutive bipolar patients from a relapse… (More)