Fotios Papadopoulos

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BACKGROUND Anorexia nervosa is a mental disorder with high mortality. AIMS To estimate standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) and to investigate potential prognostic factors. METHOD Six thousand and nine women who had in-patient treatment for anorexia nervosa were followed-up retrospectively using Swedish registers. RESULTS The overall SMR for anorexia(More)
Although postpartum depression (PPD) is a common condition, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated, with devastating consequences for the woman's ability to perform daily activities, to bond with her infant and to relate to the infant's father. Leptin, a protein synthesised in the adipose tissue and involved in regulation of food intake and energy(More)
n engl j med 367;3 july 19, 2012 276 territory of the middle cerebral artery. If the in­ herently noisy images of cerebral blood flow overstated the true volume of the infarct, it would help explain the bias. To help clarify mat­ ters, key imaging data should be made available. It would be prudent to proceed by evaluating this drug in more common,(More)
Several reports indicate that suicide follows a seasonal pattern with a dominant peak during the month of maximum daylight. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that sunshine exposure may trigger suicidal behavior. We found a remarkably consistent pattern of seasonality with peak incidence around June in the northern hemisphere and(More)
OBJECTIVE Postpartum depression (PPD) is an under diagnosed and under treated mood disorder, with negative impact on both the mother and the infant's health. The aim of this study is to examine whether genetic variations in the monoaminergic neurotransmitter system, together with environmental stressors, contribute to the development of PPD symptoms. (More)
To investigate the association of dietary habits with cognitive function among elders (>65 years). Complete sociodemographic, dietary information, serum measurements, and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) assessments were available for 237 elderly men and 320 women residing in Velestino, Greece (a rural Greek town). All models were adjusted for age,(More)
OBJECTIVE   Seasonal variation of deaths by suicide offers an important pathway in the study of possible suicide determinants of suicide and consequently suicide prevention. METHOD   We conducted a review of the literature on suicide seasonality, assessing articles published between 1979 and 2009. RESULTS   The majority of the studies confirm a peak in(More)
The aim of the study was to ascertain suicide seasonality in the Greek population and to associate this seasonal variation with age, sex, and suicide method. Studying seasonality can be of help in establishing a public health policy, related with suicide prevention. This is an epidemiologic study based on forensic evidence. We studied the deaths caused by(More)
OBJECTIVES Helmet use is the best preventive measure available against two wheel motorized vehicle (TWMV) related head injuries. In some countries, however, helmets are used only by a minority of TWMV riders. In collaboration with the Road Traffic Police Department, an inspection survey was undertaken to assess the prevalence and to determine predictors of(More)
BACKGROUND Depression in late life is common and has serious consequences on function, medical co-morbidity, quality of life, and use of medical services. OBJECTIVE To estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence of depression among people over 60 years of age, and to examine correlates of depression, in particular the relationship between depression(More)