Francisco Díaz-Atienza

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in depression. DATA SOURCES We searched the literature without language restrictions through MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Fisterra, and Galenicom from database inception until December 31, 2013, supplemented by a hand search of relevant articles. Search terms included (1)(More)
We performed an updated review of the available literature on weight gain and increase of body mass index (BMI) among children and adolescents treated with antipsychotic medications. A PubMed search was conducted specifying the following MeSH terms: (antipsychotic agents) hedged with (weight gain) or (body mass index). We selected 127 reports, including 71(More)
Atypical antipsychotics among children and adolescents have been associated with weight gain and dyslipidemia [1], which may be a frequent reason for noncompliance and for the discontinuation of the antipsychotic treatment [2]. An important limitation of observational studies on the effect of antipsychotics is confounding by indication, meaning that(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the fact that association between winter birth excess and schizophrenia in the northern Hemisphere is well established, possible sex or birth-cohort differences in this winter birth excess remain unclear. We aimed to evaluate sex and birth-cohort differences in the seasonal birth distribution of patients with schizophrenia or(More)
OBJECTIVE Alopecia areata (AA) has been considered a psychosomatic disease. This case-control study tries to determine whether environmental adverse conditions are associated with AA and to describe the subjective and physiological state of the patients. METHODS A series of 31 children or adolescents with AA (16 boys and 15 girls; aged 12.2±3.8 years(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this multicenter Spanish study was to evaluate the response to immediate-release methylphenidate by children and adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as to obtain information on current therapy patterns and safety characteristics. METHODS This multicenter, observational, retrospective,(More)
AIMS The objective of the study was to know the clinical and epidemiological features, including associated psychiatric morbidity, of the children seeking help for enuresis in a public child and adolescent mental health unit. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Within an exploratory, retrospective, and observational study, we reviewed the clinical charts of all the(More)
Objectives: Brain maturation differs depending on the area of the brain and sex. Girls show an earlier peak in maturation of the prefrontal cortex. Although differences between adult females and males with schizophrenia have been widely studied, there has been less research in girls and boys with psychosis. The purpose of this study was to examine(More)
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