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Maternal use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of major congenital abnormalities in the fetus. Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an antiepileptic drug that was developed and marketed mainly for the treatment of epileptic seizures. Some investigators described an increased rate of major congenital anomalies following(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study described a subgroup of children presenting with obesity and comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and assessed a possible casual relationship. METHOD School-aged children hospitalized for obesity (body mass index [BMI] >85%) in a tertiary referral center underwent extensive evaluations and were(More)
The purpose of this randomized, prospective study was to identify factors influencing the psychological distress of breast cancer patients and their husbands during remission. Background variables and distress levels of 172 couples in two locations (Graz, Austria, and Jerusalem, Israel) were assessed by using three standardized instruments in two interviews(More)
BACKGROUND The population of the Western world is aging while cancer survival rates are rising. Older patients with cancer will increasingly be taken care of by informal family caregivers. The current study describes levels of psychological distress, social support and coping abilities reported by partners who are caregivers to older patients with cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Physical exercise is known to produce numerous psychological beneficial effects in healthy and clinical populations. Nevertheless, little is known about the relationship between exercise and ADhD symptoms, let alone among adults with ADhD. this study examines the association between exercise and three ADhD symptoms: (1) behavioral impulsivity;(More)
The population in the western world has been aging while the cancer survival rates have been systematically increasing. Knowledge is lacking about psychological processes and effects of gender difference among middle-aged cancer patients and their healthy spouses. This study assesses psychological distress, coping and social support among middle-aged(More)
OBJECTIVE In this cross-sectional pilot study of couples in whom the man was diagnosed with prostate cancer or the woman with breast cancer, the purpose was to identify and compare the variables that characterize couples where both spouses are in high psychological distress with couples where the psychological distress of both spouses is within the normal(More)
According to the recent worldwide estimation by the GLOBOCAN project, in total, 12.7 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occurred in 2008. The worldwide number of cancer survivors within 5 years of diagnosis has been estimated at be almost 28.8 million. Informal caregivers, such as family members and close friends, provide essential(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study examines the effect of perceived support from different agents (spouse, family, friends, religion-spirituality) on psychological distress experienced by women with advanced breast cancer and their male spouses. METHODS In all, 150 couples consisting of women with advanced breast cancer and their spouses completed the Cancer(More)
Breast cancer is the most common malignant disease among women in developed countries. In Austria and Israel, it accounts for 15% and 18%, respectively, of all cancers and 30% of all cancers in women. The purpose of this study, conducted in Graz, Austria, and Jerusalem, Israel, was to determine whether different geographical and cultural settings(More)