Gunnar Holmberg

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General practitioners are the psychiatrists' most important coworkers in the treatment of depressive disorders. A high degree of knowledge about this illness in this group of doctors is of decisive importance. However, the value of postgraduate educational programs for general practitioners has been questioned. The Swedish Committee for the Prevention and(More)
It is important to know in which direction and to what extent a drug affects cerebral arousal. Critical flicker fusion (CFF) is a most reliable method for measuring this particular quality of various drugs. A semi-automatic apparatus was used under standardized conditions, and double-blind technique was employed. Only acute experiments are described here.(More)
MusicStrands TM has launched a platform devoted to the discovery and exploration of music for the end-user. The services are freely accessible through our web site www. MusicStrands.com. The goal of this demonstration paper is to describe the main services offered by our proprietary technology which is based on Artificial Intelligence techniques to encode(More)
A new antidepressant, zimelidine, which is a selective inhibitor of 5-HT-uptake, was tested in an open study of 13 patients, in each of whom the principal clinical diagnosis was phobic neurosis. The dose varied from 200 to 300 mg daily. After 6 weeks of treatment, 6 patients dropped out of the study as they were not appreciably improved, but 7 patients(More)
Zimelidine, a bicyclic compound, which in animal experiments causes specific inhibition of the uptake of 5-HT, was tried on 15 patients with depression of endogenous type. It produced considerable and highly significant 5-HT uptake inhibition in rat brain slices incubated in blood plasma from the patient under treatment, but no inhibition of NA uptake.(More)
Between July 1995 and June 1996, 533 subjects underwent forensic psychiatric investigation I Sweden. Odd case numbers (n = 268) were included in the study. Of these 268 people, 50% had been in contact with psychiatric services during the six-month period preceding the crime leading to forensic psychiatric assessment. Contacts with psychiatric services(More)
For the last 20 years in Sweden, there has been a trend to integrate psychiatry with general medical services. However, mental hospitals remain the dominant resource for psychiatric care, with psychiatric units in general hospitals providing less than 20 percent of psychiatric hospital beds. The imbalance between the high number of inpatient facilities and(More)