Heinrich Kick

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BACKGROUND While the majority of depressed patients benefit from total sleep deprivation (TSD), light therapy is regarded as a first-line treatment only for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The results of light therapy in nonseasonal major depressive disorder have been non-conclusive. We examined the correlation of TSD response and light therapy response(More)
In this prediction study 50 patients with DSM-III major depressive episode were assessed before treatment with respect to symptomatology (Newcastle and Hamilton features), diagnostic sub-types (according to the Newcastle scale and the DSM-III) and neuroendocrinology (DST and TRH-test). Subjects were given 150 mg of amitriptyline daily and the treatment(More)
Seventy inpatients with a DSM-III-R major depression were included in a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial to compare the efficacy and tolerability of moclobemide versus fluoxetine. After a 3-day placebo run-in phase, treatments were administered for 4 weeks in daily doses of between 300 and 600 mg of moclobemide or 20 to 40 mg of fluoxetine. Efficacy(More)
This paper studies the macroeconomic impact of financial fragmentation in the euro area by analysing the role of credit supply shocks during the recent pre-crisis, bust, and post-crisis periods. We estimate a time-varying parameter vector autoregression (TVP-VAR) with stochastic volatility a la Primiceri (2005) for euro area countries, and we identify the(More)
In a period of nine months, all patients referred for purely neurological assessment of headache were fully examined both neurologically and psychiatrically. In 68 of 148 patients the cardinal symptom of headache was found to be the expression of an endogenous depression (46%). This diagnosis was based on the presence of an endogenomorphic-depressive axis(More)
The present investigation documents the tension field of practical methodological and conceptual problems in which Kraepelin saw himself. A source is used to which little attention had been devoted so far: the archive of patient files from the year 1900. In the years after 1898, Kraepelin attempted to arrive at a nosology which is empirical and has at the(More)
Although there is a body of literature on the therapeutic efficacy of sleep deprivation (SD) there are only a few investigations in which the relevance of antidepressive medication for the clinical efficacy of SD has been studied. Based on the literature and on our own investigations with major depressed patients it seems that for the day-1 response it does(More)
The results of the Expressed Emotion Research (Vaughn, Leff 1976) suggest that family factors, especially emotional tension and strain on the part of closely related persons, play a decisive role as to whether or not a relapse sets in. From a psychopathological point of view, the important question for the individual consultation and therapy guidance,(More)