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  • H S Andersen
  • 2004
OBJECTIVE To review the literature on mental health and psychiatric morbidity in prison populations and relate findings to a Danish study on remand prisoners. METHOD The literature is reviewed and subdivided in the following section: validity of psychometrics in prison populations, prevalence of psychiatric disorders prior to imprisonment, incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study examined the interaction of clinical course of disease and brain structure with time in schizophrenic patients. METHOD A total of 21 first-episode schizophrenic patients, 10 patients with other psychiatric disorders and a control group of 9 healthy volunteers had CT at first admission and at reinvestigation 5 years later.(More)
To measure prefrontal and subcortical activity during a cognitive task, we examined 19 newly diagnosed schizophrenics and patients with schizophreniform psychosis. Seven healthy volunteers served as controls. The patients were drug naive or had received neuroleptics for a few days only. Cerebral blood flow distribution was depicted by single photon emission(More)
OBJECTIVE To directly compare aripiprazole once-monthly 400mg (AOM 400) and paliperidone palmitate once-monthly (PP) on the Heinrichs-Carpenter Quality-of-Life Scale (QLS), a validated health-related quality of life and functioning measure in schizophrenia. METHOD This 28-week, randomized, non-inferiority, open-label, rater-blinded, head-to-head study(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow distribution (rCBF) in 24 first admissions with schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder and in 17 healthy volunteers was examined. Single photon emission computed tomography with a brain-retained tracer, technetium-99m-d,l-hexamethyl-propylene amine oxime, was used to study subjects under resting conditions and during(More)
A short review of the Ganser syndrome is given. The condition is a rare, probably dissociative, disorder with transient Vorbeireden as the central symptom. The case of a middle-aged man developing a transient Ganser syndrome after long-term solitary confinement in a remand prison is presented. Systematic investigation of 268 remand prisoners confirms the(More)
A prospective follow-up study of 51 patients hospitalized due to minor head injury (MHI) was performed. After one year 28 patients answered the General Health Questionnaire, the Impact of Event Scale and a symptom checklist. A significant impact on general wellbeing attributed to head injury, was indicated. Half of the patients reported some sequelae from(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the literature on the psychobiology and pharmacotherapy of PTSD. METHODS Relevant studies were identified by literature searches (Pub-med, Web of Science) and through reference lists. The search was ended by May 2001. RESULTS There is evidence of involvement of opioid, glutamatergic, GABAergic, noradrenergic, serotonergic and(More)
Forty-five patients with schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder admitted to hospital for the first time had a neurological examination, including integrative sensory and complex motor acts, by a trained neurologist. The patients were studied by CT (computerized tomography) and rCBF (regional cerebral blood flow) as well. A control group of 24 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare two levels of stress (solitary confinement (SC) and non-SC) among remand prisoners as to incidence of psychiatric disorders in relation to prevalent disorders. METHOD Longitudinal repeated assessments were carried out from the start and during the remand phase of imprisonment. Both interview-based and self-reported measures were(More)