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BACKGROUND The extent of heterogeneity in the long-term course of schizophrenia is unclear. AIMS To examine the course of schizophrenia in a population-based cohort. METHODS This study included all Israeli individuals born in 1970-1988, of North African or European origin (N=2290), entered in the National Psychiatric Hospitalization Case Registry with a(More)
OBJECTIVE Changes in the microbiota (dysbiosis) were suggested to increase the risk of several psychiatric conditions through neurologic, metabolic, and immunologic pathways. Our aim was to assess whether exposure to specific antibiotic groups increases the risk for depression, anxiety, or psychosis. METHOD We conducted 3 nested case-control studies(More)
UNLABELLED Previous studies demonstrated a possible association between anti-depressant therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and tricyclic anti-depressants (TCA), several genetic and hormonal pathways and cancer risk, with inconsistent results. Exposure to serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) was not studied(More)
  • Ido Lurie
  • The Israel journal of psychiatry and related…
  • 2009
In the last few decades, the State of Israel has become a target for work migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking, as part of the trend of world immigration. Immigration is a process of loss and change with significant socio-psychological stress, with possible effects on the immigrants' mental health. The Physicians for Human(More)
Past research has documented the role acculturation plays in the process of adjustment to new cultures among migrants. Yet little attention has been paid thus far to the role of acculturation in the context of forced migration. In this study we examined the association between acculturation patterns and mental health symptoms among a convenience sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Contrasting social status of ethnic groups differentially impacts the use of psychiatric services, including in Israel, despite its universal health system. However, relevant studies are limited. AIMS To examine ethnic differences in mental health treatment gap and in access to specialized care. METHODS Data were gathered from two sources.(More)
OBJECTIVE Lack of adherence to recommended treatment poses major clinical and economic challenges for psychiatry, and requires further examination. In this pilot study, we aimed to prospectively investigate the association between the level of understanding of psychiatric emergency department (ED) discharge recommendations and the presence of a companion(More)
AIM Frailty is a multidimensional geriatric syndrome that indicates increasing vulnerability and decreasing resistance to stressors. Social support (SS) is linked both to cardiovascular disease and to frailty. However, few cohort studies evaluated SS as a potential predictor of frailty, and none involved coronary disease populations. The aim of this study(More)
Little is known about the experiences of displaced individuals en route to destination countries. We investigated the reported prevalence of exposure to traumatic experiences during migration among a consecutive sample of adult asylum seekers (n = 895 Eritrean, n = 149 Sudanese) who sought health services in the Physicians for Human Rights Open-Clinic in(More)
PURPOSE Previous research has explored the association between social support (SS), cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Perceived SS (PSS) refers to an individual's attitude toward received SS. This study aimed to: (1) assess the association between PSS levels and long-term mortality among first myocardial infarction (MI) survivors, (2) compare the(More)