Ilan A Treves

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BACKGROUND Current antipsychotics have only a limited effect on 2 core aspects of schizophrenia: negative symptoms and cognitive deficits. Minocycline is a second-generation tetracycline that has a beneficial effect in various neurologic disorders. Recent findings in animal models and human case reports suggest its potential for the treatment of(More)
This study was designed to compare neuropsychological memory measures ("laboratory memory tests") and an everyday memory measure in patients with schizophrenia, patients with major depression, and normal controls. Patients with schizophrenia ( N= 68) treated with typical (N = 33) or atypical ( N= 35) neuroleptics, patients with major depression (N = 30),(More)
It has been well established that patients with schizophrenia have impaired cognitive function on neuropsychological tasks related to memory. Previous studies also suggest serotonin's central role in memory. This double-blind crossover study aimed to explore the effect of Ondansetron, a selective serotonin 3 receptor (5-HT(3)) antagonist, on a variety of(More)
A prospective study of EEG findings and occurrence of seizures in patients with refractory schizophrenia treated with clozapine has been conducted. Pretrial EEG and EEG under treatment at a fixed dose of clozapine 300 mg/day were performed. Fifteen patients entered the study, four patients were withdrawn because of side effects or poor compliance. EEG(More)
The families of patients with schizophrenia carry an enormous emotional and social burden. This article is a historical review of the study of the well siblings of schizophrenic individuals. The early investigations (1950s-1970s) were based on the theory of familial transmission of schizophrenia and focused on siblings from the aspect of their(More)
SUMMARY ABSTRACT It has been well established that patients with schizophrenia have impaired cognitive abilities on neuropsychological tasks related to memory. Previous studies also suggest a central role for serotonin in memory. This double-blind crossover study aimed to explore the effect of l-tryptophan, a serotonin precursor, on a variety of memory(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has shown that interpersonal processes play a significant role in the development and maintenance of affective disorders. In this study, this claim was further investigated by comparing the perception of the dyadic relationship and judgment of other's emotions in affective disorder patients. METHOD The sample included 39(More)
BACKGROUND Unbearable mental pain, depression, and hopelessness have been associated with suicidal behavior in general, while difficulties with social communication and loneliness have been associated with highly lethal suicide attempts in particular. The literature also links aggression and impulsivity with suicidal behavior but raises questions about(More)
The psychiatric ward is a complex organization. It contains two main groups: the patients and the staff. The different needs of each group influence the encounters between patients, the consumers, and staff, the suppliers. We shall discuss those needs and analyze the ways they interfere with or complement the therapeutic group work. For example: staff(More)
BACKGROUND The attitudes of patients towards ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy have been reported in only a few studies. AIMS OF THE STUDY We investigated whether the attitudes of patients undergoing psychotherapy to confidentiality and boundaries are different from those of therapists and laypersons. METHODS Clinical vignettes describing ethical(More)