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)
INTRODUCTION Wide variations in frequency of depression in primary degenerative dementia (PDD) and in vascular dementia (VD) have been reported. This may perhaps be due to inadequacy of common diagnostic tools in detecting depression in the face of cognitive decline. We evaluated here the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) in demented patients with PDD(More)
BACKGROUND The study of near-fatal suicide attempters may provide insight into the minds of suicidal subjects. Our aim is to test the hypothesis that mental pain is a general risk factor for suicidal behavior and communication difficulties are a particular risk factor for medically serious suicidal behavior. METHODS Thirty five subjects who made medically(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)
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)
BACKGROUND This study compares the perception of spouses and the quality of the dyadic relationship of patients with severe affective disorders in remission with healthy couples. METHOD The sample included spouses of patients between the ages of 20 and 65 who had been hospitalized with severe affective illness and who were currently in remission(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)
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)
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)
The relationship between erectile dysfunction and sulpiride stimulatory effect on prolactin secretion was studied in 13 married male psychiatric outpatients. The patients population was comprised of 2 groups: patients with anxiety disorders resistant to minor tranquilizers who were treated with sulpiride up to 200 mg/day, and schizophrenic patients treated(More)