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Depressive episodes are a common and potentially severe occurrence in schizophrenia but are poorly recognised by psychiatrists. Coherent diagnostic criteria are necessary to improve diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. To evaluate the usefulness of the ICD-10 category of post-schizophrenic depression (PSD) and the DSM-IV category of postpsychotic(More)
Clinical decision support systems are useful tools for assisting physicians to diagnose complex illnesses. Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous and incapacitating mental disorder that should be detected as early as possible to avoid a most serious outcome. These artificial intelligence systems might be useful in the early detection of schizophrenia(More)
INTRODUCTION Although depression is a well-established feature of schizophrenia, it is difficult to measure, because it overlaps with negative symptoms and extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS). Routinely adopted depression scales were not designed to be used in--cases of schizophrenia, and are known to perform poorly when trying to distinguish depression from(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate neuropsychologically adolescents who use ayahuasca in a religious context. A battery of neuropsychological tests was administered to adolescents who use ayahuasca. These subjects were compared to a matched control group of adolescents who did not use ayahuasca. The controls were matched with regards to sex, age, and(More)
Expectativa familiar, ajustamento social e diferenças entre os gêneros numa amostra de pacientes esquizofrênicos Abstract A case series to study factors related to family expectation regarding schizophrenic patients was conducted in an outpatient setting in the city of S. Paulo, Brazil. Patients diagnosed as presenting schizophrenia by the ICD 9th Edition(More)
This study investigated the frequency of lifetime mental disorders among Korean immigrants in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Snowball sampling with multiple focuses was used to recruit Korean immigrants older than 18 years and living in São Paulo. A total of 324 Korean immigrants were selected and their mental status was evaluated using a structured(More)
The adaptive behavior of human beings is usually supported by rapid monitoring of outstanding events in the environment. Some investigators have suggested that a primary attention deficit might trigger symptoms of schizophrenia. In addition, researchers have long discussed the relationship between schizophrenia and the schizophrenia-like psychosis of(More)
  • I. Shirakawa
  • 2006
Based on the authors' experiences, this article is to summarize a recent trend of the joint R&D collaboration between the academia and the industry in Japan, especially from the aspect of synthesizing system LSIs dedicatedly for smart appliances. To this end, first how the relation between the academia and the industry has drastically changed in recent(More)
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