János Füredi

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Clozapine has been the gold standard for treatment of patients with refractory schizophrenia but is associated with serious safety liabilities. This has prompted the search for therapeutic alternatives for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of olanzapine versus clozapine in schizophrenic(More)
Anxiety and mood disorders are common conditions in primary health care service. Primary care physicians (PCPs) have a privileged role in the early recognition of these conditions. In this study, the prevalence rates of threshold and subthreshold mood and anxiety disorders were surveyed among 1815 primary care attendees in 12 PCPs' offices in Budapest,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in males and females in a sample of the Hungarian adult population. METHOD 2953 randomly selected subjects between 18 and 64 years old were interviewed using the Hungarian version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS), which generated(More)
Prevalence of suicide attempts and their relationship with DIS anxiety and affective disorder diagnoses were investigated in a Hungarian adult community sample. Despite the high suicide mortality rate, the rate of suicide attempts was similar to that reported in other studies using similar methods. Suicide attempts occurred more frequently among women and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the current status of psychiatry in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. METHOD A group of psychiatrists from the region evaluated the status of psychiatry at the end of 2004 based on data from their countries and information(More)
This study investigates the role of patients' complaints and symptoms in the diagnostic process of mood and anxiety disorders in general practice. In 12 primary care practices, 1,211 patients were diagnosed with the aid of the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule, then the diagnoses were compared with those established by the(More)
The prevalence rates of affective and anxiety disorders in the Hungarian adult population were assessed with a well-structured questionnaire which has been successfully applied in several multinational epidemiological studies. The Hungary material showed significantly higher lifetime and period prevalence rates of bipolar disorders than is found in most of(More)
Aims: 1) To evaluate the prevalence of depressive symptomatology and disorders, and frequently related psychological problems (anxiety, sleep disturbances, suicide) in allergic patients and young women; 2) and the prevalence of allergic diseases in psychiatric patients; 3) to analyze the background factors and clinical significance of the high comorbidity;(More)