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Transcranial magnetic stimulation is investigated as a new tool in the therapy of depression and other psychiatric disorders. In almost all studies, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has been selected as the target site for stimulation. Usually this region was determined by identifying the patient's motor cortex, and from there the coil was placed(More)
Growing evidence suggests an impairment of executive control functions in depression. The aim of this study was to investigate whether depressive patients show a specific impairment of executive control in a response inhibition task and to investigate its neurophysiological correlates using event-related potentials. We analyzed data from 16 patients with(More)
Abnormalities in limbic-thalamic-cortical networks are hypothesized to modulate human mood states. In the present study differences in hippocampal volumes of patients with a first episode of depression, recurrent major depression and healthy control subjects were examined with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Male patients with a first(More)
BACKGROUND Borderline personality disorder is associated with subtle neuropsychological deficits. A potential impairment of response inhibition is of major interest, since it could be related to impulsivity as a clinical feature of borderline personality disorder. SAMPLING AND METHODS Response inhibition was studied in an auditory Go/Nogo paradigm in a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the within-person relations between transitory changes in mood, asthma symptoms, and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). METHODS Thrice-daily for 21 consecutive days, 48 adults with moderate to severe asthma entered information in palm-top computers about their mood and asthma symptoms. A multidimensional model of mood, ie, the(More)
In real case applications within the virtual prototyping process, it is not always possible to reduce the complexity of the physical models and to obtain numerical models which can be solved quickly. Usually, every single numerical simulation takes hours or even days. Although the progresses in numerical methods and high performance computing, in such(More)
The aim of the present study was to better understand the cortical structures and neuronal processes involved in aversive differential trace conditioning in healthy subjects. According to previous findings in literature, we tested whether the stimulus preceding negativity (SPN) in an emotional trace-conditioning paradigm shows a frontocentral maximum(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize patients after self-poisoning with suicidal intent regarding age, sex and type of substances ingested, as well as to identify temporal variations of attempted suicides and associations with climate variables and the lunar cycle. During the years 2002-2004, a total of 691 patients were admitted for self-poisoning(More)