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Depression is strongly associated with alexithymia in the general population.
OBJECTIVE This study examines how alexithymia and depression are related to each other in men and women in a sample of Finnish general population (n = 2018). METHODS Alexithymia was screened usingExpand
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Fish consumption and depressive symptoms in the general population in Finland.
Fish contains high concentrations of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Several studies have reported depletions of omega-3 fats among depressed patients, and a cross-national comparison hasExpand
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Schizophrenia, Alcohol Abuse, and Violent Behavior: A 26-Year Followup Study of an Unselected Birth Cohort
It has been suggested that schizophrenia and alcoholism are associated with violent behavior. But so far there are no published studies from unselected cohorts quantifying the actual risk associatedExpand
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Is Alexithymia a Permanent Feature in Depressed Patients?
Background: A six-month follow-up study was conducted to determine whether alexithymia is a permanent feature in 169 depressed outpatients. Methods: Diagnosis of depression was confirmed by means ofExpand
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Heavy drinking is associated with more severe psychosocial dysfunction among girls than boys in Finland.
PURPOSE To investigate social, psychological, and environmental factors related to heavy drinking by 15-year-old Finnish school pupils. METHODS Each of 240 pupils completed a questionnaire aboutExpand
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Striatal dopamine transporter density in major depression
Rationale: There are no previous data available regarding [123I]β-CIT binding to the dopamine transporter sites in the basal ganglia in depressed patients. Objective: The present study tested theExpand
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Suicidal ideation in the Finnish general population. A 12-month follow-up study
Background The epidemiology of suicidal ideation has remained a relatively unstudied area. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, prevalence and persistence of and recovery fromExpand
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Nightmares as predictors of suicide.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between the frequency of nightmares and the risk of suicide. DESIGN AND SETTING A prospective follow-up study in a general population of FinlandExpand
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Correlates of life satisfaction among psychiatric patients
The aim of this study was to examine the sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with life satisfaction in psychiatric patients. The study population consisted of out‐patients andExpand
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Changes in midbrain serotonin transporter availability in atypically depressed subjects after oneyear of psychotherapy
BACKGROUND Psychotherapy is an effective treatment method for depression, but no differences in the psychotherapy response have been found between the subtypes of depression. The effect ofExpand
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