Jose Luis Zaccagnini

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Several recent reports have described the presence of increased head circumference (megalencephaly) in patients with autism. Although some studies have described reports of megalencephaly in other disorders such as schizophrenia in adults, few such studies have been performed in children and adolescents. In the present study, the authors compared 20(More)
This study examined central serotonin disturbance, as reflected by neuroendocrine hormones, among adolescents with major depression. Prolactin, cortisol, and growth hormone were measured following the infusion of a serotonin agonist, meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP). Twelve (M=6, F=6) medication-free adolescents with major depression (MDD) were compared(More)
The purpose of the study was to estimate prevalence of medication noncompliance among adolescents, following discharge from hospital. A second purpose was to identify predictors of such noncompliance. Seventy-one adolescents, who had been prescribed a medication during psychiatric hospitalization, were interviewed by telephone, 6-8 months(More)
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