Jussi A Niemi-Pynttäri

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OBJECTIVE To study over a period of one and a half years the effect of spiritual healing on patients with idiopathic pain syndrome using several psychological and medical parameters. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Outpatient pain clinic. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients with idiopathic chronic pain who had passed a pretreatment psychological(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the clinical importance of substance-induced psychosis (SIP), few studies have examined the course of this condition after its acute manifestation. OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of SIP conversion to a schizophrenia spectrum disorder and the length of follow-up needed to catch the majority of these patients whose diagnoses change. In(More)
Depression has been shown to be associated with cognitive deficits in various cognitive domains. However, it is still unclear which factors contribute to cognitive impairment. The objective of this study was to find out whether a functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) gene is associated with the impairment of(More)
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