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BACKGROUND Lactuca sativa (garden lettuce) is a popular salad herb. It has been in use in folk medicine since ancient times as both an appetite stimulant and as an aid to sleep. L. sativa seed oil (Sedan(®)) has demonstrated a pronounced sedative effect and potentiated the hypnotic effect of barbiturates in animal models. It also exhibited significant(More)
Paradoxically, due to recent mental health legislation, the mentally handicapped of the developed world find themselves in the same situation as the majority of those in the developing world who never had contact with a mental health service. A survey of the literature and of the situation in Egypt and Lesotho suggests marked coincidence of vagrancy and(More)
This study was undertaken to reveal the epidemiologic characteristics of addicts, the various types of drugs used and the factors behind drug seeking behavior, as well as the outcome of treatment. Patients admitted for treatment to Maamoura Psychiatric Hospital in the period from July 1995 to January 1996 formed the sample of the present study. All were(More)
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