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OBJECTIVE The following crossover pilot study attempts to prove the effects of endurance training through mountain hiking in high-risk suicide patients. METHOD Participants (n = 20) having attempted suicide at least once and clinically diagnosed with hopelessness were randomly distributed among two groups. Group 1 (n = 10) began with a 9-week hiking phase(More)
We here report on a psychotic mother and her breast-fed infant who was treated with olanzapine. Consecutively olanzapine concentrations in the milk and plasma of the mother and in the infant were measured with tandem mass spectroscopy over a period of five month. The results show a relatively high plasma level in the infant aged four month, probably(More)
Little is known about the use of antipsychotics in pregnancy and the corresponding plasma levels in the newborn child. We report on a woman with schizophrenia treated with olanzapine during pregnancy. Plasma levels of olanzapine were assessed both from the mother and from umbilical cord. The plasma level of the newborn (11 ng/mL) was about one third(More)
The validity of self-reported suicide attempt information is undermined by false positives (e.g., incidences without intent to die), or by unreported suicide attempts, referred to as false negatives. In a sample of 1,385 Austrian adults, we explored the occurrence of false positives and false negatives with detailed, probing questions. Removing false(More)
BACKGROUND A new model of depression is proposed which is biological and explanatory on the behavioral level. It is hypothesized that a patient suffering from a depressive disorder loses the ability to produce one or more modes of behavior at a given time and simultaneously has the urge to produce one or more other modes of behavior constantly. The patient(More)
We describe a 59-year old patient who reported a near-death experience following attempted suicide. The near-death experience induced reduction of suicidality. Previous studies suggested a high prevalence of near-death experiences following attempted suicide and that near-death experiences may decrease rather than increase subsequent suicide risk.(More)
The onset of bipolar disorders before the age of 10 is rare. First manifestation occurs most frequently between the age of 15 to 30. Children of a parent with bipolar disorder are at a fivefold risk for developing a bipolar disorder. Therefore, an elaborate family-history is essential for the assessment of potentially manic or depressive symptoms in(More)
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