Klaus Georgi

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The validity and reliability of using psychological autopsies to diagnose a psychiatric disorder is a critical issue. Therefore, interrater and test-retest reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I and Personality Disorders and the usefulness of these instruments for the psychological autopsy method were investigated. Diagnoses by(More)
HMPAO-single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a useful technique in studying cerebral blood flow (CBF). This method is suitable to evaluate the differences of CBF with reference to total sleep deprivation (TSD) within 24 h because of the short half-life of the radiopharmaceutical compound. In the present study, CBF before and after TSD was(More)
The possible predictive value of regional cerebral perfusion patterns with respect to the response to partial sleep deprivation (PSD) was evaluated in 15 major depressive patients (mean age = 54.9 years, mean Hamilton depression score = 21.6). Patients were studied with single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99 m-D,L-hexamethyl-propylene(More)
There is a lack of psychological autopsy studies assessing the influence of axis II disorders on other risk factors for suicide. Therefore, we investigated if the estimated suicide risk for axis I disorders and socio-demographic factors was modified by personality disorders. Psychiatric disorders were evaluated by a semi-structured interview including the(More)
In einer Feldstudie wurden 71 wohnungslose Männer im mittleren Alter von 34,5 Jahren mit einem halbstandardisierten Interview untersucht. Soziodemographisch fallen niedriger Schulabschluß (47,9% erreichten den Hauptschulabschluß, 18,3% verließen die Schule ohne Abschluß), hohe Arbeitslosigkeit und geringes Einkommen auf. Haupteinnahmequelle waren(More)
Twenty-five subjects suffering from severe chronic insomnia were treated for four weeks with 2 g of L-tryptophan in combination with a schedule of varying sleeping times which caused a sleep deficiency at the beginning of treatment. A second four-week period without L-tryptophan was used as a control. Nineteen subjects (76%) experienced a markedly improved(More)
BACKGROUND Although an association between smoking and suicide has repeatedly been shown, information about a modifying influence of smoking on other risk factors for suicide is lacking. METHODS Axis I and Axis II disorders, sociodemographic factors, and tobacco use were assessed by a semi-structured interview including the Structured Clinical Interview(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of work-related factors on risk for completed suicide. Psychiatric disorders and socio-demographic factors including work-related factors were assessed by a semi-structured interview using the psychological autopsy method in 163 completed suicide cases and by personal interview in 396 living(More)
The authors study the frequency of primary enduring negative symptoms in first-admission patients with schizophrenic and non-schizophrenic disorders. Carpenter's criteria for distinguishing the primary, enduring negative symptoms from the more transient negative symptoms (secondary to different factors) were applied. Furthermore, they compare negative(More)
Thirty-nine subjects with chronic insomnia were treated with L-tryptophan (L-TRP) in a double-blind, cross-over study. Instead of a placebo, a very low dose of 0.04 g L-TRP was used. The subjects suffered from a sleeping disorder classified as "psychophysiological, persistent". In the subgroup taking the full L-TRP (2 g) dose first, there was a significant(More)