Klaus Martiny

Per Bech2
Jeffrey A. Elliott1
Lorenzo Magri1
2Per Bech
1Jeffrey A. Elliott
1Lorenzo Magri
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  • Per Bech, Lise Lauritzen, Marianne Lunde, Mogens Unden, Lone Christina Hellström, Claudio Csillag +1 other
  • 2014
OBJECTIVE The Melancholia Scale (MES) consists of the psychic core items of the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D6) (depressed mood, interests, psychic anxiety, general somatic, guilt feelings, and psychomotor retardation) and the neuropsychiatric items of the Cronholm-Ottossen Depression Scale. Patients resistant to anti-depressant medication(More)
Seasonal effects on mood have been observed throughout much of human history.  Seasonal changes in animals and plants are largely mediated through the changing photoperiod (i.e., the photophase or duration of daylight).  We review that in mammals, daylight specifically regulates SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus) circadian organization and its control of(More)
Preliminary results from a clinical study concerning the feasibility of using a self-monitoring system in psychiatric care are presented. At the end of hospital treatment for depression 32 patients were enrolled in the study. The patients used the self-monitoring system at home during a 4-week period. Data from the case report forms show that a clear(More)
BACKGROUND We set out to examine the psychometric properties of the MDI in comparison to the BDI in a mixed group of patients with primary depression. METHODS At the Department of Biological Psychiatry in Vienna currently depressed inpatients with either a depressive or a schizo-affective disorder filled out both MDI and BDI on day of admission and at a(More)
This review summarizes a scientific dialogue between representatives in non-pharmacological treatment options of affective disorders. Among the recently introduced somatic treatments for depression those with most evidenced efficacy will be discussed. The first part of this article presents current opinions about the clinical applications of transcranial(More)
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