Krzysztof Krysta

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze the pattern of leptin and orexin A plasma levels in patients with the restrictive type of anorexia nervosa (AN-R), during the course of treatment. Thirty females with AN-R, aged 18.0 ± 1.6 years (mean ± SD), range of 15.5-21.0 years, were investigated before and after 2, 3, and 6 months of treatment, which(More)
Psychiatric symptoms of anxiety, depression and cognitive dysfunction often occur in patients suffering from somatic conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which constitute a major and growing public health problem. In the present study we therefore aimed at analyzing depressive symptoms as well as symptoms of anxiety and(More)
BACKGROUND The problem of employment of people with intellectual disabilities is present in many countries. The literature on this topic draws attention to the fact that the improvement of the situation in this area is conditioned by changes in government policies, practices of employers and adequate preparation to undertake professional duties by persons(More)
BACKGROUND Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a very common condition, although its prevalence is believed to be underestimated. The affected subjects often have trouble to search for support. The onset occurs mainly in early adolescence. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the impact of school and family background on the development of SAD. SUBJECTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a serious illness affecting health, family and professional life of many people of all sectors of society. It also concerns students, regardless of their geographical location. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a proper tool to brief check of the level of depression because it has high correlation with depression. The aim of(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors put forward the hypotheses that during a three-month treatment with tianeptine in patients with depressive disorders there is an improvement in the short-term memory, reaction time and attention. SUBJECT AND METHODS 20 patients suffering from depression, were included in the study. During the entire research period all patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive disorders are often treated with the use of antidepressants and with psychotherapy at the same time. According to the literature these two types of treatment may exert a certain influence on brain functioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of therapeutic methods on the improvement of(More)
BACKGROUND In the literature we can find examples of comorbidity of the diseases of the respiratory tract and mental disorders. Among them a particularly significant position is occupied by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, which may be accompanied by anxiety, depressive and cognitive symptoms. The present research project was aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Sibutramine is a weight loss agent recently withdrawn from the European market due to cardiovascular risk concerns. It was used for long-term obesity treatment. Zolpidem is a short acting hypnotic agent commonly used in the treatment of insomnia. A number of case reports describing psychotic reaction to sibutramine were reported in the(More)
BACKGROUND The term "aggression" refers to forceful behavior, action, or attitude that is expressed physically, verbally, or symbolically. Aggression in the medical environment can have different forms. The interactions between psychiatrists and patients may be one of the reasons for the appearance of symptoms of aggression in the behaviour of the(More)