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BACKGROUND Cushing's syndrome is the term used to describe a set of symptoms associated with hypercortisolism, which in most cases is caused by hypophysial microadenoma over-secreting adrenocorticotropic hormone. This endocrine disorder is often associated with psychiatric comorbidities. The most important include mood disorders, psychotic disorders,(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 Different environmental factors are thought to be responsible for 15-20% of schizophrenia pathogenesis. Religion has long been considered a major force in human life, regardless of economic, social or political affiliation. How the perception of religion has changed over time, especially in the context of mental illness, was the focal point 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 Modern media have a huge impact on eating habits, which result in pathologies among young people, especially females. Fashion models have become a pattern for ordinary women, however the difference in a mean weight between these two groups is increasing. The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between school students' results in EAT-26(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia are regarded by many psychiatrist as an important symptom, which requires appropriate treatment and rehabilitation. There are different conditions, which may have an influence on cognitive impairment in schizophrenic patients. One the factors differentiating subgroups of schizophrenic patients when(More)
BACKGROUND Alcoholism is a family disease. Many studies confirm that a family history of alcoholism is associated with the development of later alcohol dependence. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of family structure and relations between its members in the development of alcohol addiction in children grown up in these families. SUBJECTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallium. The invasion of the central nervous system is observed in 5-10% of untreated patients and may occur at any stage of the disease. The diagnosis of the early stage of syphilitic infection is complex as many patients present either nonspecific symptoms or are asymptomatic. The(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)