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We postulated that patients with an internal locus of control, i.e. those who like to control their health problems themselves, would adapt more adequately to the 'patient-controlled analgesia' technique as compared to patients with an external health locus of control, who do not believe in their own control. Since contradicting studies have been published(More)
Previous studies designed to establish in diabetic patients the relationship between metabolic control and locus of control are controversial. The aim of the present study was to find answers to the following questions: is there a link between an internal locus of control and improved metabolic control? Is this true for type I and type II diabetic subjects?(More)
BACKGROUND The most common form of tinnitus is a subjective, auditory, and distressing phantom phenomenon. Comorbidity with depression is high but other important psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders have received less attention. The current paper reviews the literature on the associations between tinnitus and anxiety disorders and the underlying(More)
The aim of the study is to assess whether an insulin pen-treatment (NovopenR) could be of interest in 10 type I insulin dependent diabetic patients (C-peptide: 0.04 +/- 0.01 pmol/ml, mean +/- SEM), with metabolic and psychological parameters being together taken into account. The daily insulin doses were comparable during the previous treatment with(More)
All the theories of mind used in the treatment of mental illnesses are based on one or another kind of determinism. Therefore, psychiatrists are obliged to conceive the subjective free will of their patients as a psychological function that their theories do not explain. As a result of it, they encounter many difficulties in the ethical aspects of their(More)
The authors analyze the issue of the penal responsibility raised by the psychiatrists as expert witnesses. According to the A.P.A. Commission on this issue, they stress the incompatibility between the judicial and the psychiatric concepts. The issue does not belong to the psychiatric domain as such but resides within the boundaries of philosophy and ethics.(More)