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BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a disabling disease with a significant proportion of patients experiencing persistent symptoms. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a promising new therapeutic tool that could benefit to schizophrenic patients. In this study we sought to assess the efficacy of active rTMS compared to sham stimulation in the(More)
The strategy in the choice of antipsychotic agent must take into account the hepatic tolerance according to non-negligible incidence of liver disorders among psychiatric population (presence of risk factors like alcoholism, drugs of abuse intake, polymedication including potentially hepatotoxic drugs.). More than 1 000 drugs have been listed as being(More)
BACKGROUND Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has become a therapeutic tool in psychiatric diseases. METHODOLOGY The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of TMS in unipolar depression: the percentage of responders (>50% HDRS reduction) and remission (HDRS score < or =8, after four weeks of active TMS treatment in depressed patients free of any(More)
BACKGROUND Violence is a common issue in psychiatry and has multiple determiners. The aim of this study is to assess the psychotic inpatients' violence in association with the violence of the neighborhood from which the patients are drawn and to estimate the impact of this environmental factor with regard to other factors. METHOD A prospective multicenter(More)
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