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The purpose of the study was to examine whether schizophrenia with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) represents a severe form of OCD-spectrum disorders on the basis of neurological soft signs (NSS) and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Sixteen patients with OCD-schizophrenia, 25 OCD patients and 23 healthy controls (HC) were studied. Scales for the(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine neurological soft signs (NSS) in schizophrenic patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Neurological soft signs were assessed in 15 schizophrenic patients with OCD (OCD-schizophrenia), 38 schizophrenia patients without OCD (non-OCD-schizophrenia), and 24 healthy controls (HC) by means of the Neurological(More)
This report examines the suicidal behaviour in subjects with schizophrenia who have (N=24) and do not have comorbid Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (N=33). The patients with OCD-schizophrenia were more likely to have a previous history of suicidal attempts, and ideations. The number of previous suicidal attempts were significantly higher in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have shown that low dose of neuroleptic addition to ongoing antiobsessive treatment might be effective in treatment resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose quetiapine in clomipramine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor-refractory obsessive-compulsive(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the lipid levels in a sample of patients with comorbid generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS Serum lipid concentrations were examined in 40 patients with both GAD and MDD, in 27 patients with MDD only, in 26 patients with GAD only, and in 24 healthy control subjects. RESULTS All mean serum(More)
Forty-one depressive and 57 nondepressive patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, type 2) were compared for demographic and clinical variables. The depressive patients were more likely to have a history of depression than non-depressive patients. The female patients were more likely to have depression than males. Results suggest that(More)
The risk factors for suicidal behaviour in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have been less studied compared than in other anxiety disorders. In the present study, we examined the demographic and clinical correlates of current suicidal ideation (SI) in patients with OCD. Forty-four patients were grouped into those with (n=23) and without current SI (n=21)(More)
The goal of this study is to examine if Neurological Soft Signs (NSS) scores may improve on an 8-week olanzapine treatment in 10 patients with chronic schizophrenia. The patients were rated every 2 weeks on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI). Baseline and endpoint NSS scores were evaluated by the(More)