Lilia López-Narváez

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The gene coding for catecol-o-methyltransferase (COMT), participant in the metabolism of catecholamines, has long been implicated as a candidate gene for schizophrenia. We determined the relation of the COMT Val108/158Met polymorphism with schizophrenia or its symptomatology (negative, disorganized and psychotic dimension). We conducted a case–control study(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to analyse demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as psychiatric diagnoses to identify gender differences in patients with attempted suicide in a Mexican population. METHODS Between September 2010 and September 2012, 140 suicide attempts were documented in the Department of Psychiatry at the General(More)
INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia affects between 0.3% and 2% of the worldwide population. A genetic contribution has been postulated in the development of this disorder. Genes such as ApoE have been implicated in the neurodevelopment associated with schizophrenia in case-control and meta-analysis studies, but the results remain inconclusive. Due to this, the aim(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Suicide is a worldwide health problem and climatological characteristics have been associated with suicide behavior. However, approaches such as the Knowledge Discovery in Database are not frequently used to search for an association between climatological characteristics and suicide. The aim of the present study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND The present study compared sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidities with substance use, and impulsivity features in three groups of psychiatric patients - suicide attempters, nonsuicidal self-injury, and nonsuicidal without self-injury - to determine the predictive factors for nonsuicidal self-injury or suicide behavior. PATIENTS AND(More)
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