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Fibromyalgia and ADHD share some clinical features, and a reduced dopamine function has been proposed for both disorders. Here we found, in a large sample of fibromyalgia female patients, a higher frequency of childhood ADHD antecedent when compared with healthy women. Our data suggest that Fibromyalgia and ADHD have some common etiopathological mechanism.
BACKGROUND The differences in the rates of HIV infection in intravenous drug addicts according to the age of onset of drug consumption, sex and length of intake were evaluated. METHODS The study sample was made up of 650 intravenous drug addicts (535 males and 115 females) admitted to a Hospital Detoxication Unit over 7 years (1987-1993). Of all these… (More)
In the study of addiction, attentional bias refers to the observation that substance-related cues tend to capture the attention of experienced substance users. Attentional bias is a cognitive intermediate in the conditioned association between drug-related cues, craving, and relapse. Numerous studies have documented the existence of attentional bias for… (More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the factor structure and psychometric properties of the TFEQ in a morbid obese Spanish sample of bariatric surgery candidates. METHOD Multi-trait/ multi-item analyses and alpha coefficients were conducted to test the convergent /discriminant validity and the internal consistency reliability. Principal components analyses (varimax)… (More)
BACKGROUND The HIV/AIDS epidemics has contributed to an excess of morbidity and mortality in injecting drug users. The main goal of this study is to estimate incidence and factors associated with mortality from different causes among intravenous drug users. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Prospective study of patients admitted to a detoxification unit between 1987… (More)
BACKGROUND The INTERMED was developed for the early identification of biological, psychological, social and health system factors considered interacting in health complexity. This is defined as the interference with the achievement of expected or desired health and service use outcomes when patients are exposed to standard care. OBJECTIVE The aim of this… (More)
The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with hospital admission after suicide spectrum behaviors. Patients' characteristics, the nature of the suicidal behavior, admission rates between centers, and factors associated with admission have been examined in suicide spectrum presentations to emergency departments in 3 Spanish cities. The… (More)