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Environment and vulnerability to major psychiatric illness: a case control study of early parental loss in major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
The current focus on identifying genes which predispose to psychiatric illness sharpens the need to identify environmental factors which interact with genetic predisposition and thus contribute toExpand
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Validity of an abbreviated Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q-18) for schizophrenia, schizoaffective,and mood disorder patients
We sought to identify a core subset of Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) items that maintains the validity and psychometric properties of the basic version. AExpand
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Touch feel illusion in schizophrenic patients
BACKGROUND The rubber hand illusion is a tactile sensation referred to as an alien limb. The illusion has been explained by a spurious reconciliation of visual and tactile inputs reflectingExpand
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Somatization in an immigrant population in Israel: a community survey of prevalence, risk factors, and help-seeking behavior.
OBJECTIVE Knowledge about the frequency, severity, and risk factors of somatization (somatic manifestations of psychological distress) among immigrants is limited. The authors examined somaticExpand
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Differences in quality of life domains and psychopathologic and psychosocial factors in psychiatric patients.
BACKGROUND Although treatment of severe mental disorders should strive to optimize quality of life (QOL) for the individual patient, little is known about variations in QOL domains and relatedExpand
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Gender differences in psychosocial risk factors for psychological distress among immigrants.
The reasons for a greater prevalence of psychological distress among women than men remain unknown. We sought to test two hypotheses that gender operates either as (1) a moderator or (2) a mediatorExpand
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Psychological Distress Through Immigration: the Two-Phase Temporal Pattern?
A large community sample, cross-sectional and in part longitudinal design, and comparison groups was used to determine the timing of psychological distress among immigrants. A total of 2,378 adultExpand
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Elevation of the cortisol/dehydroepiandrosterone ratio in schizophrenia patients
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate derivative DHEA-S are neurosteroids, produced in the brain, and neuroactive steroids, produced in the adrenals and affecting the brain. We compared theExpand
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Pregnenolone and dehydroepiandrosterone as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: an 8-week, double-blind, randomized, controlled, 2-center, parallel-group trial.
OBJECTIVE Pregnenolone (PREG) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are reported to have a modulatory effect on neuronal excitability, synaptic plasticity, and response to stress; they are associatedExpand
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Predictors of quality of life in major psychoses: a naturalistic follow-up study.
BACKGROUND Improved quality of life (QOL) of patients suffering from major psychoses has become an important treatment goal. We sought to determine predictors of perceived QOL and to explore theExpand
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