Ma Jesús Herrero

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The present study aims to validate the Spanish version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and to determine the use of this tool for screening mood and anxiety disorders. Psychometric properties of the HADS were assessed in different groups of general medical outpatients attending the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona (N=385), and psychiatric(More)
Melatonin is an effective antioxidant, immunostimulant, gonadal maturating regulator and antistress indoleamine that may be potentially useful for fish farmers. We have explored two possible ways of increasing plasma melatonin levels through the diet: direct melatonin supplementation (ME diet) and supplementation with the melatonin precursor tryptophan (TRP(More)
AIMS To examine the psychiatric status of young cocaine users using a validated instrument for the evaluation of psychiatric comorbidity, emphasizing the distinction between independent and induced psychiatric conditions. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Barcelona, Spain. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 139 young (18-30 years) adult current regular(More)
Drug abuse is a serious public health problem. Moreover, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders are common among drug users. This paper examines psychiatric disorders of young cocaine and heroin users using the World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WMH-CIDI). A cohort of 1266 young (18-30 years) current regular(More)
We herein describe the case of a 60-year-old man who presented clinical and histopathological evidence of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Antineutrophil antibodies (ANCA) showed positive results on an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunofluorescence for anti-myeloperoxidase and anti-proteinase 3 antibodies. Dual positivity for both cytoplasmatic (C-ANCA)(More)
This study examined the relationship between the personality profile of a sample of cocaine users and the presence of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) diagnoses and the severity of substance use. A total of 120 participants (46 women, mean age: 23.8 years) from nonclinical settings in Barcelona, Spain, 2003-2006, were assessed(More)
A prospective study was carried out in Barcelona, Spain, to determine the incidence of mental disorders including substance use disorders (SUDs). From a cohort of 288 young adult (aged 18-30 years) cocaine and/or heroin users recruited in nonclinical settings, 158 were reinterviewed 18 months later using the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and(More)
The binding of [125I]BH-CCK-8 to membranes of acinar cells from rats at 6 and 21 days after adrenalectomy was studied. The optimum conditions of time and temperature were previously established as being 120 min and 30 degrees C. Under these conditions, the membranes of the adrenalectomized animals of both groups (6 and 21 days) bound more radioligand than(More)
A survey was conducted during 2015 to monitor psychoactive substance use in a sample of drivers in Spanish roads and cities. Traffic police officers recruited drivers at sites carefully chosen to achieve representativeness of the driver population. A brief questionnaire included the date, time, and personal and driving patterns data. Alcohol use was(More)
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