Manon Bessette

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of the combination of fluoxetine plus perphenazine in the treatment of psychotic depression. METHOD Thirty patients who met DSM-III-R criteria for major depression with psychotic features were treated with fluoxetine plus perphenazine for 5 weeks. Patients were assessed at baseline and weekly(More)
BACKGROUND Effects of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis on central dopaminergic systems have been proposed to underlie the development of psychotic symptoms in depression. This study examined HPA axis hormone effects on plasma levels of homovanillic acid (HVA), the dopamine metabolite, in healthy volunteers, using a placebo-controlled,(More)
PURPOSE To define a new index of gait pathology in adults based on electromyographic data: the Ker-EGI for Kerpape-Rennes EMG-based Gait Index. The principle is similar to the one of Gait Deviation Index but using EMG profiles instead of joint angles. It first needs to build a database of healthy subjects gait to be able then to quantify the deviation of(More)
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