María V Carrera

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OBJECTIVE To explore the relations between personality traits using the Big Five model and presence of agoraphobia, clinical severity and short-term outcome in an unbiased clinical sample of never-treated panic disorder patients. METHOD Panic disorder (PD) patients (n = 103) in the first stages of their illness were evaluated using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the quality of life (QoL) of patients with panic disorder of recent onset and to find related clinical variables. METHOD Panic disorder patients with and without agoraphobia (N=125) in the first stages of the disorder (median of 8 months since the first panic attack) were compared with a community control group. Quality of life was(More)
OBJECTIVES Correlational research has found associations between magazine and television exposure and body dissatisfaction. However, this relation is not direct, and various psychological variables may moderate and/or mediate this relation, such as awareness and internalization of the thin ideals, comparing oneself with ideal body image or self-esteem, as(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between disordered eating behaviours/attitudes and mass media exposure in a cross-sectional national survey of 1165 Spanish secondary students (age between 14 and 16 years). A battery of questionnaires were used to investigate mass media influence, body dissatisfaction, physical appearance,(More)
Ultrasound examination has become the “golden standard” in follow-up of the development and complications in early pregnancy. With introduction of transvaginal sonography a possibility for early morphological and biometrical ultrasound examinations has been significantly improved. The essential aim of an early pregnancy ultrasound is not only to diagnose a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of the neuropsychological performance of patients with HIV infection in the different stages of the infection. METHODS A clinical sample made up of 122 patients was obtained: asymptomatic seropositive subjects: Stage A (n = 30), Stage B (n = 17), Stage C or AIDS: Stage C (n = 41) and seronegative subjects: Control(More)
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