Marc Passamar

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BACKGROUND Psychomotor agitation is associated with different psychiatric conditions and represents an important issue in psychiatry. Current recommendations on agitation in psychiatry are not univocal. Actually, an improper assessment and management may result in unnecessary coercive or sedative treatments. A thorough and balanced review plus an expert(More)
The pilot study’s main objective was to assess the rate of serum BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) and initial clinical course during three months of the matter submitted to a potentially traumatic event. In this study, 12 volunteers were recruited, 7 have been exposed to a traumatic event and 5 negative controls without psycho-trauma history. This(More)
Psychomotor agitation, very common among psychiatric emergencies, raises the question of pharmaceutical sedation, its indications, and its issues, notably with regard to the observance in postemergency. A new approach to sedation places it within its therapeutic aim and also takes into account the sometimes harmful impact on the course of the patient's(More)
An accurate treatment of first episodes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders has a significant impact on compliance and prognosis. However, existing therapeutic guidelines may be poorly respected and may concern only typical clinical situations. Medical attitudes in clinical practice have been collected and structured on the basis of small interactive(More)
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