Marcelo Papelbaum

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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the psychopathological profile of obese women with binge eating disorder (BED) using the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90). METHODS Two hundred twelve obese women who seek for weight loss treatment were sequentially selected to participate in the study. Binge eating disorder was diagnosed using the Structured Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess topiramate's efficacy and tolerability in a group of obese binge eaters with no neuropsychiatric comorbidity. METHOD We consecutively selected 8 obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED) and no medical or psychiatric comorbidity from individuals seeking treatment for obesity. Treatment with topiramate at 150 mg daily was(More)
AIMS Several studies have demonstrated worse perception of quality of life (QoL) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The purpose of our study was to assess QoL in a clinical sample of patients with T2DM and its association with depressive symptoms and glycemic control. METHODS One hundred outpatients from a sequential sample underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbid depression in diabetes has been suggested as one of the possible causes of an inadequate glycemic control. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between major depression and the glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS Seventy T2DM patients were evaluated. They underwent a psychiatric(More)
We compared sociodemographic characteristics and psychiatric status in obese Brazilian patients who did (n=32) and did not (n=33) meet DSM-IV criteria for binge-eating disorder (BED). The sample's mean age was 35.0 years (+/-10.5), with 92.3% of individuals being female and 41.5% having some higher education. Obese binge eaters (OBE) were significantly more(More)
The aim of this study was to translate into Portuguese and to assess the reliability of an instrument for the diagnosis of diabetic distal polyneuropathy (DPN). The process for translation and adaptation into Portuguese of the Neuropathy Symptom Score (NSS) and the Neuropathy Disability Score (NDS) was performed following internationally standardized(More)
Weight loss is a major component of the clinical syndrome in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The impact of malnutrition on the outcome of the disease has been unappreciated in many investigations. The authors evaluated the effects of oral nutritional supplementation on the morphology and immunology of the intestinal mucosa of(More)
BACKGROUND Although many generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients respond to the available pharmacological treatments, nearly half of them do not present the expected results. Besides, the side effects associated to some drugs have a negative impact on treatment adherence. Therefore, the aim of this review was to report the clinical profile of(More)
Agomelatine is an antidepressant with a novel mechanism of being a selective melatonergic MT₁/MT₂ receptor agonist with serotonin 5-HT(2c) receptor antagonist activities. Although the vast majority of the clinical data concerning the effectiveness of agomelatine concern its antidepressant properties, there is also preliminary evidence of anxiolytic effects.(More)
BACKGROUND A few studies have shown high rates of eating disorders and psychiatric morbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. OBJECTIVE Disturbed eating behavior and psychiatric comorbidity in a sample of T2DM patients. METHODS Seventy type 2 diabetes mellitus patients between 40 and 65 years of age (mean, 52.9 +/- 6.8) from a diabetes(More)