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BACKGROUND Emotion recognition impairments have been demonstrated in schizophrenia, but few studies have examined whether these reflect generalised or specific perceptual deficits or are associated with illness course. AIMS To examine the nature of emotion recognition abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia at different stages of illness. METHOD We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine emotional recognition (prosodic and visual) in anorexia nervosa. METHODS Thirty people with anorexia nervosa and a comparison group of 30 healthy women were tested with facial and vocal stimuli that expressed specific emotions and they were given a neutral task. RESULTS The group of women with anorexia(More)
The efficacy and safety of risperidone long-acting injectable (RLAI) was investigated in patients in the early phases of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders (< or = 3 years). Patients who required a treatment change received RLAI (2-weekly gluteal injections of 25, 37.5 or 50 mg, per clinical judgement), without an oral risperidone run-in phase.A(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of risperidone long-acting injectable were investigated in patients with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders who had previously been symptomatically stable on olanzapine treatment. Patients received risperidone long-acting injectable, 25 mg, by intramuscular injection every 2 weeks; the dose could be increased to 37.5 or(More)
Despite the evidence for impaired perception of negative affect in schizophrenia, there have been a few functional neuroimaging studies so far examining neural responses to facial negative emotional stimuli in this illness. These studies have demonstrated that schizophrenic patients relative to healthy controls fail to activate the amygdala in response to(More)
AIM A lot of inconsistencies across dimensional studies of schizophrenia(s) are being unveiled. These problems are strongly related to the methodological aspects of collecting data and specific statistical analyses. Psychiatrists have developed lots of psychopathological models derived from analytic studies based on SAPS/SANS (the Scale for the Assessment(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) was determined in blood serum of 110 patients with sarcoidosis and 80 healthy persons. Taking into account the advancement of pulmonary changes as well as disease activity the behaviour of this enzyme was estimated. It was found that ACE activity is significantly higher in patients with sarcoidosis than in control group.(More)
The question whether there exists "the emotional brain" still remains open. The greatest scientific challenge at the threshold of 2000 is to make "a map of brain emotions" with a detailed topography for each "basic emotion". The investigations, with the use of the most advanced neuroimaging techniques: positron emission tomography(PET), functional magnetic(More)