Maria Fe Bravo-Ortiz

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BACKGROUND The presence of depressive subsyndromal symptoms (SS) in bipolar disorder (BD) increases the risk of affective relapse and worsens social, cognitive functioning, and quality of life. Nonetheless, there are limited data on how to optimize the treatment of subthreshold depressive symptoms in BD. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a(More)
INTRODUCTION Two statistical sources provide data on hospital stays and discharges for all Spanish hospitals: Hospital Morbidity Survey (acronym in Spanish: EMH) and Statistics of Health Establishments providing Inpatient Care (acronym in Spanish: EESCRI). Our aim is to contrast these two statistical sources to define their accuracy and relevance in(More)
Schizophrenia is a clinically heterogeneous syndrome affecting multiple dimensions of patients' life. Therefore, its treatment might require a multidimensional approach that should take into account the efficacy (the ability of an intervention to get the desired result under ideal conditions), the effectiveness (the degree to which the intended effect is(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment compliance in alcohol-dependent patients seems closely related to abstinence rates, so it could be an outcome measure. The aim of our study was to identify which sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of alcohol-dependent patients are associated to high drop-out rates. METHOD 165 alcohol-dependent out-patients were assessed(More)
AIMS To assess the impact of the Continuity-of-Care Program (CCP; a clinical case management model) on hospital use of persons with schizophrenia in three Community Mental Health Services in Madrid (Spain). METHODS Using data provided by the Psychiatric Case Register, we analyzed the use of hospitalization in 250 individuals before and after the date of(More)
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