Maurice Ferreri

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A total of 186 patients who met the DSM-III criteria for schizophrenia were admitted to a double-blind randomized multicentre trial in which the efficacy and safety of remoxipride at two dose levels was compared with those of haloperidol. Over a period of six weeks the patients received remoxipride 100-300 mg/day (n = 60), remoxipride 200-600 mg/day (n =(More)
Numerous clinical trials in the 1960s and 1970s have attested to the anxiolytic efficacy of hydroxyzine and its beneficial effect on sleep, as well as in reducing stress and anxiety associated with coronary disease. Experience with hydroxyzine has also shown a lack of organ toxicity and an absence of dependency. Recent controlled clinical trials with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess, in depressed patients, the clinical benefit of mianserin augmentation of fluoxetine or the the benefit of switching treatment from fluoxetine to mianserin. METHOD In a 6-week double-blind study we compared the therapeutic efficiency and tolerance of mianserin 60 mg/day (N = 34), mianserin 60 mg/day plus fluoxetine 20 mg/day (N = 32)(More)
The clinical properties of amineptine, a mainly dopaminergic antidepressant, were assessed in a double-blind controlled study involving patients fulfilling Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) criteria for unipolar depression. The aim was to determine how relapses could be prevented in this frequently recessing disorder. The study(More)
This new instrument to evaluate anxiety, the F.A.R.D. (Ferreri anxiety rating diagram - 1987) has been conceived to appreciate the repercussions of anxiety on the activity of the subject. It realizes a special image of anxiety. It has been studied, by both psychiatrists and general practitioners in 320 patients included on generalised anxiety disorders(More)
It is not clear whether patient's psycho-education enhances compliance to antipsychotic treatments and reduces the number of relapses. Here we investigated the impact of a new psycho-educational program (SOLEDUC) on the one- and two-years rate of relapse (primary outcome measure) and a number of clinical assessments (secondary outcome measures). This was a(More)
It is generally accepted that the clinical efficacy of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) is related to inhibition of this enzyme. In order to evaluate the predictive ability of monoamine oxidase-A inhibition for therapeutic efficacy, the start of treatment effects of moclobemide, a selective, reversible monoamine oxidase-A inhibitor, on plasma(More)
The complexity of the anxious disease does not facilitate the clinical approach. That the reason why the authors have developed a rating scale based on a descriptive symptomatology to find out a diagnosis, to rate the severity of illness and to facilitate the pharmaceutical prescription. To develop a skill needed by general practitioners as well as(More)
Long lasting, low intensity depressive episodes have been diversely integrated according to the classifications types or the psychodynamic points of view. The concept of anxious persistent lasting depression, neurotic depressive states, neurotic depression ... have been unified into the dysthymic disorder category of the DSM classification. This concept(More)
The prevalence, symptomatology and correlates of anger attacks were studied in 103 depressed French patients, using a French version of the Anger Attacks Questionnaire. The prevalence of anger attacks during the previous month was 46.7%, and the most frequently reported symptoms were feeling of panic (85.1%), tachycardia (83.7%), and feeling out of control(More)