Maya Amitai

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PURPOSE The present review summarizes the updated literature on the social aspects of suicidal behavior and prevention in adolescents. RECENT FINDINGS The predictive role of psychiatric disorders and past history are well recognized in adolescent suicide, but the role of social and cultural factors is less clear. Studies have focused on the importance of(More)
OBJECTIVE In adults there is growing evidence that antidepressant (AD) treatment results in a decline in inflammatory cytokines. This is the first report, to our knowledge, of the relationship between response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment for anxiety and/or depression and cytokine levels in children and adolescents. METHODS(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the long-term hematological and biochemical side effects of valproic acid (VPA) in psychiatric adolescent inpatients. A retrospective naturalistic study design was used. Participants were psychiatric inpatients treated with VPA, alone or in combination with other medications. Electronic medical files were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between depression, satisfaction with life, and primary healthcare services consumption. METHODS A random sample of primary healthcare clinic patients agreed to complete self-report questionnaires on demographics and physical activity, the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Visual(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if the known side effects of lithium in adults may be generalized to younger patients with psychiatric disorders. METHODS A retrospective naturalistic study design was used. Data were collected from the database of a tertiary pediatric medical center covering the years 1994-2010. Included were patients(More)
Schizophrenia in children and adolescents is a rare and serious representation of adult schizophrenia that indicates phenotypic and neurobiological continuity with the adult version of the illness. Epidemiological, genetic, cognitive and imaging findings support the centrality of the neuro-developmental model in the etiology of the disease. The diagnostic(More)
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