Michel Goudemand

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Paradigms of Latent Inhibition (LI) are inter-species and derived from learning theories. They are considered as tools which allow the attentional processes to be studied. The absence of LI is interpreted as difficulty in discriminating relevant and irrelevant stimuli. Abolition of LI has been shown in acute schizophrenics. The objectives of our study were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects over one year of contacting patients by telephone one month or three months after being discharged from an emergency department for deliberate self poisoning compared with usual treatment. DESIGN Multicentre, randomised controlled trial. SETTING 13 emergency departments in the north of France. PARTICIPANTS 605 people(More)
BACKGROUND Postnatal depression is a major public health problem. The aim of this study is to validate the use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in the early postpartum, and to identify the markers for risk of postnatal depression. METHODS 815 women filled out an EPDS and general information questionnaire between the third and the fifth(More)
The most characteristic feature of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the reexperiencing syndrome. The patient's memory seems to be fixed on the traumatic event, which may be due to disturbance of the autobiographic memory. To retrieve memories, others have to be inhibited. These inhibition mechanisms have been studied using the Directed Forgetting(More)
A relationship between "hypofrontality" and a negative form of schizophrenia is commonly found. The Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome (SDS) provides specific criteria for assessing the presence of negative symptoms, their duration and whether the symptoms are primary or secondary. The purpose of our study was to compare the regional cerebral blood flow(More)
Nowadays, catatonia is no more considered as a subtype of schizophrenia. Catatonia seems more frequently associated to mood disorders as well as general medical conditions. It is sometimes difficult to associate formally a medical etiology to this syndrome. But we found, in the literature, three groups of associated general medical conditions: neurological(More)
OBJECTIVE Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) exerts a prominent effect on central adrenergic stress responses in times of high stress and has been associated with acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The authors examined the association between low posttrauma plasma GABA levels and long-term PTSD. METHOD Plasma GABA levels were measured in 78 victims(More)
BACKGROUND Gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA) regulates the intensity and the duration of the central hyperadrenergic response in times of high stress and has been negatively associated with anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. We hypothesized that individuals with low plasma GABA levels may be more prone to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in(More)
This study was carried out to assess the clinical efficacy in von Willebrand's disease (vWD) of a new, very high purity (VHP), solvent/detergent (SD)-treated, vWF concentrate (VHP Human von Willebrand Factor Concentrate, Biotransfusion) characterized by a high specific ristocetin cofactor (vWF:RCo) activity and a low factor VIII (FVIII) coagulant activity(More)