Miguel Herrera-Estrella

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INTRODUCTION Schizophrenic patients show sleep abnormalities, consisting mainly of decreased delta sleep time, short rapid eye movement (REM) sleep latency, and a reduction in sleep continuity variables. Olanzapine is a novel antipsychotic drug with an atypical profile. The goals of the present study were to determine if pre-treatment sleep variables and(More)
BACKGROUND A delta sleep deficit has been observed in schizophrenic patients. Olanzapine is a novel atypical antipsychotic agent with affinity at dopaminergic, serotonergic, muscarinic, adrenergic and histaminergic binding sites. The present study was designed to analyze a sleep promoting effect reported for olanzapine. METHODS Twenty schizophrenic(More)
Amoxapine is marketed as an antidepressant. However, its invitro profile, receptor occupancy and preclinical effects are very similar to atypical antipsychotics. Amoxapine has also shown efficacy as an atypical antipsychotic in open trials. The objective of this study was to compare the antipsychotic and side effect profile of amoxapine and risperidone in a(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of antipsychotics can be evaluated using the dimensional models of schizophrenic symptoms. The D2/D3-selective antagonist amisulpride has shown similar efficacy and tolerability to other atypical antipsychotics. The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy of amisulpride on the dimensional model of schizophrenic(More)
Despite the fact that the circadian variations in the density of striatal dopaminergic D2 receptors are well documented, there are few reports concerning whether these variations may regulate the extrapyramidal symptoms produced by antipsychotic drugs. To test this hypothesis, we selected 18 male hospitalized schizophrenic subjects, who had been treated for(More)
BACKGROUND The Personal and Social Performance (PSP) scale is a reliable and valid instrument that utilizes objective parameters for the assessment of social functioning in patients with schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the PSP scale. METHOD In total, 100 patients with(More)
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