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Of 39 patients consecutively admitted for the treatment of primary mania, 21 (53.8%) simultaneously met the Research Diagnostic Criteria for major depressive disorder ("mixed" or "depressive" mania). Only nine (42.9%) of the 21 patients with depressive mania responded to antimanic agents. In contrast, 16 (88.9%) of the 18 patients with pure mania responded(More)
This study investigated the prevalence of comorbid panic disorder in patients with recurrent wintertime episodes of major depression. The subjects were 38 patients (10 male and 28 female) who met the DSM-III-R criteria for major depression with a seasonal pattern (wintertime depression). Diagnoses of panic disorder were made according to the DSM-III-R(More)
Segmentation of medical imagery is a challenging problem due to the complexity of the images, as well as to the absence of models of the anatomy that fully capture the possible deformations in each structure. Brain tissue is a particularly complex structure, and its segmentation is an important step for studies in temporal change detection of morphology, as(More)
The gradual or abrupt withdrawal of tranylcypromine can result in syndromes ranging in severity from mild discomfort to incapacitation. Five patients were subjected to the withdrawal of tranylcypromine. Vignettes describing the withdrawal syndrome experienced by these patients are presented. These patients suffered from severe depression or impairment of(More)
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