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Schizophrenia is a chronic, complex and heterogeneous mental disorder, with pathological features of disrupted neuronal excitability and plasticity within limbic structures of the brain. These pathological features manifest behaviorally as positive symptoms (including hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder), negative symptoms (such as social(More)
Naltrexone may be more effective for treating opioid (heroin) dependence in Russia than in the U.S. because patients are mostly young and living with their parents, who can control medication compliance. In this pilot study we randomized 52 consenting patients who completed detoxification in St. Petersburg to a double blind, 6-month course of biweekly drug(More)
The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that preference for stronger sweet solutions may be associated with the genetic risk for alcoholism. Thirty-two male patients with alcohol dependence admitted for alcoholism in-patient treatment and 25 non-alcoholic control subjects were used in the study. Hedonic response to sweets was evaluated using(More)
This randomized placebo-controlled trial tested the efficacy of oral naltrexone with or without fluoxetine for preventing relapse to heroin addiction and for reducing HIV risk, psychiatric symptoms, and outcome. All patients received drug counseling with parental or significant-other involvement to encourage adherence. Patients totaling 414 were approached,(More)
Glutamate neurotransmission has been considered as one of pathogenetic factors of schizophrenia though all antipsychotics widely used in modern psychiatric practice are dopamine antagonists. LY2140023 is a selective agonist for metabotropic glutamate 2/3 (mGlu2/3) receptors with antipsychotic effect. In the present study, we have assessed clinical efficacy(More)
AIM The high level of comorbidity of coronary heart disease (CHD) and depressive disorders and general aspects of their pathogenesis is an actual problem of modern research. Authors studied the content of cholesterol, platelet serotonin, platelet aggregation, activity of pro-inflammatory markers in CHD patients with comorbid depressive disorders. MATERIAL(More)
The paper summarizes literature data on the importance of oxidative stress as one of the pathogenetic mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease. The paper describes the main specific and nonspecific ways of reactive oxygen species generation in the course of the disease development. The effect of reactive oxygen species generated by the functional activity of(More)
Objective. To study the efficacy and use of baclofen (Baclosan) for stabilizing remission in patients with alcoholism. Materials and methods. A total of 32 patients with alcoholism were randomized to two groups. Patients of group 1 (16 patients) received baclofen (50 mg/day) for three months; patients of group 2 received a placebo of identical appearance.(More)
features of an individual's circadian rhythms can have significant influences on the nature of his or her adaptation to study, work, and rest schedules [1]. " Morning " people (" larks ") find it easier to adapt to work starting in the morning hours, when their work capacity is close to maximal , while " night " people (" owls ") often have to adapt to(More)