Nikolaos A Karakatsanis

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OBJECTIVE Time perception deficiency has been implicated in schizophrenia; however the exact nature of this remains unclear. The present study was designed with the aim to delineate timing deficits in schizophrenia by examining performance of patients with schizophrenia and healthy volunteers in an interval discrimination test and their accuracy and(More)
OBJECTIVE Tolerance, dependence, and adverse effects on cognitive functions are well-known consequences of long-term use of benzodiazepines (BDZ), especially at high doses, raising thorny therapeutic problems in their discontinuation. One promising pharmacological agent in BDZ discontinuation might be the newer anti-epileptic pregabalin, already(More)
Tolerance, dependence, and adverse effects on cognitive functions are well known consequences of long-term use of benzodiazepines (BDZ), especially at high doses; this raises thorny therapeutic problems in their discontinuation. One promising pharmacological agent in BDZ discontinuation might be the newer antiepileptic, pregabalin (PGB), which has already(More)
Antiepileptic drugs (AED) are increasingly used in the treatment of migraine. Pregabalin (PGB) is an AED that has been used in the treatment of partial seizures, of various types of pain, and of certain anxiety disorders, but to the best of our knowledge, there has been no report on the use of PGB in the treatment of migraine. We report the case of a(More)
Levetiracetam, an anti-epileptic agent that enhances GABAergic neurotransmission, is one of the newest alternative treatments of Tourette syndrome (TS). We present the case of a 23-year-old female patient suffering from TS since the age of 7, who exhibited poor response to a variety of agents (haloperidol, pimozide, clonidine and various adjunctive agents)(More)
Despite the recent progress in the pharmacological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)--especially with high doses of serotonin reuptake inhibitors, alone or in combination with low doses of antipsychotics--a non-negligible proportion of patients remains refractory to it. For these patients augmentation tactics with drugs from other chemical(More)