Olivier Taïeb

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The posttraumatic stress model has recently been applied to understand the impact of life-threatening illness in adults and in children. From 1991 to 2001, 20 studies have reported posttraumatic stress symptoms and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in childhood cancer survivors and/or their parents. A review of these studies is proposed. Prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and the association of these disorders with clinical features. METHODS Between May 2002 and May 2004, 100 SSc patients fulfilling the American Rheumatism Association and/or Leroy & Medsger criteria were recruited: 51 were from a SSc patient association(More)
Obesity in adolescence is a major public health issue. Family relationships have an important role, whether in the onset of the condition, its maintenance, or the way in which the problem is approached. Food and family relationships are two major elements in therapeutic care. The subject of the present study is the investigation of the place of food within(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic and unpredictable disease accompanied by functional disability and a possible involvement of the central nervous system, leads to considerable psychological distress. A review of studies on stress and/or coping strategies in SLE since 1990 is presented. Many studies have investigated the place of major and minor(More)
Psychiatric literature documenting increased rates of psychotic illness among migrants in European countries has been more and more reported during the past two decades. Social causes to this phenomenon have been highlighted. In this paper, we review and discuss this literature from the cultural psychiatry perspective. We can point three limitations to(More)
From Ricoeur's narrative theory, we argue that drug addicts may particularly need the help of literature, in a broad sense- fiction, history, and also specialized literature on addiction-to make their lives intelligible, to construct their identities, and to be able to change. Their need for this popular and professional literature concerns the numerous(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare conjuctive tissue disorder that is characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs as well as vascular obliteration phenomenons. SSc is responsible for increased morbidity and mortality, and skin fibrosis may be responsible for major body changes. These phenomenons may contribute to the occurrence of(More)
The Ganser syndrome is rare in children and in adolescents. A case of the Ganser syndrome in a 14-year-old girl, with three of the four essential features, is presented. After rapid resolution in two weeks, Ganser symptoms reappear seven months later accompanied, this second time, by previous depressive symptoms. This report raises the possibility of the(More)
Delivering appropriate care to refugee families requires complex care systems and models that take account of the social, cultural, and political dimensions as well as the psychologic dimension. Children born into these families are exposed to consequences of their own past experiences and also may be subject to the transmission of the traumas experienced(More)