Patrick Lemoine

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OBJECTIVE Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) experience sleep disturbances that may be worsened by some antidepressant drugs early in treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the subjective quality of sleep of patients receiving agomelatine, a new antidepressant with melatonergic MT(1) and MT(2) receptor agonist and 5-HT(2C) antagonist(More)
Melatonin, secreted nocturnally by the pineal gland, is an endogenous sleep regulator. Impaired melatonin production and complaints on poor quality of sleep are common among the elderly. Non-restorative sleep (perceived poor quality of sleep) and subsequently poor daytime functioning are increasingly recognized as a leading syndrome in the diagnostic and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to examine the association between the chronotype (morningness/eveningness) and specific mental disorders. METHODS Cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted in three in-patient clinical settings. A total of 1468 consecutive in-patients who gave their written consent were enrolled. On the admission day, patients filled sleep(More)
INTRODUCTION Irregular work schedules often results in a disruption of the normal circadian rhythm that can causes sleepiness when wakefulness is required and insomnia during the main sleep episode. METHOD Two physicians using the Sleep-EVAL system interviewed 817 staff members of a psychiatric hospital. The interviews were done during the working hours.(More)
Tianeptine is a new antidepressant drug reported to enhance serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) uptake in rat brain. The effect of tianeptine on 5-HT platelet uptake was studied in 10 depressed patients treated for 28 days. Tianeptine increases Vmax of 5-HT platelet uptake during treatment without inducing any change in Km. As early as 2 hr after the(More)
Cyamemazine is an anxiolytic antipsychotic, which reduces ethanol withdrawal symptoms. Here, we investigated if cyamemazine can be also effective as substitute drug to facilitate benzodiazepine withdrawal. A total of 168 patients treated with benzodiazepines for at least 3 months and with a <18 score in the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) were included(More)
We examined 129 patients recruited from two sleep clinics to study the sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), defined by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) > or = 10. Information was registered from a self-administered questionnaire, basal physical measurements, and polysomnography. In 68 subjects recorded for two consecutive nights, a high correlation was found between(More)
Insomnia is a frequent symptom in the general population; numerous studies have proven this. In the past years, classifications have gradually given more emphasis to daytime repercussions of insomnia and to their consequences on social and cognitive functioning. They are now integrated in the definition of insomnia and are used to quantify its severity. If(More)
Diamond-ike carbon (DLC) coatings have been investigated with respect to biocompatibility, mechanical stability under biofluid exposure, corrosion resistance and the impact of the fabrication or operation of catheter guidewires and stents upon coating integrity. High mechanical tensile and compressive forces, during guidewire winding or stent expansion,(More)
BACKGROUND Most neuroimaging studies investigating sexual arousal in paedophilia used erotic pictures together with a blocked fMRI design and long stimulus presentation time. While this approach allows the detection of sexual arousal, it does not enable the assessment of the immediate processing of erotically salient stimuli. Our study aimed to identify(More)