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Victims of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) do not show clear morphological brain defects, but frequently suffer from long-lasting cognitive deficits, emotional difficulties and behavioral disturbances. In the present study, we investigated the effects of experimental mTBI in mice on cognition, spatial and non-spatial tasks, and depressive-like behavior(More)
UNLABELLED Preponderance of serotonin 5-HT2A antagonism over dopamine D2 blockade exerted by atypical antipsychotics may contribute to their cognitive-enhancing effect. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study we examined the effect of add-on mianserin (15 mg/day), an agent with marked 5-HT2A antagonism, on cognitive functioning in 30 chronic hospitalized(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate weight gain associated with olanzapine, risperidone, and haloperidol treatment and its clinical risk factors in adolescent patients. METHOD The study was conducted at three adolescent psychiatric departments in two mental health centers in the Tel Aviv area. All patients were Jewish Israelis. Weight and body mass index (BMI) of(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a prevalent and clinically significant phenomenon in schizophrenia patients. Both schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are considered to be neurodevelopmental disorders sharing dysfunctional frontal-subcortical circuitry. Using the Neurological Evaluation Scale (NES), the authors assessed neurological soft(More)
BACKGROUND Since a substantial proportion of schizophrenia patients has symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), we sought to provide a phenomenological characterization of a schizophrenia subgroup with OCD. METHOD A consecutive sample of patients who met DSM-IV criteria for both schizophrenia and OCD (N = 55) was compared with 55 schizophrenia(More)
This is the first study of a possible molecular genetic basis for schizophrenia with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We performed a case-control association study of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism in schizophrenia-OCD patients, OCD and healthy controls. One hundred and thirteen schizophrenia-OCD patients, 79 OCD patients(More)
We sought to examine stability associations between family history and variability of schizophrenia symptoms repeatedly examined during a naturalistic follow-up study. The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, the Insight and Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire, and the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale were administered to 69 patients with familial and 79(More)
Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric illness characterized by deterioration of cognitive and emotional processing. It has been hypothesized that aberrant cortical connectivity is implicated in the disease (Friston, 1998), yet previous studies of functional connectivity (FC) in schizophrenia have shown mixed results (Garrity et al., 2007; Jafri et al.,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between anxiety and suicidal behavior in adolescents. METHOD Forty-six adolescents who had been hospitalized in an inpatient psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt were compared on measures of anxiety and depression with 72 adolescent psychiatric inpatients who had no history of suicide attempts. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a complex association between schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD We used the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders to compare the rate of OCD spectrum and additional Axis I disorders in 100 patients who met criteria for both schizophrenia and OCD, non-OCD schizophrenia (n = 100), and OCD(More)