Sabien Wyckaert

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BACKGROUND Metabolic abnormalities and weight gain are an important problem in patients with schizophrenia. An instrument to evaluate body image and self-esteem related to weight has recently been developed (B-WISE). The first objective was to evaluate whether the findings of the original validation study could be confirmed in a European sample. The second(More)
Although awareness on bipolar disorder has increased during the last decade, this condition remains characterized by a disabling burden, in terms of morbidity and functional impairment. This paper aims to review some critical issues in the current knowledge on Bipolar disorder. Although large European epidemiological studies are lacking, Bipolar disorder is(More)
The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inheritable disorder caused by genetic defects of collagen. Hyperextensibility and fragility of the skin, joint hyperlaxity, and generalized fragility of the connective tissues, involving the hollow organs and arteries, are the cardinal features of this syndrome. Low bone density has also been reported. Theoretically, these(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of continuation and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (C/M-ECT) in patients with bipolar or schizoaffective disorder. METHODS We reviewed the charts of all patients diagnosed with a bipolar or schizoaffective disorder treated with C/M-ECT from August 2009 until December 2013. We(More)
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