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The Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R) are two widely used instruments, which measure depression in children and adolescents. This pilot study assessed the reliability of the Hebrew versions of these two instruments. Both CDRS-R and CDI were translated from English into Hebrew and then back(More)
The relationship between menstrual cycle and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been documented in the past and is related to sexual hormone changes. In the ultra-orthodox Jewish population menstrual bleeding is associated both with meticulous rituals of cleanliness and with stressful meanings related to sin, impurity and punishment. Those aspects of(More)
UNLABELLED Suicidal behavior runs in families and is partially genetically determined. Since greater serotonin 5-HT(2A) receptor binding has been reported in postmortem brain and platelets of suicide victims, the 5-HT(2A) receptor gene polymorphism T102C became one of the candidate sites in the study of suicide and impulsive-aggressive traits. However,(More)
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a potentially lethal antipsychotic drug (APD)-induced thermoregulatory disturbance. We hypothesized that several precautionary measures taken after administeration of APDs might prevent progression to definite NMS. The study group included 657 consecutively admitted drug-free schizophrenia inpatients who received(More)
PURPOSE Suicide is a major cause of death in adolescents with first-episode schizophrenia (FES). The aim of this pilot study was to compare suicide-related traits between subjects with FES and those with other psychopathologies to evaluate risk factors for suicidal behavior. METHOD Twenty-five inpatient adolescents with FES and a control group of 28(More)
Adolescents with acute mental illness or suicidal behavior are almost always hospitalized for safety and evaluation purposes. The tendency towards long-term or repeated hospitalizations has many adverse effects such as dependency on the mental health care system and increased chronicity of illness. The causes for these phenomena may be prevented in the(More)
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