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Recently, extensive efforts have been made to understand the rate of energy expenditure and the weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic treatment, including identification of markers of obesity risk. In recent years, leptin, an adipocyte hormone, has gained significant interest in psychiatric disorders. S100B has been considered as a surrogate(More)
INTRODUCTION It has long been recognized that anxiety symptoms and syndromes may be caused by medication and/or substance of abuse. The aim of this report is to present a patient who experienced social phobia following maprotiline, an adverse drug reaction which has not been reported previously with this agent. CASE PRESENTATION A 27 year-old male patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of symptoms of depression and anxiety on mortality in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS A total of 806 consecutive patients were screened within 15 days after MI and 24-month survival rate was ascertained. The Beck Depression Inventory and the State-Trait(More)
BACKGROUND Post-myocardial infarction (MI) depression is a highly prevalent disorder, affecting nearly 18% of all MI patients, and it is a major predictor of disability in the year post-MI. We sought to expand this analysis by: comparing case-level anxiety, depression, and comorbid anxiety and depression as predictors of long term mortality during a 5-year(More)
Background. Psoriasis is a common, genetically determined inflammatory and proliferative disease of the skin. Psychological stress can exacerbate the disease. This study sought to investigate the depression and anxiety disorders among patients with psoriasis and control group. Method. In this hospital-based case-control study, One hundred patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate mental health disorders and suicidal ideas through patients with dermatologic problems. Six-hundred eighty one patients with skin disorders referred to dermatology clinics of Bouali Sina Hospital in Sari/Iran were assessed using GHQ-28 and SSI questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 14 software and test. From(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the adverse influence of depression and anxiety assessed at the time of myocardial infarction, on the quality of life 5 years after the infarction. METHODS The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were completed in a group of 196 patients admitted in the hospital following non-fatal myocardial(More)
Priapism is defined as an unwanted, prolonged, and painful erection which is unrelated to sexual stimulation. Some case studies suggest that priapism is an adverse effect of antipsychotic medications. In our case study a 30 year-old Iranian male with schizophrenia was experiencing recurrent priapism associated with quetiapine use. There are three(More)
BACKGROUND Although a number of risk factors are known to predict mortality within the first years after myocardial infarction, little is known about interactions between risk factors, whereas these could contribute to accurate differentiation of patients with higher and lower risk for mortality. This study explored the effect of interactions of risk(More)