T Ben Abla

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INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia appears to be the mental pathology the most associated with violence. The aim of this study is to show the incidence and the different risk factors of violence among schizophrenics. MATERIAL AND METHOD We have compared a group of 30 violent schizophrenic inpatients with another group of 30 nonviolent schizophrenic inpatients(More)
Bipolar and unipolar disorders share a common depressive clinical manifestation. It is important to distinguish between these two forms of depression for several reasons. First, prescribing antidepressors in monotherapy indubitably worsens the prognosis of bipolarity disorders. Second, postponing the prescription of a mood stabilizer reduces the efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of life of a population of spouses of bipolar patients compared with a control population. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study which included two groups: a group of 30 spouses of patients followed for bipolar I disorder according to DSM IV criteria and a second group of 30 subjects from the general(More)
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