Venetsanos G. Mavreas

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Τhe present study examines main psychometric properties of the World Health Organisation (WHO) quality of life (QoL) instrument, the WHOQOL-BREF with the inclusion of four national items. Participants were 425 adult native Greek speaking, grouped into patients with physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and healthy individuals. Participants were(More)
A one-stage psychiatric survey was conducted of a random sample of the population of two boroughs in Athens, consisting of 489 adults aged 18–74. The PSE-ID-CATEGO system was used to define cases. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the population was 16%. The rate for females (22.6%) was significantly higher than that for males (8.6%). Women in the(More)
BACKGROUND No study in Greece has assessed so far the full range of common mental disorders using a representative sample of the population from both mainland and insular regions of the country. The aim of the present paper was to present the results of the first such study. METHODS The study was carried out between 2009-2010 in a nationally(More)
BACKGROUND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants for the treatment of depression in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) but data on their efficacy are controversial. METHODS We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to investigate the efficacy and(More)
This paper reports the results of a comparison of the rates of psychiatric disorder from three general population surveys in which the PSE-ID-CATEGO system was used for case-definition. These surveys were of an English sample in Camberwell, London, and of two Greek samples, the first in Athens, the second of Greek Cypriot immigrants living in Camberwell.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to identify certain clinical parameters and personality characteristics associated with various forms of psychopathology in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS Fifty-six SSc patients participated in the study, and 74 healthy participants served as controls. A wide range of clinical information was(More)
OBJECTIVE Catastrophizing has been broadly conceived as an exaggerated negative "mental set" brought to bear during actual or anticipated pain experience and has risen to the status of one of the most important psychological predictors of pain. The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between catastrophizing and postoperative pain outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to demonstrate whether the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist, amantadine, can safely ameliorate tardive dyskinesia (TD) without deteriorating the mental state of the patients. METHODS Twenty-two TD patients, with a mean age 52 years, participated in the study. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design was(More)
Type D personality has been associated in the past with increased cardiovascular mortality among patients with established coronary heart disease. Very few studies have investigated the association of type D personality with traditional cardiovascular risk factors. In this study, we assessed the association between type D personality and the metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the relevance of biological and social factors to sex differences in the prevalence and detection of depressive and anxiety disorders has been impaired by the lack of standardized research methods across cultures. METHOD Prevalence rates of depressive and anxiety disorders were assessed using a 2-stage design from 26,969 patients(More)