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Use of antipsychotic medication during the entire course of pregnancy in patients suffering from schizophrenia is frequently necessary as discontinuation of therapy can lead to relapse of the illness which can be far more severe for the mother, but also for the fetus. That is the case why third generation antipsychotics, so called atypical antipsychotics,(More)
For the general public, but also for healthcare professionals, schizophrenia is still one of those areas of medicine connected with feelings of unease, fear and prejudice. These feelings lead to stigmatization and discrimination which are unjust processes which put patients suffering from mental illnesses into undesirable and unequal positions. Aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual self-perception is just one of the items of the complex system of self, which has rarely been researched in the population of mental health patients. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to establish whether the differences in sexual self-perception exist between schizophrenic and depressive patients compared with the healthy control group. (More)
Akathisia is a syndrome characterized by the unpleasant sensation of "inner" restlessness that manifests itself in the inability of sitting still or not moving. Many types of medicaments can cause akathisia as an adverse event of their use and they include: antipsychotics, antidepressants, antiemetics, antihistamines, and psychoactive substances. We will(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression is the most frequent disorder of today. It is unique for the fact that it can become a comorbid illness with almost any other psychiatric disorder. Premorbid depression is also a risk factor for the development of PTSD, while at the same time traumatic experience is a risk factor for the development of depression. These facts show us(More)
Risperidone, as all atypical antipsychotics, can cause hyperprolactinemia which can in turn lead to galactorrhea. Mood stabilizers, one of which is valproic acid and its derivate "Depakine Chrono", are rarely linked with symptomatic hyperprolactinemia and do not alter prolactin concentrations. This case is based around a patient suffering from a bipolar(More)
It is well documented that sulpiride causes hormonal adverse events, like amenorrhoea and galactorrhea, due to its mechanism of action. Furthermore, risperidone can produce amenorrhoea and galactorrhea also, due to its mechanism of action, which differs from that of sulpiride. This case report is of a patient that was treated with large doses of sulpiride,(More)
Depressive symptoms seem to be frequent in schizophrenia, but so far they have received less attention than other symptom domains. Impaired serotonergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the pathogenesis of depression and schizophrenia. The objectives of this study were to investigate platelet serotonin concentrations in schizophrenic patients with(More)
Alprazolam belongs in the group of anxiolytics, medicaments used for reducing anxiety. As most other drugs, it can cause various adverse events, including hormonal disturbances and imbalance. Prolactin elevation is one such hormonal adverse event that can lead to galactorrhoea, or abnormal milk discharge from the breast and amenorrhoea. In this case report(More)