Yoram Barak

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Suicide attempts of schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled study in tertiary care
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    J Psychiatr Res 42:822-6. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Happiness and neurological diseases
    Yoram Barak
    MS Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 52612, Israel
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:445-59. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Treating delirium in a general hospital: a descriptive study of prescribing patterns and outcomes
    Irena Briskman
    Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:328-31. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Escitalopram versus risperidone for the treatment of behavioral and psychotic symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease: a randomized double-blind pilot study
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1515-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Remission amongst elderly schizophrenia patients
    Y Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, 15, KKL street, Bat Yam, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 27:62-4. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Venlafaxine or a second SSRI: Switching after treatment failure with an SSRI among depressed inpatients: a retrospective analysis
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:1744-7. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Breast cancer in women suffering from serious mental illness
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Schizophr Res 102:249-53. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Is dementia preventable? Focus on Alzheimer's disease
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, 59100, Israel
    Expert Rev Neurother 10:1689-98. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Psychosocial remission in schizophrenia: developing a clinician-rated scale
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 51:94-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Reduced cancer incidence among patients with schizophrenia
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Cancer 104:2817-21. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint Suicide attempts of schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled study in tertiary care
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    J Psychiatr Res 42:822-6. 2008
    ..However, there is paucity of data regarding suicide attempts by schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to characterize a large sample of schizophrenia patients in tertiary care who had attempted suicide...
  2. doi request reprint Happiness and neurological diseases
    Yoram Barak
    MS Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 52612, Israel
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:445-59. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Treating delirium in a general hospital: a descriptive study of prescribing patterns and outcomes
    Irena Briskman
    Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:328-31. 2010
    ..We thus aimed to compare the outcome of delirium treatment in a large, university-affiliated general hospital...
  4. doi request reprint Escitalopram versus risperidone for the treatment of behavioral and psychotic symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease: a randomized double-blind pilot study
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1515-9. 2011
    ..Escitalopram was investigated since citalopram has demonstrated some effectiveness in AD. We compared escitalopram and risperidone for psychotic symptoms and agitation associated with AD...
  5. doi request reprint Remission amongst elderly schizophrenia patients
    Y Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, 15, KKL street, Bat Yam, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 27:62-4. 2012
    ..Using five different instruments examining remission, we report that aging did not adversely affect remission in the elderly. Management of elderly schizophrenia patients should thus be targeted towards remission...
  6. doi request reprint Venlafaxine or a second SSRI: Switching after treatment failure with an SSRI among depressed inpatients: a retrospective analysis
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:1744-7. 2011
    ..Special interest is paid to whether specialist level inpatient psychiatric care results differ from community studies...
  7. doi request reprint Breast cancer in women suffering from serious mental illness
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Schizophr Res 102:249-53. 2008
    ..However, it has been argued that psychiatric morbidity itself may be the confounding factor that affects cancer incidence and not particularly schizophrenia...
  8. doi request reprint Is dementia preventable? Focus on Alzheimer's disease
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, 59100, Israel
    Expert Rev Neurother 10:1689-98. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Psychosocial remission in schizophrenia: developing a clinician-rated scale
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 51:94-8. 2010
    ..Remission, both symptomatic and psychosocial, is now an achievable goal in a substantial proportion of patients. Thus, the development of handy tools to quantify outcomes is called for...
  10. ncbi request reprint Reduced cancer incidence among patients with schizophrenia
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Cancer 104:2817-21. 2005
    ..The current study was performed to evaluate the frequency of cancer in a large cohort of patients with schizophrenia and to determine the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of any malignancy in this group...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients with very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: a follow-up study
    Doron Mazeh
    Psychogeriatric Dept, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam, 59100, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:417-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the course of clinical symptoms and functional status of patients with VLOSLP in comparison with patients with life-long schizophrenia...
  12. doi request reprint Symptomatic remission in elderly schizophrenia patients treated with long-acting risperidone
    Shelly Tadger
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:1245-50. 2008
    ..In elderly schizophrenia patients remission is difficult to determine due to long disease duration, exposure to differing treatments, long-standing side-effects, non-adherence, cognitive decline and physical comorbidity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Switching elderly chronic psychotic patients to olanzapine
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 7:165-9. 2004
    ..Clinically meaningful change was observed in positive and negative psychotic symptomatology but not in depressive symptoms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Antidepressants reduce the risk of suicide among elderly depressed patients
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center and Geha Mental Health Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    Neuropsychopharmacology 31:178-81. 2006
    ..In conclusion, elderly depressed patients treated with antidepressants may be at reduced risk of attempting suicide. These findings need support from prospective randomized trials...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized, single-blind, comparison of venlafaxine with paroxetine in elderly patients suffering from resistant depression
    Doron Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 22:371-5. 2007
    ..Elderly depressed patients resistant to previous treatments had responded to a trial of paroxetine or venlafaxine. Remission rates were higher for venlafaxine and tolerability was acceptable for both compounds...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in multiple sclerosis and effects of immunomodulatory treatments
    Anat Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sacker School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 89:265-70. 2005
    ..122 and 0.072, respectively). Further study is needed to assess possible associations between long-term exposure to the novel immunomodulatory treatments in MS and rate of cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cardiac and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality associated with antipsychotic medications in elderly psychiatric inpatients
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:354-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate the rate of adverse medical outcomes for elderly exposed to antipsychotic treatment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intramuscular ziprasidone treatment of acute psychotic agitation in elderly patients with schizophrenia
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:629-33. 2006
    ..Few data are available as to safety in the elderly. The growing utilization of health services by elderly psychiatric patients warrants an evaluation in this population...
  19. pmc Clinical and psychosocial remission in schizophrenia: correlations with antipsychotic treatment
    Yoram Barak
    Psychiatry Department, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 12 H Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    BMC Psychiatry 12:108. 2012
    ..We emphasized between-groups comparison of antipsychotic medications and administration methods on the outcome of remission...
  20. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of attempted suicide among aging holocaust survivors
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam, 59100, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:701-4. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate, among a large cohort of elderly Holocaust survivors, whether their WWII experiences confer an increased risk of suicidal behavior...
  21. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine vs. haloperidol in the treatment of elderly chronic schizophrenia patients
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:1199-202. 2002
    ..Primary outcome measure was rating on the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) scale and the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: clinical and imaging characteristics in comparison with elderly patients with schizophrenia
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:733-6. 2002
    ..The authors suggest that VLOSLP is a valid diagnostic entity and that its features imply that involvement of neurodegenerative process may be etiologically relevant to psychosis with onset in late life...
  23. ncbi request reprint Would a switch from typical antipsychotics to risperidone be beneficial for elderly schizophrenic patients? A naturalistic, long-term, retrospective, comparative study
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:115-20. 2002
    ..16/25 patients, p < 0.01). The results of this study demonstrate that in elderly chronic schizophrenic patients, switching from typical antipsychotics to risperidone is effective and well tolerated...
  24. ncbi request reprint Suicide among the homeless: a 9-year case-series analysis
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Crisis 25:51-3. 2004
    ..Among the homeless there are high rates of mortality and a significant number of attempted and completed suicides. In Tel-Aviv, Israel, there is an ongoing municipal outreach program for the homeless...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis: findings from a two-wave screening project
    Yoram Barak
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Neurol Sci 245:73-6. 2006
    ..However, the relationship of fatigue to cognitive functions and its impact on quality of life have not been widely studied...
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing cardiovascular risks of olanzapine treatment: a 6-month study versus haloperidol in schizophrenia patients
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:315-7. 2005
    ..Switching schizophrenia patients from typical antipsychotic treatment to olanzapine is safe and does not increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between antidepressant prescribing and suicide in Israel
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:281-4. 2006
    ..This study is limited in scope but adds a unique viewpoint related to the possible positive effect of increased antidepressant prescribing in primary care on suicide...
  28. doi request reprint Quetiapine augmentation of antidepressant treatment in elderly patients suffering from depressive symptoms: a retrospective chart review
    Shelly Tadger
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam, 59100 Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 53:104-5. 2011
    ..Further prospective studies need be carried out to support our observation...
  29. doi request reprint Asenapine for elderly bipolar manic patients
    Yehuda Baruch
    Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, 59100 Bat Yam, Israel
    J Affect Disord 145:130-2. 2013
    ..The data for the treatment of late-life BPD are limited. Asenapine is approved in the United States for acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder with or without psychotic features...
  30. ncbi request reprint Donepezil for the treatment of behavioral symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    Diana Paleacu
    Neurological Service and Memory Clinic, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 25:313-7. 2002
    ..Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors should be considered for the treatment of BPSD before neuroleptic treatment is instituted in AD patients with low levels of irritability and agitation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Patients' satisfaction with psychiatric inpatient care
    Yulia Remnik
    Yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:208-12. 2004
    ..Patient satisfaction with medical treatment is important, and although in mental health the literature on the topic is scant, awareness of the issue is rapidly growing...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of olanzapine on lipid abnormalities in elderly psychotic patients
    Yoram Barak
    Psychiatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Drugs Aging 20:893-6. 2003
    ..This study aims to assess these effects in elderly patients with schizophrenia...
  33. ncbi request reprint High-dose escitalopram for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Ilan Rabinowitz
    The YOTAM Treatment Center, Ramat Gan bAbarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 23:49-53. 2008
    ..8%). Preliminary investigation shows that high-dose escitalopram is an efficacious and well tolerated treatment for patients suffering from severe OCD. Randomized, blinded studies are needed to reinforce these findings...
  34. ncbi request reprint The aging of Holocaust survivors: myth and reality concerning suicide
    Yoram Barak
    Dept of Psychogeriatrics, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:196-8. 2007
    ..There is a need for further study, intervention and resource allocation among the growing numbers of elderly persons who suffered traumatic events in earlier phases of their lives. This is especially critical for Holocaust survivors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine for elderly non-responsive schizophrenia patients
    Doron Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 157:265-7. 2008
    ..Four patients discontinued treatment due to clinical exacerbation or sedation. There was no increase in abnormal movements or body weight...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric services in nursing homes in Israel: should the American legislation be adopted?
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:213-7. 2004
    ..Nursing homes provide care for the elderly who require medical, nursing or rehabilitation services. Legislation for the public health model of mental health care for nursing home residents in the USA was enacted in 1987...
  37. pmc Modeling of cognitive impairment by disease duration in multiple sclerosis: a cross-sectional study
    Anat Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    PLoS ONE 8:e71058. 2013
    ..In the current cross-sectional study we evaluated the patterns of cognitive impairment in MS patients with disease duration of up to 30 years...
  38. ncbi request reprint Perspectives in multiple sclerosis health care: special focus on the costs of multiple sclerosis
    Zeev Rotstein
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 5:511-6. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Bone strength in multiple sclerosis: cortical midtibial speed-of-sound assessment
    Anat Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mult Scler 10:488-93. 2004
    ..05). Bone strength was preserved in MS patients. In a subgroup of female patients increased SOS was conceivably related to spasticity...
  40. ncbi request reprint Affective psychosis following Accutane (isotretinoin) treatment
    Yoram Barak
    Mental Health Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:39-41. 2005
    ..Associated risk factors were both family and personal history of psychiatric morbidity. Further studies are needed to establish our findings...
  41. ncbi request reprint Concordance for cognitive impairment: a study of 50 community-dwelling elderly female-female twin pairs
    Yoram Barak
    Pyschogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 44:117-20. 2003
    ....
  42. pmc First-onset functional brief psychoses in the elderly
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Can Geriatr J 14:30-3. 2011
    ..The origin and nosological status of psychotic states first arising in late life remain uncertain. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic stability of brief psychoses with late-life onset...
  43. ncbi request reprint No weight gain among elderly schizophrenia patients after 1 year of risperidone treatment
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:117-9. 2002
    ..Weight gain has been reported in younger patients treated with most atypical neuroleptics. The goal of this study was to examine whether elderly schizophrenic patients gain weight while being treated with risperidone...
  44. doi request reprint Cutaneous photodamage in schizophrenia patients
    Yonit Wohl
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 24:291-5. 2008
    ..Schizophrenia patients frequently engage in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. The adverse effects of sun exposure on the human skin are well studied but only sparse data in this area have been focused on schizophrenia patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Suicide amongst Alzheimer's disease patients: a 10-year survey
    Yoram Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 14:101-3. 2002
    ..068). Physicians should be aware that suicide attempts are not rare in elderly AD patients. Higher level of daily functioning and previous suicide attempts are associated with increased suicidal risk...
  46. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the elderly homeless: a 10-year study in Israel
    Yoram Barak
    Department of Psychogeriatric, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 59100 Bat Yam, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 37:147-55. 2003
    ..Intensive case-management succeeded in achieving return to permanent housing in the majority of subjects...
  47. ncbi request reprint Suicide attempts amongst elderly schizophrenia patients: a 10-year case-control study
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    Schizophr Res 71:77-81. 2004
    ..However, there is paucity of data regarding suicide attempts by elderly schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to characterize elderly schizophrenia patients who had attempted suicide (AS)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment following the first demyelinating event suggestive of multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Anat Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center and Neuroradiology Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Arch Neurol 61:1515-20. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Emergency psychiatry: Treatment of referred psychiatric patients by general hospital emergency department physicians
    Doron Mazeh
    Psychogeriatric Ward, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 Keren Kayemet Street, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1221-2, 1225. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint REM sleep latency and wakefulness in the first sleep cycle as markers of major depression: a controlled study vs. schizophrenia and normal controls
    Vadim S Rotenberg
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:1211-5. 2002
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in the side effect profile of citalopram
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:545-8. 2003
    ..2%, P<.05), whereas gastrointestinal side effects, sweating and headache were less prevalent in the elderly. The age-related differences in the side effect profile may be attributable to altered sensitivity of the serotonergic system...
  52. doi request reprint Debunking the placebo effect in depression: the effect of patient and investigator expectation on escitalopram efficacy
    Yael Nehama
    aPetah Tikva Community Mental Health Center, Petah Tikva bThe YOTAM Treatment Center, Ramat Gan cAbarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 29:106-10. 2014
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Screening for early cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis patients using the clock drawing test
    Yoram Barak
    The Doly Steindling Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Clin Neurosci 9:629-32. 2002
    ..The absence of correlation with total EDSS score coupled with significant correlation with the mental functional system suggests that the CDT may be useful for screening MS patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal disability curves for predicting the course of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Anat Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Mult Scler 9:486-91. 2003
    ..Identifying the rate of progression of disability for an individual patient early in the disease process can influence treatment decisions as well as enable monitoring of the disease overtime...
  55. ncbi request reprint The immune system and happiness
    Yoram Barak
    Psychogeriatric Department, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 5:523-7. 2006
    ..Future research is needed to expand our knowledge of the physiological and immune interactions of positive emotional states and their beneficial effects on health...
  56. ncbi request reprint Self-stigma, self-esteem and age in persons with schizophrenia
    Perla Werner
    Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:174-87. 2008
    ..However, studies to date have been limited to samples of persons under the age of 65.Aim: To examine the relationship between self-stigma and self-esteem in people with schizophrenia in both younger and older age groups...
  57. ncbi request reprint Confusion/delirium following cataract surgery: an incidence study of 1-year duration
    Asher Milstein
    Ophthalmology Department, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:301-6. 2002
    ..Delirium is frequently observed in clinical practice, particularly in medical and surgical wards and more so among patients at risk, especially elderly with preexisting central nervous system impairments...
  58. ncbi request reprint International multisite double-blind trial of the atypical antipsychotics risperidone and olanzapine in 175 elderly patients with chronic schizophrenia
    Dilip V Jeste
    University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:638-47. 2003
    ..The authors compared the effects of the two most commonly used atypical antipsychotics, risperidone and olanzapine, in elderly patients with schizophrenia...
  59. ncbi request reprint Dream content of schizophrenic, nonschizophrenic mentally ill, and community control adolescents
    Jack Hadjez
    Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Shaar Menashe, Israel
    Adolescence 38:331-42. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Donepezil for the treatment of a schizophrenia patient with frontal lobotomy
    Doron Mazeh
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 23:522. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint Anticholinergic burden and the risk of falls among elderly psychiatric inpatients: a 4-year case-control study
    Dov Aizenberg
    Geha Mental Health Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:307-10. 2002
    ..Because there are little data focusing on falls among elderly psychiatric inpatients, we aimed to retrospectively assess the characteristics of inpatients that had sustained a fall during hospitalization...
  62. ncbi request reprint Disordered eating in elderly female patients diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia
    Daniel Stein
    Pediatric Psychosomatic Department, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children s Hospital, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:191-7. 2005
    ..Data about the association between disordered eating and schizophrenia is limited and inconclusive. The aim of the present study was to evaluate disordered eating in elderly female patients diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia--comparison of second generation antipsychotic agents]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Beilinson Hospital affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 144:285-90, 301. 2005
    ..Today, when patients' rights, economic and legal aspects are emphasized, the physician must take into account multiple factors when choosing the most appropriate treatment for the patient...
  64. ncbi request reprint Suicide attempts amongst elderly bipolar patients
    Dov Aizenberg
    Arbabanel Mental Health Center, Israel
    J Affect Disord 91:91-4. 2006
    ..There is a paucity of data regarding suicide amongst elderly bipolar patients. Mood stabilizers and particularly lithium are established as "antisuicide" compounds...
  65. pmc Suicide in Israel: 1985-1997
    Ricardo Nachman
    National Center of Forensic Medicine, Ministry of Health, Israel
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 27:423-8. 2002
    ..To examine trends in suicide rates in Israel over a 13-year period...
  66. ncbi request reprint Obstetric complications in individuals diagnosed with autism and in healthy controls
    Daniel Stein
    Pediatric Psychosomatic Department, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 47:69-75. 2006
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Increased use of mental health services related to isotretinoin treatment: a 5-year analysis
    Tal Friedman
    Medical Corps, IDF, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 16:413-6. 2006
    ..The association between exposure to Isotretinoin, the development of depression and suicide attempts is controversial...
  68. ncbi request reprint Dysregulation of affect in multiple sclerosis: new phenomenological approach
    Yermi Harel
    Lewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Raanana, Israel
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 61:94-8. 2007
    ..It is concluded that the new phenomenological definition of DyA aids in distinguishing this symptom from other psychopathologies and can serve as a tool for neurologists in defining this unique entity...