William Berger

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Affiliation: Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Rescuers at risk: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis of the worldwide current prevalence and correlates of PTSD in rescue workers
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Rua Almirante Saddock de Sá, 290 402 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22411 040, Brazil
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1001-11. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint [Antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, antiadrenergics and other drugs: what to do when posttraumatic stress disorder does not respond to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors?]
    William Berger
    Instituto de Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 29:S61-5. 2007
  3. pmc Pharmacologic alternatives to antidepressants in posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Brazil
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:169-80. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The impact of tonic immobility reaction on the prognosis of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Alessandra A Lima
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Brazil
    J Psychiatr Res 44:224-8. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Partial and full PTSD in Brazilian ambulance workers: prevalence and impact on health and on quality of life
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Trauma Stress 20:637-42. 2007
  6. pmc Decreased premotor cortex volume in victims of urban violence with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Vanessa Rocha-Rego
    Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e42560. 2012
  7. doi request reprint PTSD criterion A1 events: a literature-based categorization
    Mariana Pires Luz
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    J Trauma Stress 24:243-51. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Is there tonic immobility in humans? Biological evidence from victims of traumatic stress
    Eliane Volchan
    Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Biol Psychol 88:13-9. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Is tonic immobility the core sign among conventional peritraumatic signs and symptoms listed for PTSD?
    Vanessa Rocha-Rego
    Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 115:269-73. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress symptoms in an elite unit of Brazilian police officers: prevalence and impact on psychosocial functioning and on physical and mental health
    Deborah B Maia
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Av N S de Copacabana, 749 802, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22050 000, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 97:241-5. 2007

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Rescuers at risk: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis of the worldwide current prevalence and correlates of PTSD in rescue workers
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Rua Almirante Saddock de Sá, 290 402 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22411 040, Brazil
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1001-11. 2012
    ..We sought to estimate the pooled current prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among rescue workers and to determine the variables implicated in the heterogeneity observed among the prevalences of individual studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, antiadrenergics and other drugs: what to do when posttraumatic stress disorder does not respond to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors?]
    William Berger
    Instituto de Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 29:S61-5. 2007
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  3. pmc Pharmacologic alternatives to antidepressants in posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Brazil
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 33:169-80. 2009
    ..Further controlled clinical trials and meta-analysis are needed to guide clinicians in their search of effective pharmacological alternatives to antidepressants in PTSD...
  4. doi request reprint The impact of tonic immobility reaction on the prognosis of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Alessandra A Lima
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Brazil
    J Psychiatr Res 44:224-8. 2010
    ..Additional translational and clinical research may inform about particular mechanisms underlying tonic immobility and open new avenues for prevention and treatment of PTSD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Partial and full PTSD in Brazilian ambulance workers: prevalence and impact on health and on quality of life
    William Berger
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Trauma Stress 20:637-42. 2007
    ..The characteristics and the level of exposure to trauma of the study population may account for the low prevalence of PTSD...
  6. pmc Decreased premotor cortex volume in victims of urban violence with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Vanessa Rocha-Rego
    Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e42560. 2012
    ..Assaultive trauma is characterized by forceful invasion of the peripersonal space; therefore, could this traumatic event be associated with structural alteration of premotor areas in PTSD?..
  7. doi request reprint PTSD criterion A1 events: a literature-based categorization
    Mariana Pires Luz
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    J Trauma Stress 24:243-51. 2011
    ..The bibliometric analysis of PTSD literature is helpful in planning research, and the proposed categorization may represent an advance toward the standardization of traumatic events...
  8. doi request reprint Is there tonic immobility in humans? Biological evidence from victims of traumatic stress
    Eliane Volchan
    Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Biol Psychol 88:13-9. 2011
    ..This study provided a measure of tonic immobility, a peritraumatic reaction for which cumulative clinical evidence had linked to the severity of PTSD...
  9. doi request reprint Is tonic immobility the core sign among conventional peritraumatic signs and symptoms listed for PTSD?
    Vanessa Rocha-Rego
    Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 115:269-73. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the role of peritraumatic reactions (tonic immobility, panic and dissociation) as predictors of PTSD symptoms severity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress symptoms in an elite unit of Brazilian police officers: prevalence and impact on psychosocial functioning and on physical and mental health
    Deborah B Maia
    Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro IPUB UFRJ, Av N S de Copacabana, 749 802, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22050 000, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 97:241-5. 2007
    ..The goals of this study were to determine the current prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in Brazilian police officers and to compare groups with and without PTSS in terms of associated morbidity...
  11. doi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in Brazilian primary care patients: an examination of seven alternative models
    Mariana Fernandes Costa
    Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, Universidade Federal Fluminense MEB UFF, Rua Marquês do Paraná 303 3 andar do Prédio Anexo, Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
    J Anxiety Disord 25:950-63. 2011
    ..Although PTSD has been characterized by some critics as a Western culture-specific disorder lacking universal validity, our results seem to uphold the cross-cultural validity of the 4-factor, first-order model...