Michael Davidson

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cognitive effects of antipsychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder: a randomized, open-label clinical trial (EUFEST)
    Michael Davidson
    Sheba Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Tel Hashomer 52621, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 166:675-82. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Impaired reading comprehension and mathematical abilities in male adolescents with average or above general intellectual abilities are associated with comorbid and future psychopathology
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:883-90. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Refractive errors and schizophrenia
    Asaf Caspi
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Res 107:238-41. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Social and cognitive functioning, urbanicity and risk for schizophrenia
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, IDF, Division of Mental Health, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 191:320-4. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment of cognitive impairment in early psychosis: a comparison of risperidone and haloperidol in a large long-term trial
    Philip D Harvey
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1888-95. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and future schizophrenia in Israeli male adolescents
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1546-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in three large samples of nursing home patients with dementia and behavioral disturbance
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:991-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Premorbid functioning and treatment response in recent-onset schizophrenia
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 189:31-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Subtle cognitive dysfunction in nonaffected siblings of individuals affected by nonpsychotic disorders
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 63:602-8. 2008
  10. pmc Advanced parental age at birth is associated with poorer social functioning in adolescent males: shedding light on a core symptom of schizophrenia and autism
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 34:1042-6. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Cognitive effects of antipsychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder: a randomized, open-label clinical trial (EUFEST)
    Michael Davidson
    Sheba Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Tel Hashomer 52621, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 166:675-82. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect of haloperidol with that of second-generation antipsychotic drugs on the cognitive performance of patients with schizophreniform disorder or first-episode schizophrenia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impaired reading comprehension and mathematical abilities in male adolescents with average or above general intellectual abilities are associated with comorbid and future psychopathology
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:883-90. 2007
    ..Impairments in intellectual functioning and abnormal behaviors leading to mental illnesses may share common neurobiological substrates. The results support screening male adolescents with learning disorders for psychopathology...
  3. doi request reprint Refractive errors and schizophrenia
    Asaf Caspi
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Res 107:238-41. 2009
    ..The present study explored the association between refractive errors in adolescence and schizophrenia, and the potential familiality of this association...
  4. ncbi request reprint Social and cognitive functioning, urbanicity and risk for schizophrenia
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, IDF, Division of Mental Health, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 191:320-4. 2007
    ..Previous work suggests that the association between urbanicity and schizophrenia may be greatest in those with pre-existing vulnerability...
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment of cognitive impairment in early psychosis: a comparison of risperidone and haloperidol in a large long-term trial
    Philip D Harvey
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1888-95. 2005
    ..The study was conducted in a large group of patients experiencing their first episode of schizophrenia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and future schizophrenia in Israeli male adolescents
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1546-9. 2004
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  7. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in three large samples of nursing home patients with dementia and behavioral disturbance
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:991-8. 2005
    ..The authors tested the CMAI factor structure by use of data from three samples of nursing home patients categorized a priori as having at least mild behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Premorbid functioning and treatment response in recent-onset schizophrenia
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Br J Psychiatry 189:31-5. 2006
    ..Investigating the relationship between premorbid functioning and treatment response in schizophrenia is relevant to understanding the illness and predicting treatment outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Subtle cognitive dysfunction in nonaffected siblings of individuals affected by nonpsychotic disorders
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 63:602-8. 2008
    ..We investigated cognitive performance on a large, population-based sample of individuals, affected at the time of testing by nonpsychotic disorders, and their unaffected siblings...
  10. pmc Advanced parental age at birth is associated with poorer social functioning in adolescent males: shedding light on a core symptom of schizophrenia and autism
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 34:1042-6. 2008
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined the association between parental age at birth and the social functioning of their adolescent male offspring in a population-based study...
  11. doi request reprint Dysthymia in male adolescents is associated with increased risk of later hospitalization for psychotic disorders: a historical-prospective cohort study
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Early Interv Psychiatry 2:67-72. 2008
    ..In a historical-prospective design, we studied the association between dysthymia in adolescence and later hospitalization for psychotic disorders and schizophrenia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risperidone and haloperidol in first-episode psychosis: a long-term randomized trial
    Nina Schooler
    Hurwich Professor, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 162:947-53. 2005
    ..Thus, initial treatment of active symptoms and subsequent relapse prevention are central goals of pharmacotherapy. This study compared long-term effectiveness of risperidone versus haloperidol in first-episode psychosis patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Premorbid behavioral and intellectual functioning in schizophrenia patients with poor response to treatment with antipsychotic drugs
    Asaf Caspi
    Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Res 94:45-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the premorbid behavioral and intellectual functioning of schizophrenia patients who showed poor response to antipsychotic treatment...
  14. doi request reprint Do psychiatric registries include all persons with schizophrenia in the general population? A population-based longitudinal study
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Res 135:187-91. 2012
    ..The assumption behind this is that most individuals with schizophrenia will be hospitalized at least once in their life-time...
  15. doi request reprint Self-reported attenuated psychotic symptoms as forerunners of severe mental disorders later in life
    Nomi Werbeloff
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, 52621, Israel
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:467-75. 2012
    ..It has been suggested that attenuated psychotic symptoms (APSs) reported by people who do not have psychotic disorders signal risk for later severe mental illness...
  16. pmc The relationship between risk of hospitalization for schizophrenia, SES, and cognitive functioning
    Shira Goldberg
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 37:664-70. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Higher rates of cigarette smoking in male adolescents before the onset of schizophrenia: a historical-prospective cohort study
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1219-23. 2004
    ..The authors examined the prevalence of cigarette smoking in apparently healthy adolescents later hospitalized for schizophrenia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cognitive performance in schizophrenia patients assessed before and following the first psychotic episode
    Asaf Caspi
    Department of Psychiatry, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Schizophr Res 65:87-94. 2003
    ..The purpose of this historical prospective study was to follow the cognitive impairment in schizophrenia from the premorbid period until shortly after the onset of the first psychotic episode within the same subjects...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between functioning in adolescence prior to first admission for schizophrenia and affective disorders and patterns of hospitalizations thereafter
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Schizophr Res 73:185-91. 2005
    ..Empirical support for this hypothesis comes primarily from small samples using retrospectively collected data...
  20. pmc Using clinical data bases to study schizophrenia
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 34:1033-4. 2008
    ..Although there are some disadvantages to research based on clinical registries, this method enables study designs not be possible with conventional research paradigms...
  21. doi request reprint CNS infection in childhood does not confer risk for later schizophrenia: a case-control study
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Schizophr Res 124:231-5. 2010
    ..We sought to contribute to this debate by linking data on persons who had been hospitalized for meningitis as children, with a National Psychiatric Hospitalization Registry...
  22. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia as a target for pharmacotherapy with risperidone
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1329-34. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of risperidone on specific behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Plasma lipid levels in Alzheimer's disease patients treated by Donepezil hydrochloride: a cross-sectional study
    Abraham Adunsky
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 38:61-8. 2004
    ..Alternatively, this may indicate that the effect of the medication may involve lipid metabolism, rather than other proposed mechanisms...
  24. ncbi request reprint Self-reported drug abuse in male adolescents with behavioral disturbances, and follow-up for future schizophrenia
    Mark Weiser
    Sheba Medical Center, Israel Defense Forces, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 54:655-60. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Comments on risk for schizophrenia
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Schizophr Res 79:15-21. 2005
    ..As up to 50% of the general population will be affected during their lifetime by a condition defined in DSM IV as psychopathology, due to this much higher base rate, factors increasing risk by 2-3 fold might become clinically relevant...
  26. pmc Sensitivity of ICD-10 diagnosis of psychotic disorders in the Israeli National Hospitalization Registry compared with RDC diagnoses based on SADS-L
    Mark Weiser
    Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 46:38-42. 2005
    ..This study assessed the sensitivity of the diagnosis of psychotic disorders ( International Statistical Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision [ ICD-10 ] F20.0-F29.9) and schizophrenia ( ICD-10 F20.0-F20.9) in the Registry...
  27. ncbi request reprint Are patients enrolled in first episode psychosis drug trials representative of patients treated in routine clinical practice?
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Department of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Schizophr Res 61:149-55. 2003
    ..Thus, it is not clear to what extent results are generalizable to most individuals treated for a psychotic illness who may not be eligible for such trials...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prodromal schizophrenia: the dilemma of prediction and early intervention
    Michael Davidson
    Psychiatric Ambulatory Services, Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    CNS Spectr 9:578. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between premorbid functioning and symptom severity as assessed at first episode of psychosis
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Department of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 159:2021-6. 2002
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  30. ncbi request reprint Perceived patient threat and neuroleptic dosage
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:129-30. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional study of lipids and ApoC levels in Alzheimer's patients with and without cardiovascular disease
    Abraham Adunsky
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M757-61. 2002
    ..The present study investigated possible differences in levels of these lipids in AD patients, with or without cardiovascular diseases or risk factors...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk of cardiovascular disease and sudden death in schizophrenia
    Michael Davidson
    Department of Psychiatry, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:5-11. 2002
    ..Clinicians must not only be aware of the modifiable risk factors, but they must also learn to manage the obstacles to prevention in conjunction with other health care specialists...