L Lykouras

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Consultation liaison psychiatry in Greece
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, A Hikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Psychosom Res 64:457-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Psychological profile of obese patients
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Athens University Medical School, 2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Dig Dis 26:36-9. 2008
  3. pmc Factors affecting hospital stay in psychiatric patients: the role of active comorbidity
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, 12462, Greece
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:166. 2012
  4. pmc The effect of ethnicity on prescribing practice and treatment outcome in inpatients suffering from schizophrenia in Greece
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, 1 Rimini St, Athens 12462, Greece
    BMC Psychiatry 11:66. 2011
  5. pmc The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): reliability and validity of the Greek version
    George Moussas
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:11. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint [Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and their management]
    L Lykouras
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital of Athens, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 22:24-33. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prolactin and cortisol responses to acute intravenous clomipramine challenge in patients with mania, depression and healthy controls: evidence for reduced serotonergic responsivity
    L Lykouras
    Second Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychobiology 63:77-81. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Illness behaviour in neurological inpatients with psychiatric morbidity
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 21:200-3. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Examination of type I/type II alcoholism typology in a Greek hospital treatment population
    Lefteris Lykouras
    First Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 10 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 19:214-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive topiramate in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorders: an open-label study
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:843-7. 2004

Collaborators

  • Ioannis A Liappas
  • M Markianos
  • Charalabos C Papageorgiou
  • Panagiotis Oulis
  • C Christodoulou
  • I M Zervas
  • Panayiota G Michalopoulou
  • Emmanouil N Rizos
  • Panayotis Ferentinos
  • E Tsaltas
  • A Papadopoulou
  • G-N Christodoulou
  • E Kapaki
  • Ioannis Michopoulos
  • Athanassios Douzenis
  • Athanasios Douzenis
  • I Michopoulos
  • Rossetos Gournellis
  • A Douzenis
  • George Moussas
  • Christina Kalkavoura
  • Katerina Fineti
  • Costas R Soldatos
  • Dionyssios Leftheriotis
  • C R Soldatos
  • Sophia Stamouli
  • George P Paraskevas
  • Antonis Politis
  • Basil Alevizos
  • Stella Nika
  • Paraskevi Nikolaidou
  • R Gournellis
  • Christos Tsopelas
  • Dionysios Seretis
  • Dominic Mitchell
  • Athanassios Apostolopoulos
  • Dionisios Seretis
  • Kyriaki Kanellakopoulou
  • Theodore Liakakos
  • Matilda Papathanasiou
  • Konstantinos Protopapas
  • Paulos Patapis
  • John Dervenoulas
  • Evangelos Poulis
  • Dimitris Bratis
  • Georgia Dadouti
  • Christos Dimitrakopoulos
  • Adamantia Kaparoudaki
  • Athanassios Tzelembis
  • Anna Kostopoulou
  • A Paraschakis
  • Christoforos Koborozos
  • George N Theodorakis
  • Chrissoula Nikolaou
  • G Moussas
  • Vassiliki Maria Papakosta
  • Dimitrios T Kremastinos
  • Fotini Boufidou
  • G Bouras
  • Panayota Flevari
  • Chris Pantelis
  • T Economopoulos
  • Y G Papakostas
  • V M Papakosta
  • T Manessi
  • Alexander Botsis
  • Georgia Dandouti
  • Ioanna Mamali
  • Christos Zournas
  • Ioulia Theotoka
  • Polyxeni Mourtzouchou
  • V Roumbos
  • A Fortos

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. doi request reprint Consultation liaison psychiatry in Greece
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, A Hikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Psychosom Res 64:457-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Psychological profile of obese patients
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Athens University Medical School, 2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Dig Dis 26:36-9. 2008
    ..Information on the psychological profile of obese persons is limited. Future studies are warranted, since there is a pressured need for these people to built cognitive skills and control their body weight...
  3. pmc Factors affecting hospital stay in psychiatric patients: the role of active comorbidity
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, 12462, Greece
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:166. 2012
    ..In this naturalistic study factors which affect LOS of two groups of patients were investigated, focusing on the impact on LOS of medical comorbidity severe enough to require referral...
  4. pmc The effect of ethnicity on prescribing practice and treatment outcome in inpatients suffering from schizophrenia in Greece
    Athanassios Douzenis
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, 1 Rimini St, Athens 12462, Greece
    BMC Psychiatry 11:66. 2011
    ..We also aimed to compare differences in treatment outcome between the two groups...
  5. pmc The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): reliability and validity of the Greek version
    George Moussas
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:11. 2009
    ..Because of the size and severity of the problem, early detection is very important. This requires easy to use and specific tools. One of these is the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and their management]
    L Lykouras
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital of Athens, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 22:24-33. 2011
    ..Moreover, non-pharmacological methods alone or in combination with psychotropic drugs may also improve patient's symptomatology...
  7. doi request reprint Prolactin and cortisol responses to acute intravenous clomipramine challenge in patients with mania, depression and healthy controls: evidence for reduced serotonergic responsivity
    L Lykouras
    Second Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychobiology 63:77-81. 2011
    ..The blunted PRL responses to CMI in patients with mania and depression suggest that serotonergic functioning in mania and depression is similarly impaired, at least at the level of hypothalamus-hypophysis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Illness behaviour in neurological inpatients with psychiatric morbidity
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 21:200-3. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine whether psychiatric morbidity can influence the type of illness behaviour of neurological inpatients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Examination of type I/type II alcoholism typology in a Greek hospital treatment population
    Lefteris Lykouras
    First Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 10 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 19:214-8. 2004
    ..The study aims at testing the validity of two types of classification of male alcoholism in a Greek hospital treatment sample...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive topiramate in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorders: an open-label study
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:843-7. 2004
    ..The anti-epileptic topiramate shares some pharmacological actions with carbamazepine and valproate. We therefore explored the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate in the prophylaxis of bipolar disorder...
  11. doi request reprint Suicide and seasonality
    C Christodoulou
    Second Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 125:127-46. 2012
    ..Seasonal variation of deaths by suicide offers an important pathway in the study of possible suicide determinants of suicide and consequently suicide prevention...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dopamine receptor responsivity in schizophrenic patients in a drug-free state and after treatment with olanzapine
    L Lykouras
    Athens University Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 25:507-18. 2001
    ..27, p=0.000008). Namely, in the drug-free state significant increases were found in the PRL levels after i.m. HAL administration which were significantly reduced during treatment with OLZ, indicating moderate receptor blockade...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine serotonergic and dopaminergic responsivity in male schizophrenic patients during treatment with neuroleptics and after switch to risperidone
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Vass Sophias 74, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 157:55-9. 2001
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Dopamine receptor responsivity in schizophrenic patients before and after switch from haloperidol to risperidone
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Psychiatry Res 89:115-22. 1999
    ..7 ng/ml plasma (S.D. = 19.6). This high potency of risperidone to increase PRL levels cannot be explained by the serotonergic blocking activity of the drug, and seems not to be restricted to its D2 receptor blocking capacity...
  15. doi request reprint Association of serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor and duration of untreated psychosis in first-episode patients with schizophrenia
    E N Rizos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychobiology 62:87-90. 2010
    ..Such a relationship of untreated psychosis to outcome may indicate a neurodegenerative process and may have important implications for understanding the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of delusional beliefs in schizophrenic and unipolar mood disorders: a comparative study
    P Oulis
    University of Athens, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychopathology 33:310-3. 2000
    ..Our results suggest that particular features of delusions as well as broader dimensions thereof, may assist in the differential diagnosis of unipolar depression with psychotic features from schizophrenic disorders...
  17. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine responsivities of the pituitary dopamine system in male schizophrenic patients during treatment with clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, sulpiride, or haloperidol
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital Vass Sophias 74 Athens 11528, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 251:141-6. 2001
    ..m. administered haloperidol, since the expected elevations depend mainly on the free remaining D2 receptors in the tuberoinfundibular tract...
  18. ncbi request reprint Clinical subtypes of schizophrenic disorders: a cluster analytic study
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research Program, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychopathology 34:23-8. 2001
    ..With respect to DSM-IV clinical types of schizophrenic disorders, the paranoid type predominated in the second and the third groups, whereas the disorganized and catatonic types were markedly overpresented in the fifth group...
  19. doi request reprint Association of serum BDNF levels with hippocampal volumes in first psychotic episode drug-naive schizophrenic patients
    E N Rizos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, 2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Schizophr Res 129:201-4. 2011
    ..045). Our findings indicate that low serum BDNF levels are associated with reduction in HV at the onset of schizophrenia and may further support the theory of a neuroprogressive-neurotoxic reaction associated with the onset of psychosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in dopamine receptor responsivity during alcohol detoxification may predict relapse
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Vas Sophias 74, Athens, Greece
    Drug Alcohol Depend 64:363-5. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Association of serum BDNF and val66met polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor in a sample of first psychotic episode patients
    E N Rizos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School
    Psychiatrike 20:297-304. 2009
    ..Our findings indicate that serum BDNF levels at the onset of schizophrenia and BDNF Val66Met variant may be susceptibility risk factors for schizophrenia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Switch from neuroleptics to clozapine does not influence pituitary-gonadal axis hormone levels in male schizophrenic patients
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 9:533-6. 1999
    ..The results show that switching from classical neuroleptics to treatment with clozapine does not have any substantial effect on the HPG-axis hormone plasma levels, although it reduces substantially the levels of prolactin and cortisol...
  23. ncbi request reprint Dopamine receptor responsivity in alcoholic patients before and after detoxification
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Drug Alcohol Depend 57:261-5. 2000
    ..To assess central dopamine receptor responsivity in alcoholic patients during their usual alcohol consumption and after detoxification...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hormonal responses to clonidine and urinary MHPG in delusional and nondelusional melancholic patients: a placebo-controlled study
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:77-81. 1991
    ..Delusional melancholic patients tended to have smaller GH responses to clonidine than nondelusionals (F = 2.18, P = 0.06). There were no differences in GH response to clonidine between high and low MHPG excretors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Manic symptoms induced by olanzapine
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, 115 28, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 11:97-8. 2001
    ..We present the case of a never medicated patient with a diagnosis of DSM-IV paranoid schizophrenia in which olanzapine therapy induced manic symptoms. The latter remitted after drug discontinuation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine and obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vass Sophias Avenue, 115 28, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 10:385-7. 2000
    ..We present three cases in which olanzapine caused a significant exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia (two cases) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (one case)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Five-factor model of schizophrenic psychopathology: how valid is it?
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 250:93-100. 2000
    ..Internal consistency was quite satisfactory whereas external validity was found to be not so powerful. CFA did not show that the proposed model yields an adequate factor structure...
  28. ncbi request reprint Psychotic (delusional) major depression in late life: a clinical study
    R Gournellis
    Athens University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical and Research Center of Affective Disorders, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:1085-91. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study demonstrated that PMD in the elderly has a later age at onset...
  29. doi request reprint Seasonality of violent suicides in the Athens greater area
    C Christodoulou
    Second Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 39:321-31. 2009
    ..This seasonal variation is attributed mainly to males. As for the method, suicide by hanging peaks in June and by shooting in April. It was also observed that seasonality for individuals above the age of 45 peaks in early May...
  30. ncbi request reprint Coexistence of Capgras and Frégoli syndromes in a single patient. Clinical, neuroimaging and neuropsychological findings
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Av, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 17:234-5. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Attentional disturbances in patients with unipolar psychotic depression: a selective and sustained attention study
    Antonis Politis
    Athens University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Compr Psychiatry 45:452-9. 2004
    ..Furthermore, taking attention as a criterion, psychotic depression, although of mood congruent subtype, lies closer to schizophrenia than to nonpsychotic depression...
  32. doi request reprint Neuropsychological relationships in paranoid schizophrenia with and without delusional misidentification syndromes. A comparative study
    L Lykouras
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62, Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1445-8. 2008
    ..Our findings are indicative of a bilateral frontal and right hemisphere dysfunction of equal severity in both DMS and non-DMS patients with paranoid schizophrenia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Detecting alcohol-related problems among general hospital patients with heart disease
    L Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychother Psychosom 70:25-9. 2001
    ..Early identification and vigorous and holistic treatment of these patients is important for secondary prevention of alcohol-related problems...
  34. doi request reprint Signs of striatal dopamine transporter density increase in association with improvement of tardive dyskinesia in a patient with schizophrenia, as demonstrated by a DAT scan
    E N Rizos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, 2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 20:132-6. 2010
    ..A trial with quetiapine improved both psychotic and TD symptoms while a second DAT scan showed improvement status. We conclude that increased dopamine transporter uptake seemed to associate with the improvement of TD...
  35. doi request reprint Reduced serum BDNF levels in patients with chronic schizophrenic disorder in relapse, who were treated with typical or atypical antipsychotics
    Emmanouil N Rizos
    2nd Psychiatric Department, Medical School, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    World J Biol Psychiatry 11:251-5. 2010
    ..Our findings may indicate a differential effect of olanzapine on BDNF levels compared to haloperidol, risperidone, and amisulpride...
  36. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Fatigue Severity Scale in patients with major depression
    Panagiotis Ferentinos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 1 Rimini St, 12462 Athens, Greece
    Qual Life Res 20:457-65. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), a widely used unidimensional fatigue measure, in patients with major depression...
  37. pmc Porencephaly and psychosis: a case report and review of the literature
    Athanassios Douzenis
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, 1 Rimini st Athens 12462, Greece
    BMC Psychiatry 10:19. 2010
    ..Porencephaly is a rare congenital disorder of central nervous system involving a cyst or a cavity filled with cerebrospinal fluid, in brain's parenchyma...
  38. doi request reprint Cognitive decline and dementia in elderly medical inpatients remain underestimated and underdiagnosed in a recently established university general hospital in Greece
    Athanasios Douzenis
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62, Athens, Greece
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:147-50. 2010
    ..Comparison between the two periods showed significant underestimation of cognitive decline. In the general hospital the cognitive decline of elderly inpatients remains still under-recognized...
  39. doi request reprint Multiple pulmonary thromboembolism and severe depression
    Panagiotis Ferentinos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 12462 Athens, Greece
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:560.e5-7. 2010
    ..Severe major depression associated with psychomotor retardation and immobility can be a risk factor for pulmonary embolism; the reverse pathway has not been reported...
  40. ncbi request reprint Clinical dimensions of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic disorders
    Panagiotis Oulis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Compr Psychiatry 48:337-42. 2007
    ..However, these studies failed, to a large extent, to provide satisfactory external validations of the thereby extracted factors...
  41. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine monotherapy in bipolar disorder: Two years maintenance treatment in an elderly woman
    I Michopoulos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Athens, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 19:355-8. 2008
    ..The use of quetiapine as a monotherapy (300 mg/day) was efficient and safe and proved to be a good treatment in mood stabilization for two years...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sublingual use of olanzapine in combination with alprazolam to treat agitation in a terminally ill patient receiving parenteral nutrition
    A Douzenis
    Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:289-90. 2007
    ..Olanzapine (orally disintegrating tablets) in combination with alprazolam was used successfully to relieve this terminally ill patient's anxiety and tension improving his relationship with his physicians and his daily life...
  43. doi request reprint Investigation of serum BDNF levels in drug-naive patients with schizophrenia
    E N Rizos
    University of Athens, Medical School, 2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1308-11. 2008
    ..Our findings indicate that BDNF levels at the onset of schizophrenia may reflect associated pathophysiological processes as well as the severity of positive and negative psychotic symptoms...
  44. ncbi request reprint Set shifting deficits in melancholic vs. non-melancholic depression: preliminary findings
    I Michopoulos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 21:361-3. 2006
    ..Melancholic patients performed worse than the other groups in all tasks and manifested a significant impairment in set shifting. The results are discussed in association with prefrontal dysfunction...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prolactin responses to acute clomipramine and haloperidol of male schizophrenic patients in a drug-free state and after treatment with clozapine or with olanzapine
    M Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Vas Sophias 74, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Schizophr Res 56:11-7. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Risperidone-induced obsessive-compulsive symptoms: a series of six cases
    Basil Alevizos
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:461-7. 2002
    ..Close monitoring of the patients receiving risperidone, especially those vulnerable to the development of obsessive-compulsive symptoms, may be of value. Gradual escalation and low final dose may be helpful.(2) (2)..
  47. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine-induced obsessive-compulsive symptoms: a series of five cases
    Sophia Stamouli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:396-400. 2006
    ..The description of 5 patients with different diagnoses supports the issue of OCS exacerbation or induction with atypical antipsychotics. Clinicians' awareness and close monitoring of the patients is warranted...
  48. ncbi request reprint Sulbutiamine, an 'innocent' over the counter drug, interferes with therapeutic outcome of bipolar disorder
    Athanasios Douzenis
    Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Greece
    World J Biol Psychiatry 7:183-5. 2006
    ..It is argued that doctors need to be aware of the potential misuse of medication available over the counter or on the internet and its potential harmful influence...
  49. doi request reprint Dimensional approach to delusions in psychotic depression in the elderly: factor structure and clinical correlates
    Rossetos Gournellis
    Second Department of Psychiatry, Psychogeriatric Unit, University of Athens, Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:363-8. 2009
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Minor psychiatric disorders and syncope: the role of psychopathology in the expression of vasovagal reflex
    Dionyssios Leftheriotis
    Department of Cardiology, ATTIKON University Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychother Psychosom 77:372-6. 2008
    ..A high prevalence of minor psychiatric disorders (MPDs) has been reported in patients with vasovagal syncope (VVS). However, the relationship between the psychiatric substrate and syncope remains unclear...
  51. doi request reprint Do psychiatric departments in general hospitals have an impact on the physical health of mental patients?
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Second Psychiatry Department, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:398-402. 2008
    ..This review assesses the impact these developments have on the physical health of individuals with psychiatric disorders...
  52. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological differences in schizophrenics with and without delusional misidentification syndromes: a P300 study
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Psychophysiology Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens 11528, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 29:593-601. 2005
    ..Future studies might clarify these issues...
  53. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders and obesity
    L Lykouras
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 22:307-13. 2011
    ..When trying to participate insociety roles they are subject to prejudice and discrimination and should be treated with concern tohelp alleviate their feelings of rejection and guilt...
  54. ncbi request reprint Hospital anxiety and depression scale. A quantitative analysis in medical outpatients, psychiatric outpatients and normal subjects
    Chr Christodoulou
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Attikon General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 21:279-86. 2010
    ..In addition, the HADS-D subscaledifferentiates the main depressive disorders...
  55. ncbi request reprint Male depression: Discrete differences between the two sexes
    A Douzenis
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatrike 19:313-9. 2008
    ..The identification of distinct endophenotypes for major depression, will not only improve our understanding of the disease, but will also contribute to more specific treatment strategies...
  56. ncbi request reprint Improvement of tardive dyskinesia following switch from neuroleptics to olanzapine
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Athens University Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:815-7. 2002
    ..The authors report two cases of schizophrenia in which olanzapine proved to be an efficacious antipsychotic medication associated with the remission of movement disorder...
  57. ncbi request reprint Relationship between prolactin responses to ECT and dopaminergic and serotonergic responsivity in depressed patients
    Manolis Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Vas Sophias 74, Athens 11528, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:166-71. 2002
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Serotonergic and dopaminergic neuroendocrine responses of male depressive patients before and after a therapeutic ECT course
    Manolis Markianos
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, Vas Sophias 74, Athens 11528, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:172-6. 2002
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Topiramate use in alprazolam addiction
    Ioannis Michopoulos
    Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
    World J Biol Psychiatry 7:265-7. 2006
    ..In our case of a patient with recurrent major depressive disorder, subthreshold anxiety disorder and addiction to alprazolam, topiramate appears to be efficient and safe in alprazolam withdrawal...
  60. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic value of cerebrospinal fluid tau protein in dementing and nondementing neuropsychiatric disorders
    George P Paraskevas
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Athens National University, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Ave, Athens 11528, Greece
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:163-73. 2005
    ..However, for the differential diagnosis from frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal ganglionic degeneration, and secondary dementia, the diagnostic value is inadequate...
  61. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological evidence for altered information processing in delusional misidentification syndromes
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Psychophysiology Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens GR 11528, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:365-72. 2003
    ..Finally, present work points to a need for further research investigating the characteristics, causes, course and treatment of severe cognitive deficits associated with DMS...
  62. ncbi request reprint Manic/hypomanic symptoms induced by atypical antipsychotics: a review of the reported cases
    Panayiota G Michalopoulou
    Department of General Hospital Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital 1, Rimini street 124 62 Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:549-64. 2006
    ..The reported cases and the possible pathogenetic mechanisms involved in their occurrence are reviewed and discussed...
  63. ncbi request reprint Manic symptoms associated with quetiapine treatment
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vass Sophias Avenue, 115 28, Athens, Greece
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 13:135-6. 2003
    ..The only drug he had received prior to quetiapine was risperidone which was occasionally taken in the previous 3 years. The manic symptoms remitted after quetiapine withdrawal...
  64. doi request reprint Quetiapine monotherapy in bipolar I disorder: a 1-year stabilization in a woman having undergone bone marrow transplantation
    Ioannis Michopoulos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    World J Biol Psychiatry 11:519-21. 2010
    ..The use of quetiapine as a monotherapy was efficient and safe and proved to be a good treatment in mood stabilization for 1 year...
  65. ncbi request reprint Major depression in elderly medical inpatients in Greece, prevalence and identification
    Ioannis Michopoulos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:148-51. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of episodes of DSM-IV major depression, as well as their identification rates, in elderly inpatients in a general hospital in Greece...
  66. ncbi request reprint Abnormal P300 in a case of delusional misidentification with coinciding Capgras and Frégoli symptoms
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:805-10. 2002
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive symptoms induced by atypical antipsychotics. A review of the reported cases
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens University Medical School, 74 Vas Sophias Av, Athens 115 28, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:333-46. 2003
    ..The reported cases and the possible pathogenetic mechanisms involved in their occurrence are discussed and reviewed...
  68. doi request reprint Neuropsychological and hypothalamic-pituitary-axis function in female patients with melancholic and non-melancholic depression
    Ioannis Michopoulos
    2nd Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Attikon General Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62 Athens, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:217-25. 2008
    ..Our hypothesis was that raised cortisol levels in melancholic patients would correlate with these deficits...
  69. ncbi request reprint Psychotic (delusional) major depression in the elderly and suicidal behaviour
    Lefteris Lykouras
    Athens University Medical School, Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, 74, Vas Sophias Avenue, 115 28 Athens, Greece
    J Affect Disord 69:225-9. 2002
    ..The role of delusional experiences accompanying depressive symptomatology as a risk factor for suicidal behaviour has been investigated but the results are inconsistent...
  70. ncbi request reprint Coping styles of type I and type II alcohol-dependent men undergoing treatment
    George Moussas
    Rehabilitation Unit of Alcoholic Patients, Psychiatric Hospital of Attica, Dafni 12462, Greece
    Compr Psychiatry 47:63-8. 2006
    ..The differences found may be taken into account in the development of therapeutic programs for the 2 subgroups...