Y Barak

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi Effect of interferon-beta-1b on cognitive functions in multiple sclerosis
    Yoram Barak
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur Neurol 47:11-4. 2002
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

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Publications73

  1. doi 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi Effect of interferon-beta-1b on cognitive functions in multiple sclerosis
    Yoram Barak
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur Neurol 47:11-4. 2002
    ..Multiple sclerosis (MS) is recognised as a central nervous system disease also affecting cognition. The rate of cognitive dysfunction in MS is in the range of 45-65% and adversely affect the quality of life...
  4. ncbi 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)...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi Suicidality and second generation antipsychotics in schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled retrospective study during a 5-year period
    Y Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL Street, 59100 Bat Yam, Israel
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 175:215-9. 2004
    ..An effort was made in the last decade to evaluate the antisuicide effects of pharmacological treatment in schizophrenia with emphasis on the role of the newer second-generation antipsychotics (SGA)...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. ncbi Anxiety among Israeli soldiers during the Gulf War
    Y Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Israel
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 250:148-51. 2000
    ..Higher levels of anxiety were found among the combatants. Factor analysis revealed three differing factors: arousal symptoms, numbing and distraction. We discuss the possible explanations for these differences...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. ncbi Survey of patient satisfaction in adult psychiatric outpatient clinics
    Y Barak
    Y Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Psychogeriatric Dept, Abarbanel M H C, 15 KKL St, Bat Yam, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 16:131-3. 2001
    ..Psychoeducation was significantly correlated with level of satisfaction with services. These findings further emphasize the importance of psychoeducation by service providers in mental health...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. ncbi 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...
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. ncbi Animal-assisted therapy for elderly schizophrenic patients: a one-year controlled trial
    Y Barak
    Psychogeriatric Dept, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, 59100 Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 9:439-42. 2001
    ..AAT proved a successful tool for enhancing socialization, ADLs, and general well-being...
  28. ncbi Donepezil for negative signs in elderly patients with schizophrenia: an add-on, double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study
    D Mazeh
    Psychogeriatric Ward, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:429-36. 2006
    ..Donepezil inhibits cholinesterase, thus enhancing cholinergic neurotransmission. We tested the efficacy of donepezil in elderly patients with chronic schizophrenia and severe cognitive impairment...
  29. ncbi Late-onset multiple sclerosis
    M L Polliack
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:168-71. 2001
    ....
  30. ncbi A long-term, multicenter, open-label study of risperidone in elderly patients with psychosis. On behalf of the Risperidone Working Group
    M Davidson
    Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:506-14. 2000
    ....
  31. ncbi Quetiapine treatment for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients: a 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    D Paleacu
    Neurology Service and Memory Clinic, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:393-400. 2008
    ..Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent that warrants further investigation...
  32. pmc Cognitive patterns and progression in multiple sclerosis: construction and validation of percentile curves
    A Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:744-9. 2005
    ..The present study aimed to identify correlations between cognitive tests and disease duration, construct longitudinal cognitive curves, and assess pattern of change over time...
  33. ncbi Melatonin treatment for tardive dyskinesia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study
    E Shamir
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, 15 KKL St, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:1049-52. 2001
    ..The pineal hormone melatonin is a potent antioxidant and attenuates dopaminergic activity in the striatum and dopamine release from the hypothalamus. Thus, it may have a beneficial effect for both the treatment and prevention of TD...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi Multiple sclerosis-from probable to definite diagnosis: a 7-year prospective study
    A Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    Arch Neurol 57:974-9. 2000
    ..To investigate the rate of progression from probable to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS) and to define patients who had rapidly (within 1 year) progressed to a definite diagnosis...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. doi 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...
  39. pmc Cognitive impairment in probable multiple sclerosis
    A Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621 Israel
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:443-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate and characterise cognitive impairment in the very early stage of multiple sclerosis (MS), in which patients are still diagnosed as suffering from probable MS...
  40. ncbi Effects of discontinuation of long-term anticholinergic treatment in elderly schizophrenia patients
    T Drimer
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Bat Yam, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 19:27-9. 2004
    ..No adverse events or emergent extrapyramidal symptoms were noted. Discontinuation of ACM may be warranted in chronic schizophrenia patients since it may improve cognitive functioning with no adverse effects...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. doi Staff happiness and work satisfaction in a tertiary psychiatric centre
    Y Baruch
    Sackler School of Medicine, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam 59100, Israel
    Occup Med (Lond) 63:442-4. 2013
    ..Mental health professionals are at a high risk of burnout. Positive psychology outcomes of staff in acute in-patient psychiatric wards are poorly researched and unclear...
  44. ncbi Cognitive changes in early MS: a call for a common framework
    A Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621, Israel, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Neurol Sci 245:47-51. 2006
    ..The present review proposes a framework aimed to help neurologists in approaching cognitive impairment in early MS and stimulate discussions and evaluations of the suggested recommendations...
  45. ncbi Fanconi anaemia group A (FANCA) mutations in Israeli non-Ashkenazi Jewish patients
    H Tamary
    Institute of Haematology oncology, Schneider Children s Medical Centre of Israel, Petah Tiqva
    Br J Haematol 111:338-43. 2000
    ..Two 'Indian mutation' carriers were identified among 53 Indian Jews. All carriers within each ethnic group had the same haplotype, suggesting a common founder for each mutation...
  46. doi Co-morbid social phobia in schizophrenia
    Doron Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Centre, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 55:198-202. 2009
    ..The co-morbid occurrence of anxiety disorders and schizophrenia has recently begun to be investigated. Social anxiety may be especially important to diagnose and manage among patients with schizophrenia...
  47. ncbi 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...
  48. doi 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...
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. ncbi 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
  51. ncbi Sleep disturbances in adolescents with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Daniel Stein
    Pediatric Psychosomatic Department, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Learn Disabil 35:268-75. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that among adolescents with ADHD symptoms, the severity of symptoms of depression may contribute to the degree of sleep disturbance in addition to the effect of their primary disorder and MPH treatment...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. ncbi Immunoglobulin treatment in refractory Myasthenia gravis
    A Achiron
    Neuroimmunology Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621 Israel
    Muscle Nerve 23:551-5. 2000
    ..01). Intravenous Ig therapy seems to be highly potent for inducing rapid improvement in refractory myasthenia during acute deterioration as well as for maintaining remission...
  54. ncbi hKCa3/KCNN3 potassium channel gene: association of longer CAG repeats with schizophrenia in Israeli Ashkenazi Jews, expression in human tissues and localization to chromosome 1q21
    V Dror
    Human Genetics Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mol Psychiatry 4:254-60. 1999
    ..FISH analysis shows that hKCa3/KCNN3 is located on chromosome 1q21...
  55. ncbi Werner's syndrome (adult progeria): an affected mother and son presenting with resistant psychosis
    Y Barak
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat-Yam, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 42:508-10. 2001
    ..Psychiatric morbidity in Werner's syndrome is rarely reported. This syndrome can serve as a possible model for aging-associated development of psychosis...
  56. ncbi 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...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi 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
    ....
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. ncbi T cell vaccination in multiple sclerosis relapsing-remitting nonresponders patients
    A Achiron
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Clin Immunol 113:155-60. 2004
    ..TCV could serve as a potential alternative therapy for this subgroup of nonresponders patients...
  61. ncbi Elderly psychiatric patients at risk of folic acid deficiency: a case controlled study
    D Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Psychogeriatric Department, 15 KKL Street, 59100 Bat Yam, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 41:297-302. 2005
    ..3 years, 33% were diagnosed as suffering from dementia, 24% were suffering from depression and 57% were living alone. We conclude that we could not find any "characteristic" of elderly subjects at risk of folic acid deficiency...
  62. ncbi Fluoxetine treatment for weight reduction in steroid-induced obesity: a pilot study in myasthenia gravis patients
    A Achiron
    Sheba Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 9:111-3. 1999
    ..8 to 32.2 kg/m2 over the study period. No significant side effects were noted. We conclude that patients suffering from steroid-induced obesity respond to fluoxetine treatment of overweight by significant weight loss...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi 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
    ....
  65. ncbi 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)...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. ncbi 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
    ....
  68. ncbi 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...
  69. ncbi 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
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  70. ncbi Hypnotherapy in the treatment of chronic combat-related PTSD patients suffering from insomnia: a randomized, zolpidem-controlled clinical trial
    Eitan G Abramowitz
    Israel Defense Forces, Mental Health Department, Israel
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 56:270-80. 2008
    ..This effect was preserved at follow-up 1 month later. Additional benefits for the hypnotherapy group were decreases in intrusion and avoidance reactions and improvement in all sleep variables assessed...
  71. doi 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...
  72. doi 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
    ....