Yechiel Levkovitz

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of S-adenosylmethionine augmentation of serotonin-reuptake inhibitor antidepressants on cognitive symptoms of major depressive disorder
    Y Levkovitz
    Psychiatry Department, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Hamargoa 4, POB 94, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 27:518-21. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation add-on for treatment of negative symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia: a feasibility study
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 14:991-6. 2011
  3. doi request reprint A double-blind, randomized study of minocycline for the treatment of negative and cognitive symptoms in early-phase schizophrenia
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, The Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, P O B 94 Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:138-49. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Enhancement of latent inhibition in patients with chronic schizophrenia
    Gilad Gal
    School of Behavioral Sciences, The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Behav Brain Res 197:1-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of bipolar depression: an add-on, safety and feasibility study
    Eiran Vadim Harel
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    World J Biol Psychiatry 12:119-26. 2011
  6. pmc Cognition in young schizophrenia outpatients: comparison of first-episode with multiepisode patients
    Yoram Braw
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, 45100 Israel
    Schizophr Bull 34:544-54. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the prefrontal cortex: evaluation of antidepressant and cognitive effects in depressive patients
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Stimul 2:188-200. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The effect of age on frontal lobe related cognitive functions of unmedicated depressed patients
    Yoram Braw
    Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Affect Disord 129:342-7. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Differential effects of deep TMS of the prefrontal cortex on apathy and depression
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Stimul 4:266-74. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of L-tryptophan on memory in patients with schizophrenia
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:568-73. 2003

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Effects of S-adenosylmethionine augmentation of serotonin-reuptake inhibitor antidepressants on cognitive symptoms of major depressive disorder
    Y Levkovitz
    Psychiatry Department, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Hamargoa 4, POB 94, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 27:518-21. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation add-on for treatment of negative symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia: a feasibility study
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 14:991-6. 2011
    ..The effect of 20 daily deep-TMS sessions (20 Hz, 120% motor threshold) over the prefrontal cortex of 15 patients indicated improvement in cognition and negative symptoms that was maintained at 2-wk post-treatment follow-up...
  3. doi request reprint A double-blind, randomized study of minocycline for the treatment of negative and cognitive symptoms in early-phase schizophrenia
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, The Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, P O B 94 Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:138-49. 2010
    ..Other proposed mechanisms of action include effects of minocycline on the dopaminergic system and its inhibition of microglial activation...
  4. doi request reprint Enhancement of latent inhibition in patients with chronic schizophrenia
    Gilad Gal
    School of Behavioral Sciences, The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Behav Brain Res 197:1-8. 2009
    ..It was recently proposed that LI has an additional pole of abnormality indicated by LI persistence...
  5. doi request reprint H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of bipolar depression: an add-on, safety and feasibility study
    Eiran Vadim Harel
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    World J Biol Psychiatry 12:119-26. 2011
    ..This pilot study evaluated the safety and feasibility of the H1-Coil as adjuvant treatment for bipolar depression (BPD)...
  6. pmc Cognition in young schizophrenia outpatients: comparison of first-episode with multiepisode patients
    Yoram Braw
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, 45100 Israel
    Schizophr Bull 34:544-54. 2008
    ..These findings can help clarify the course of cognitive decline in young-aged SZ patients and aid in the development of phase-appropriate interventions...
  7. doi request reprint Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the prefrontal cortex: evaluation of antidepressant and cognitive effects in depressive patients
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Stimul 2:188-200. 2009
    ..Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been proposed as a refined alternative, but most studies do not indicate that TMS is as effective as ECT for severe depression...
  8. doi request reprint The effect of age on frontal lobe related cognitive functions of unmedicated depressed patients
    Yoram Braw
    Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Affect Disord 129:342-7. 2011
    ..Recruitment of unmedicated patients minimized the confounding effect of psychiatric medications...
  9. doi request reprint Differential effects of deep TMS of the prefrontal cortex on apathy and depression
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Stimul 4:266-74. 2011
    ..Investigating both apathy and depression may increase the degree of treatment efficacy for both ailments together and apart...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of L-tryptophan on memory in patients with schizophrenia
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:568-73. 2003
    ..These preliminary results suggest the possibility of using serotonin precursor to enhance memory function in schizophrenia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reasons for referral for electroconvulsive therapy: a comparison between adolescents and adults
    Yuval Bloch
    Child and adolescent out patient clinic, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Australas Psychiatry 16:191-4. 2008
    ..In order to improve our understanding of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in adolescent patients, we aimed to evaluate the reasons for referral for ECT in different age groups...
  12. doi request reprint Executive functioning during full and partial remission (positive and negative symptomatic remission) of schizophrenia
    Yoram Braw
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Schizophr Res 142:122-8. 2012
    ..The current study therefore examined the executive functioning of patients in full symptomatic remission and for the first time assessed two sub-groups of patients in partial remission...
  13. doi request reprint Executive functioning among patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and their relatives
    Hila Z Gvirts
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Affect Disord 143:261-4. 2012
    ..Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate executive functions in both patients BPD and their unaffected first-degree relatives (parents)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior in minors-diagnostic differences between children and adolescents
    Ariel Ben-Yehuda
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 33:542-7. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that suicidal behavior in children stems from a different diagnosis than suicidal behavior in adolescents, and thus merits its own investigation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Learned irrelevance is disrupted in first-episode but not chronic schizophrenia patients
    Gilad Gal
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, P O Box 94, Israel
    Behav Brain Res 159:267-75. 2005
    ..In addition to the LIrr paradigm the same subjects were tested in a covert-orientation task. No differences were observed between the groups on this task. The possible advantages of the new LIrr paradigm are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled feasibility and safety study of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:2730-44. 2007
    ..This study assessed possible health risks, and some cognitive and emotional effects, of two H-coil versions designed to stimulate deep portions of the prefrontal cortex, using several stimulation frequencies...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of topical application of lidocaine-prilocaine cream to reduce injection-site pain of depot antipsychotics
    Yuval Bloch
    Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic in Shalvata, Hod Hasharon, P O Box 94, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 55:940-1. 2004
    ..The application of the lidocaine-prilocaine cream led to a significant reduction of pain compared with the placebo...
  18. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of adolescents with resistant depression treated with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Gad Mayer
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J ECT 28:84-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate symptoms of depression and cognitive functioning in young people who had been treated 3 years previously with rTMS for resistant depression...
  19. doi request reprint Can computerized cognitive tests assist in the clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?
    Yuval Bloch
    Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 24:111-4. 2012
    ..Although only sustained attention had reasonable specificity, all tests had questionable contribution to the diagnostic evaluation...
  20. doi request reprint Double dissociation between cognitive and affective empathy in borderline personality disorder
    Hagai Harari
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 175:277-9. 2010
    ..These results suggest that a dysfunctional pattern of empathic capacity may account for behavioral difficulties in BPD...
  21. doi request reprint Assessment of negative symptoms and depression in schizophrenia: revision of the SANS and how it relates to the PANSS and CDSS
    Liron Rabany
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Schizophr Res 126:226-30. 2011
    ..The current study revised SANS's structure and examined its correlations with the PANSS and the CDSS...
  22. doi request reprint Understanding and knowledge of psychiatric treatment among adolescents and adults
    Ido Lurie
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, P O B 94, Israel
    Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 14:589-94. 2009
    ..These data indicate that adolescents are no less knowledgeable than adults and should be regarded as competent partners in the process of therapeutic decision making...
  23. ncbi request reprint Everyday memory and laboratory memory tests: general function predictors in schizophrenia and remitted depression
    Shumel Fennig
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, P O Box 94, Hod Hasharon, Israel, 45100
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:677-82. 2002
    ..However, the advantages of these tests over laboratory memory tests need to be further investigated in larger and more representative samples...
  24. doi request reprint Stimulants improve theory of mind in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Hagai Maoz
    1The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J Psychopharmacol 28:212-9. 2014
    ..Future studies including larger samples and additional cognitive tasks are warranted in order to generalize these results and to identify possible underlying mechanisms for improvement in ToM following the administration of MPH. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment resistant major depressive disorder: An 18-week continuation safety and feasibility study
    Eiran Vadim Harel
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    World J Biol Psychiatry 15:298-306. 2014
    ..The current study examined the safety and feasibility of repetitive deep-TMS continuation treatment for MDD over the course of 18 weeks, following 4 weeks of acute treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of adjunctive antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar depression: a review
    Eiran Vadim Harel
    Emotion Cognition Research Center, The Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:121-8. 2008
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Ultimatum bargaining behavior of people affected by schizophrenia
    Nirit Agay
    The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 157:39-46. 2008
    ..In contrast, as Responders, schizophrenic patients acted not significantly different from controls. Further investigation is needed to establish the links between cognitive and symptomatic mediators and strategic decision-making ability...
  28. pmc Oxytocin facilitates accurate perception of competition in men and kinship in women
    Meytal Fischer-Shofty
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:313-7. 2013
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression in adolescents: an open-label study
    Yuval Bloch
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    J ECT 24:156-9. 2008
    ..This open-label pilot study examined repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as a possible treatment of adolescent resistant depression...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in electroconvulsive therapy: a retrospective chart review
    Yuval Bloch
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, P O Box 94, Israel, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Affect Disord 84:99-102. 2005
    ..There is a growing interest in gender differences of different psychiatric disorders, especially major depression. We sought a possible gender difference related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate enhances cognitive performance in adults with poor baseline capacities regardless of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis
    Nirit Agay
    From the Max Wertheimer Minerva Center for Cognitive Studies, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 34:261-5. 2014
    ..The findings suggest that the administration of MPH to adults with ADHD should consider not only clinical diagnosis but also their functional (performance-based) profile. ..
  32. doi request reprint Lexical ambiguity resolution in Wernicke's area and its right homologue
    Yuval Harpaz
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cortex 45:1097-103. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy: comparison between patients, therapists and laypersons
    Silvana Fennig
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:251-7. 2005
    ..The attitudes of patients towards ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy have been reported in only a few studies...
  34. ncbi request reprint Differential induction of apoptosis by antidepressants in glioma and neuroblastoma cell lines: evidence for p-c-Jun, cytochrome c, and caspase-3 involvement
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Rabin Campus, Petah Tiqva 49100, Israel
    J Mol Neurosci 27:29-42. 2005
    ..The high sensitivity to these drugs of the cancer cell, compared with primary brain tissue, suggests the potential use of these agents in the treatment of brain-derived tumors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minocycline, a second-generation tetracycline, as a neuroprotective agent in an animal model of schizophrenia
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    The Emotion Cognition Research Center, The Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, P O B 94 Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Res 1154:154-62. 2007
    ..The discussion addresses potential mechanisms underlying the effects of minocycline and possible directions for future research...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hyperglycemia from olanzapine treatment in adolescents
    Yuval Bloch
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, PO Box 94, Israel
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 13:97-102. 2003
    ..We consider the findings of the presented case series as justification for regular metabolic follow-up for apparently healthy adolescents receiving olanzapine therapy...
  37. ncbi request reprint The SSRIs drug Fluoxetine, but not the noradrenergic tricyclic drug Desipramine, improves memory performance during acute major depression
    Yechiel Levkovitz
    Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Brain Res Bull 58:345-50. 2002
    ..Furthermore, in cases where, for various reasons, the treatment of choice is noradrenergic, it may be worthwhile to consider a supplementary serotonergic drug to improve memory deficits...