M S Ritsner

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of side-effects of antipsychotic agents on life satisfaction of schizophrenia patients: a naturalistic study
    Michael Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 12:31-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Age differences in stress process of recent immigrants
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 44:135-41. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among immigrant adolescents from the former Soviet Union to Israel
    A M Ponizovsky
    Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit, Talbieh Mental Health Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1433-41. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Familiality in a five-factor model of schizophrenia psychopathology: findings from a 16-month follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 136:173-9. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceived quality of life in schizophrenia: relationships to sleep quality
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 13:783-91. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The attribution of somatization in schizophrenia patients: a naturalistic follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1370-8. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Decreased platelet peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors in persistently violent schizophrenia patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    J Psychiatr Res 37:549-56. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Association study of CAG repeats in the KCNN3 gene in Israeli patients with major psychosis
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Psychiatr Genet 13:143-50. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life in major psychoses: a naturalistic follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:308-15. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and coping with schizophrenia symptoms
    M Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 12:1-9. 2003

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of side-effects of antipsychotic agents on life satisfaction of schizophrenia patients: a naturalistic study
    Michael Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 12:31-8. 2002
    ..Patient's subjective response to these events rather than their number is more predictive of QOL...
  2. ncbi request reprint Age differences in stress process of recent immigrants
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 44:135-41. 2003
    ..Thus, age differences in the stress process of recent immigrants are associated with age-specific perceived adjustment difficulties and demographic characteristics...
  3. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among immigrant adolescents from the former Soviet Union to Israel
    A M Ponizovsky
    Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit, Talbieh Mental Health Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1433-41. 1999
    ..A community survey was conducted to examine suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, behavior problems, psychological distress, social support, and adjustment difficulties in a sample of adolescents...
  4. ncbi request reprint Familiality in a five-factor model of schizophrenia psychopathology: findings from a 16-month follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 136:173-9. 2005
    ..It is suggested that dysphoric mood may be a useful phenotype for molecular genetic studies of schizophrenia with positive family history...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceived quality of life in schizophrenia: relationships to sleep quality
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 13:783-91. 2004
    ..Thus, poor QOL reported by schizophrenia patients is substantially associated with poor sleep quality. This association appears both independently and synergistically with depression, distress and side effects of medications...
  6. ncbi request reprint The attribution of somatization in schizophrenia patients: a naturalistic follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1370-8. 2003
    ..This study aimed to explore the prevalence, correlates, and predictors of somatization among schizophrenia patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Decreased platelet peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors in persistently violent schizophrenia patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    J Psychiatr Res 37:549-56. 2003
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  8. ncbi request reprint Association study of CAG repeats in the KCNN3 gene in Israeli patients with major psychosis
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Psychiatr Genet 13:143-50. 2003
    ..We investigated the contribution of the CAG repeat at the KCNN3 gene, localized to chromosome 1q21.3, to the genetic susceptibility for schizophrenia, schizoaffective and bipolar disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life in major psychoses: a naturalistic follow-up study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:308-15. 2003
    ..We sought to determine predictors of perceived QOL and to explore the changes that occur regarding QOL among individuals with schizophrenia as compared to patients with schizoaffective/mood disorders...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and coping with schizophrenia symptoms
    M Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 12:1-9. 2003
    ..Thus, different coping strategies may reduce the negative influence of specific symptoms and related distress on the subjective QOL of schizophrenia patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Subjective quality of life in severely mentally ill patients: a comparison of two instruments
    M Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 11:553-61. 2002
    ..These discrepancies should be considered when comparing evaluations from similar domains in these QOL scales...
  12. ncbi request reprint Differences in quality of life domains and psychopathologic and psychosocial factors in psychiatric patients
    M Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:880-9; quiz 890. 2000
    ..We hypothesized that QOL in severe mental disorder patients would have a more substantial relationship with psychosocial factors than with illness-associated factors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in psychosocial risk factors for psychological distress among immigrants
    M Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 42:151-60. 2001
    ..Our findings demonstrate the validity of gender as an important mediating mechanism underlying the differential perception of risk factors for the development of psychological distress...
  14. ncbi request reprint Somatization in an immigrant population in Israel: a community survey of prevalence, risk factors, and help-seeking behavior
    M Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 157:385-92. 2000
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  15. ncbi request reprint Phospholipid patterns of erythrocytes in schizophrenia: relationships to symptomatology
    A M Ponizovsky
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Schizophr Res 52:121-6. 2001
    ..It is suggested that a main source of that difference is a higher activity of the polyunsaturated acid-selective phospholipase A(2) in the negative syndrome patients than in the positive syndrome and control groups...
  16. doi request reprint The clinical and therapeutic potentials of dehydroepiandrosterone and pregnenolone in schizophrenia
    M S Ritsner
    Department of Psychiatry, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Neuroscience 191:91-100. 2011
    ..The review concludes with a list of suggested topics for future research. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Neuroactive Steroids: Focus on Human Brain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Validity of an abbreviated quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction questionnaire (Q-LES-Q-18) for schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and mood disorder patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 14:1693-703. 2005
    ..Thus, Q-LES-Q-18, a brief, self-administered questionnaire may aid in monitoring quality of life outcomes of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and mood disorder patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Condensed version of the Quality of Life Scale for schizophrenia for use in outcome studies
    Michael Ritsner
    Pathological Behavior and Psychobiology Research Laboratory, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 135:65-75. 2005
    ..Utilization of the revised QLS(5) in routine care and clinical trials may potentially facilitate evaluation of treatment outcomes in schizophrenia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and temperament factors in schizophrenia: comparative study of patients, their siblings and controls
    Rena Kurs
    Sha ar Meashe Mental Health Centre, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    Qual Life Res 14:433-40. 2005
    ..These and other non-illness related factors should be considered when evaluating quality of life outcomes in intervention studies...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differences in blood pregnenolone and dehydroepiandrosterone levels between schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17:358-65. 2007
    ..The neurosteroid levels were monitored for two months and the relationship of these neurosteroids with schizophrenic symptomatology, emotional distress, and anxiety was examined...
  21. ncbi request reprint Aggregability of red blood cells of schizophrenia patients with negative syndrome is selectively enhanced
    Gregory Barshtein
    Biochemistry Department, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 30:913-22. 2004
    ..NS RBCs have constitutively elevated aggregability, which can contribute to cerebral microcirculatory disorders and may be a biological marker for distinguishing between PS and NS in genetic studies of schizophrenia...
  22. ncbi request reprint State and trait related predictors of serum cortisol to DHEA(S) molar ratios and hormone concentrations in schizophrenia patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17:257-64. 2007
    ..The present study aimed to examine the contribution of anxiety, and severity of symptoms to the prediction of serum cortisol, DHEA(S) levels and two molar ratios across three examinations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Changes in stability of first-admission psychiatric diagnoses over 14 years, based on cross-sectional data at three time points
    Alexander M Ponizovsky
    Mental Health Services, Department of Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:34-9. 2006
    ..Stability of diagnoses over time is an important criterion of reliability of any diagnostic system...
  24. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of coping abilities at exacerbation and stabilization in schizophrenia
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Medical Health Center, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 46:167-75. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Determinants of changes in perceived quality of life in the course of schizophrenia
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer, 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Qual Life Res 15:515-26. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Alterations in DHEA metabolism in schizophrenia: two-month case-control study
    Michael Ritsner
    Acute Department and Clinical Psychobiology Laboratory, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer, Hadera, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 16:137-46. 2006
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  27. ncbi request reprint Cortisol/dehydroepiandrosterone ratio and responses to antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer, 38814 Hadera, Israel
    Neuropsychopharmacology 30:1913-22. 2005
    ..Thus, these data provide evidence that elevated serum cortisol and cortisol/DHEA(S) ratios may serve as markers of biological mechanisms that are involved in responsivity of schizophrenia patients to antipsychotic treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Temperament types are associated with weak self-construct, elevated distress and emotion-oriented coping in schizophrenia: evidence for a complex vulnerability marker?
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 128:219-28. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Quality of life outcomes of risperidone, olanzapine, and typical antipsychotics among schizophrenia patients treated in routine clinical practice: a naturalistic comparative study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:582-91. 2004
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  30. ncbi request reprint Neural network identification of high-risk suicide patients
    Ilan Modai
    Sh ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Institute of Psychiatric Studies, Hadera, Israel
    Med Inform Internet Med 27:39-47. 2002
    ..Backpropagation (BP) neural networks (NN) successfully detected patient files of patients who had committed MSSA but failed to identify MSSA patients when trained with data collected during face-to-face interviews...
  31. ncbi request reprint A computerized patient information system in a psychiatric hospital
    Ilan Modai
    Institute of Psychiatric Studies of Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 53:476-8. 2002
    ..Cost savings have been achieved in areas such as pharmacy and food distribution. The initial investment in the system was $400,000, which is expected to be recouped after 11.4 years...
  32. ncbi request reprint An association of CAG repeats at the KCNN3 locus with symptom dimensions of schizophrenia
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 51:788-94. 2002
    ..There has been no attempt to replicate the results. In this study, we investigated whether a symptom polymorphism of schizophrenia is associated with both the CAG repeat numbers and the difference in allele sizes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predicting changes in domain-specific quality of life of schizophrenia patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:287-94. 2003
    ..Changes in stress process-related factors are stronger predictors of fluctuations in QOL domains than changes in illness symptoms and should be considered when evaluating life satisfaction...
  34. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with quality of life varies with temperament types of patients with schizophrenia
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:668-74. 2003
    ..Novelty seeking, reward dependence, and harm avoidance are associated with different domains of QOL...
  35. ncbi request reprint Subjective response to antipsychotics of schizophrenia patients treated in routine clinical practice: a naturalistic comparative study
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer 38814, Hadera, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:245-54. 2004
    ..Satisfaction with medication together with subjective tolerability needs to be considered in clinical trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Elevation of the cortisol/dehydroepiandrosterone ratio in schizophrenia patients
    Michael Ritsner
    Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Mobile Post Hefer, Hadera, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 14:267-73. 2004
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  37. ncbi request reprint Is the G72/G30 locus associated with schizophrenia? single nucleotide polymorphisms, haplotypes, and gene expression analysis
    Michael Korostishevsky
    Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 56:169-76. 2004
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  38. ncbi request reprint Fluvoxamine augmentation of olanzapine in chronic schizophrenia: pharmacokinetic interactions and clinical effects
    Christoph Hiemke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Mainz, Germany
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:502-6. 2002
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  39. ncbi request reprint Assessing psychological distress in psychiatric patients: validation of the Talbieh Brief Distress Inventory
    Michael Ritsner
    Institute for Psychiatric Studies, Sha ar Menashe Mental Health Center, Hadera, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 43:229-34. 2002
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  40. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenic patients who smoke have a faster finger tapping rate than non-smokers
    Henry Silver
    Flugelman Mazra Psychiatric Hospital, Doar Na Ashrat, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 12:141-4. 2002
    ..Nicotine can improve central processing in medicated schizophrenia patients and this may constitute part of the incentive for smoking...