A Bleich

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient outcomes after initiation of Sabbath closure of a methadone maintenance clinic in Israel
    M Gelkopf
    Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1483-5. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of benzodiazepine abuse in methadone maintenance treatment patients: a 1 year prospective study in an Israeli clinic
    M Gelkopf
    The Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research at the Tel Aviv Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Drug Alcohol Depend 55:63-8. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of benzodiazepine abuse in methadone maintenance treatment. A 1 year prospective study in an Israeli clinic
    A Bleich
    Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research, Tel Aviv Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Addiction 94:1533-40. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of psychiatric disability in PTSD of military origin
    Avi Bleich
    Lev HaSharon Psychiatric Hospital, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:268-76. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine abuse in a methadone maintenance treatment clinic in Israel: characteristics and a pharmacotherapeutic approach
    Avi Bleich
    Psychiatry Department, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 39:104-12. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive deterioration in elderly chronic schizophrenia patients with and without PTSD
    Craig Goodman
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:415-20. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of posttraumatic stress disorder following myocardial infarction: a prospective study
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1217-23. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of humorous movies on inpatients with chronic schizophrenia
    Marc Gelkopf
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:880-3. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociation following myocardial infarction
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:945-50. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Foreign objects in the vagina of a mentally ill woman: case series
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya 42100, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:270-2. 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient outcomes after initiation of Sabbath closure of a methadone maintenance clinic in Israel
    M Gelkopf
    Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1483-5. 1998
    ..The findings suggest that closure of a methadone clinic at least one day a week does not jeopardize patient outcome. Cutting hours of operation would reduce workload and enable clinics to function more economically...
  2. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of benzodiazepine abuse in methadone maintenance treatment patients: a 1 year prospective study in an Israeli clinic
    M Gelkopf
    The Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research at the Tel Aviv Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Drug Alcohol Depend 55:63-8. 1999
    ..We conclude that BZD abuse is a significant clinical problem in heroin addicts both before entering and during MMT. MMT may have a positive as well as a negative influence on BZD abuse with the former being more prevalent...
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of benzodiazepine abuse in methadone maintenance treatment. A 1 year prospective study in an Israeli clinic
    A Bleich
    Dr Miriam and Sheldon G Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research, Tel Aviv Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Addiction 94:1533-40. 1999
    ..methadone dosage level? (3) Do BZD abusers suffer more from hepatitis C (HCV) and do they have more HIV/HCV risk-taking behaviors than non-abusers? (4) Do BZD abusers have more psychopathology and more emotional distress than non-abusers?..
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of psychiatric disability in PTSD of military origin
    Avi Bleich
    Lev HaSharon Psychiatric Hospital, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:268-76. 2004
    ..Israeli veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) filed claims for recognition of their mental disability and for compensation underwent thorough psychiatric evaluations conducted by an interdisciplinary team...
  5. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine abuse in a methadone maintenance treatment clinic in Israel: characteristics and a pharmacotherapeutic approach
    Avi Bleich
    Psychiatry Department, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 39:104-12. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive deterioration in elderly chronic schizophrenia patients with and without PTSD
    Craig Goodman
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:415-20. 2007
    ..Comorbid PTSD may contribute to the severity of neurocognitive impairment in elderly chronic schizophrenia patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of posttraumatic stress disorder following myocardial infarction: a prospective study
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1217-23. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of humorous movies on inpatients with chronic schizophrenia
    Marc Gelkopf
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:880-3. 2006
    ..No changes were observed in treatment insight or working alliance. Video films are a practical and cost-efficient means of entertainment that seem to have a positive effect on patient morale, mood, and mental status...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociation following myocardial infarction
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:945-50. 2006
    ..These findings may reflect either the development of two comorbid entities, or a presentation of a dissociative subtype of PTSD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Foreign objects in the vagina of a mentally ill woman: case series
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya 42100, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:270-2. 2007
    ..Reports of the insertion of foreign objects to the vagina by psychiatric patients are scant. We present two such cases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Israeli psychiatric inpatients go to the polls
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:705-8. 2007
    ..This discrepancy can be accounted for by lack of concern and ineligibility due to lack of identification documents that may reflect fundamental illness-related problems...
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric inpatient and staff attitudes regarding smoking reduction
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:231-3. 2007
    ..We assessed the interest of psychiatric inpatients and the staff in a smoking reduction program...
  13. doi request reprint Multi-modal weight control intervention for people with persistent mental disorders
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 31:194-200. 2008
    ..1, p = .017) and F(1,52) = 3.7, P = .006, respectively]. If provided with adequate information and an appropriate framework, people with persistent schizophrenia can significantly reduce BMI and weight and maintain the loss...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Decision-making concerning guardianship--who is the "person that no longer has the capacity to make decisions regarding personal matters"?]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Harefuah 147:394-7, 479. 2008
    ..that the patient suffers from? 2) Cognitive impairment: What cognitive impairment results from the patient's illness? 3) Functional impairment: What functional impairments resulting from illness affect the life of the patient?..
  15. ncbi request reprint The civil liability for damages of the criminally insane
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:285-90. 2008
    ..The Court related to the issue of justice according to which an innocent person's damages should not remain uncompensated, and the assailant was required to pay damages to the victim...
  16. doi request reprint Risk factors for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder following combat trauma: a semiprospective study
    Joseph Zohar
    Department of Psychiatry, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1629-35. 2009
    ..This study aimed to explore risk factors for developing PTSD in order to improve the psychiatric screening process of new recruits...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are the clock-drawing test and the MMSE combined interchangeable with CAMCOG as a dementia evaluation instrument in a specialized outpatient setting?
    Jeremia Heinik
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:74-9. 2003
    ..However, the generalizability of these findings (a wider range of diagnoses, primary care settings) still needs to be verified...
  18. ncbi request reprint Repressive coping style, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder after myocardial infarction
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Psychosom Med 64:748-57. 2002
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study of sertraline in military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Joseph Zohar
    Division of Psychiatry, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:190-5. 2002
    ..Adequately powered studies are needed to confirm these results and to assess whether continued treatment maintains or further improves response...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sensing the invisible: differential sensitivity of visual cortex and amygdala to traumatic context
    Talma Hendler
    Functional Brain Imaging Laboratory, Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Neuroimage 19:587-600. 2003
    ..The differential sensitivity of the amygdala and visual cortex to traumatic context implies distinct roles of limbic and sensory regions in the registration and recollection of emotional experience in the brain...
  21. ncbi request reprint [What is the role of compulsory ECT therapy today?]
    Y Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 143:254-7, 320, 319. 2004
    ..ECT treatment is important and imperative in certain conditions, especially conditions endangering patients' lives. In these conditions the law provides the authority to physicians to make decisions regarding treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Venlafaxine and mirtazapine: different mechanisms of antidepressant action, common opioid-mediated antinociceptive effects--a possible opioid involvement in severe depression?
    Shaul Schreiber
    Department of Psychiatry, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
    J Mol Neurosci 18:143-9. 2002
    ..This opioid profile of the two drugs may be one of the explanations to their efficacy in severe depression, unlike the SSRIs and other antidepressants which lack opioid activity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clozapine-induced eosinophilia and switch to quetiapine in a patient with chronic schizophrenia with suicidal tendencies
    Patricia Zipris
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:54-6. 2007
    ..We present a case report where switching from clozapine to quetiapine maintained the improvement in clinical status, after remittance of eosinophilia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clonazepam treatment of lysergic acid diethylamide-induced hallucinogen persisting perception disorder with anxiety features
    Arturo G Lerner
    Lev Hasharon Mental Medical Center, Pardessya and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:101-5. 2003
    ..This study suggests that high potency benzodiazepines like clonazepam, which has serotonergic properties, may be more effective than low-potency benzodiazepines in the treatment of some patients with LSD-induced HPPD...
  25. doi request reprint Fatal and non-fatal suicidal behavior in Israeli adolescent males
    Alan Apter
    Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv and Feinberg Child Study Center, Schneider Children s Hospital of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Arch Suicide Res 12:20-9. 2008
    ..The findings may not be generalizable to female adolescents or to other countries or time periods. The findings thus point to contrasts, as well as similarities, between groups of adolescents with different types of suicidal symptoms...
  26. pmc Mental health and resiliency following 44 months of terrorism: a survey of an Israeli national representative sample
    Avi Bleich
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, PO Box 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    BMC Med 4:21. 2006
    ..The present study evaluated the psychological sequelae of 44 months of terrorism in Israel, and sought to identify factors that may contribute to vulnerability and resilience...
  27. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social disability to the evaluation of mental disability among PTSD veterans
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:237-47. 2004
    ..Israeli veterans who claim for recognition of their mental disability and compensation undergo multi-professional assessments including a detailed psychosocial evaluation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Editorial: Mental disability
    Avi Bleich
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:235-6. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint [Chemical and biological terrorism: psychological aspects, and guidelines for psychiatric preparedness]
    Avi Bleich
    Lev Hasharon, Psychiatric Hospital, Pardesyyia
    Harefuah 141:111-7, 118. 2002
    ..In certain scenarios, the media may even serve as the main tool for calming and instructing the people being isolated at their homes...
  30. ncbi request reprint An integration of three approaches to addiction and methadone maintenance treatment: the self-medication hypothesis, the disease model and social criticism
    Marc Gelkopf
    Lev Hasharon Medical Mental Health Center, Pardessia, POB 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 39:140-51. 2002
    ..These issues are discussed and an integrated approach is suggested stressing the need for social criticism and a renewed social policy towards drug abuse in general and its treatment in particular...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia--comparison of second generation antipsychotic agents]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Beilinson Hospital affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 144:285-90, 301. 2005
    ..Today, when patients' rights, economic and legal aspects are emphasized, the physician must take into account multiple factors when choosing the most appropriate treatment for the patient...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Placebo-controlled trials in schizophrenia]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Pardessiya
    Harefuah 143:236-40, 244. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint [Ethical considerations of psychiatric treatment in chronic post traumatic stress following multiple casualty attacks]
    Adiel Doron
    Lev Hasharon Medical Health Center, Pardessia, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 145:634-8, 704. 2006
    ..This type of discussion may enhance the understanding, help formulate key principles and assist in making reasonable and appropriate decisions when dealing with such difficult and complex situations...
  34. ncbi request reprint [A long-acting second generation anti-psychotic--experience in Israel]
    Orit Stein-Reisner
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Medical Center
    Harefuah 143:408-9, 463. 2004
    ..The results of this case study encourage us to believe that many more patients will benefit from the advantages of both a second-generation anti-psychotic and a long-acting preparation...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Psychiatric patients, dialysis, kidney transplant: case report and discussion]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya
    Harefuah 144:310-3, 384. 2005
    ..Close cooperation between the psychiatric staff and the nephrology team can lead to the hoped for outcomes...