Yuval Melamed

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc Ethical and Scientific Perspectives of Placebo-controlled Trials in Schizophrenia
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Med Res 1:132-6. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Responsibility of the therapist for the patients' actions (Tarasoff Rules): position of the psychiatrists
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 48:107-10. 2011
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Testimony by mentally ill individuals
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, POB 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:393-7. 2008
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Guardianship of people with mental disorders
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Netanya, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 65:1118-23. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Resident psychiatrists as assessors for lectures in continued medical education in psychiatry
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Indian J Med Sci 60:514-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc Ethical and Scientific Perspectives of Placebo-controlled Trials in Schizophrenia
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Med Res 1:132-6. 2009
    ..KEYWORDS: Placebo-control; Schizophrenia; Medical ethics; Clinical trials...
  2. ncbi request reprint Responsibility of the therapist for the patients' actions (Tarasoff Rules): position of the psychiatrists
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 48:107-10. 2011
    ..We examined the attitudes of Israeli psychiatrists concerning the duty to warn and protect according to the Tarasoff Rule...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Testimony by mentally ill individuals
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, POB 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:393-7. 2008
    ..Clinicians may sometimes be the link between the patient and the complex legal system; thus, they must be alert and attentive to the patients and advocate for them when necessary...
  5. 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?..
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Guardianship of people with mental disorders
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Netanya, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 65:1118-23. 2007
    ..The results of our study suggest that guardians are usually appointed only in extreme cases, though alternative solutions are rarely sought, and that clear criteria for physicians when recommending guardianship are lacking...
  10. ncbi request reprint Resident psychiatrists as assessors for lectures in continued medical education in psychiatry
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Indian J Med Sci 60:514-9. 2006
    ..We examined the quality of instruction in a continued medical education course and the correspondence between the residents and lecturers evaluations of the program...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy and psychotic states--a case report
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 46:70-3. 2009
    ..Multidisciplinary cooperation of neurologists and psychiatrists enabled this therapy to be administered for the patient's benefit...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessing the risk of violent behavior before issuing a license to carry a handgun
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 39:543-8. 2011
    ..We present illustrative cases involving various aspects of gun control and a description of instruments for the assessment of dangerousness that can facilitate the licensing process for carrying and using firearms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Guardianship appointment: current status in Israel
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 47:260-8. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Mentally ill persons who commit crimes: punishment or treatment?
    Yuval Melamed
    MHA, Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, P O Box 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38:100-3. 2010
    ..This dilemma has no unequivocal solution. The goal is to reach a balance between the right of the patient to treatment and the responsibility of the courts to ensure public safety...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cannabis abuse is not a risk factor for treatment outcome in methadone maintenance treatment: a 1-year prospective study in an Israeli clinic
    Tal Weizman
    Psychiatric Service, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:42-6. 2004
    ..HIV/HCV risk-taking and infectious diseases? Do cannabis abusers (CAs) have a different psychosocial and demographic profile than nonabusers (NCAs)? Is cannabis abuse part of a polydrug abuse tendency or a distinct substance of abuse?..
  18. ncbi request reprint Does psychiatric comorbidity affect drug abuse treatment outcome? A prospective assessment of drug abuse, treatment tenure and infectious diseases in an Israeli methadone maintenance clinic
    Marc Gelkopf
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Medical Center, Pardessia, POB 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:126-36. 2006
    ..The influence of psychiatric comorbidity in drug addicts on therapeutic outcome is an important unresolved issue. We studied the links between patterns of psychiatric comorbidity and psychological distress with treatment outcome variables...
  19. pmc Revolving-door patients in a public psychiatric hospital in Israel: cross sectional study
    Igor Oyffe
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, POB 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    Croat Med J 50:575-82. 2009
    ..The main difference between revolving-door and non revolving-door patients is greater self-management of the hospitalization process by shortening the time between voluntary re-admission and discharge against medical advice...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reduced punishment for murder in Israel: what constitutes a severe mental disorder?
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine, Natania, Israel
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30:291-4. 2002
  21. doi request reprint Idiopathic pruritus in psychiatric inpatients: an explorative study
    Galina Evstati Kretzmer
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:344-8. 2008
    ..Pruritus is an annoying physical symptom, frequently related to mental states. Dermatologic treatment commonly includes psychotropic medications...
  22. ncbi request reprint Involuntary treatment of anorexia nervosa
    Yuval Melamed
    Department of Psychiatry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Law Psychiatry 26:617-26. 2003
  23. doi request reprint Attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and emotions of the nursing staff toward patient restraint
    Marc Gelkopf
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, P O Box 90000, Netanya 42100, Israel
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 30:758-63. 2009
    ..Nurses should be trained to deal with violent patients, establish limits, and recognize the therapeutic aspect of restraints in order to respond assertively...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the capacity of inpatients with chronic schizophrenia to provide informed consent for participation in clinical trials; use of the Hebrew version of the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Clinical Research (MacCAT-CR)
    Mull Linder
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:470-4. 2012
    ..The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Clinical Research (MacCAT-CR) is frequently used for screening the capacity of research subjects to consent to participate in research...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of antiviral amantadine treatment on elderly chronic schizophrenia patients
    Boris Finkel
    Psychogeriatric Department, Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:536-8. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Nonmedication smoking reduction program for inpatients with chronic schizophrenia: a randomized control design study
    Marc Gelkopf
    Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:142-6. 2012
    ..No clinical worsening or weight gain was observed. Behavioral group-oriented smoking reduction interventions can significantly reduce smoking behavior in hospitalized chronic clients with schizophrenia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Management of the suicidal patient in the era of defensive medicine: focus on suicide risk assessment and boundaries of responsibility
    Avi Bleich
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 13:653-6. 2011
    ..This paper may provide support for psychiatrists who, with clinical professionalism rather than extenuating considerations of defensive medicine, strive to save the lives of suicidal patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Emotional impact of exposure to terrorism among young-old and old-old Israeli citizens
    Avraham Bleich
    Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War NATAL, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:705-12. 2005
    ....
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Treatment of benzodiazepine dependence in methadone maintenance treatment patients: a comparison of two therapeutic modalities and the role of psychiatric comorbidity
    Tal Weizman
    Psychiatric Service, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:458-63. 2003
    ..Clonazepam detoxification (CDTX) and clonazepam maintenance treatment (CMT) were compared in an open, clinical naturalistic study on such patients...
  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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Video testimony of long-term hospitalized psychiatrically ill Holocaust survivors
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2287-94. 2005
    ..This study investigated the clinical benefits of a therapeutic process facilitating a detailed videotaped account of traumatic experience (testimony method) in elderly long-term hospitalized Holocaust survivors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Voting of hospitalized and ambulatory patients with mental disorders in parliamentary elections
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Netanya, Israel Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 50:13-5. 2013
    ..ambulatory patients with no prior hospitalizations had the highest voting rates.the most common reason for not voting among inpatients in Israel is lack of identity cards. ..
  38. doi request reprint Culturally sensitive mental health care: a study of contemporary psychiatric treatment for ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel
    Tali Stolovy
    1Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 59:819-23. 2013
    ..Recent data indicate that patient-centred culturally sensitive care contributes to the treatment outcomes among cultural minorities...
  39. ncbi request reprint Venlafaxine for the treatment of depressive episode during the course of schizophrenia
    Doron Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam and Sackler Scl Med, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:653-5. 2004
    ..In most patients, there was a parallel decrease in psychotic symptoms. We conclude that venlafaxine may have a role in the treatment of depression in patients with schizophrenia without causing exacerbation of psychosis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Patients' satisfaction with psychiatric inpatient care
    Yulia Remnik
    Yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:208-12. 2004
    ..Patient satisfaction with medical treatment is important, and although in mental health the literature on the topic is scant, awareness of the issue is rapidly growing...
  41. ncbi request reprint Weight gain due to long term antipsychotic treatment of persistent mental disorders
    Sheli Tadger
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Psychiatr Danub 20:37-41. 2008
    ..Weight gain may also be related to apathy regarding body enhancement, reduction of interest, and need for oral gratifications associated with psychiatric disorders...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Placebo-controlled trials in schizophrenia]
    Yuval Melamed
    Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center, Pardessiya
    Harefuah 143:236-40, 244. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint The ward changes address: an entire hospital department moves to a modern building
    Yuval Melamed
    Can J Psychiatry 47:485-6. 2002
  44. ncbi request reprint The concept of severe mental disorder and the amended law of reduced punishment for murder
    Yuval Melamed
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv
    Med Law 22:259-66. 2003
    ..We suggest that, from the psychiatrist's point of view, the law be used only for people suffering from mental disorders which are very closely associated with psychotic mental illness...
  45. ncbi request reprint 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
  46. ncbi request reprint D2 antagonist augmentation in patients with a partial response to atypical antipsychotics
    Doron Mazeh
    Can J Psychiatry 49:281-2. 2004
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of district psychiatric committee decisions regarding discharge from compulsory hospitalization
    Giladit Ofir
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center
    Med Law 23:615-24. 2004
    ..The committees' work procedures have gradually been established despite lack of binding rules and regulations, often evolving from the dynamics of the field...
  49. doi request reprint Itching in the psychiatric ward
    Doron Mazeh
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Derm Venereol 88:128-31. 2008
    ..Thirty-six patients (32% of those screened) reported itching. Few sought help or used anti-pruritic therapy. Itching should be addressed during psychiatric assessments, in order to provide appropriate treatment...
  50. ncbi request reprint Compulsory treatment of anorexia nervosa
    Edith Mitrany
    Department of Eating Disorders, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:185-90. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint The impossible dialogue between psychiatry and the judicial system: a language problem
    Zvi Zemishlany
    Geha Mental Health Center, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:150-4; discussion 155-8. 2006
    ..The two systems can be complementary only if both sides make a serious effort to communicate and respect each other's principles and language...