R D Strous

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rivastigmine augmentation in the management of chronic schizophrenia with comorbid dementia: an open-label study investigating effects on cognition, behaviour and activities of daily living
    Erika Mendelsohn
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 19:319-24. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Postmortem brain donation and organ transplantation in schizophrenia: what about patient consent?
    Rael D Strous
    Department of Psychiatry, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Med Ethics 38:442-4. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of clinical symptomatology, extrapyramidal symptoms and neurocognitive dysfunction following dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administration in olanzapine treated schizophrenia patients: a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:96-105. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint To smell the immune system: olfaction, autoimmunity and brain involvement
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 6:54-60. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia, autoimmunity and immune system dysregulation: a comprehensive model updated and revisited
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Autoimmun 27:71-80. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of clinical characteristics and antipsychotic medication prescribing practices of first-episode schizophrenia in Israel: a naturalistic prospective study
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:2-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Premorbid functioning in schizophrenia: relation to baseline symptoms, treatment response, and medication side effects
    Rael D Strous
    Chronic Impatient Department, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 30:265-78. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Hitler's psychiatrists: healers and researchers turned executioners and its relevance today
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:30-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Increased circulatory dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate in first-episode schizophrenia: relationship to gender, aggression and symptomatology
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Schizophr Res 71:427-34. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Nazi euthanasia of the mentally ill at Hadamar
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 163:27. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Rivastigmine augmentation in the management of chronic schizophrenia with comorbid dementia: an open-label study investigating effects on cognition, behaviour and activities of daily living
    Erika Mendelsohn
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 19:319-24. 2004
    ..Although speculative, these effects may be related to cholinergic dysfunction, which has been hypothesized to be present in some patients with schizophrenia...
  2. doi request reprint Postmortem brain donation and organ transplantation in schizophrenia: what about patient consent?
    Rael D Strous
    Department of Psychiatry, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Med Ethics 38:442-4. 2012
    ..The authors argue that it is important to respect autonomy and interests of research subjects even if mentally ill and even if no longer living. Consent may be assisted by appropriate educational interventions prior to patient death...
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of clinical symptomatology, extrapyramidal symptoms and neurocognitive dysfunction following dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administration in olanzapine treated schizophrenia patients: a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:96-105. 2007
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  4. ncbi request reprint To smell the immune system: olfaction, autoimmunity and brain involvement
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 6:54-60. 2006
    ..While preliminary evidence may suggest a role for olfaction in the management and alleviation of various disorders, investigation of its clinical relevance remains limited...
  5. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia, autoimmunity and immune system dysregulation: a comprehensive model updated and revisited
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Autoimmun 27:71-80. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of clinical characteristics and antipsychotic medication prescribing practices of first-episode schizophrenia in Israel: a naturalistic prospective study
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:2-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this descriptive study was to investigate the management practices of first-episode schizophrenia in a cohort of patients in Israel and to document use of the various "typical" or "atypical" antipsychotic agents...
  7. ncbi request reprint Premorbid functioning in schizophrenia: relation to baseline symptoms, treatment response, and medication side effects
    Rael D Strous
    Chronic Impatient Department, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Schizophr Bull 30:265-78. 2004
    ..Measures of premorbid functioning indicate that disease pathogenesis is manifest, albeit more subtly, prior to presentation of first psychotic symptoms...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hitler's psychiatrists: healers and researchers turned executioners and its relevance today
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:30-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Increased circulatory dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate in first-episode schizophrenia: relationship to gender, aggression and symptomatology
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Schizophr Res 71:427-34. 2004
    ..Such a putative mechanism may become desensitized with the onset of chronic illness. While preliminary, these results further imply the role of these neurosteroids in the pathophysiology and management of schizophrenia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nazi euthanasia of the mentally ill at Hadamar
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Am J Psychiatry 163:27. 2006
  11. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV self-report and subjective evaluation by psychiatrists in Israel
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:197-207. 2004
    ..It is a subject that remains understudied, particularly among psychiatrists. The purpose of this study was to explore the subjective perception of mental illness among members of the psychiatric profession...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hormonal profile effects following dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administration to schizophrenic patients
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 28:265-9. 2005
    ..DHEA's clinical efficacy appears to be mediated by other mechanisms, including direct effects on membrane channel-coupled receptors...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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  15. ncbi request reprint The relevance of neurosteroids to clinical psychiatry: from the laboratory to the bedside
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 16:155-69. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Amantadine as augmentation therapy in the management of treatment-resistant depression
    Rafael Stryjer
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:93-6. 2003
    ..AMN appears to demonstrate efficacy as a safe and effective augmentative agent in treatment-resistant depression. Further studies are clearly mandated to test these preliminary observations in a double-blinded manner...
  17. ncbi request reprint Analysis of an association between the COMT polymorphism and clinical symptomatology in schizophrenia
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Neurosci Lett 393:170-3. 2006
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  18. doi request reprint Ethical considerations in clinical training, care and research in psychopharmacology
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 14:413-24. 2011
    ..While ethical issues related to psychopharmacological practice are varied and plentiful, this review focuses on advances in technology and biological sciences, personal integrity, special populations, and education and training...
  19. doi request reprint Automated characterization and identification of schizophrenia in writing
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:585-8. 2009
    ..3% accuracy. Results reflect underlying impaired processes including semantic deficit, independently establishing connection between primary pathology and language...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dr. Irmfried Eberl (1910-1948): mass murdering MD
    Rael D Strous
    Chronic Inpatient Unit, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:216-8. 2009
    ..However, few in medicine have heard of him or the harm he caused to the ethical practice of the profession and to human rights...
  21. doi request reprint To protect or to publish: confidentiality and the fate of the mentally ill victims of Nazi euthanasia
    R D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Med Ethics 35:361-4. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Extermination of the Jewish mentally-ill during the Nazi era--the "doubly cursed"
    Rael Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 45:247-56. 2008
    ..For many years there has been silence relating to the fate of the Jewish mentally-ill. This deserves to be corrected...
  23. doi request reprint Improvement of aggressive behavior and quality of life impairment following S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM-e) augmentation in schizophrenia
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 19:14-22. 2009
    ..This preliminary pilot short-term study cautiously supports SAM-e as an adjunct in management of aggressive behavior and quality of life impairment in schizophrenia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dehydroepiandrosterone augmentation in the management of negative, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in schizophrenia
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:133-41. 2003
    ..Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), along with its sulfated form, DHEA-S, is an important circulating neurosteroid with several vital neurophysiological functions, including the regulation of neuronal excitability and function...
  25. ncbi request reprint Eponyms and the Nazi era: time to remember and time for change
    Rael D Strous
    Be er Yaakov Mental Health Center, Be er Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:207-14. 2007
    ..Since the greatest accolade a physician can earn is praise from his colleagues as expressed in an eponym entrenched in one's name, the medical profession should remove any honor given to physicians involved in crimes to humanity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Accent echoing: a newly described imitation phenomenon of psychosis?
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:61-2. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Political activism: should psychologists and psychiatrists try to make a difference?
    Rael Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler Faculty ofMedicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 44:12-7; discussion 17-9. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Confronting the bomber: coping at the site of previous terror attacks
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:233-9. 2007
    ..Study observations confirm that resilience develops in the general population in response to ongoing terror attacks. Response to terror is heterogeneous with a range of coping mechanisms expressed...
  29. ncbi request reprint [The world of medicine encounters the world of halakha--the great medical halakhist and Israel Prize awardee Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg (1915-2006)]
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 147:85-8, 92. 2008
    ..Many of his decisions are today considered as routine and standard operating procedure, but, at the time, his definitions were considered new and original. He will be sorely missed by the medical and halakhic communities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Treatment of neuroleptic-induced akathisia with the 5-HT2A antagonist trazodone
    Rafael Stryjer
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 26:137-41. 2003
    ..Further study in the context of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is mandated to substantiate these preliminary findings...
  31. ncbi request reprint Improvement of extrapyramidal symptoms following dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administration in antipsychotic treated schizophrenia patients: a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial
    Tali Nachshoni
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Schizophr Res 79:251-6. 2005
    ..05) as well as with change of total EPS ratings (p < 0.05). DHEA appears to demonstrate a significant effect on EPS, with improvement observed particularly in Parkinsonian symptoms...
  32. ncbi request reprint Circulatory neurosteroid levels in smoking and non-smoking chronic schizophrenia patients
    Iulian Iancu
    Department of Psychiatry B, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17:541-5. 2007
    ..Although many studies have evaluated blood levels of neurosteroids in schizophrenia patients, only a few studies have taken into consideration the effect of smoking on levels of neurosteroids in the illness...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychiatry, testimony, and Shoah: Reconstructing the narratives of the muted
    Baruch Greenwald
    Holocaust Survivor Home, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Soc Work Health Care 43:199-214. 2006
    ..Joint observation, reiteration, and discussion of these testimonies with staff members and the patients themselves has been not only an interesting experience, but also one of therapeutic value yet to be fully appreciated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Reactions of psychiatric and medical inpatients to terror and security instability in Israel
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:126-9. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Association of the dopamine receptor interacting protein gene, NEF3, with early response to antipsychotic medication
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 10:321-33. 2007
    ..The findings reported here open an interesting research avenue in the pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic effects but require replication in larger samples treated in a controlled context...
  36. ncbi request reprint Lowered DHEA-S plasma levels in adult individuals with autistic disorder
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:305-9. 2005
    ..05). DHEA-S levels appear to be low in patients with autistic disorder and, while speculative, may play a role in the etiopathophysiology of the disorder...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparison between risperidone, olanzapine, and clozapine in the management of chronic schizophrenia: a naturalistic prospective 12-week observational study
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:235-43. 2006
    ..While cautious given the nature of the study design, results suggest differences in the response to various atypical antipsychotic medications regarding efficacy and side-effect susceptibility...
  38. ncbi request reprint Aggressive behavior in schizophrenia is associated with the low enzyme activity COMT polymorphism: a replication study
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 120:29-34. 2003
    ..Our findings provide further support that COMT is a modifying gene that plays a role in determining interindividual variability in the proclivity for outward and self-directed aggressive behavior found in some schizophrenic patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Analysis of neurosteroid levels in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    R D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 4:259-64. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest a possible protective effect of various neurosteroids on the expression of ADHD symptomatology...
  40. ncbi request reprint Reboxetine versus fluvoxamine in the treatment of motor vehicle accident-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a double-blind, fixed-dosage, controlled trial
    Baruch Spivak
    Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Ness Ziona, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:152-6. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Low platelet-poor plasma levels of serotonin in adult autistic patients
    Baruch Spivak
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neuropsychobiology 50:157-60. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine 5-HT levels in platelet-poor plasma (PPP) in a group of adult patients with autism...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effect of 17beta estradiol withdrawal on the level of brain and peripheral neurosteroids in ovarectomized rats
    Rachel Maayan
    Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva 49100, Israel
    Neurosci Lett 384:156-61. 2005
    ..This DHEA-S increase may lead to attenuated GABAergic tone and may be relevant to post-natal behavioral disturbances (e.g. depression, anxiety)...
  43. ncbi request reprint The influence of parturition on the level and synthesis of sulfated and free neurosteroids in rats
    Rachel Maayan
    Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Neuropsychobiology 49:17-23. 2004
    ..We speculate that changes in the level or ratio of sulfated and free neurosteroids may play a role in postpartum behavioral disorders due to their antagonistic GABA(A) modulatory effect...
  44. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up (32 Years) of PTSD in Israeli Yom Kippur War veterans
    Arie Shlosberg
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:693-6. 2005
    ..Results from this long-term follow-up study indicate a low incidence of chronic symptomatology that may be accounted for by the nature of the initial care, follow-up, and subpopulation investigated...
  45. doi request reprint Trazodone for the treatment of sexual dysfunction induced by serotonin reuptake inhibitors: a preliminary open-label study
    Rafael Stryjer
    Beer Yaakov Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 32:82-4. 2009
    ..We suggest that medications that antagonize serotonin receptors such as trazodone may improve sexual dysfunction reverting the stimulation of serotonin receptors by SSRIs...
  46. doi request reprint Effects of amino acid energy drinks leading to hospitalization in individuals with mental illness
    Joseph Chelben
    Department of Psychiatry, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:187-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this case report is to highlight the possible dangers in individuals with prior psychiatric illness of the use of amino acid and caffeine-containing drinks marketed as energy drinks to combat mental and physical fatigue...
  47. doi request reprint To lock or not to lock patients'rooms: the key to autonomy?
    Netta Shoenfeld
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Yaakov, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1100-2. 2008
    ..Behavior during the period of the open-door policy varied among patients. The authors discuss the ethical grounds of locking doors and whether it is a best practice in keeping with rehabilitation interests...
  48. ncbi request reprint Reactions of psychiatric inpatients to the threat of biological and chemical warfare in Israel
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:318-23. 2004
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  49. ncbi request reprint Association of the RGS2 gene with extrapyramidal symptoms induced by treatment with antipsychotic medication
    Lior Greenbaum
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 17:519-28. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Samson's suicide: psychopathology (Grossman) vs. heroism (Jabotinsky)
    Netta Shoenfeld
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:196-201. 2008
    ..A comparison between their two versions of the narrative will be made. A word of caution is introduced regarding the merits and demerits of artistic and creative analysis of the biblical narrative...
  51. ncbi request reprint Side effects of long-term treatment with fluoxetine
    Nili Buchman
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 25:55-7. 2002
    ..Super sensitivity of the serotonin-related receptors may develop over the long-term and account for the phenomenon. Careful clinical monitoring is recommended to detect any late-onset, medication-related side effects...
  52. doi request reprint Efficacy of reboxetine in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in boys with intolerance to methylphenidate: an open-label, 8-week, methylphenidate-controlled trial
    Iris Cohen-Yavin
    Beer Yaakov Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Ness Ziona, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 32:179-82. 2009
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) augmentation in the management of schizophrenia symptomatology
    Rael D Strous
    Chronic Inpatient Department, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Essent Psychopharmacol 6:141-7. 2005
    ..Side effects are reviewed, and the currently experimental status of DHEA augmentation is emphasized...
  54. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia sex offenders: a clinical and epidemiological comparison study
    Yaakov Alish
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Israel
    Int J Law Psychiatry 30:459-66. 2007
    ..Study observations indicate important differences between the 3 subgroups suggesting that the schizophrenia sex offender subpopulation may be a unique subgroup of comorbid conditions...
  55. doi request reprint Diminished neural sensitivity to irregular facial expression in first-episode schizophrenia
    Maya Bleich-Cohen
    Functional Brain Center, Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:2606-16. 2009
    ..We assumed that the FG in schizophrenia will show reduced repetition related sensitivity to transfigured-bizarre faces, while having overall normal response to faces...
  56. ncbi request reprint Regional axonal abnormalities in first episode schizophrenia: preliminary evidence based on high b-value diffusion-weighted imaging
    Avi Mendelsohn
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 146:223-9. 2006
    ..These preliminary results suggest that WM abnormality, as measured by high b-value DWI, is already a significant pathological brain marker in early stage of schizophrenia...
  57. ncbi request reprint Psychologists' and social workers' self-descriptions using DSM-IV psychopathology
    Tali Nachshoni
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, P O Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel
    Psychol Rep 103:173-88. 2008
    ..In conclusion, manifestations of subthreshold psychiatric conditions were prominently reported. These findings suggest encouraging mental health care professionals to explore treatment for problems if present...
  58. ncbi request reprint Behavioral changes in systemic lupus erythematosus are of an autoimmune nature
    Rael D Strous
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:592-3. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric care in the Middle East: a "mental health supermarket" in the town of Lod
    Ginette Shaked
    Lod Community Mental Health Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 27:207-11. 2004
    ..The framework succeeds in settling fears and insecurities between various communities as well as catering to a fragmented and lower income community, while introducing an element of self-determination in personal mental health care...
  60. ncbi request reprint Monotherapy versus polypharmacy for hospitalized psychiatric patients
    Rael D Strous
    Am J Psychiatry 162:631-2; author reply 632-3. 2005
  61. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effect of donepezil augmentation for the management of comorbid schizophrenia and dementia
    Rafael Stryjer
    Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Clin Neuropharmacol 26:12-7. 2003
    ..To confirm the findings of this preliminary trial, further investigation is mandated with a larger sample of subjects in the context of a double-blind medication trial...
  62. ncbi request reprint COMT: a common susceptibility gene in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
    Sagiv Shifman
    Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 128:61-4. 2004
    ..We suggest that polymorphisms in the COMT gene may influence susceptibility to both diseases--and probably also a wider range of behavioral traits...
  63. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and cannabis use in schizophrenia: effects of clozapine vs. risperidone
    Alan I Green
    Commonwealth Research Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Schizophr Res 60:81-5. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Donepezil management of schizophrenia with associated dementia
    Rafael Stryjer
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:226-9. 2002
  65. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological correlates of hippocampal volumes in patients experiencing a first episode of schizophrenia
    Philip R Szeszko
    Department of Psychiatry Research, Hillside Hospital, a division of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Glen Oaks, NY 11004, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:217-26. 2002
    ..This study investigated the neuropsychological correlates of hippocampal volume in 43 men and 32 women experiencing a first episode of schizophrenia...
  66. doi request reprint Finding the hidden faces: schizophrenic patients fare worse than healthy subjects
    Ari Z Zivotofsky
    The Leslie and Susan Gonda Goldschmied Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 46:2140-4. 2008
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Low levels of alpha7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor mRNA on peripheral blood lymphocytes in schizophrenia and its association with illness severity
    Orly Perl
    Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    Neuropsychobiology 53:88-93. 2006
    ..Several neurotransmitter receptors, including alpha7-AChR, have been demonstrated on peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and it has been suggested that these peripheral receptors may reflect corresponding brain receptors...
  68. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric admissions and hospitalization in Israel: an epidemiologic study of where we stand today and where we are going
    Yehuda Baruch
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:803-7. 2005
    ..quot; Israel, too, is implementing "reform" in the national psychiatric system - to transfer psychiatric treatment from a hospital to a community setting...
  69. ncbi request reprint Improvement of sustained attention and visual and movement skills, but not clinical symptoms, after dehydroepiandrosterone augmentation in schizophrenia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial
    Michael S Ritsner
    Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:495-9. 2006
    ..In this study, the intention was to investigate the efficacy and safety of DHEA administration to ongoing antipsychotic medication in a multicenter, 12-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial...
  70. 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
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Demographic and clinical characteristics of motor vehicle accident victims in the community general health outpatient clinic: a comparison of PTSD and non-PTSD subjects
    Marina Kupchik
    Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Depress Anxiety 24:244-50. 2007
    ..Alexithymia may be an adaptive method of coping with event stress. The development of PTSD appears not to be associated with the severity of MVA-related physical injury...
  72. ncbi request reprint The ripple effect of the toll of terror
    Rael D Strous
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:425-6. 2004
  73. ncbi request reprint Sulpiride augmentation of olanzapine in the management of treatment-resistant chronic schizophrenia: evidence for improvement of mood symptomatology
    Moshe Kotler
    Ness Ziona and Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 19:23-6. 2004
    ..These data indicate improvement in depressive symptomatology with sulpiride augmentation of olanzapine in treatment-resistant chronic schizophrenia patients...
  74. ncbi request reprint Hemisphere asymmetry in schizophrenia as revealed through line bisection, line trisection, and letter cancellation
    Ari Z Zivotofsky
    The Leslie and Susan Gonda Goldschmied, Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Brain Res 1142:70-9. 2007
    ..Results may support findings in schizophrenia indicating decreased or altered function of the left hemisphere...
  75. ncbi request reprint Loss of autoimmune T cells correlates with brain diseases: possible implications for schizophrenia?
    Jonathan Kipnis
    Department of Neurobiology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Trends Mol Med 12:107-12. 2006
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Combination of "atypical" antipsychotic medication in the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
    Vladimir Lerner
    Be er Sheva Mental Health Center, Faculty of Health Sciences Ben Gurion, University of the Negev, P O Box 4600, Be er Sheva 84170, Israel
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 28:89-98. 2004
    ..This article reviews the published clinical data on treatment-resistant schizophrenic and schizoaffective patients managed with combinations of "atypical" antipsychotic medication...
  77. ncbi request reprint Identification of PIK3C3 promoter variant associated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
    Pavla Stopkova
    Psychiatric Clinic, First Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Biol Psychiatry 55:981-8. 2004
    ..One is PIK3C3, a member of the phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase family that maps closely to markers on 18q linked to both BD and SZ in a few studies...
  78. pmc A highly significant association between a COMT haplotype and schizophrenia
    Sagiv Shifman
    Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Hum Genet 71:1296-302. 2002
    ..We found a highly significant association between schizophrenia and a COMT haplotype (P=9.5x10-8). The approach presented can be widely implemented for the genetic dissection of other common diseases...
  79. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism screening of PIP5K2A: a candidate gene for chromosome 10p-linked psychiatric disorders
    Pavla Stopkova
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York 10461, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 123:50-8. 2003
    ..These data suggest that the imperfect CT repeat in PIP5K2A intron 9 should be further investigated as a possible candidate allele for 10p12-linked psychiatric disorders...
  80. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic regulation of immune cells via D3 dopamine receptor: a pathway mediated by activated T cells
    Tal Ilani
    Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    FASEB J 18:1600-2. 2004
    ..The existence of such a pathway by which the brain can regulate immune cells opens a conceptually new direction in neuro-immune interactions...