Vassilis P Kontaxakis

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi Case studies of adjunctive agents in clozapine-resistant schizophrenic patients
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropharmacol 28:50-3. 2005
  2. pmc Physical anhedonia in the acute phase of schizophrenia
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas, Sophias Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 5:1. 2006
  3. pmc Treatment of severe neuroleptic-induced tardive torticollis
    Beata J Havaki-Kontaxaki
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2:9. 2003
  4. doi Can quetiapine-induced hypothyroidism be reversible without quetiapine discontinuation?
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    University of Athens, 1st Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropharmacol 32:295-6. 2009
  5. ncbi Risperidone augmentation of clozapine: a critical review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:350-5. 2006
  6. ncbi Switching to amisulpride monotherapy for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    V P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 21:214-7. 2006
  7. ncbi Randomized controlled augmentation trials in clozapine-resistant schizophrenic patients: a critical review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 20:409-15. 2005
  8. pmc Isotretinoin and psychopathology: a review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Athens University Medical School, First Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:2. 2009
  9. doi Association of physical and social anhedonia with depression in the acute phase of schizophrenia
    Costas T Kollias
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Psychopathology 41:365-70. 2008
  10. ncbi Toxic interaction between risperidone and clozapine: a case report
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:407-9. 2002

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Publications19

  1. ncbi Case studies of adjunctive agents in clozapine-resistant schizophrenic patients
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropharmacol 28:50-3. 2005
    ..However, small numbers of patients and other methodological shortcomings limit the impact of evidence provided...
  2. pmc Physical anhedonia in the acute phase of schizophrenia
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas, Sophias Ave, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 5:1. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc Treatment of severe neuroleptic-induced tardive torticollis
    Beata J Havaki-Kontaxaki
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2:9. 2003
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The present observations provide evidence indicating that this combination therapy may be of benefit in patients with severe neuroleptic-induced tardive torticollis...
  4. doi Can quetiapine-induced hypothyroidism be reversible without quetiapine discontinuation?
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    University of Athens, 1st Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropharmacol 32:295-6. 2009
    ..However, physicians can wait in cases of quetiapine-induced hypothyroidism if a close laboratory monitoring is available because thyroid dysregulation may soon resolve...
  5. ncbi Risperidone augmentation of clozapine: a critical review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:350-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to critically review all published studies regarding the efficacy and safety of RIS as an adjunctive agent in CLZ-resistant schizophrenic or schizoaffective patients...
  6. ncbi Switching to amisulpride monotherapy for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    V P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 21:214-7. 2006
    ..Seven male subjects were switched to AMS and followed for 8 weeks. PANSS scores improved from 123 to 66 over this period. We conclude that AMS is of interest in the treatment of refractory schizophrenia...
  7. ncbi Randomized controlled augmentation trials in clozapine-resistant schizophrenic patients: a critical review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Eur Psychiatry 20:409-15. 2005
    ..Lithium was shown to benefit only schizoaffective patients. However, the methodological shortcomings of trials analyzed limit the impact of evidence provided...
  8. pmc Isotretinoin and psychopathology: a review
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Athens University Medical School, First Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:2. 2009
    ..In addition, the neurobiology of the retinoids and possible biological mechanisms that may lead to psychopathology are described...
  9. doi Association of physical and social anhedonia with depression in the acute phase of schizophrenia
    Costas T Kollias
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Psychopathology 41:365-70. 2008
    ..The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between physical and social anhedonia with depression in a sample of inpatients with schizophrenia in the acute phase of their illness...
  10. ncbi Toxic interaction between risperidone and clozapine: a case report
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:407-9. 2002
    ..Later, CLZ monotherapy restarted without further complications. This case report shows that neurotoxic syndromes, even NMS, may occur during combination therapy with RIS and CLZ...
  11. ncbi Concurrent administration of clozapine and electroconvulsive therapy in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia
    Beata J Havaki-Kontaxaki
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Neuropharmacol 29:52-6. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi Refractory psychosis and prominent cognitive deficits in a patient with mega-cisterna magna
    Panayotis P Ferentinos
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, 74 Vas Sophias Ave, 11528, Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:561-3. 2007
    ..Adjuvant galantamine may improve cognitive and psychosocial functioning in these patients...
  13. doi Chromatin alterations in leukocytes of first-episode schizophrenic patients
    Ismini Kloukina-Pantazidou
    Neurobiology Research Institute, Theodor Theohari Cozzika Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Ultrastruct Pathol 34:106-16. 2010
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  14. pmc Olanzapine-associated neuroleptic malignant syndrome: Is there an overlap with the serotonin syndrome?
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Ann Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2:10. 2003
    ..CONCLUSION: The results of this study show that the clinical symptoms of olanzapine-induced neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome are overlapping suggesting similarities in underlying pathophysiological mechanisms...
  15. ncbi Olanzapine-associated neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    Vassilis P Kontaxakis
    Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens, 74, Vas Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:897-902. 2002
    ..Three of them had concurrent serious physical illnesses and one had a previous NMS episode. Olanzapine can cause NMS, mainly in susceptible or predisposed patients...
  16. ncbi Approaching delusional misidentification syndromes as a disorder of the sense of uniqueness
    Maria M Margariti
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Athens, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Psychopathology 39:261-8. 2006
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  17. ncbi Toward a European harmonization of psychiatric training: the prospects of residency training in Greece
    Maria M Margariti
    University of Athens Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece, 72 74 Vas Sofias Avenue, Athens 115 28, Greece
    Acad Psychiatry 26:117-24. 2002
    ..S. psychiatric educational system...
  18. ncbi Psychiatric education: a survey of Greek trainee psychiatrists
    Maria M Margariti
    University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Med Educ 36:622-5. 2002
    ..It also explores certain factors which influence these attitudes...
  19. ncbi Lymphocytes from bipolar and schizophrenic patients share common biochemical markers related to histone synthesis and histone cell membrane localization characteristic of an activated state
    Thomae G Sourlingas
    National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Institute of Biology, Athens, Greece
    Psychiatry Res 118:55-67. 2003
    ..e. manic and depressive, as well as schizophrenic patients are in an activated state and clearly indicate that the unusual for lymphocytes cell cycle-related histone biochemical properties are common to both disorders...