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A K Agarwal, R Kalra, M V Natu, A P Dadhich, R S Deswal
Fifty psychiatric inpatients included in the study were diagnosed as having substance related disorder, schozophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive disorder or anxiety disorder based on DSM-IV and ICD-10. All the patients were on multiple drug therapy for a minimum of 7 days in the hospital. The psychomotor performance score assessed with the help of the six letter cancellation test and the digit letter substitution test was compared with a matched group of 50 normal volunteers. The significantly low scores for patients may be considered indicative of the fact that prolonged therapy would be required to attain normal psychomotor status...
March 2002: Human Psychopharmacology
Xianning Zhang, Sanduo Jiang, Yanping Le, Yiping Qian, Dongxiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the loci associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia in the human chromosome 6. METHODS: Genomic DNA was isolated from the blood samples of 178 schizophrenia patients in Shanghai, including 82 chronic schizophrenics with a course of more than 10 years, and 88 healthy persons as controls. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) technique was used to investigate the polymorphism of the four microsatellite markers: D6S470, D6S274, D6S296, and D9S175...
March 2002: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
H Gerbaldo, L Demisch, H J Bochnik
101 in-patients were diagnosed according to the ICD-9 and the Frankfurt (FC) classifications. The latter classification used the glossary of the AMDP system, and the Andreasen scale (SANS). 94% of the FC process psychoses were diagnosed as schizophrenia according to ICD-9 and 78% of the atypical phasic psychoses (FC) as schizoaffective schizophrenia (ICD-9). On the other hand, only 55% of the ICD-9 schozophrenias could be classified as a FC process psychosis. The results confirm the assumption that the ICD-9 classification is not helpful in distinguishing phasic from non-phasic psychoses...
July 1989: Acta Psiquiátrica y Psicológica de América Latina
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