The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences publishes articles concerning the bio-psycho-social aspects of mobility, relocation, acculturation, ethnicity, stress situations in war and peace, victimology, and mental health in developing countries. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences also publishes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, 2007

Aripiprazole in a Patient Susceptible to Urinary Side Effects of Antipsychotics
Dear EditorNeuroleptic induced anticholinergic effects such as urinary retention have been described with typical antipsychotics like thioridazine, chlorpromazine and loxapine and very rarely with atypical antipsychotics. We report on a patient who developed...
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Boycott of Israeli Academics and the Position of the American Psychiatric Association
Dear EditorIt may interest your readers to learn that as of December 2006 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted an official position opposing the resolution at the time (May 29, 2006) of Great Britain's National Association of Teachers...
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Clinical Correlates of Dissociative Tendencies in Male Soldiers with Conversion Disorder
Abstract: Aims: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of dissociative tendencies (DT) with conversion subtype, alexithymia, severity of anxiety and depression symptoms in male soldiers with conversion disorder (CD). Methods: Fifty-five...
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Clozapine-Induced Eosinophilia and Switch to Quetiapine in a Patient with Chronic Schizophrenia with Suicidal Tendencies
Abstract: Clozapine has proven effective in reducing morbidity and suicidality in chronic non-remitting patients with schizophrenia. Occasionally, despite good therapeutic response, clozapine must be stopped due to dangerous side effects such as agranulocytosis....
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Emotional Distress among First-Time Patients Attending Outpatient Mental Health Clinics in Israel: An Arab-Jewish Comparative Study
Abstract: Background: Few studies have focused specifically on the role of ethnicity in emotional distress and symptoms among first-time psychiatric outpatients. Methods: 251 first-time patients, aged 18-72 years, attending three outpatient mental health...
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Gender Effect on Attitudes towards the Mentally Ill: A Survey of Turkish University Students
Abstract: This study investigates gender-associated characteristics of attitudes towards the mentally ill in a large sample of Turkish university students. Factors associated with gender variation were also analyzed. Materials and methods: Student's...
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
Abstract: Objectives: Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a black box warning on the use of serotonin receptor reuptake inhibitors for adolescent depression. This situation makes the non-pharmacological therapeutic alternatives...
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Inverted Tarasoff
IntroductionThe case to be discussed in this forensic corner deals with the delicate and complex issues of justified breach of confidentiality, sharing information with the patient about the medical treatment plan, risk assessment of dangerous behavior...
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Politics and Israeli Psychologists: Is It Time to Take a Stand?/Commentary/Commentary: How Can We Facilitate Change?/Commentary: Political Activism: Should Psychologists and Psychiatrists Try to Make a Difference?/Author's Response: Who's Afraid of Politics? or, Psychotherapists as Political Entities
Abstract: In Israel, it is quite rare for psychologists to relate to political and social issues. This remarkable tendency of psychologists to avoid dealing with such matters seems to supersede the common indifference or obtuseness of other groups in...
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Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services in Israel: A Worthy and Feasible Challenge
Abstract: Major recent conceptual and legal advancements in Israel have generated a profound shift in the services provided for people with severe mental illness. Perhaps the most influential development has been the passage of the act for the rehabilitation...
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The Prevalence of Neuroleptic Drug-Induced Tardive Movement Subsyndromes among Schizophrenic and Schizoaffective Patients Residing in the Southern Region of Israel
Abstract: The aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence of tardive movement disorders (TMD) among a group of institutionalized schizophrenic and schizoaffective patients in southern region of Israel. Chronic schizophrenic and schizoaffective...
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Virtual-Reality-Assisted Treatment of Flight Phobia
Abstract: Background: Flight phobia is a common and debilitating specific phobia. Recently, an effective technology, called Virtual Reality (VR), has been developed for the treatment of various anxiety disorders including flight phobia. Method: This...
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