Panagiotis Kostaras

Panagiotis Kostaras
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Division of Psychiatry I

MD, PhD

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The gender based or gender sensitive pharmacology is a new research area. Differences among sexes are observed in several parameters of their pharmacokinetic which may relate to alteration of their pharmacodynamic as well. Most psychotropics are given per os, and the greater part of their absorption takes place in the small intestine. Premenopausal...
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Co-morbidity between Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a well-established fact, but has been less studied among MDD patients, and even less among outpatients. We assessed the prevalence and characteristics of MDD-PTSD co-morbid patients in a sample of MDD outpatients in an effort to elucidate possible cause...
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The Symptom Checklist 90-R (SCL-90-R) is a popular instrument, accessing nine different symptom clusters of psychopathology, although its original factor structure is widely questioned. However, most validation studies seem to ignore the possible effect of comorbidity. We aimed at validating the factor structure of the SCL-90-R and to draw addition...
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Psychiatric hospitalization poses a risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), partly because of coercion. However, the role of legal status is less clear, while factors like insight, exposure to violence and affective disorders have not been addressed adequately. The present study aims at assessing PTSD rates after hospitalization and evaluati...
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At birth, the newborn loses something that used to surround, protect, support and nurture it. Of course, we cannot yet speak of an object, but rather a part of the self being lost. This article describes how this lost part of the self, namely, the maternal uterus, gradually acquires the qualities of an object that can be represented, symbolized, in...
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Since 2007 the western civilization is experiencing a global financial crisis, leading to the European sovereign-debt crisis. This crisis has affected many peoples’ everyday lives extremely, due to the intolerable psychological burden associated with the consequences of: (a) unemployment or fear of losing one’s work (leading to increased stress lev...
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Background: Only few studies accessed the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) one month after an earthquake. Our goal was to study the prevalence of PTSD according to ICD- 10 criteria one month following an earthquake, and to determine early appearance of psychopathological symptom dimensions for its development. Materials and metho...
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Background: Only few studies accessed the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) one month after an earthquake. Our goal was to study the prevalence of PTSD according to ICD- 10 criteria one month following an earthquake, and to determine early appearance of psychopathological symptom dimensions for its development. Materials and metho...

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