Lithium: Implications for Neuropsychiatry and Wellness

Orestis Giotakos1,2*
1Director, Psychiatric Department, Army Hospital of Athens, Greece
2Founder of the non-profit Organization “obrela”, Greece
*Corresponding author: Orestis Giotakos, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist Director,
Psychiatric Department, Army Hospital of Athens, Greece & Founder of the nonprofit
Organization “obrela”, Erifilis, 11634 Athens, Greece, E-mail:
info@obrela.gr
Rec date: Sept 23, 2016 Acc date: Oct 06, 2016 Pub date: Oct 11, 2016

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Internet gambling in relation to Internet addiction, substance use, online sexual engagement and suicidality in a Greek sample

Orestis Giotakos, George Tsouvelas, Evi Spourdalaki, Mari Janikian, Artemis

Tsitsika & Antonios Vakirtzis

To cite this article: Orestis Giotakos, George Tsouvelas, Evi Spourdalaki, Mari Janikian, Artemis

Tsitsika & Antonios Vakirtzis (2017) Internet gambling in relation to Internet addiction, substance

use, online sexual engagement and suicidality in a Greek sample, International Gambling Studies,

17:1, 20-29, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2016.1251605

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Is Time Perspective a Predictor of Anxiety and Perceived Stress? Some Preliminary Results from Greece

Abstract
In the current studies, we explore the relationship between anxiety / perceived stress and time perspectives. Study 1 tested the relationship between the dimensions of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) and anxiety in a male sample. Study 2 examined the relationship between time perspectives and perceived stress in a sample of students. Both studies considered the Deviation of […]

A combination of viewing reaction time and incidental learning task in child molesters, rapists, and control males and females

Abstract

The present study was designed to explore the interference effects of sexual interest on viewing reaction time and cognitive functioning, in a group of sexual offenders.

In order to test this hypothesis, 31 rapists, 27 child molesters, 53 control males and 24 control females, were given with a PC a viewing reaction time task while being distracted with photos of semi-nude males and females of various ages and other […]

A Negative Association Between Lithium in Drinking Water and the Incidences of Homicides, in Greece

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association between lithium levels in the public water supply and incidences of homicide in Greece. A total of 149 samples of drinking water were collected from 34 out of 52 prefectures, and data for homicides were taken from National Statistic Service of Greece (Hellenic Statistical Authority – EL.STAT). The average lithium level was 11.10 μg/l (SD=21.16). The results […]

Lithium in the Public Water Supply and Suicide Mortality in Greece

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association between lithium levels in the public water supply and prefecture-based suicide rates in Greece. Analyses were conducted with respect to lithium levels in 149 samples from 34 prefectures of Greece. The average lithium level was 11.10 μg/l (range 0.1 to 121 μg/l). The results indicate that there is a tendency for lower suicide rates in the […]

Suicide in Greece: 2001–2011

Since 2008 several European countries have fallen into a financial crisis. This crisis has mainly affected the Greek population. The lower of income and the increase of unemployment as consequences of crisis lead to negative effects on people’s mental health. Usually, in periods of economic crisis there is an increase of suicidality of population. The aim of this study is to examine the changes of suicide rates in Greece […]

Βιολογικά δεδομένα της βίαιης συμπεριφοράς: Σύγχρονοι προβληματισμοί στους τομείς ψυχιατρικής και εγκληματολογίας

Η παρορμητική – επιθετική συμπεριφορά παρουσιάζει ενδιαφέρον όσον αφορά στον τρόπο μεταχείρισης των ατόμων με ψυχοπαθητική και παραβατική προσωπικότητα, δεδομένου ότι ευθύνεται – σε ένα σημαντικό ποσοστό – για την νοσηρότητα αλλά και την θνησιμότητα, στοιχεία τα οποία συνδέονται με την βία, την επιθετικότητα, την κακοποίηση, την φθορά της περιουσίας, την αυτοκαταστροφική συμπεριφορά και την αυτοκτονία. 

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Έρευνες έδειξαν ότι η καλή πρόσβαση σε υπηρεσίες ψυχικής υγείας αυξάνει τη δυνατότητα για έγκαιρη διάγνωση και θεραπεία των ψυχικών διαταραχών, καθώς και για μείωση του αριθμού των αυτοκτονιών. Σκοπός της παρούσας έρευνας ήταν η διερεύνηση της συσχέτισης ανάμεσα στους δείκτες αυτοκτονίας (αυτοκτονίες ανά 100.000 κατοίκους) και τον αριθμό των ειδικών ψυχικής υγείας, των δημόσιων δομών ψυχικής υγείας, καθώς και των ειδικών παροχής πρωτοβάθμιας υγείας στην Ελλάδα, για τη […]