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Articles Print Friendly  Improving Treatment Response in Panic Disorder Mark Vanelli, MD, MHS Return    Primary Psychiatry. 2005;12(11):68-73 Faculty Affiliations and Disclosures Dr. Vanelli is chief medical officer at Adheris Inc. in Burlington, and a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Disclosure: Dr. Vanelli has served as a…
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Patients and Their Family Members Endure Psychological Distress Post-ICU Care Approximately 4 million Americans are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) each year. While there have been numerous advances in ICU treatment, life for patients and their family members post-ICU care is seldom addressed. Two studies, one led by Dimitry S. Davydow, MD, of…
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  Needs Assessment: There has been an exponential rise in direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of pharmaceuticals in recent years. Studies suggest the average patient spends much more time each year viewing DTC ads than discussing medicines with their doctor. Psychotropic agents are some of the most heavily advertised classes of medications. Little is known of the…
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  Dr. Weisler is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill and adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Goodman is director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland at Johns…
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  Dr. Carroll is clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, and chief of Psychiatry Service at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center in Ohio. Dr. Appiani is assistant professor of Pharmacology at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina, and Director of ACEDEN in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Disclosures:…
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Articles Print Friendly  The Unusual Side Effect of Excessive Sexual Desire with Paroxetine Use Roger Z. Samuel, MD Return Primary Psychiatry. 2006;13(3):40-42   Dr. Samuel is president and medical director at the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group in Florida.   Disclosure: Dr. Samuel is on the speaker’s bureau of Pfizer. Please direct all correspondence to: Roger…
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Psychiatric Dispatches Print Friendly  Psychiatric Dispatches: Noteworthy Briefs from the Field: April 2009 Return Primary Psychiatry. 2009;16(4):17-18   Depression Linked to Increase in Harmful Type of Body Fat While obesity and weight gain have been known to be a common link to depression, depression is also actually proven to increase fat. Nicole Vogelzangs, doctoral student…
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  Dr. Kimhy is assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Ms. Durbin is research assistant at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Dr. Corcoran is director of the Center of Prevention and Evaluation clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, all in New York City. Disclosure:…
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  Dr. Vadhan is assistant professor of clinical psychology and Dr. Haney is associate professor of clinical neurobiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. Dr. Serper is professor of psychology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.  Disclosure: The authors report no…
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  Dr. Downey is assistant professor at the School of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University; Dr. Zun is chairman and professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Finch University/Chicago Medical School and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital; and Ms. Gonzales is researcher at Mount Sinai…
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