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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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    Contents • Focus Points • Abstract • Introduction • Factitious Disorder Case Reports        • Patient A: Factitious Disorder with Predominantly Physical Signs and Symptoms        • Patient B: Factitious Disorder with Combined Psychological and Physical Signs and Symptoms        • Patient C: Factitious Disorder with Predominantly Psychological Signs and Symptoms • Discussion…
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  Dr. Sussman is editor of Primary Psychiatry as well as Associate Dean for Post-Graduate Programs and professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Sussman reports no affiliation with or financial interest in any organization that may pose a conflict of interest. Please e-mail questions or…
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  Contents • Focus Points • Abstract • Introduction • Methods        • Study Designs        • Subjects        • Efficacy Measures        • Safety Measures        • Statistical Analysis • Results        • Subject Demographics        • Efficacy        • Safety • Discussion • Conclusion • References   Dr. Lasser is Senior Director, Dr.…
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  Contents • Focus Points • Abstract • Introduction • Efficacy of Varenicline • Safety of Varenicline        • Pre-Marketing Safety Data        • Post-Marketing Safety Reports        • Psychiatric Safety of Varenicline Compared to Other Smoking Cessation Aids • Impact of Pre-existing Mental Illness • Discussion • Conclusion • References   Dr. Lorenz is…
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  Dr. Erman is clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, a staff scientist for the Scripps Research Institute Department of Neuropharmacology, and president of Pacific Sleep Medicine Services. Disclosures: Dr. Erman is a consultant to Cephalon, Mallinckrodt, Neurocrine, sanofi-aventis, and Takeda; is on the…
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To the Editor:               It is with dismay that I read Kiki Chang, MD’s1 response to the argument that the increase in diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is because there are now drugs approved and promoted for that diagnosis. Chang minimizes this consideration, even going as close to describing it…
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  Dr. Ginsberg is vice-chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center in New York City. Disclosure: Dr. Ginsberg receives honoraria for lectures, papers, and/or teaching from AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline; and receives research support from Cyberonics.     Add-On Aripiprazole to Treat Olanzapine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome Aripiprazole is an…
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e-mail: ns@mblcommunications.com   Dr. Sussman is editor of Primary Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Sussman is a consultant to and on the advisory boards of GlaxoSmithKline and Wyeth; and has received honoraria from AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Wyeth.   Suicide is…
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  Dr. Zun is chairman and professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rosalind University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Downey is assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Political Science and…
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