I Schweitzer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of adverse events with the use of augmentation therapy for the treatment of resistant depression
    I Schweitzer
    University of Melbourne and Professional Unit, The Melbourne Clinic, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Saf 19:455-64. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Does risperidone have a place in the treatment of nonschizophrenic patients?
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:1-19. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Sustained response to open-label venlafaxine in drug-resistant major depression
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and The Melbourne Clinic, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 21:185-9. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Antiglaucoma medication and clinical depression
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, The Melbourne Clinic, University of Melbourne, 130 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:569-71. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Is late onset depression a prodrome to dementia?
    Isaac Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:997-1005. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Structural neuroimaging studies in late-life depression: a review
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    World J Biol Psychiatry 2:83-8. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Does a medicinal dose of kava impair driving? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    J Sarris
    The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:13-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) versus sertraline and placebo in major depressive disorder: continuation data from a 26-week RCT
    J Sarris
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pharmacopsychiatry 45:275-8. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluating complex, collaborative programmes: the Partnership Project as a case study
    J Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, University of Melbourne, PO Box 477, West Heidelberg, Victoria 3081, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:639-46. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Should bipolar disorder be viewed as manic disorder? Implications for bipolar depression
    I Schweitzer
    The Melbourne Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Vic, Australia
    Bipolar Disord 7:418-23. 2005

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of adverse events with the use of augmentation therapy for the treatment of resistant depression
    I Schweitzer
    University of Melbourne and Professional Unit, The Melbourne Clinic, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Saf 19:455-64. 1998
    ..Considerable caution should be exercised when combining psychotropic drugs. The practitioner should only do so with a full knowledge of the compounds involved and their pharmacological properties...
  2. ncbi request reprint Does risperidone have a place in the treatment of nonschizophrenic patients?
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:1-19. 2001
    ..This article reviews the evidence that risperidone may be an effective new treatment for disorders other than schizophrenia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sustained response to open-label venlafaxine in drug-resistant major depression
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, and The Melbourne Clinic, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 21:185-9. 2001
    ..Patients with resistant depression that was treated with venlafaxine maintained their response for up to 10 months after an 8-week phase of treatment and showed some evidence of further improvement...
  4. ncbi request reprint Antiglaucoma medication and clinical depression
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, The Melbourne Clinic, University of Melbourne, 130 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:569-71. 2001
    ..The aim of this paper is to alert the medical community to the potential risk of clinical depression following the use of antiglaucoma medication...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is late onset depression a prodrome to dementia?
    Isaac Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:997-1005. 2002
    ..Recent research suggests there are clinical and biological differences between late onset depression (LOD) and early-onset depression (EOD)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Structural neuroimaging studies in late-life depression: a review
    I Schweitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    World J Biol Psychiatry 2:83-8. 2001
    ..Preliminary work suggests that these changes may be associated with a poor prognosis but there is a dearth of systematic, well-controlled longitudinal studies...
  7. doi request reprint Does a medicinal dose of kava impair driving? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    J Sarris
    The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:13-7. 2013
    ..To date no controlled study has tested a medicinal dose of kava versus placebo and a standard sedative drug on driving ability and driving safety...
  8. doi request reprint St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) versus sertraline and placebo in major depressive disorder: continuation data from a 26-week RCT
    J Sarris
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pharmacopsychiatry 45:275-8. 2012
    ..While the continuation data revealed an equivocal outcome between treatments at week 26, both SJW and sertraline were still therapeutically effective, with a pronounced "placebo-effect" impeding a significant result at week 26...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluating complex, collaborative programmes: the Partnership Project as a case study
    J Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, University of Melbourne, PO Box 477, West Heidelberg, Victoria 3081, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:639-46. 2001
    ..This paper illustrates a conceptual framework for developing, implementing and evaluating programmes concerned with linkages...
  10. ncbi request reprint Should bipolar disorder be viewed as manic disorder? Implications for bipolar depression
    I Schweitzer
    The Melbourne Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Vic, Australia
    Bipolar Disord 7:418-23. 2005
    ..The paper also reviews diagnostic issues relating to bipolar depression. A broader approach may extend therapeutic choices, and open innovative research avenues...
  11. pmc Complementary medicine, exercise, meditation, diet, and lifestyle modification for anxiety disorders: a review of current evidence
    J Sarris
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:809653. 2012
    ..In conclusion, certain lifestyle modifications and some CAMs may provide a beneficial role in the treatment of anxiety disorders...
  12. doi request reprint The acute effects of kava and oxazepam on anxiety, mood, neurocognition; and genetic correlates: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    J Sarris
    The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, 2 Salisbury St, Richmond, Melbourne, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:262-9. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of sertraline dosages, plasma concentrations, efficacy and adverse reactions in Chinese versus Caucasian patients
    Chee Hong Ng
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, The Melbourne Clinic and St Vincent s Mental Health Service, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:87-92. 2006
    ..Further studies of the dosages, kinetics and adverse effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors linked with genotyping are necessary...
  14. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter polymorphisms and clinical response to sertraline across ethnicities
    Chee Hong Ng
    Professorial Unit, The Melbourne Clinic, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:953-7. 2006
    ..Comparison of the subjects with the 5HTTLPR s/s genotype and those with the l/l and l/s genotypes found no significant differences in the HDRS scores, CGI scores, response rates, adverse effects and SERT plasma concentrations at week 6...
  15. ncbi request reprint Beyond the evidence: is there a place for antidepressant combinations in the pharmacotherapy of depression?
    Nicholas A Keks
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 186:142-4. 2007
    ..There is little evidence to support use of antidepressant combinations. Risk of toxicity and drug interactions mandate that combinations be used as a last resort, and only in specialist settings...
  16. doi request reprint Antipsychotic use in the elderly: what doctors say they do, and what they do
    John Tiller
    Albert Road Clinic, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 27:134-42. 2008
    ..To review psychiatrists' attitudes and actual practice on the use of typical and atypical antipsychotics in the elderly...
  17. ncbi request reprint The association between depression and isotretinoin use in acne
    Chee Hong Ng
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:78-84. 2003
    ..The purpose of this paper is to highlight this association, examine the possible link and review the clinical implications...
  18. ncbi request reprint An inter-ethnic comparison study of clozapine dosage, clinical response and plasma levels
    Chee H Ng
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:163-8. 2005
    ..Hence, appropriate dose adjustment should be considered in Asian patients receiving maintenance clozapine therapy in clinical practice...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of depressive symptoms and quality of life in acne vulgaris patients treated with isotretinoin compared to antibiotic and topical therapy
    Chee H Ng
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, The Melbourne Clinic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 43:262-8. 2002
    ..However, because of the study limitations, a larger study is needed to confirm the findings...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving collaboration between private psychiatrists, the public mental health sector and general practitioners: evaluation of the Partnership Project
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:125-34. 2004
    ..The evaluation aimed to describe the impacts and outcomes of these elements...
  21. ncbi request reprint Public and private psychiatry: can they work together and is it worth the effort?
    Alison Yung
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:67-73. 2005
    ..It also examined possible barriers to collaboration and some possible solutions to the identified problems...
  22. ncbi request reprint The emerging role of pharmacogenetics: implications for clinical psychiatry
    Chee Hong Ng
    The Melbourne Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:483-9. 2004
    ..This article aims to review the implications of pharmacogenetics for clinical psychiatry; these are discussed in the context of environmental and sociocultural factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Audit of antipsychotic prescribing in a private psychiatric hospital
    Lev Botvinik
    Professorial Unit, Melbourne Clinic, Richmond, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 12:227-33. 2004
    ..Another aim was to compare the findings with other published evidence, and consider the implications of antipsychotic use for current clinical practice in Australia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prolactin response to d-fenfluramine in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
    Isaac Schweitzer
    The Melbourne Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Australia
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 7:291-8. 2004
    ..To confirm this, further studies involving both healthy and combat-exposed control groups in addition to subjects with PTSD of similar ages are required...
  25. ncbi request reprint A comparison of propofol and thiopentone use in electroconvulsive therapy: cognitive and efficacy effects
    Anna Ingram
    Department of Psychology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    J ECT 23:158-62. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare thiopentone and propofol administration for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in terms of associated efficacy and cognitive side effects in the immediate and medium term...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in optimizing electroconvulsive therapy
    Colleen K Loo
    Black Dog Institute, Hospital Rd, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker St, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:632-8. 2006
    ..Clinical practice should be guided by a careful appraisal of the available evidence for alternative approaches in ECT technique...
  27. ncbi request reprint Blunted growth hormone response to clonidine in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Philip Morris
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:269-78. 2004
    ..This suggests that post-synaptic alpha2-receptors are subsensitive. This finding is consistent with other studies showing increased noradrenergic activity in PTSD...
  28. ncbi request reprint Blunted prolactin response to D-fenfluramine in post-stroke major depression
    Philip Morris
    Gold Coast District Health Services, Integrated Mental Health Service, PO Box 554, Southport, Queensland 4215, Australia
    J Affect Disord 76:273-8. 2003
    ..This study investigated whether patients suffering from post-stroke depressive disorder had a similar disturbance in central serotonergic function to that described in non-brain injured depressed patients...
  29. doi request reprint Cognitive side effects of brief pulse electroconvulsive therapy: a review
    Anna Ingram
    Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J ECT 24:3-9. 2008
    ..The following article presents an overview of what is currently known about the pattern and recovery of cognitive side effects of ECT. Controversies within the literature and areas requiring further research are highlighted...