N Herrmann

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Detection and treatment of post stroke depression: results from the registry of the Canadian stroke network
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:1195-200. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint From transmitters to treatment: the pharmacotherapy of behavioural disturbances in dementia
    N Herrmann
    University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 42:51S-64S. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint The Sunnybrook Stroke Study: a prospective study of depressive symptoms and functional outcome
    N Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and University of Toronto, North York, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 29:618-24. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 52:630-46. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: malignant or maligned?
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drug Saf 29:833-43. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Persistence with cholinesterase inhibitor therapy for dementia: an observational administrative health database study
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drugs Aging 26:403-7. 2009
  7. pmc Predictors of driving cessation in mild-to-moderate dementia
    Nathan Herrmann
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 175:591-5. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Discontinuing cholinesterase inhibitors: results of a survey of Canadian dementia experts
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:539-45. 2011
  9. pmc Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 6. Management of severe Alzheimer disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    CMAJ 179:1279-87. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Comorbid depression and anxiety in later life: patterns of association, subjective well-being, and impairment
    John Cairney
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:201-8. 2008

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Publications93

  1. doi request reprint Detection and treatment of post stroke depression: results from the registry of the Canadian stroke network
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:1195-200. 2011
    ..Depression occurs in approximately one-third of patients following stroke based on studies that screen entire stroke populations. Less is known about the detection and treatment of post stroke depression (PSD) in routine clinical practice...
  2. ncbi request reprint From transmitters to treatment: the pharmacotherapy of behavioural disturbances in dementia
    N Herrmann
    University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 42:51S-64S. 1997
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The Sunnybrook Stroke Study: a prospective study of depressive symptoms and functional outcome
    N Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and University of Toronto, North York, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 29:618-24. 1998
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 52:630-46. 2007
    ..To systematically review published clinical trials of the pharmacotherapy of neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: malignant or maligned?
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drug Saf 29:833-43. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Persistence with cholinesterase inhibitor therapy for dementia: an observational administrative health database study
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drugs Aging 26:403-7. 2009
    ..To determine if choice of drug and ease of administration affect persistence of therapy with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) for treatment of dementia...
  7. pmc Predictors of driving cessation in mild-to-moderate dementia
    Nathan Herrmann
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 175:591-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of our study was to explore factors that may affect the likelihood of driving cessation in a sample of elderly, community-dwelling patients with dementia...
  8. doi request reprint Discontinuing cholinesterase inhibitors: results of a survey of Canadian dementia experts
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:539-45. 2011
    ..Because there is little data to help clinicians to decide on when it is safe and appropriate to discontinue ChEIs after long-term use, practices may vary widely...
  9. pmc Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 6. Management of severe Alzheimer disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    CMAJ 179:1279-87. 2008
    ..We outline an evidence-based approach for these choices based on recommendations from the Third Canadian Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comorbid depression and anxiety in later life: patterns of association, subjective well-being, and impairment
    John Cairney
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:201-8. 2008
    ..In this study, the authors examine psychiatric comorbidity and associated impairment of four disorders (major depression, panic disorder, social phobia, and agoraphobia) in a community-based sample of adults aged 55 and older...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risperidone for the treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia: a case series
    N Herrmann
    Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Royal Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Canada
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 10:220-3. 1998
    ..Risperidone, in low doses, was well tolerated; 50% of patients experienced significant improvement, although 50% experienced some extrapyramidal symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint The benefits and risks associated with cholinesterase inhibitor therapy in Alzheimer's disease
    Sarah Thompson
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Rm FG 05, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 3:425-40. 2004
    ..Further study is needed to examine other indications for ChEIs, as well as their combination with newer treatments, such as memantine...
  13. ncbi request reprint Behavioral correlates of GABAergic disruption in Alzheimer's disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Neuropharmacology Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:151-8. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess the relationship between plasma GABA (pGABA) levels and specific BPSD in patients with severe AD...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental health-related drug utilization among older adults: prevalence, trends, and costs
    Muhammad Mamdani
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, G119, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:892-900. 2005
    ..Authors assessed temporal changes in mental health-related drug utilization and costs in an older population...
  15. doi request reprint Current prescription patterns and safety profile of irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors: a population-based cohort study of older adults
    Kenneth I Shulman
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1681-6. 2009
    ..To determine the prescription pattern and safety profile for irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in older adults over the past decade...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of antidepressants in elderly depressed outpatients: a prospective case series study
    N Mittmann
    HOPE Research Centre, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 60:690-7. 1999
    ..This study examined the effectiveness of antidepressants in a group of elderly depressed outpatients by assessing depression prevalence and recording adverse events over time...
  17. pmc Initiation of benzodiazepines in the elderly after hospitalization
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1024-9. 2007
    ..To estimate the rate of new chronic benzodiazepine use after hospitalization in older adults not previously prescribed with benzodiazepines...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of social phobia in later life
    John Cairney
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:224-33. 2007
    ..Although anxiety disorders, including social phobia (SP), are common among older adults, very little is known about the epidemiology of SP in later life...
  19. pmc Atypical antipsychotic drugs and risk of ischaemic stroke: population based retrospective cohort study
    Sudeep S Gill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 330:445. 2005
    ..To compare the incidence of admissions to hospital for stroke among older adults with dementia receiving atypical or typical antipsychotics...
  20. ncbi request reprint Do atypical antipsychotics cause stroke?
    Nathan Herrmann
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    CNS Drugs 19:91-103. 2005
    ..At the present time, this association is another factor that clinicians should consider when weighing the risks and benefits of treating behavioural and psychological disturbances in elderly dementia patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic use in the elderly: shifting trends and increasing costs
    Mark Rapoport
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre Departments of Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:749-53. 2005
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint A placebo-controlled trial of valproate for agitation and aggression in Alzheimer's disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Neuropharmacology Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 23:116-9. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy and tolerability of valproate for the treatment of agitation and aggression in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint The use of non-prescription sleep products in the elderly
    B A Sproule
    Psychopharmacology Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:851-7. 1999
    ..The objectives of this project were to assess the use, perceived effectiveness and toxicity of non-prescription sleep products in an ambulatory elderly population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Donepezil for behavioural disorders associated with Lewy bodies: a case series
    K L Lanctot
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Sunnybrook Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:338-45. 2000
    ..Our experience with donepezil in this group of patients shows promise. Given the limited experience with this agent in treating behavioural disorders associated with DLB, further studies are warranted...
  25. pmc Probing peripheral and central cholinergic system responses
    C A Naranjo
    Psychopharmacology Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 25:325-36. 2000
    ..Scopolamine was used as a positive control to detect age-dependent changes in central cholinergic functioning in the elderly...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment: an operational definition and its conversion rate to Alzheimer's disease
    Daphne M Geslani
    Geriatric Research, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:383-9. 2005
    ..We aimed to develop an operational definition of MCI consistent with criteria proposed by the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Center, and to examine its conversion rate to AD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity in bipolar disorder among the elderly: results from an epidemiological community sample
    Benjamin I Goldstein
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Am J Psychiatry 163:319-21. 2006
    ..This study sought to determine psychiatric comorbidity among elderly individuals with bipolar disorder...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events in cognitively impaired elderly patients
    Hooman Ganjavi
    Neuropharmacology Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 23:395-400. 2007
    ..Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a frequent problem encountered in the elderly. The aim of this study was to elucidate the factors that influence ADEs in an elderly population with cognitive impairment...
  29. ncbi request reprint How much are atypical antipsychotic agents being used, and do they reach the populations who need them? A Canadian experience
    Carolyn S Dewa
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Ther 24:1466-76. 2002
    ..The introduction of new antipsychotic agents in the past decade has helped alter the treatments available to 2 vulnerable populations-those with schizophrenia and related psychotic conditions and elderly individuals with dementia...
  30. pmc Effect of regulatory warnings on antipsychotic prescription rates among elderly patients with dementia: a population-based time-series analysis
    Elmira Valiyeva
    The Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 179:438-46. 2008
    ..We assessed the impact of these warnings on prescription rates of antipsychotic drugs in this patient population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder in later life: results from a national survey of Canadians
    Laurie M Corna
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:1084-96. 2007
    ..To address this gap, we examined the prevalence, risk markers, and comorbidity of panic disorder defined using DSM-IV criteria among older adults...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cognitive pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can J Psychiatry 47:715-22. 2002
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationship between inflammatory markers and post stroke cognitive impairment
    Lana S Rothenburg
    Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:199-205. 2010
    ..To determine whether there is a relationship between inflammatory markers (serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and cytokines) and post stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics and risk of cerebrovascular accidents
    Nathan Herrmann
    Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1113-5. 2004
    ..This study examined the association between atypical antipsychotic use and stroke in the elderly...
  35. ncbi request reprint Contribution of informant and patient ratings to the accuracy of the mini-mental state examination in predicting probable Alzheimer's disease
    Mary C Tierney
    Geriatric Research Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:813-8. 2003
    ..To determine whether the accuracy of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in predicting future Alzheimer's disease (AD) could be improved by the addition of patient and informant ratings of cognitive difficulties...
  36. ncbi request reprint Central serotonergic activity is related to the aggressive behaviors of Alzheimer's disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Psychopharmacology Research Program and Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neuropsychopharmacology 27:646-54. 2002
    ..These results suggest a complex link between aggression in AD and central serotonergic dysfunction having interactions with gender and cognitive impairment...
  37. ncbi request reprint Poststroke Neuropsychiatric Symptoms: Relationships with IL-17 and Oxidative Stress
    W Swardfager
    Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group, Sunnybrook Research Institute, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5 Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5 Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5 Division of Cognitive Neurology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5 L C Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    Biomed Res Int 2014:245210. 2014
    ..In conclusion, poststroke depressive symptoms may be associated with cognitive vulnerability to IL-17 related pathways, involving an imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory activity and increased oxidative stress. ..
  38. pmc Bipolar disorder in old age
    K I Shulman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 45:1229-37. 1999
    ..To review the classification, clinical characteristics, and epidemiology of bipolar disorders in old age with a special focus on neurologic comorbidity, high mortality, and management...
  39. doi request reprint Brain derived neurotrophic factor, cardiopulmonary fitness and cognition in patients with coronary artery disease
    W Swardfager
    Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 25:1264-71. 2011
    ..To assess serum brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentrations as a correlate of cardiopulmonary fitness and as a predictor of cognitive performance in subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of antidepressant use on admissions to hospital among elderly bipolar patients
    Ayal Schaffer
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:275-80. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the association between antidepressant use and hospitalization rate for mania or bipolar depression in a large, community-based sample of elderly bipolar patients...
  41. doi request reprint A functional neuroimaging study of appetite loss in Alzheimer's disease
    Zahinoor Ismail
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurol Sci 271:97-103. 2008
    ..Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is frequently associated with changes in appetite. This study investigated the relationship between regional cerebral perfusion and appetite loss in AD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in older adults: 13-year trends
    Mark Jeffrey Rapoport
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 51:616-9. 2006
    ..To examine temporal trends in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) use among all 12 million Ontario residents between January 1992 and December 2004 and to examine the differential trends in older adults, compared with younger ones...
  43. ncbi request reprint Traumatic brain injury, Apolipoprotein E-epsilon4, and cognition in older adults: a two-year longitudinal study
    Mark Rapoport
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Geriatric Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 20:68-73. 2008
    ..Traumatic brain injury was not associated with higher rates of amnestic mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and APOE-epsilon4 was not associated with cognition...
  44. ncbi request reprint Galantamine treatment of problematic behavior in Alzheimer disease: post-hoc analysis of pooled data from three large trials
    Nathan Herrmann
    Dept of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:527-34. 2005
    ..The authors explored the effect of galantamine on behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Outcome after traumatic brain injury sustained in older adulthood: a one-year longitudinal study
    Mark J Rapoport
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:456-65. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on cognition and functioning in older adults in a one-year longitudinal study...
  46. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive profiles in older adults with and without major depression
    Corinne Fischer
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:851-6. 2008
    ..To delineate the differences between older persons with and without a diagnosis of major depression...
  47. doi request reprint A SPECT study of sleep disturbance and Alzheimer's disease
    Z Ismail
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 27:254-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to investigate the possible association of regional cerebral perfusion and sleep loss in Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  48. doi request reprint Cardiopulmonary fitness is associated with cognitive performance in patients with coronary artery disease
    Walter Swardfager
    Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1519-25. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between cardiopulmonary fitness and cognitive performance in subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Relationship between cardiopulmonary fitness and depressive symptoms in cardiac rehabilitation patients with coronary artery disease
    Walter Swardfager
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Rehabil Med 40:213-8. 2008
    ..To identify independent predictors of depressive symptoms in a cohort of patients with coronary artery disease entering cardiac rehabilitation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic drug use and mortality in older adults with dementia
    Sudeep S Gill
    Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 146:775-86. 2007
    ..Antipsychotic drugs are widely used to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia despite concerns about their safety...
  51. ncbi request reprint The relationship between variations in antipsychotic prescribing across nursing homes and short-term mortality: quality of care implications
    Susan E Bronskill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
    Med Care 47:1000-8. 2009
    ..Determining the extent to which variations in antipsychotic use are a symptom of facility-level quality problems as compared with a drug safety issue is important for selecting the correct interventions to effect change...
  52. pmc Sharing the responsibility for assessing the risk of the driver with dementia
    Mark J Rapoport
    Division of Clinical Integrative Biology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
    CMAJ 177:599-601. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of cholinesterase inhibitor use for dementia
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1517-23. 2007
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint The role of norepinephrine in the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
    Nathan Herrmann
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 16:261-76. 2004
    ..With greater appreciation of the underlying neurobiology of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) more effective, rational, targeted pharmacotherapy will hopefully emerge...
  55. ncbi request reprint Gender, aggression and serotonergic function are associated with response to sertraline for behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Psychopharmacology Research Program and Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 207s Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:531-41. 2002
    ..Indications for serotonergic medications in the treatment of behavioral disorders associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) remain to be established...
  56. ncbi request reprint A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the discontinuation of long-term antipsychotics in dementia
    Robert van Reekum
    Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 14:197-210. 2002
    ..The primary limitation of the study was the small sample size. In conclusion, a trial of discontinuation of antipsychotics should be considered in this population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine use and driving: a meta-analysis
    Mark J Rapoport
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:663-73. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the experimental and epidemiologic evidence linking benzodiazepine use to driving impairment...
  58. pmc Correlates of response to acetylcholinesterase inhibitor therapy in Alzheimer's disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Neuropsychopharmacology Research Program and HOPE Research Centre, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 28:13-26. 2003
    ..Studying correlates of response may help to elucidate the mechanism of action of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Noradrenergic activity is associated with response to pindolol in aggressive Alzheimer's disease patients
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Psychopharmacol 18:215-20. 2004
    ..Individual patient characteristics, including underlying neurotransmitter changes, may be useful for predicting response to therapy...
  60. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone response to clonidine predicts aggression in Alzheimer's disease
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Room FG05, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1192-7. 2004
    ..The neurobiology of aggression in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) remains unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if altered central noradrenergic (NE) responsiveness is related to aggression in AD...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of gabapentin for the treatment of behavioral disorders in dementia
    N Herrmann
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 20:90-3. 2000
    ..Gabapentin may have a role in treating a subgroup of dementia patients with severe behavioral disorders who have not responded to neuroleptics...
  62. ncbi request reprint Use of prescription and nonprescription hypnotics in a Canadian elderly population
    U E Busto
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 8:213-21. 2001
    ..Hypnotics are commonly used by older adults, yet little is known about the patterns of their use and effectiveness in this population...
  63. ncbi request reprint Lithium and its neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects: potential treatment for post-ischemic stroke sequelae
    A B Gold
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue Rm FG 05, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Curr Drug Targets 12:243-55. 2011
    ....
  64. pmc Efficacy and safety of cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis
    Krista L Lanctot
    Neuropharmacology Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 169:557-64. 2003
    ..Our objective was to quantitatively summarize data on the efficacy and safety of ChEIs in Alzheimer's disease in a format useful to clinicians...
  65. ncbi request reprint The cost-benefit of cholinesterase inhibitors in mild to moderate dementia: a willingness-to-pay approach
    Grace Wu
    Department of Psychiatry, HOPE Research Centre and Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Room FG 05, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    CNS Drugs 17:1045-57. 2003
    ..This study aimed to measure the economic value of cholinesterase inhibitors when used to treat Alzheimer's disease using the willingness-to-pay (WTP) approach and the framework of cost-benefit analysis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic drugs and hyperglycemia in older patients with diabetes
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:1282-9. 2009
    ..Evidence suggests that there is an association between antipsychotic drugs and new-onset diabetes, but little is known about the risk of hyperglycemia among persons with preexisting diabetes...
  67. doi request reprint Apathy associated with Alzheimer disease: use of dextroamphetamine challenge
    Krista L Lanctot
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:551-7. 2008
    ..To assess the role of the dopaminergic brain reward system (BRS) in apathy associated with Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Old and homeless: a review and survey of older adults who use shelters in an urban setting
    Vicky Stergiopoulos
    St Michael s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 48:374-80. 2003
    ..This paper reviews the available literature and presents findings of a Toronto survey in an effort to describe the demographics of homeless seniors, their level of impairment, and their mental and physical health needs...
  69. doi request reprint Methylphenidate for the treatment of apathy in Alzheimer disease: prediction of response using dextroamphetamine challenge
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:296-301. 2008
    ..Psychostimulants may be effective in treating features of apathy in AD, and dopaminergic changes may predict response...
  70. doi request reprint The serotonin transporter polymorphisms and major depression following traumatic brain injury
    Florance Chan
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Brain Inj 22:471-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms on the risk of major depression following traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  71. ncbi request reprint The contribution of neuropsychiatric symptoms to the cost of dementia care
    Nathan Herrmann
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:972-6. 2006
    ..To estimate the contribution of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) to the costs of care...
  72. ncbi request reprint Treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease: rationale and trial design
    Nathan Herrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 34:S103-8. 2007
    ..While there are no published guidelines for the treatment of moderate to severe AD, these studies do provide guidance for recommendations for study design and outcome measures. Such studies are urgently needed...
  73. pmc Sedative hypnotics in older people with insomnia: meta-analysis of risks and benefits
    Jennifer Glass
    University of Toronto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S2
    BMJ 331:1169. 2005
    ..To quantify and compare potential benefits (subjective reports of sleep variables) and risks (adverse events and morning-after psychomotor impairment) of short term treatment with sedative hypnotics in older people with insomnia...
  74. ncbi request reprint IPA survey of brief cognitive screening instruments
    Kenneth I Shulman
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:281-94. 2006
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  75. ncbi request reprint A SPECT study of apathy in Alzheimer's disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:65-72. 2007
    ..To assess the association between regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and apathy in Alzheimer's Disease (AD)...
  76. ncbi request reprint A positron emission tomography study of 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A receptors in Alzheimer disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Neuropharmacology Research Program and Geriatric Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:888-98. 2007
    ..Postmortem studies suggest decreased 5-HT(1A) receptors in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), but this has not been confirmed in vivo. Our primary objective was to assess the extent of 5-HT(1A) receptor losses in mild to moderate AD...
  77. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of natural health products among patients attending a memory clinic
    Papita Sharma
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:156-63. 2006
    ..826, P = .005). Careful questioning during visits with health care providers and better counseling may be necessary to reduce the potential for adverse events and NHP-drug interactions...
  78. ncbi request reprint Medial temporal hypoperfusion and aggression in Alzheimer disease
    Krista L Lanctot
    Neuropharmacology Research, Department of Psychiatry, Cognitive Neurology Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Neurol 61:1731-7. 2004
    ..It is not understood why some patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) display aggression and others do not...
  79. doi request reprint An open-label study of citalopram for major depression following traumatic brain injury
    M J Rapoport
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Psychopharmacol 22:860-4. 2008
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  80. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
    N Herrmann
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, North York, ON, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 28:S96-107. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: The management of BPSD can significantly improve the quality of life for the patient and caregiver. Their assessment and management are essential components of the treatment of dementia...
  81. ncbi request reprint Use of SSRIs in the elderly: obvious benefits but unappreciated risks
    N Herrmann
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 7:91-5. 2000
    ..SSRIs and TCAs have relative risks and benefits, and clinicians must maintain expertise in prescribing for elderly patients given both the frequency and severity of depressive disorders in late life...
  82. ncbi request reprint Canadian Outcomes Study in Dementia: study methods and patient characteristics
    Robert Sambrook
    Syreon Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:417-27. 2004
    ..To describe the methods and patient characteristics of the Canadian Outcomes Study in Dementia (COSID)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of antidepressants for treatment of depression in Alzheimer's disease: a metaanalysis
    Sarah Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry, Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation, Saint John, New Brunswick
    Can J Psychiatry 52:248-55. 2007
    ..Our objective was to quantitatively summarize the data on the efficacy and safety of antidepressant treatment for depression complicating AD...
  84. ncbi request reprint Effect of rivastigmine on delay to diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease from mild cognitive impairment: the InDDEx study
    Howard H Feldman
    Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Lancet Neurol 6:501-12. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of rivastigmine in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on the time to clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the rate of cognitive decline...
  85. ncbi request reprint Is late-life depression a predictor of Alzheimer's disease? Results from a historical cohort study
    Robert van Reekum
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:80-2. 2005
  86. ncbi request reprint Physiotherapy coupled with dextroamphetamine for rehabilitation after hemiparetic stroke: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    David J Gladstone
    Regional Stroke Centre, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, and Neurosciences Research, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 37:179-85. 2006
    ..Hemiparesis is the commonest disabling deficit caused by stroke. In animals, dextroamphetamine (AMPH) paired with training enhances motor recovery, but its clinical efficacy is uncertain...
  87. ncbi request reprint Medical illness and the risk of suicide in the elderly
    David N Juurlink
    Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research Program, University of Toronto, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 164:1179-84. 2004
    ..We explored the relationship between treatment for several illnesses and the risk of suicide in elderly patients using a population-based approach...
  88. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of agoraphobia in older adults
    Laura McCabe
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:515-22. 2006
    ..However, little is known about the nature of this disorder in the elderly population. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors, illness characteristics, and comorbidity of agoraphobia in the elderly...
  89. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of the inhibition of alprazolam by citalopram and fluoxetine
    Judith Hall
    Psychopharmacology Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 23:349-57. 2003
    ..Neither selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor significantly affected the pharmacodynamic profile of alprazolam. This experiment suggests differential effects by citalopram and fluoxetine on alprazolam kinetics...
  90. pmc Use of memantine to treat Alzheimer's disease
    Serge Gauthier
    CMAJ 175:501-2. 2006
  91. ncbi request reprint GABAergic function in Alzheimer's disease: evidence for dysfunction and potential as a therapeutic target for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
    Krista L Lanctot
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 49:439-53. 2004
    ..We review the clinical use of GABAergic agents in treating persons with AD symptoms. While newer generation GABAergic medications are now available, they have yet to be evaluated among patients with AD...
  92. ncbi request reprint Geriatric psychiatry: a subspecialty whose time has come
    Nathan Herrmann
    Can J Psychiatry 49:415-6. 2004
  93. ncbi request reprint Donepezil therapy for neuropsychiatric symptoms in AD: methods make the message
    Nathan Herrmann
    Neurology 63:200-1. 2004