V Sharma

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Healthcare London, London, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 3:1421-31. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: update 2007
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 8:721-39. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatment of postpartum psychosis: challenges and opportunities
    Verinder Sharma
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 3:76-81. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Missed bipolarity and psychiatric comorbidity in women with postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Specialized Adult Ambulatory Care Program, London, ON, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 10:742-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The DSM-5 peripartum specifier: prospects and pitfalls
    Verinder Sharma
    Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 17:171-3. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of bipolar II disorder during and after pregnancy
    Verinder Sharma
    850 Highbury Avenue, Regional Mental Health Care London, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, P O Box 5532, Station B, London, ON N6A4H1, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 8:246-52. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Post-abortion mania
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 16:167-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Pregnancy and bipolar disorder: a systematic review
    Verinder Sharma
    Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Ave North, PO Box 5532, Station B, London ON N6A 4H1, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1447-55. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Considerations in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder during and after pregnancy
    Verinder Sharma
    Regional Mental Health Care London, London, ON, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 6:318-23. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Bipolar II postpartum depression: Detection, diagnosis, and treatment
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1217-21. 2009

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Healthcare London, London, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 3:1421-31. 2002
    ..The urgent need to conduct further studies comparing the symptom patterns, response to treatment and illness course in women with major depressive disorders and bipolar depression with postpartum onset is highlighted...
  2. ncbi request reprint Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: update 2007
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 8:721-39. 2006
    ..The importance of comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions cannot be understated, and this update provides an expanded look at the prevalence, impact and management of comorbid conditions in patients with bipolar disorder...
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatment of postpartum psychosis: challenges and opportunities
    Verinder Sharma
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 3:76-81. 2008
    ..This article reviews the literature concerning acute and prophylactic pharmacological treatment and suggests a comprehensive approach for management of postpartum psychosis...
  4. doi request reprint Missed bipolarity and psychiatric comorbidity in women with postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Specialized Adult Ambulatory Care Program, London, ON, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 10:742-7. 2008
    ..To investigate the diagnostic profile of women referred for postpartum depression...
  5. doi request reprint The DSM-5 peripartum specifier: prospects and pitfalls
    Verinder Sharma
    Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 17:171-3. 2014
    ..We argue that the specifier should be modified to distinguish between episodes with prepartum and postpartum onset, and that the time frame for the specifier should be increased from 4 weeks to 6 months. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of bipolar II disorder during and after pregnancy
    Verinder Sharma
    850 Highbury Avenue, Regional Mental Health Care London, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, P O Box 5532, Station B, London, ON N6A4H1, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 8:246-52. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the pharmacotherapy of bipolar II disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period...
  7. doi request reprint Post-abortion mania
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 16:167-9. 2013
    ..It is argued that the study of post-abortion mania should provide an opportunity to better understand the aetiology of puerperal mania...
  8. doi request reprint Pregnancy and bipolar disorder: a systematic review
    Verinder Sharma
    Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Ave North, PO Box 5532, Station B, London ON N6A 4H1, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1447-55. 2012
    ..This article reviews the literature on the relationship between pregnancy and bipolar disorder and suggests areas for future research...
  9. ncbi request reprint Considerations in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder during and after pregnancy
    Verinder Sharma
    Regional Mental Health Care London, London, ON, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 6:318-23. 2011
    ..Whereas polypharmacy may be unavoidable, every effort should be made to keep the overall number of medications and dosages to a minimum...
  10. doi request reprint Bipolar II postpartum depression: Detection, diagnosis, and treatment
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1217-21. 2009
    ..It is recommended that the treatment of postpartum bipolar depression follow the same guidelines as the treatment of nonpuerperal bipolar II depression, using medications that are compatible with lactation...
  11. doi request reprint Case study revisiting the association between breastfeeding and postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Hum Lact 24:77-9. 2008
    ..The clinical and research implications of the association between weaning and the onset of postnatal depression are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Screening for postpartum bipolar disorder: validation of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
    Verinder Sharma
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 131:408-11. 2011
    ..Despite the prevalent nature of postpartum depression in women with bipolar disorder, there are currently no screening instruments designed specifically for bipolar disorder in the postpartum period...
  13. ncbi request reprint A cautionary note on the use of antidepressants in postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario and Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, ON, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 8:411-4. 2006
    ..This paper discusses the effect of antidepressant use on the illness course in three women who were treated for first-onset postpartum depression (PPD) following childbirth...
  14. doi request reprint Role of lamotrigine in the management of treatment-resistant bipolar II depression: a chart review
    Verinder Sharma
    Specialized Adult Ambulatory Care Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 111:100-5. 2008
    ..We report the results of a retrospective, naturalistic study of lamotrigine in the management of treatment-resistant bipolar II depression...
  15. doi request reprint Assessment and treatment of bipolar II postpartum depression: a review
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 125:18-26. 2010
    ..This paper critically reviews the current literature on the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar II postpartum depression...
  16. doi request reprint Identification of bipolar disorder in women with postpartum depression
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 12:335-40. 2010
    ..We reviewed the pharmacological treatment of postpartum depression in patients diagnosed with treatment-resistant 'unipolar' depression...
  17. pmc DSM-V: modifying the postpartum-onset specifier to include hypomania
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Womens Ment Health 14:67-9. 2011
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  18. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine in the prevention of postpartum psychosis and mood episodes in bipolar disorder
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 8:400-4. 2006
    ..The use of olanzapine (OLZ) in the prevention of postpartum psychosis (PP) and mood episodes in women with bipolar disorder was investigated in a naturalistic, prospective study...
  19. ncbi request reprint Management of bipolar II disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period--Motherisk Update 2008
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Regional Mental Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Clin Pharmacol 16:e33-41. 2009
    ..This paper reviews the current literature on the diagnosis, and treatment of BP II and BP NOS during pregnancy and in the postpartum period and makes recommendations for the detection and treatment of these disorders...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effect of electroconvulsive therapy on suicide risk in patients with mood disorders
    V Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Avenue North, London, ON N6A 4H1
    Can J Psychiatry 46:704-9. 2001
    ..To discuss the effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on suicide risk in patients with mood disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sleep loss and postpartum psychosis
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, London, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 5:98-105. 2003
    ..Clinical significance of these findings, including strategies to prevent postpartum psychosis, are discussed and suggestions are made for future research directions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Role of sleep loss in the causation of puerperal psychosis
    V Sharma
    University of Western Ontario, Ontario, London, Canada
    Med Hypotheses 61:477-81. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint An MRI study of subgenual prefrontal cortex in patients with familial and non-familial bipolar I disorder
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Avenue North, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4H1
    J Affect Disord 77:167-71. 2003
    ..The present study compared the grey matter volume in the subgenual prefrontal cortex in patients with familial and non-familial bipolar disorder and normal control subjects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of postpartum psychosis
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Healthcare London and Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:1651-8. 2003
    ..In general, treatment for PP is essentially the same as for similar non-puerperal episodes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics and suicide in mood and anxiety disorders
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 5:48-52. 2003
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy appears to have an acute benefit on suicidality...
  26. ncbi request reprint A closer look at treatment resistant depression: is it due to a bipolar diathesis?
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Avenue North, P O Box 5532, Station B, London, ON, Canada N6A 4H1
    J Affect Disord 84:251-7. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between duration of labour, time of delivery, and puerperal psychosis
    Verinder Sharma
    Mood Disorders Program, Regional Mental Health Care London, 850 Highbury Ave, PO Box 5532, Station B, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4H1
    J Affect Disord 83:215-20. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that sleep disruption resulting from longer labour or nighttime delivery would be associated with the onset of puerperal psychosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: consensus and controversies
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 7:5-69. 2005
    ..These guidelines also discuss issues related to bipolar disorder in women and those with comorbidity and include a section on safety and monitoring...
  29. ncbi request reprint Loss of response to antidepressants and subsequent refractoriness: diagnostic issues in a retrospective case series
    V Sharma
    Mood Disorders Unit, London Psychiatric Hospital, 850 Highbury Avenue, P O Box 5532, Station B, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 64:99-106. 2001
    ..The loss of response to antidepressant drugs is not an uncommon phenomenon. While some patients respond to changes in the drug regimen, others develop resistance to various treatment modalities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial interventions as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder
    S V Parikh
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 42:74S-78S. 1997
    ..To summarize the evidence and make treatment recommendations regarding the use of psychosocial interventions as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder...
  31. ncbi request reprint Retrospective controlled study of inpatient ECT: does it prevent suicide?
    V Sharma
    Mood Disorders Unit, London Psychiatric Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 56:183-7. 1999
    ..This study examined the use of ECT among inpatients who committed suicide at a provincial psychiatric hospital...
  32. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and response to electroconvulsive therapy
    M Fisman
    Geriatric Psychiatry Program, London Psychiatric Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    J ECT 17:11-4. 2001
    ..If confirmed in prospective studies, this may provide a useful marker in the treatment decision-making process for late-onset depression...
  33. doi request reprint Teratogenesis associated with antibipolar agents
    Ha T T Nguyen
    Department of Psychiatry, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Ther 26:281-94. 2009
    ..To review the teratogenic effects associated with the use of Food and Drug Administration-approved agents for bipolar disorder...
  34. ncbi request reprint Screening for bipolar disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period
    Verinder Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 32:278-81. 2010
    ..Screening facilitates prompt recognition and treatment of emerging psychopathology and thus addresses some of the key safety issues that affect women, their babies, and their families...
  35. doi request reprint Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) collaborative update of CANMAT guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: update 2009
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 11:225-55. 2009
    ..Bipolar II disorder is frequently overlooked in treatment guidelines, but has an important clinical impact on patients' lives. This update provides an expanded look at bipolar II disorder...
  36. doi request reprint Misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder as borderline personality disorder: clinical and economic consequences
    Hyacinth John
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    World J Biol Psychiatry 10:612-5. 2009
    ..This treatment resulted in sustained euthymia and cessation of deliberate self-harm in addition to a significant reduction in utilization of health resources...
  37. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of postpartum bipolar depression
    Erin Kelly
    University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Neurother 10:1045-51. 2010
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  38. pmc How bipolar disorders are managed in family practice: self-assessment survey
    Krishna Balachandra
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London
    Can Fam Physician 51:534-5. 2005
    ..To investigate family physicians' experience in diagnosing and managing bipolar disorder, how they rate their undergraduate and postgraduate training in this area, and what they think they need to learn in the future...
  39. ncbi request reprint Treatment-emergent tardive dyskinesia with quetiapine in mood disorders
    Verinder Sharma
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 23:415-7. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint A case of mania following the use of pramipexole
    Verinder Sharma
    Am J Psychiatry 164:351. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Agitation and inpatient suicide
    Verinder Sharma
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1517; author reply 1517-8. 2003