Max Fink

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Induced seizures as psychiatric therapy: Ladislas Meduna's contributions in modern neuroscience
    Max Fink
    SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine, St James, NY 11780, USA
    J ECT 20:133-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint DSM melancholic features are unreliable predictors of ECT response: a CORE publication
    Max Fink
    Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:139-46. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A beautiful mind and insulin coma: social constraints on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
    Max Fink
    PO Box 457, St James, NY 11780 0457, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 11:284-90. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Separating psychotic depression from nonpsychotic depression is essential to effective treatment
    Max Fink
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY, USA
    J Affect Disord 76:1-3. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Complaints of loss of personal memories after electroconvulsive therapy: evidence of a somatoform disorder?
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:290-3. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Belling the cat: ECT practice standards in the United States
    Max Fink
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:3-5. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Change in seizure threshold during electroconvulsive therapy
    Max Fink
    Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    J ECT 24:114-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Catatonia and ECT: Meduna's biological antagonism hypothesis reconsidered
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, P O Box 457, St James, New York 11780 0457, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 3:105-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint What we learn about continuation treatments from the collaborative electroconvulsive therapy studies
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:215-8. 2007
  10. pmc Catatonia is not schizophrenia: Kraepelin's error and the need to recognize catatonia as an independent syndrome in medical nomenclature
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY 11780, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:314-20. 2010

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Induced seizures as psychiatric therapy: Ladislas Meduna's contributions in modern neuroscience
    Max Fink
    SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine, St James, NY 11780, USA
    J ECT 20:133-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint DSM melancholic features are unreliable predictors of ECT response: a CORE publication
    Max Fink
    Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:139-46. 2007
    ..To determine the relationship between baseline melancholic features with outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder referred for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  3. ncbi request reprint A beautiful mind and insulin coma: social constraints on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
    Max Fink
    PO Box 457, St James, NY 11780 0457, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 11:284-90. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Separating psychotic depression from nonpsychotic depression is essential to effective treatment
    Max Fink
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY, USA
    J Affect Disord 76:1-3. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Complaints of loss of personal memories after electroconvulsive therapy: evidence of a somatoform disorder?
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:290-3. 2007
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  6. ncbi request reprint Belling the cat: ECT practice standards in the United States
    Max Fink
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:3-5. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Change in seizure threshold during electroconvulsive therapy
    Max Fink
    Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    J ECT 24:114-6. 2008
    ..Dose titration of the ST has been suggested to optimize stimulus dosing in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The change in ST with remission is examined in a large sample of unipolar depressed patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Catatonia and ECT: Meduna's biological antagonism hypothesis reconsidered
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, P O Box 457, St James, New York 11780 0457, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 3:105-8. 2002
    ..This rapid efficacy supports a neuroendocrine hypothesis of the mode of action of ECT and encourages neuroendocrine studies of catatonia...
  9. ncbi request reprint What we learn about continuation treatments from the collaborative electroconvulsive therapy studies
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, USA
    J ECT 23:215-8. 2007
  10. pmc Catatonia is not schizophrenia: Kraepelin's error and the need to recognize catatonia as an independent syndrome in medical nomenclature
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY 11780, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:314-20. 2010
    ..These treatments are not accepted for patients with schizophrenia. Prompt recognition and treatment saves lives. It is time to place catatonia into its own home in the psychiatric classification...
  11. ncbi request reprint Convulsive therapy: a review of the first 55 years
    M Fink
    Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center, Glen Oaks, Long Island, NY 11004, USA
    J Affect Disord 63:1-15. 2001
    ..Experiments to sustain its benefits with medications and with continuation ECT are underway. Its mode of action remains a mystery and this puzzle is an unappreciated challenge. The full impact of this intervention is yet to be felt...
  12. ncbi request reprint The many varieties of catatonia
    M Fink
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 251:I8-13. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint Catatonia: syndrome or schizophrenia subtype? Recognition and treatment
    M Fink
    SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, USA
    J Neural Transm 108:637-44. 2001
    ..The benefits of such treatment warrant the recommended change in concept and classification...
  14. pmc Seizure threshold in a large sample: implications for stimulus dosing strategies in bilateral electroconvulsive therapy: a report from CORE
    Georgios Petrides
    Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northshore Long Island Jewish Health System Glen Oaks, NY 11004, USA
    J ECT 25:232-7. 2009
    ..We also compared the resulting stimulation levels to estimates predicted by an age-based formula, the half-age (HA) method...
  15. pmc Continuation electroconvulsive therapy vs pharmacotherapy for relapse prevention in major depression: a multisite study from the Consortium for Research in Electroconvulsive Therapy (CORE)
    Charles H Kellner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1337-44. 2006
    ..Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be extremely effective for the acute treatment of major depression, it has never been systematically assessed as a strategy for relapse prevention...
  16. pmc The efficacy of acute electroconvulsive therapy in atypical depression
    Mustafa M Husain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX 75390 8898, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:406-11. 2008
    ..This study examined the characteristics and outcomes of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), with or without atypical features, who were treated with acute bilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  17. pmc Bifrontal, bitemporal and right unilateral electrode placement in ECT: randomised trial
    Charles H Kellner
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 196:226-34. 2010
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for major depression. Optimising efficacy and minimising cognitive impairment are goals of ongoing technical refinements...
  18. ncbi request reprint Catatonia: a syndrome appears, disappears, and is rediscovered
    Max Fink
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 54:437-45. 2009
    ..Its recognition as a disorder of its own, such as delirium and dementia, should now be recognized. This experience reinforced the utility of the medical model for diagnosis. An application for melancholia is described...
  19. ncbi request reprint Speed of response and remission in major depressive disorder with acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) report
    Mustafa M Husain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:485-91. 2004
    ..We report the speed of response and remission rates in a cohort of depressed patients who received a course of acute-phase ECT in the initial phase of an ongoing multicenter randomized trial of continuation ECT versus pharmacotherapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy: evidence and challenges
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, USA
    JAMA 298:330-2. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint Catatonia in psychiatric classification: a home of its own
    Michael Alan Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, Finch University of Health Sciences, North Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1233-41. 2003
    ..The authors assess the present position of catatonia in diagnostic classification systems and consider the merits of designating catatonia as a separate diagnostic category with defined criteria...
  22. ncbi request reprint Catatonia in autistic spectrum disorders: a medical treatment algorithm
    Max Fink
    School of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 72:233-44. 2006
    ..If this fails, electroconvulsive therapy is recommended. The assessment and treatment of catatonia offers positive medical therapy for the victims of autism and their families...
  23. ncbi request reprint Is the practice of ECT ethical?
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, NY, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 6:38-43. 2005
    ..The signs of improvement are slowly surfacing in the greater recognition of the efficacy of ECT, greater tolerance to its use, and in establishing treatment standards...
  24. ncbi request reprint Delirious mania
    M Fink
    Research Department of Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Bipolar Disord 1:54-60. 1999
    ..To define the characteristics of delirious mania...
  25. ncbi request reprint ECT in therapy-resistant mania: does it have a place?
    Max Fink
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Emeritus School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Bipolar Disord 8:307-9. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint The case against evidence-based principles in psychiatry
    Robert Levine
    Clinical Psychiatry, New York University College of Medicine, 1236 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10128, USA
    Med Hypotheses 67:401-10. 2006
    ..The system itself is best considered an untested hypothesis. The diagnostic system, the manner in which data are gathered, and financial factors combine to produce a system that is misleading and indeed, dangerous...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gilles de la Tourette form of catatonia: response to ECT
    Harsh K Trivedi
    Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Glen Oaks, NY 11040, USA
    J ECT 19:115-7. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint The interaction of delirium and seizures
    M Fink
    Research Department, Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 5:93-7. 2000
    ..From our understanding of the mechanism of ECT in relieving intractable status epilepticus, we suggest a hypothesis for the beneficial interaction between delirium and ECT...
  29. ncbi request reprint ECT remission rates in psychotic versus nonpsychotic depressed patients: a report from CORE
    G Petrides
    Research Department, Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Glen Oaks, New York 11004, USA
    J ECT 17:244-53. 2001
    ..To compare the relative efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in psychotic and nonpsychotic patients with unipolar major depression...
  30. ncbi request reprint ECT has much to offer our patients: it should not be ignored
    M Fink
    Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 2:1-8. 2001
    ..To ignore ECT, an effective treatment, is to do a disservice to our patients, and to abrogate the Hippocratic Oath to which many practitioners subscribe...
  31. ncbi request reprint Challenges to British practice of electroconvulsive therapy
    Max Fink
    J ECT 22:30-2. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Patterns of psychotropic medication use among patients with severe depression referred for electroconvulsive therapy: data from the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:116-23. 2006
    ..Use of hypnotic agents and anticonvulsants was common. In conclusion, patients with severe depression referred for ECT with a unipolar depressive episode have high rates of psychotropic usage, much of which is inadequate...
  33. ncbi request reprint Data management and design issues in an unmasked randomized trial of electroconvulsive therapy for relapse prevention of severe depression: the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy trial
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:244-50. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the design characteristics and challenges of the trial and of our method of dealing with the lack of double-blind outcome assessment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy update: recognizing and treating psychotic depression
    Max Fink
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:232-4. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Restoring melancholia in the classification of mood disorders
    Michael Alan Taylor
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois, United States
    J Affect Disord 105:1-14. 2008
    ..Its re-introduction will refine diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, and studies of pathophysiology of a large segment of the psychiatrically ill...
  36. ncbi request reprint ECT in the management of major depression: implications of recent research
    Chittaranjan Andrade
    World J Biol Psychiatry 4:139-40; author reply 140-1. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint About Meduna's pioneer activity
    Max Fink
    Neuropsychopharmacol Hung 6:39. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant medication treatment failure does not predict lower remission with ECT for major depressive disorder: a report from the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1701-6. 2007
    ..To test whether antidepressant medication treatment failure predicts differential remission with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in nonpsychotic unipolar depression...
  39. pmc Melancholia: restoration in psychiatric classification recommended
    Max Fink
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:89-92. 2007
  40. pmc Relief of expressed suicidal intent by ECT: a consortium for research in ECT study
    Charles H Kellner
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Ave, F1436, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:977-82. 2005
    ..The data are from the first phase of an ongoing, collaborative multicenter study, the overall aim of which was to compare continuation ECT with pharmacotherapy in the prevention of relapse after a successful course of ECT...
  41. ncbi request reprint Catatonia: subtype or syndrome in DSM?
    Max Fink
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1875-6. 2006
  42. doi request reprint Outcome of electroconvulsive therapy by race in the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy multisite study
    Mark D Williams
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:117-21. 2008
    ..The authors examine the differences in outcome between black and white patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a part of the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy multisite study...
  43. doi request reprint Issues for DSM-V: the medical diagnostic model
    Max Fink
    Am J Psychiatry 165:799. 2008
  44. ncbi request reprint Electrotherapeutics
    Max Fink
    J ECT 18:114-5. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint EEG changes with antipsychotic drugs
    Max Fink
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1439; discussion 1439. 2002
  46. ncbi request reprint Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is malignant catatonia, warranting treatments efficacious for catatonia
    Max Fink
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1182-3; author reply 1184-5. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint Should the dexamethasone suppression test be resurrected?
    Max Fink
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:245-9. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice in Metropolitan New York community hospitals
    Max Fink
    Psychol Med 32:1321-3; author reply 1324-6. 2002
  49. doi request reprint The medical evidence-based model for psychiatric syndromes: return to a classical paradigm
    Max Fink
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 117:81-4. 2008
  50. doi request reprint Antidepressant medications and other treatments of depressive disorders: a CINP Task Force report based on a review of evidence
    Norman Sartorius
    Chairperson of CINP Task Force, 14 Chemin Colladon, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 10:S1-207. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Predicting the response to ECT
    Vaughn McCall
    J ECT 21:137-8. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation versus electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: preliminary results of a randomized trial"
    Charles H Kellner
    Biol Psychiatry 52:1032-3; discussion 1033. 2002
  53. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of ECT and "treatment resistance"
    Charles H Kellner
    J ECT 18:1-2. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and electroconvulsive therapy
    Max Fink
    J ECT 20:131-2. 2004
  55. ncbi request reprint Use of pharmacologic coma for adult status epilepticus
    David J Anschel
    Epilepsy Behav 6:292. 2005