M Berk

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi Fluoxetine treatment of acral lick dermatitis in dogs: a placebo-controlled randomized double blind trial
    D Wynchank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Depress Anxiety 8:21-3. 1998
  2. ncbi Blunted adenosine A2a receptor function in platelets in patients with major depression
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 11:183-6. 2001
  3. ncbi Efficacy of mirtazapine add on therapy to haloperidol in the treatment of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, Witwatersrand University Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:87-92. 2001
  4. ncbi Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in mixed anxiety-depression
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:S41-5. 2000
  5. ncbi Serotonergic targets in the treatment of antidepressant induced sexual dysfunction: a pilot study of granisetron and sumatriptan
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:291-5. 2000
  6. ncbi The specificity of platelet glutamate receptor supersensitivity in psychotic disorders
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Life Sci 66:2427-32. 2000
  7. ncbi Olanzapine compared to lithium in mania: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 14:339-43. 1999
  8. ncbi Lamotrigine and the treatment of mania in bipolar disorder
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 9:S119-23. 1999
  9. ncbi A comparison of olanzapine with haloperidol in cannabis-induced psychotic disorder: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 14:177-80. 1999
  10. ncbi Platelet glutamate receptor supersensitivity in major depressive disorder
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Clin Neuropharmacol 24:129-32. 2001

Collaborators

  • D J Stein
  • G Schutz
  • W J Verbeeck
  • D Wynchank
  • J Paiker
  • B Jersky

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi Fluoxetine treatment of acral lick dermatitis in dogs: a placebo-controlled randomized double blind trial
    D Wynchank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Depress Anxiety 8:21-3. 1998
    ..55). There were no significant changes in the placebo group as rated by owners and veterinarians. These results demonstrate the efficacy of fluoxetine in the treatment of ALD and lend further support to ALD as an animal model of OCD...
  2. ncbi Blunted adenosine A2a receptor function in platelets in patients with major depression
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 11:183-6. 2001
    ..This suggests that dysregulation of the adenosine A2a receptor may be present in depression...
  3. ncbi Efficacy of mirtazapine add on therapy to haloperidol in the treatment of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, Witwatersrand University Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:87-92. 2001
    ..These results suggest a potential role for mirtazapine in the negative symptoms of schizophrenia...
  4. ncbi Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in mixed anxiety-depression
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:S41-5. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi Serotonergic targets in the treatment of antidepressant induced sexual dysfunction: a pilot study of granisetron and sumatriptan
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:291-5. 2000
    ....
  6. ncbi The specificity of platelet glutamate receptor supersensitivity in psychotic disorders
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Life Sci 66:2427-32. 2000
    ..Furthermore, the platelet may be a possible peripheral marker of glutamate function in schizophrenia and depression with psychotic features...
  7. ncbi Olanzapine compared to lithium in mania: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 14:339-43. 1999
    ..29; P = 0.025). Olanzapine did not differ from lithium in terms of treatment emergent extrapyramidal side-effects as measured by the Simpson-Angus Scale. Olanzapine appears to be at least as effective as lithium in the treatment of mania...
  8. ncbi Lamotrigine and the treatment of mania in bipolar disorder
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 9:S119-23. 1999
    ..Platelet studies have indicated supersensitivity of glutamate receptors and increased intracellular calcium concentrations in patients with mania. Further clinical and mechanistic studies of lamotrigine use in mania are warranted...
  9. ncbi A comparison of olanzapine with haloperidol in cannabis-induced psychotic disorder: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 14:177-80. 1999
    ..143 mg) than in the olanzapine (0.357 mg) group. Olanzapine appears to be as effective as haloperidol in the treatment of cannabis induced psychotic disorder, but is associated with a lower rate of extrapyramidal side-effects...
  10. ncbi Platelet glutamate receptor supersensitivity in major depressive disorder
    M Berk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Clin Neuropharmacol 24:129-32. 2001
    ..030). These data suggest that platelet glutamate receptors may be supersensitive in depression and that the platelet may be a possible peripheral marker of glutamate function in depression...
  11. ncbi Reboxetine add on therapy to haloperidol in the treatment of schizophrenia: a preliminary double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
    G Schutz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:275-8. 2001
    ..This trial does not suggest that increased noradreneregic drive mediated by reuptake inhibition in patients taking dopamine antagonists is of therapeutic value in schizophrenia...
  12. ncbi The prolactin response to sulpiride in major depression: the role of the D2 receptor in depression
    W J Verbeeck
    Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 11:215-20. 2001
    ..This adds to the data implicating the dopaminergic system in the pathophysiology of depression, and suggests that dopaminergic mechanisms might be a target of therapeutic interest...