T K Birkenhäger

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fatal interaction between tranylcypromine and imipramine
    Wim Otte
    Emergis Centre for Mental Health, Goes, The Netherlands
    Eur Psychiatry 18:264-5. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor level in relation to illness severity and episode duration in patients with major depression
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 46:285-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Lithium addition in antidepressant-resistant depression: effects on platelet 5-HT, plasma 5-HT and plasma 5-HIAA concentration
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:1084-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of imipramine in psychotic versus nonpsychotic depression
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:166-70. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint [Limited cohesion of the Multidisciplinary Guideline Depression partly due to limited knowledge about different interventions]
    T K Birkenhäger
    Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 48:927-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Outcome of a 4-step treatment algorithm for depressed inpatients
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1266-71. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of the effectiveness of two treatment strategies in inpatients with a depressive disorder. A double-blind study of imipramine followed by lithium addition versus fluvoxamine followed by lithium addition]
    T K Birkenhäger
    Afdeling Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC te Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 48:271-81. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Influence of age on the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in major depression: a retrospective study
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 126:257-61. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint One-year outcome of psychotic depression after successful electroconvulsive therapy
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J ECT 21:221-6. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Imipramine dose in relation to therapeutic plasma level: are clinical trials using imipramine as a positive control flawed?
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 181:595-9. 2005

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Fatal interaction between tranylcypromine and imipramine
    Wim Otte
    Emergis Centre for Mental Health, Goes, The Netherlands
    Eur Psychiatry 18:264-5. 2003
    ..Both the clinical features and the pathophysiology of the serotonin syndrome are discussed...
  2. doi request reprint Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor level in relation to illness severity and episode duration in patients with major depression
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 46:285-9. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Lithium addition in antidepressant-resistant depression: effects on platelet 5-HT, plasma 5-HT and plasma 5-HIAA concentration
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:1084-8. 2007
    ..The increments in 5-HIAA concentration during lithium addition are indicative of an increased 5-HT turnover...
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of imipramine in psychotic versus nonpsychotic depression
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:166-70. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint [Limited cohesion of the Multidisciplinary Guideline Depression partly due to limited knowledge about different interventions]
    T K Birkenhäger
    Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 48:927-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Outcome of a 4-step treatment algorithm for depressed inpatients
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1266-71. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and the feasibility of a 4-step treatment algorithm for inpatients with major depressive disorder...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of the effectiveness of two treatment strategies in inpatients with a depressive disorder. A double-blind study of imipramine followed by lithium addition versus fluvoxamine followed by lithium addition]
    T K Birkenhäger
    Afdeling Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC te Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 48:271-81. 2006
    ..There is still uncertainty regarding the best treatment optionfor depressed inpatients and the best strategy to follow if patient response is insufficient...
  8. doi request reprint Influence of age on the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in major depression: a retrospective study
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 126:257-61. 2010
    ..In older patients suffering from severe depression, ECT is often the treatment of choice, therefore, investigating the influence of age on ECT response is considered relevant...
  9. ncbi request reprint One-year outcome of psychotic depression after successful electroconvulsive therapy
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J ECT 21:221-6. 2005
    ..In this study, the 1-year risk of relapse after successful ECT was determined prospectively in patients with psychotic depression and compared with the risk of relapse observed for depressed patients without psychotic features...
  10. ncbi request reprint Imipramine dose in relation to therapeutic plasma level: are clinical trials using imipramine as a positive control flawed?
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 181:595-9. 2005
    ..Imipramine-controlled studies in general employ a fixed-dose design. It is unclear how many patients would achieve effective plasma levels with such a design...
  11. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of tranylcypromine versus phenelzine: a double-blind study in antidepressant-refractory depressed inpatients
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Departments of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1505-10. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether phenelzine is a suitable alternative to tranylcypromine in antidepressant-resistant depression...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two-phase treatment with imipramine or fluvoxamine, both followed by lithium addition, in inpatients with major depressive disorder
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2060-5. 2004
    ..This study was designed to compare the efficacy of two two-phase pharmacological treatment strategies for inpatients with DSM-IV major depressive disorder...
  13. doi request reprint Severe bradycardia after anesthesia before electroconvulsive therapy
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Departments of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J ECT 26:53-4. 2010
    ..Replacing succinylcholine with mivacurium seemed to be a successful strategy in preventing bradycardia during the final 9 ECT sessions...
  14. ncbi request reprint One-year follow-up after successful ECT: a naturalistic study in depressed inpatients
    Tom K Birkenhager
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:87-91. 2004
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Treatment of unipolar psychotic depression: a randomized, double-blind study comparing imipramine, venlafaxine, and venlafaxine plus quetiapine
    J Wijkstra
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 121:190-200. 2010
    ..It remains unclear whether unipolar psychotic depression should be treated with an antidepressant and an antipsychotic or with an antidepressant alone...
  16. ncbi request reprint Influence of gender and menopausal status on antidepressant treatment response in depressed inpatients
    M Vermeiden
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychopharmacol 24:497-502. 2010
    ..66, P = 0.027). In depressed inpatients, men respond more favorably to imipramine than to fluvoxamine. Premenopausal women respond more frequently to fluvoxamine than men...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of trait anxiety in a sample of depressed inpatients and its influence on response to antidepressants
    W T C J Heijnen
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychopharmacol 24:559-63. 2010
    ..Although a positive DT is correlated with a high level of trait anxiety, no differences in depressive symptomatology and antidepressant response were found between patients with a positive and a negative DT...
  18. ncbi request reprint Treatment failure with a tricyclic antidepressant followed by lithium addition and response to subsequent electroconvulsive therapy
    Willemijn T C Heijnen
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1887-91. 2008
    ..To examine the predictive value of resistance to a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) and lithium with respect to the efficacy of subsequent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of venlafaxine compared with tricyclic antidepressants in depressive disorder: a meta-analysis
    W W van den Broek
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychopharmacol 23:708-13. 2009
    ..In our opinion, because of the heterogeneity of the odds ratios, one cannot conclude that they are of equal efficacy...
  20. ncbi request reprint The course of depressive symptoms in unipolar depressive disorder during electroconvulsive therapy: a latent class analysis
    S Cinar
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 124:141-7. 2010
    ..Research examining the course of depressive symptoms during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is relatively scarce...
  21. doi request reprint Long-term response to successful acute pharmacological treatment of psychotic depression
    Jaap Wijkstra
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 123:238-42. 2010
    ..Data about follow-up after acute pharmacological treatment of psychotic depression are scarce...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trait anxiety and defensive functioning in relation to antidepressant treatment outcome
    Yashvir R M Sukul
    Department of Psychiatry and Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopathology 42:387-93. 2009
    ..In this study we focus on the relation between trait anxiety and defensive functioning, and on the combined influence of these personality characteristics on response to antidepressants among inpatients with a major depressive episode...
  23. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after successful electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a 4- to 8-year naturalistic follow-up study
    Babette S van Beusekom
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J ECT 23:17-20. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Imipramine is effective in preventing relapse in electroconvulsive therapy-responsive depressed inpatients with prior pharmacotherapy treatment failure: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Walter W van den Broek
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:263-8. 2006
    ..To compare the efficacy of imipramine versus placebo in preventing relapse after successful electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in depressive inpatients with pharmacotherapy treatment failure prior to ECT...
  25. ncbi request reprint Influence of episode duration of major depressive disorder on response to electroconvulsive therapy
    Esther M Pluijms
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 90:233-7. 2006
    ..Most studies on the subject are dated and their population differs from ours, therefore their results may not be applicable to our population of severely depressed inpatients...
  26. ncbi request reprint A double-blind randomized study comparing imipramine with fluvoxamine in depressed inpatients
    Walter W van den Broek
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 175:481-6. 2004
    ..To compare the efficacy of imipramine and fluvoxamine in inpatients from two centers suffering from a depressive disorder according to DSM IV criteria...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of antidepressant medication resistance on short-term response to electroconvulsive therapy
    Walter W van den Broek
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:400-3. 2004
    ..In contrast to earlier research, medication resistance does not influence short-term response to subsequent ECT and it can still be of considerable efficacy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Beta-blocking agents during electroconvulsive therapy: a review
    E Boere
    Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Br J Anaesth 113:43-51. 2014
    ..The included studies varied in design, methodology, and the amount of exact data provided in the publications. Further study of beta-blocking agents in ECT is clearly necessary. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint [Beta-blockers and electroconvulsive therapy: a review]
    W W van den Broek
    Afdeling Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 50:205-15. 2008
    ..When patients with cardiovascular disorders undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ect) they sometimes have to be treated for tachycardia and high blood pressure...