T A Mellman
Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Evidence-based pharmacologic treatment for people with severe mental illness: a focus on guidelines and algorithmsT A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Psychiatr Serv 52:619-25. 2001....
- Prescribing patterns for patients with posttraumatic stress disorderThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, On Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:1618-21. 2003..The objective of this study was to comprehensively evaluate prescribing patterns for persons with a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a community-based nonveteran sample in which women were well represented...
- REM sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorderThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth School of Medicine, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Am J Psychiatry 159:1696-701. 2002....
- A pilot study testing a medication algorithm to reduce polypharmacyL A Mistler
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 18:55-8. 2009..To address this, an attempt was made to reduce medications for patients already receiving polypharmacy during an episode of acute psychiatric hospitalization...
- Predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder following severe injuryT A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Depress Anxiety 14:226-31. 2001..Relationships to initial dissociative reactions and a diagnosis of ASD were not significant. These early predictors found in a setting of severe injury only partially overlap findings from previous PTSD studies...
- Stress disorder after traumatic injuryKarin Esposito
Am J Psychiatry 162:629-30; author reply 630-1. 2005
- Treatment of residual insomnia after CBT for PTSD: case studiesJason C DeViva
Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
J Trauma Stress 18:155-9. 2005..Results highlight issues specific to treating insomnia in trauma populations and future directions for examining treatment of insomnia associated with PTSD...
- Factors associated with insomnia among civilians seeking treatment for PTSD: an exploratory studyJason C DeViva
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
Behav Sleep Med 2:162-76. 2004..Severity of nightmares and depression accounted for unique variance in the presence of severe insomnia. Findings support a role for conditioning related to nightmares in the etiology of PTSD-related insomnia...
- Relationships between REM sleep findings and PTSD symptoms during the early aftermath of traumaThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:893-901. 2007..Relative beta frequency during REM sleep from a subset of cases correlated negatively with PTSD and nightmare severity. These findings suggest a link between subjective symptoms and REM sleep phenomena acutely following trauma...
- Distinguishing current from remitted posttraumatic stress disorderSteven H Woodward
Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:940-1; author reply 941-2. 2006
- Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policyRobin E Clark
Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Hanover, NH 03755 3862, USA
Schizophr Bull 28:75-84. 2002..7% to 30.0%). The increase in multiple agent therapy appears to be broad-based. Data are needed on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these practices to inform clinical decision making and health policy...
- Prazosin effects on objective sleep measures and clinical symptoms in civilian trauma posttraumatic stress disorder: a placebo-controlled studyFletcher B Taylor
Northwest Network VISN 20 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
Biol Psychiatry 63:629-32. 2008..We evaluated objective sleep parameters and PTSD symptoms in a placebo-controlled prazosin trial for civilian trauma-related PTSD...
- Sleep paralysis and trauma, psychiatric symptoms and disorders in an adult African American population attending primary medical careThomas A Mellman
Department ofPsychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, 530 College St, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Depress Anxiety 25:435-40. 2008..Our findings suggest that SP is not uncommon in adult African Americans and is associated with trauma and concurrent distress but not with a specific psychiatric diagnosis...
- Diagnosing bipolar disorder in trauma exposed primary care patientsRuth Elaine Graves
Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20011, USA
Bipolar Disord 9:318-23. 2007..The current study is an examination of the usefulness of this instrument in a trauma exposed subgroup of mainly African American patients attending primary care clinics...
- Hypnotic medication in the aftermath of traumaThomas A Mellman
J Clin Psychiatry 63:1183-4. 2002
- Sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder: a roadmap for clinicians and researchersThomas A Mellman
Sleep Med Rev 12:165-7. 2008
- Sleep paralysis and sleep durationPaula M Smith
J Natl Med Assoc 100:1207-8. 2008
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome with the addition of aripiprazole to olanzapinePhillip B Marshall
Am J Psychiatry 165:1488-9. 2008
- The efficacy and tolerability of tiagabine in adult patients with post-traumatic stress disorderJonathan R T Davidson
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:85-8. 2007..Tiagabine was not significantly different from placebo in the treatment of symptoms of PTSD. Additional studies are needed to assess the role of drugs that target the gamma-aminobutyric acid system in the treatment of PTSD...
- Sleep and anxiety disordersThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:1047-58; abstract x. 2006..Established treatments for anxiety disorders and insomnia have many overlapping components; however, optimal sequencing and integration of the approaches remain under-investigated...
- Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in an African-American primary care populationTanya N Alim
Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC 20060, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 98:1630-6. 2006..African Americans are more likely to seek treatment for psychiatric disorders in a primary care setting. Our study evaluated trauma exposure, PTSD and major depression in African Americans attending primary care offices...
- Sleep disturbances in the aftermath of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorderThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Mental Health Clinic, 530 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
CNS Spectr 11:611-5. 2006..Disrupted REM sleep and increased sympathetic/noradrenergic activity may have implications for understanding recent promising interventions for PTSD sleep disturbance that can be applied to early intervention...
- Adjunctive risperidone treatment and sleep symptoms in combat veterans with chronic PTSDDaniella David
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33125, USA
Depress Anxiety 23:489-91. 2006..Preliminary results suggest that adjunctive risperidone may benefit sleep disturbances associated with chronic PTSD. Prospective logs may be more sensitive to change than are retrospective scales...
- The prospective impact of sleep duration on depression and maniaCarol A Perlman
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Bipolar Disord 8:271-4. 2006..The current study is among few longitudinal studies to assess the prospective effect of sleep deficit on depression and mania...
- Adjunctive risperidone treatment in combat veterans with chronic PTSDDaniella David
J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:556-9. 2004
- Comparison of nefazodone and sertraline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorderAimee L McRae
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
Depress Anxiety 19:190-6. 2004..This study did not find significant differences in the effectiveness of nefazodone and sertraline for the treatment of PTSD. Larger trials are warranted...
- Heart rate variability during sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorderThomas A Mellman
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Biol Psychiatry 55:953-6. 2004....
- Comparison of comorbid physical illnesses among veterans with PTSD and veterans with alcohol dependenceDaniella David
Department of Psychiatry, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1201 Northwest 16th Street, 116A12, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
Psychiatr Serv 55:82-5. 2004..These findings suggest that there may be a relationship between specific medical conditions, possibly mediated by behavioral risk factors, among the aging population of veterans with PTSD...
- An overview of posttraumatic stress disorder in African AmericansTanya N Alim
Department of Psychiatry, Howard University College of Medicine, 2041 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20060, USA
J Clin Psychol 62:801-13. 2006..Additionally, treatment issues and potential directions for future research of PTSD in the African American population are discussed...