Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
- Gabapentin in PTSD: a retrospective, clinical series of adjunctive therapyM B Hamner
Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
Ann Clin Psychiatry 13:141-6. 2001..Prospective, controlled studies are needed to further investigate the effects of gabapentin on insomnia, nightmares, and other core PTSD symptoms...
- A preliminary controlled trial of divalproex in posttraumatic stress disorderMark B Hamner
Mental Health Service 116, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, 109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Ann Clin Psychiatry 21:89-94. 2009..The objective of this study was to conduct a placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and tolerability of divalproex in chronic PTSD patients...
- Quetiapine treatment in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: an open trial of adjunctive therapyMark B Hamner
Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
J Clin Psychopharmacol 23:15-20. 2003..Studies utilizing a randomized, controlled trial design and larger sample sizes are needed to better define the potential role of quetiapine and other atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of PTSD...
- Emerging roles for atypical antipsychotics in chronic post-traumatic stress disorderMark B Hamner
Department of Psychiatry, Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Expert Rev Neurother 5:267-75. 2005..Currently, possible indications for their use include treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder with comorbid psychotic features...
- The effects of atypical antipsychotics on serum prolactin levelsMark Hamner
PTSD Clinic and Clinical Research Section, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, USA
Ann Clin Psychiatry 14:163-73. 2002..It concludes with an overview of the effects of specific atypical antipsychotics on prolactin levels in patients with schizophrenia...
- Treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder: strategies for interventionMark B Hamner
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
CNS Spectr 9:740-52. 2004..This review will address representative existing studies and discuss several potential pharmacologic strategies for patients suffering from treatment-refractory PTSD...
- The relationship between combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder and the 5-HTTLPR/rs25531 polymorphismZhewu Wang
Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Depress Anxiety 28:1067-73. 2011..This study investigated the role of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism, triallelically classified, in a sample of combat veterans with and without PTSD...
- Substance use and schizophrenia: adverse correlates in the CATIE study sampleKarin E Kerfoot
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Schizophr Res 132:177-82. 2011....
- Elderly veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder in specialty careB Christopher Frueh
Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 192:75-9. 2004
- Diagnosis and treatment of PTSD-related compulsive checking behaviors in veterans of the Iraq war: the influence of military context on the expression of PTSD symptomsPeter W Tuerk
Charleston VAMC, Mental Health 116, 109 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Am J Psychiatry 166:762-7. 2009..Thus, clinicians and researchers must remain cognizant of how theater-specific duties influence the manifestation and treatment of PTSD in order to provide optimal care to a new generation of veterans...
- Neurocognitive functioning in posttraumatic stress disorderMichael David Horner
Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
Neuropsychol Rev 12:15-30. 2002....
- Open-label trial of escitalopram in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorderSophie Robert
Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 67:1522-6. 2006..Its S-enantiomer escitalopram, which may have faster onset and greater magnitude of effect than citalopram in other conditions, has not yet been investigated in PTSD...
- Documented combat exposure of US veterans seeking treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorderB Christopher Frueh
Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Br J Psychiatry 186:467-72; discussion 473-5. 2005..There are concerns regarding the validity of combat exposure reports of veterans seeking treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within US Veterans Affairs Medical Centers...
- Racial differences in psychotic symptoms among combat veterans with PTSDB Christopher Frueh
Medical University of South Carolina, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Charleston, South Carolina 29401 5799, USA
Depress Anxiety 16:157-61. 2002..African-Americans with PTSD endorsed more items suggesting positive symptoms of psychosis, without higher rates of primary psychosis, depression, or anxiety than Caucasians...
- Neural correlates of speech anticipatory anxiety in generalized social phobiaJeffrey P Lorberbaum
Department of Psychiatry and Center for Advanced Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina Charleston MUSC, SC 29425, USA
Neuroreport 15:2701-5. 2004..Phobics may become so anxious, they cannot think clearly or vice versa...
- Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in Veterans Affairs primary care clinicsKathryn M Magruder
Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401 5799, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:169-79. 2005..0% vs. 17.8%). Although PTSD(+) patients had more medical record diagnoses than PTSD-negative [PTSD(-)] patients (6.28 vs. 4.95), their use of primary care, urgent care and inpatient care was not different from PTSD(-) patients...
- A randomized trial of telepsychiatry for post-traumatic stress disorderB Christopher Frueh
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
J Telemed Telecare 13:142-7. 2007..The results provide preliminary support for the use of telepsychiatry in the treatment of PTSD to improve access to care...
- Comparison of antipsychotic medication effects on reducing violence in people with schizophreniaJeffrey W Swanson
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, 905 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Br J Psychiatry 193:37-43. 2008..Violence is an uncommon but significant problem associated with schizophrenia...
- Prolonged exposure therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: an examination of treatment effectiveness for veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and IraqPeter W Tuerk
Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Mental Health Service, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
J Anxiety Disord 25:397-403. 2011..Results indicate that PE in regular VA mental healthcare contexts can be as effective as when implemented in carefully conducted RCTs...
- Service use and satisfaction among elderly former prisoners of war in South CarolinaB Christopher Frueh
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401-5799, USA
Mil Med 168:682-7. 2003....
- A potential role for thalamocingulate circuitry in human maternal behaviorJeffrey P Lorberbaum
Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
Biol Psychiatry 51:431-45. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: Our results partially support our hypotheses and are generally consistent with neuroanatomical studies of rodent maternal behavior...
- Clinical presentations in combat veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorderJon D Elhai
Disaster Mental Heealth Institute, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 57069 2390, USA
J Clin Psychol 59:385-97. 2003..1990). Clusters also were different in disability-seeking status, employment status, and income. Implications for research and clinical practice using the MMPI-2 with combat veterans presenting with PTSD are briefly addressed...
- Quetiapine improves sleep disturbances in combat veterans with PTSD: sleep data from a prospective, open-label studySophie Robert
J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:387-8. 2005
- Baseline use of concomitant psychotropic medications to treat schizophrenia in the CATIE trialMiranda H Chakos
Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, 11572, USA
Psychiatr Serv 57:1094-101. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: Concomitant use of psychotropic medications to treat people with schizophrenia is common. Empirical data demonstrating the effectiveness of many of these agents for this population are lacking...