B R Sommer

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety of antidepressants in the elderly
    Barbara R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 2:367-83. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of anticonvulsants in elderly patients with psychiatric disorders: oxcarbazepine, topiramate and gabapentin
    Barbara R Sommer
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 6:133-45. 2007
  3. pmc Review of topiramate for the treatment of epilepsy in elderly patients
    B R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5723, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 5:89-99. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of desipramine and cognitive/behavioral therapy in the treatment of elderly outpatients with mild-to-moderate depression
    L W Thompson
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 9:225-40. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Folic acid supplementation in dementia: a preliminary report
    Barbara R Sommer
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:156-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of mood-stabilising anticonvulsants in the elderly
    Howard H Fenn
    Menlo Park Division, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 5:401-16. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of oxybutynin treatment on cognition in children with diurnal incontinence
    Barbara R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    J Urol 173:2125-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of psychiatric comorbidity on cognitive function during and after the menopausal transition
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S157-80. 2007

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety of antidepressants in the elderly
    Barbara R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 2:367-83. 2003
    ..Drug interactions, side effects and particular challenges to the older patient will be described. The authors will then advise a general strategy for prescribing antidepressants...
  2. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of anticonvulsants in elderly patients with psychiatric disorders: oxcarbazepine, topiramate and gabapentin
    Barbara R Sommer
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 6:133-45. 2007
    ..5-10.5 h, may cause ataxia. Oxcarbazapine, hepatically reduced, may cause hyponatremia, and topiramate may cause significant cognitive impairment. Nonetheless, these are important medications to consider in the treatment of agitation...
  3. pmc Review of topiramate for the treatment of epilepsy in elderly patients
    B R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5723, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 5:89-99. 2010
    ..Most studies find specific declines in working memory and verbal fluency. In conclusion, we give recommendations for use of this antiepileptic drug in this population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of desipramine and cognitive/behavioral therapy in the treatment of elderly outpatients with mild-to-moderate depression
    L W Thompson
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 9:225-40. 2001
    ..The results indicate that psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for older adult outpatients with moderate levels of depression...
  5. ncbi request reprint Folic acid supplementation in dementia: a preliminary report
    Barbara R Sommer
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA 94305 5723, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:156-9. 2003
    ..The folic acid in very high doses was well tolerated. Larger studies are necessary before empirically administering folic acid to patients already suffering from dementia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of mood-stabilising anticonvulsants in the elderly
    Howard H Fenn
    Menlo Park Division, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 5:401-16. 2006
    ..Guidelines are offered for the safe use of these medications in the elderly, based on research literature...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of oxybutynin treatment on cognition in children with diurnal incontinence
    Barbara R Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    J Urol 173:2125-7. 2005
    ..The impact of this drug on cognitive functioning in the pediatric population is unknown. We report the results of a study designed to assess the effect of oxybutynin on cognitive function in children...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of psychiatric comorbidity on cognitive function during and after the menopausal transition
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:S157-80. 2007
    ..Evaluation and treatment strategies for the symptomatic menopausal woman distressed by changes in her day-to-day cognitive function with or without psychiatric comorbidity are presented...