Alexandre Y Dombrovski

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Residual symptoms and recurrence during maintenance treatment of late-life depression
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States
    J Affect Disord 103:77-82. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of remission after electroconvulsive therapy in unipolar major depression
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1043-9. 2005
  3. pmc Empirically derived decision trees for the treatment of late-life depression
    Carmen Andreescu
    Advanced Center in Intervention and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:855-62. 2008
  4. pmc The temptation of suicide: striatal gray matter, discounting of delayed rewards, and suicide attempts in late-life depression
    A Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 42:1203-15. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The evidence for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of severe late-life depression. ECT: the preferred treatment for severe depression in late life
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:10-4, 27-35; discussion 24-6. 2007
  6. pmc Lethal forethought: delayed reward discounting differentiates high- and low-lethality suicide attempts in old age
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:138-44. 2011
  7. pmc Cognitive performance in suicidal depressed elderly: preliminary report
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:109-15. 2008
  8. pmc Treating depression to remission in older adults: a controlled evaluation of combined escitalopram with interpersonal psychotherapy versus escitalopram with depression care management
    Charles F Reynolds
    Department of Psychiatry, Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Clinical Trials Management Unit, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1134-41. 2010
  9. pmc Which symptoms predict recurrence of depression in women treated with maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy?
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:1060-6. 2008
  10. pmc Social emotion recognition, social functioning, and attempted suicide in late-life depression
    Katalin Szanto
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:257-65. 2012

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Residual symptoms and recurrence during maintenance treatment of late-life depression
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States
    J Affect Disord 103:77-82. 2007
    ..Our study assesses the impact of these residual symptoms on the risk of recurrence during maintenance treatment of late-life depression...
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of remission after electroconvulsive therapy in unipolar major depression
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1043-9. 2005
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective biological treatment for major depression. However, there is little agreement about clinically useful predictors of acute ECT outcomes...
  3. pmc Empirically derived decision trees for the treatment of late-life depression
    Carmen Andreescu
    Advanced Center in Intervention and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:855-62. 2008
    ..The aim of this analysis was to develop a clinically useful algorithm that would allow clinicians to predict which patients will likely respond to treatment and thereby guide clinical decision making...
  4. pmc The temptation of suicide: striatal gray matter, discounting of delayed rewards, and suicide attempts in late-life depression
    A Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 42:1203-15. 2012
    ..Thus, we tested whether, in late-life depression, changes in the basal ganglia were associated with suicide attempts and with increased delay discounting...
  5. ncbi request reprint The evidence for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of severe late-life depression. ECT: the preferred treatment for severe depression in late life
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:10-4, 27-35; discussion 24-6. 2007
  6. pmc Lethal forethought: delayed reward discounting differentiates high- and low-lethality suicide attempts in old age
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:138-44. 2011
    ..Can the willingness to postpone future gratification differentiate between individuals prone to serious, premeditated and less serious, unplanned suicidal acts?..
  7. pmc Cognitive performance in suicidal depressed elderly: preliminary report
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:109-15. 2008
    ..This study examined cognitive function in general and executive functioning specifically in depressed elderly with and without suicidal ideation and attempts...
  8. pmc Treating depression to remission in older adults: a controlled evaluation of combined escitalopram with interpersonal psychotherapy versus escitalopram with depression care management
    Charles F Reynolds
    Department of Psychiatry, Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Clinical Trials Management Unit, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1134-41. 2010
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  9. pmc Which symptoms predict recurrence of depression in women treated with maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy?
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:1060-6. 2008
    ..We therefore examined the impact of persistent symptoms, including mood, insomnia, and anxiety symptoms, on time to recurrence in women receiving maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-M) for recurrent depression...
  10. pmc Social emotion recognition, social functioning, and attempted suicide in late-life depression
    Katalin Szanto
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:257-65. 2012
    ..We compared performance on the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test and measures of social networks, social support, social problem solving, and chronic interpersonal difficulties in these three groups...
  11. pmc Sex differences in correlates of suicide attempt lethality in late life
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:905-13. 2008
    ..To understand this sex difference, the authors assessed correlates of suicide attempt lethality in older men and women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maintenance treatment for old-age depression preserves health-related quality of life: a randomized, controlled trial of paroxetine and interpersonal psychotherapy
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1325-32. 2007
    ..To determine whether maintenance antidepressant pharmacotherapy and interpersonal psychotherapy sustain gains in health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) achieved during short-term treatment in older patients with depression...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of comorbid anxiety on treatment response and relapse risk in late-life depression: controlled study
    Carmen Andreescu
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Room E 823, Pittsburgh, PA15213, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:344-9. 2007
    ..Comorbid anxiety is common in depressive disorders in both middle and late life, and it affects response to antidepressant treatment...
  14. pmc Reward/Punishment reversal learning in older suicide attempters
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:699-707. 2010
    ..The authors further hypothesized that this impairment could be dissociated from executive abilities, such as forward planning...
  15. pmc Alone? Perceived social support and chronic interpersonal difficulties in suicidal elders
    Katrin E Harrison
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:445-54. 2010
    ..Thus, we investigated the role of chronic interpersonal difficulties and perceived social support in depressed elders with and without suicidal thoughts and attempts...
  16. pmc Coping with health stresses and remission from late-life depression in primary care: a two-year prospective study
    Meredith L Wallace
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:178-86. 2012
    ..Conversely, disengagement strategies involve the withdrawal of these resources from obsolete or unattainable health goals, combined with goal restructuring...
  17. pmc When the solution is part of the problem: problem solving in elderly suicide attempters
    Lawrence M Gibbs
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1396-404. 2009
    ..Thus, those with perceived deficits in problem-solving ability may be predisposed to suicidal behavior. To test this hypothesis, we investigated whether elderly suicide attempters perceived their problem solving as deficient...
  18. pmc Serotonin transporter triallelic genotype and response to citalopram and risperidone in dementia with behavioral symptoms
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late Life Mood Disorders, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 25:37-45. 2010
    ..Our findings of intolerance of a second-generation antipsychotics and persistence of psychosis in patients with low-expression alleles needs to be replicated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Speed of improvement in sleep disturbance and anxiety compared with core mood symptoms during acute treatment of depression in old age
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:550-4. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relative speed of improvement in sleep disturbance and anxiety symptoms compared with core mood symptoms in acute treatment of late-life major depression...