Affiliation: University of Connecticut Health Center
- Clinical uses of naltrexone: a review of the evidenceVania Modesto-Lowe
Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030 2103, USA
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 10:213-27. 2002..Thus far, no definitive role has been found for naltrexone in the treatment of other psychiatric disorders. Further research needs to be done in self-injurious behavior, gambling, cocaine, and nicotine dependence...
- Nefazodone treatment of comorbid alcohol dependence and major depressionCarlos A Hernandez-Avila
Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:433-40. 2004..This study examined the effects of nefazodone, a norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake blocker and 5-hydroxytryptamine-2 receptor antagonist, on mood and anxiety symptoms and drinking behavior in a sample of depressed alcoholics...
- Alcohol dependence and suicidal behavior: from research to clinical challengesVania Modesto-Lowe
Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:241-8. 2006..Future studies may clarify the relative efficacy of various psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches to treating these patients...
- Addiction and chronic pain: diagnostic and treatment dilemmasVania Modesto-Lowe
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut Valley Hospital, P O Box 351, Silver Street Middletown, CT 06457, USA
Conn Med 71:139-44. 2007..In both subgroups of patients, failure to alleviate chronic pain contributes to poor clinical and functional outcomes. This review discusses common evaluation and diagnostic dilemmas in treating this challenging population...
- Effects of rapid tryptophan depletion on mood and urge to drink in patients with co-morbid major depression and alcohol dependenceAmira Pierucci-Lagha
Department of Psychiatry, Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 171:340-8. 2004..Rapid tryptophan depletion (RTD) has been used to study central serotonin function and may therefore be useful in understanding co-morbid alcohol dependence (AD) and major depressive disorder (MDD)...
- ADHD: does parenting style matter?Vania Modesto-Lowe
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:865-72. 2008..The presence of parental psychopathology is common and influences the parent's response to the child's ADHD symptoms. Optimizing parent-child interaction and parental psychiatric status may improve outcomes for both parent and child...
- The opioidergic-alcohol link : implications for treatmentVania Modesto-Lowe
Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut 06457, USA
CNS Drugs 19:693-707. 2005..Efforts to identify subgroups of alcohol-dependent patients responsive to naltrexone, as well as psychosocial and pharmacological augmentation strategies, may further improve the clinical usefulness of the drug...
- Recognition and treatment of alcohol use disorders in US jailsVania Modesto-Lowe
Psychiatr Serv 54:1413-4. 2003
- Pain management in patients with substance abuse: treatment challenges for pain and addiction specialistsVania Modesto-Lowe
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
Am J Addict 16:424-5. 2007
- [Ludomania: cross-cultural examinations of gambling and its treatment]Jeremiah Weinstock
Health Center, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 06030 3944, USA
Rev Bras Psiquiatr 30:S3-S10. 2008..Therefore, direct screening for gambling problems is recommended. Increasing education about the disorder, from both the provider and societal perspective, is necessary to reduce the personal and societal consequences of this disorder...
- Intervening early to reduce developmentally harmful substance use among youth populationsVania Modesto-Lowe
Med J Aust 188:494-5. 2008
- Divided doses for methadone maintenanceVania Modesto-Lowe
Am J Psychiatry 165:1358; author reply 1358-9. 2008