Vivek Kusumakar

Summary

Affiliation: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Antidepressants and antipsychotics in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder
    Vivek Kusumakar
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:23-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Risperidone in acute and continuation treatment of mania
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:227-35. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Glutamatergic changes with treatment in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a preliminary case series
    Normand Carrey
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 12:331-6. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Risperidone reduces aggression in boys with a disruptive behaviour disorder and below average intelligence quotient: analysis of two placebo-controlled randomized trials
    John C LeBlanc
    Department of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:275-83. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Bipolar depression: criteria for treatment selection, definition of refractoriness, and treatment options
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 5:85-97. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Menstrual abnormalities and polycystic ovary syndrome in women taking valproate for bipolar mood disorder
    Claire O'Donovan
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:322-30. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint MRI study of the pituitary gland in adolescent depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    Institute for Biodiagnostics Atlantic, National Research Council, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Psychiatr Res 38:231-6. 2004
  8. pmc Choline in pediatric depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    QE II Health Sciences Centre, Psychiatry, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mcgill J Med 9:24-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Examining school health center utilization as a function of mood disturbance and mental health difficulties
    Darcy A Santor
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 39:729-35. 2006
  10. pmc Hippocampal volume in early onset depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    Institute for Biodiagnostics Atlantic, National Research Council, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Med 2:2. 2004

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Antidepressants and antipsychotics in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder
    Vivek Kusumakar
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:23-8. 2002
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  2. ncbi request reprint Risperidone in acute and continuation treatment of mania
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 18:227-35. 2003
    ..Risperidone add-on does not induce depressive symptoms and, furthermore, risperidone may have efficacy in treating comorbid depressive symptoms in bipolar patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Glutamatergic changes with treatment in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a preliminary case series
    Normand Carrey
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 12:331-6. 2002
    ..These data suggest that in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy measurement has the potential to assess response to psychopharmacological treatment in children with ADHD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Risperidone reduces aggression in boys with a disruptive behaviour disorder and below average intelligence quotient: analysis of two placebo-controlled randomized trials
    John C LeBlanc
    Department of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:275-83. 2005
    ..6; mean endpoint AS 8.3; 21.7% reduction). Risperidone was efficacious in reducing symptoms of aggression in boys of below average IQ with disruptive behaviour disorders...
  5. ncbi request reprint Bipolar depression: criteria for treatment selection, definition of refractoriness, and treatment options
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 5:85-97. 2003
    ..This paper reviews controlled studies of bipolar depression, outlines criteria for choosing treatment, defines refractoriness in bipolar depression, and provides options for treatment of refractory bipolar depression...
  6. ncbi request reprint Menstrual abnormalities and polycystic ovary syndrome in women taking valproate for bipolar mood disorder
    Claire O'Donovan
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:322-30. 2002
    ..This pilot study investigated whether valproate treatment had the same associations in women with bipolar disorder...
  7. ncbi request reprint MRI study of the pituitary gland in adolescent depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    Institute for Biodiagnostics Atlantic, National Research Council, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Psychiatr Res 38:231-6. 2004
    ..These findings provide new evidence of abnormalities of the pituitary in early onset MDD, possibly related to neuroendocrine dysfunction...
  8. pmc Choline in pediatric depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    QE II Health Sciences Centre, Psychiatry, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mcgill J Med 9:24-7. 2006
    ..Hence, we used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) to examine choline levels in the prefrontal cortex of youth with major depression...
  9. ncbi request reprint Examining school health center utilization as a function of mood disturbance and mental health difficulties
    Darcy A Santor
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 39:729-35. 2006
    ..We examined the presence and severity of mood disturbance and mental health difficulties as predictors of students' utilization of school health centers...
  10. pmc Hippocampal volume in early onset depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    Institute for Biodiagnostics Atlantic, National Research Council, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Med 2:2. 2004
    ..Although MDD is as common in adolescence as in adulthood, few studies have examined youth near illness onset in order to determine the possible influence of atypical development on the pathophysiology of this disorder...
  11. ncbi request reprint International consensus statement on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs): clinical implications and treatment practice suggestions
    Stan Kutcher
    Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Abbie J Lane Building Suite 9212, 5909 Veterans Memorial Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2E2, Canada
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 14:11-28. 2004
    ..Pharmacotherapy requires careful titration; full-day coverage is the suggested goal. Regular long-term follow-up is recommended...
  12. ncbi request reprint Third generation anticonvulsants in bipolar disorder: a review of efficacy and summary of clinical recommendations
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:275-83. 2002
    ..To review the literature on efficacy of third generation anticonvulsants for treatment of bipolar disorder and provide clinical recommendations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Proton spectroscopy in medication-free pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Frank P MacMaster
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Biol Psychiatry 53:184-7. 2003
    ..Hence, we used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) to examine metabolite levels in the prefrontal cortex of children with ADHD...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risperidone plus lithium versus risperidone plus valproate in acute and continuation treatment of mania
    Lakshmi N Yatham
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Janssen Ortho Inc, Toronto, Canada
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 19:103-9. 2004
    ..These data suggest that risperidone can be safely combined with either lithium or valproate, and that the efficacy is similar regardless of the mood stabilizer used...
  15. ncbi request reprint Growth and sexual maturation during long-term treatment with risperidone
    Fiona Dunbar
    Janssen Ortho Inc, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1L9 Canada
    Am J Psychiatry 161:918-20. 2004
    ..This study assessed the impact of risperidone on growth and sexual maturation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Open-label adjunctive topiramate in the treatment of unstable bipolar disorder
    Roger S McIntyre
    Mood Disorders Psychoparmacology Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 50:415-22. 2005
    ..To assess open-label adjunctive topiramate in the treatment of outpatients with unstable bipolar disorder (BD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Methodological issues and controversies in clinical trials with child and adolescent patients with bipolar disorder: report of a consensus conference
    Gabrielle A Carlson
    Department of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University Putnam Hall, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8790, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 13:13-27. 2003
    ..To achieve consensus among researchers, pharmaceutical industry representatives, federal regulatory agency staff, and family advocates on a template for clinical trials of acute mania/bipolar disorder in children and adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rash in multicenter trials of lamotrigine in mood disorders: clinical relevance and management
    Joseph R Calabrese
    Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:1012-9. 2002
    ..The objective of this report was to determine rash rates in clinical trials of lamotrigine in DSM-IV unipolar depression or bipolar disorder...
  19. doi request reprint Pituitary gland volume in adolescent and young adult bipolar and unipolar depression
    Frank P MacMaster
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Bipolar Disord 10:101-4. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined pituitary gland size in mood disorders, particularly in adolescents. We hypothesized increase in the pituitary gland size in early-onset mood disorders...
  20. doi request reprint Maintenance study for adolescent depression
    Amy Cheung
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 18:389-94. 2008
    ..This study examines the benefit of maintenance treatment with sertraline in adolescents aged 13-19 years with major depression using a multi-site randomized placebo controlled discontinuation design...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prolactin levels during long-term risperidone treatment in children and adolescents
    Robert L Findling
    University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1362-9. 2003
    ..This analysis was designed to investigate prolactin levels in children and adolescents on long-term risperidone treatment and explore any relationship with side effects hypothetically attributable to prolactin (SHAP)...