Alvaro Camacho

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Proposal for a bipolar-stimulant spectrum: temperament, diagnostic validation and therapeutic outcomes with mood stabilizers
    Alvaro Camacho
    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603R, USA
    J Affect Disord 85:217-30. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Psychometric Properties of the DASS-21 Among Latina/o College Students by the US-Mexico Border
    Alvaro Camacho
    Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, 2417 Marshall Ave Ste 4, Imperial, San Diego, CA, 92251, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 18:1017-23. 2016
  3. pmc Improvement in Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latinos Receiving a Culturally Tailored IMPACT and Problem-Solving Intervention in a Community Health Center
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family, Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 51:385-92. 2015
  4. pmc Anxious-depression among Hispanic/Latinos from different backgrounds: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)
    Alvaro Camacho
    Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 50:1669-77. 2015
  5. pmc Association of subsyndromal and depressive symptoms with inflammatory markers among different ethnic groups: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 164:165-70. 2014
  6. pmc Is anxious-depression an inflammatory state?
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, United States Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, United States Electronic address
    Med Hypotheses 81:577-81. 2013
  7. pmc Crisis visits and psychiatric hospitalizations among patients attending a community clinic in rural Southern California
    Alvaro Camacho
    Imperial County Behavioral Health, El Centro, CA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 48:133-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of GHB compounds by HIV-positive individuals
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, 1106, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Am J Addict 13:120-7. 2004
  9. pmc A factor analysis of different temperament domains in a border region in rural Southern California
    Alvaro Camacho
    Sun Valley Behavioral and Research Center, Imperial, CA, USA
    J Affect Disord 126:46-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and use of alternative products in psychiatric patients
    Bernardo Ng
    Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center, 300 S Imperial Ave, Suite 9, El Centro, CA 92243, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:408-13. 2006

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Proposal for a bipolar-stimulant spectrum: temperament, diagnostic validation and therapeutic outcomes with mood stabilizers
    Alvaro Camacho
    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603R, USA
    J Affect Disord 85:217-30. 2005
    ..Accordingly, if bipolarity is ever considered in this interface, it usually pertains to syndromal bipolar I disorder...
  2. doi request reprint Psychometric Properties of the DASS-21 Among Latina/o College Students by the US-Mexico Border
    Alvaro Camacho
    Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, 2417 Marshall Ave Ste 4, Imperial, San Diego, CA, 92251, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 18:1017-23. 2016
    ..41; p = 0.07]. The DASS-21 showed a one dimensional construct of anxious/stress-depression symptomatology in a Latina/o rural undergraduate sample, raising awareness to the need to screen and monitor this constellation of symptoms. ..
  3. pmc Improvement in Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latinos Receiving a Culturally Tailored IMPACT and Problem-Solving Intervention in a Community Health Center
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family, Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 51:385-92. 2015
    ..Results suggest that a culturally-tailored problem solving approach can significantly reduce depressive symptoms among Hispanic/Latino low-income patients...
  4. pmc Anxious-depression among Hispanic/Latinos from different backgrounds: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)
    Alvaro Camacho
    Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 50:1669-77. 2015
    ..Anxious-depression is a constellation of symptoms, frequently encountered among patients in primary care centers. There is a need to study how anxious-depression presents among Hispanic/Latinos of different backgrounds...
  5. pmc Association of subsyndromal and depressive symptoms with inflammatory markers among different ethnic groups: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 164:165-70. 2014
    ..Therefore, we studied the association of subsyndromal and depressive symptoms with inflammatory markers in a large multi-ethnic cohort...
  6. pmc Is anxious-depression an inflammatory state?
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, United States Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, United States Electronic address
    Med Hypotheses 81:577-81. 2013
    ..This hypothesis might help to investigate how different levels of inflammatory biomarkers could be correlated with symptoms of anxious-depression. ..
  7. pmc Crisis visits and psychiatric hospitalizations among patients attending a community clinic in rural Southern California
    Alvaro Camacho
    Imperial County Behavioral Health, El Centro, CA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 48:133-7. 2012
    ..These data elucidate the need for longitudinal studies to understand the interactions between psychosocial stressors, ethnicity and social support as determinants of psychiatric hospitalizations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of GHB compounds by HIV-positive individuals
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 8677 Villa La Jolla Drive, 1106, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Am J Addict 13:120-7. 2004
    ..More controlled studies are needed to evaluate long-term effects of dietary compounds containing GHB, especially among HIV-positive individuals who are actively receiving antiretroviral treatment...
  9. pmc A factor analysis of different temperament domains in a border region in rural Southern California
    Alvaro Camacho
    Sun Valley Behavioral and Research Center, Imperial, CA, USA
    J Affect Disord 126:46-8. 2010
    ..Understanding of these temperaments can help understanding psychiatric status and therapeutic needs of a patient population. As the Latino population grows providers need to become more familiar with their psychiatric status...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and use of alternative products in psychiatric patients
    Bernardo Ng
    Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center, 300 S Imperial Ave, Suite 9, El Centro, CA 92243, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:408-13. 2006
    ..These results may increase awareness among healthcare providers regarding the usage frequency of such complementary/alternative medications products and the different usage patterns across ethnic groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint A case series on the hypothesized connection between dementia and bipolar spectrum disorders: bipolar type VI?
    Bernardo Ng
    International Mood Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Affect Disord 107:307-15. 2008
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  12. pmc Anxiety disorders and rapid cycling: data from a cohort of 8129 youths with bipolar disorder
    Ruby Castilla-Puentes
    Temple University, Fort Washington, PA Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK Sun Valley Behavioral and Research Center, Imperial, CA Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia and University of California, San Diego, CA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:1060-5. 2013
    ..The BD youths with AD were more likely to have major depressive disorders and other comorbid ADs, to be given more psychotropics, and to be hospitalized for depression and medical conditions more often than were those without AD. ..
  13. pmc Telepsychiatry for Neurocognitive Testing in Older Rural Latino Adults
    Ipsit V Vahia
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research in Aging, University of California, San Diego, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:666-70. 2015
    ..This study demonstrates feasibility and utility of neurocognitive testing in Spanish using TP among older rural Latinos...
  14. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate for alpha-interferon induced depression
    Alvaro Camacho
    Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center and Imperial County Behavioral Health Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 20:687-9. 2006
    ..This report provides further clinical evidence that the neurovegetative symptoms of depression might respond better to a norepinephrine uptake inhibitor or psycho-stimulants...
  15. ncbi request reprint Use of GHB compounds among college students
    Alvaro Camacho
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 0804, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 31:601-7. 2005
    ..GHB compounds are commonly used among college students. Given the different reasons for use according to gender and sexual orientation, prevention programs need to sculpt their message according to the target audience...
  16. pmc Antidepressant Use and Subclinical Measures of Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Alvaro Camacho
    From the Departments of Psychiatry, and Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, CA Departments of Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 36:340-6. 2016
    ..Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications used in primary care. The cardiovascular safety profile of antidepressant medications, in terms of subclinical atherosclerosis, is underexamined...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of herbal medications among 200 psychiatric outpatients: prevalence, patterns of use, and potential dangers
    Scott C Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:24-6. 2003
    ..These data are consistent with reports from other patient populations. It is important for psychiatrists to ask all patients about their use of herbs and provide education about potentially dangerous drug-herb interactions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Depression treatment in rural California: preliminary survey of nonpsychiatric physicians
    Bernardo Ng
    Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center, El Centro, CA, USA
    J Rural Health 18:556-62. 2002
    ..The results of this study support the need for enhanced postgraduate training in the treatment of depression for nonpsychiatric physicians, and greater exposure of psychiatric residents to rural psychiatry...
  19. doi request reprint Psychosocial Factors in the Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Cardiometabolic Risk: the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study
    Jessica L McCurley
    San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Ann Behav Med . 2017
    ..Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher risk for MetSyn in Hispanics/Latinos, and psychosocial factors may play a role in this relationship...
  20. ncbi request reprint The internet for medical information about cancer: help or hindrance?
    Scott C Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Psychosomatics 44:100-3. 2003
    ..The authors tested a strategy for screening Internet sites to identify those that provide scientifically accurate information regarding complementary/alternative medicine treatments commonly used by cancer patients...
  21. doi request reprint Delivering CBT to Rural Latino Children with Anxiety Disorders: A Qualitative Study
    Denise A Chavira
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 1563, USA
    Community Ment Health J 53:53-61. 2017
    ..Such findings are important for data-driven treatment development efforts...
  22. pmc To what factors do rural-dwelling hispanics attribute depressive symptoms?
    Ipsit V Vahia
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA Sun Valley Behavioral and Research Center, Imperial, CA 92251, USA Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Depress Res Treat 2013:781986. 2013
    ..Among Hispanics, depression severity was additionally associated with problems related to job or finances. Our findings point to a consequential role for clinical inquiry into attributed causes of depressive symptoms...
  23. pmc Use of risperidone long-acting injectable in a rural border community clinic in southern california
    Alvaro Camacho
    Drs Camacho and Ng are with the Imperial County Behavioral Health, El Centro, California, the Sun Valley Research Center, Imperial, California, and the Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Diego
    Psychiatry (Edgmont) 5:43-9. 2008
    ..Additionally, it adds to the burden cost of providing mental health services in underserved rural areas. Long-term injectable antipsychotics are considered a valuable tool to counteract medication nonadherence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Modafinil for social phobia and amphetamine dependence
    Alvaro Camacho
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1947-8. 2002