Anthony Tobia

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Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes (MELAS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated with polygenetic, maternally inherited, mitochondrial DNA mutations. MELAS has multisystem presentation including neurological, muscular, endocrine, auditory, visual, cardiac, psychiatric, renal, gastrointestinal and(More)
OBJECTIVES Co-occurring social anxiety in patients with schizophrenia is common and often severe. Pharmacologic agents with serotonin receptor 1A agonist properties such as aripiprazole are believed to be effective anxiolytic drugs. This open-label study tested the hypothesis that a switchover to aripiprazole would reduce the severity of social anxiety in(More)
Levetiracetam (LEV) is a novel antiepileptic drug (AED) approved for the adjunctive treatment of generalized and partial seizures. LEV has no clinically significant drug interactions and has limited adverse effects. The psychiatric adverse effects of LEV include de novo psychosis, affective disorder, and aggression. LEV-induced suicidal behavior has been(More)
Copyright: ©2016 Tobia A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Mini Review The plight of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tortured protagonist, Werther,(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this article is to introduce Psy-feld, an innovative didactic used to review mental disorders through discussion of the interpersonal relationships of the fictional characters created in Larry David's situational comedy, Seinfeld. To introduce this novel didactic, several peripheral Seinfeld characters were selected, who(More)