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)
A recent World Resources Institute (WRI) report concluded that pesticides are a likely cause of immune suppression for millions of people throughout the world. The gravity of this conclusion motivated us to review the scientific evidence cited in the report. The predominant human evidence came from cross-sectional studies conducted in the former Soviet(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)