We report on the occurrence of galactorrhea associated with a prolactin elevation within weeks of treatment with risperidone. One of our patients was switched to a typical antipsychotic, with an improvement in the galactorrhea. The other patient was continued on risperidone due to a robust response, while her galactorrhea was partially treated with… (More)
A retrospective review of the psychiatric records of nine patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was conducted to determine the efficacy of cyproheptadine in relieving nightmares. The treatment dose was 4 to 12 mg at bedtime. The response varied from complete remission to a decrease in the intensity and frequency of nightmares.
A 19-year-old male with Apert's syndrome developed psychotic symptoms that responded to haloperidol. He was also found to have partial agenesis of the corpus callosum and enlarged lateral ventricles on a head CT scan. The implications of these findings in the context of psychotic symptoms are discussed. There are no previous reports of psychosis in patients… (More)
OBJECTIVE To increase understanding of the needs of elderly patients with serious mental illness, the study analyzed and compared use of hospital-based services by geriatric patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. METHODS The sample consisted of 23 patients with bipolar disorder and 49 patients with schizophrenia age 65 or older admitted to the… (More)