Charles U Nnadi

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OBJECTIVE Patients with bipolar disorder suffer from significant cognitive impairment that contributes directly to functional disability, yet few studies have targeted these symptoms for treatment, and the optimal study design remains unclear. We evaluated the effects of the dopamine D₂/D₃ receptor agonist pramipexole on cognition in bipolar disorder. (More)
The first- and second-generation antipsychotic drugs have become mainstay drug treatment for schizophrenia. However, patients who receive antipsychotic drugs differ with respect to treatment response and drug-induced adverse events. The biological predictors of treatment response are being researched worldwide, with emphasis on molecular genetic predictors(More)
Individuals who use cocaine report a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms that are yet to be adequately targeted with treatment modalities. To address this problem requires an understanding of these symptoms and their neurobiological origins. Our paper reviewed the existing data on the neuropsychiatic implications of cocaine. We conducted a Medline search(More)
We used Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL90-R) to investigate psychiatric symptom severity in African-American drug-abusing individuals. Three hundred and seventeen African-American volunteers (52 control subjects; 265 drug users) were recruited, 19.2% of whom were HIV-positive. The impact of drug of choice or HIV status on mental distress was assessed.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Not all patients with mood disorder respond well to drug treatment. Emerging data suggest that genetic mechanisms could be involved. We searched the literature database and highlighted recent molecular genetic studies pertaining to drug response in mood disorders. RECENT FINDINGS Recent pharmacogenetic studies in mood disorders have(More)
This article provides a clear and succinct description of the components of inheritance, such as trait transmission, genetic variability, and gene interaction. Genetic sequences constitute the prime focus of pharmacogenetic studies. Variations in drug-metabolizing enzyme systems tend to be monogenic, whereas the pharmacologic effects of medications appear(More)
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