David F. Briones

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The occurrence of intrusive auditory perceptions has rarely been addressed in the study of posttraumatic stress disorder. This study examined the background of 59 individuals with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Subjects with and without auditory hallucinations were compared on demographic military and symptom variables. The occurrence of(More)
Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating psychiatric condition affecting slightly more than 1% of the population worldwide and it is a multifactorial disorder with a high degree of heritability (80%) based on family and twin studies. Increasing lines of evidence suggest intermediate phenotypes/endophenotypes are more associated with causes of the disease(More)
The effects of minority status versus ethnic culture on Mexican-Americans' underutilization of mental health services were reassessed through development and testing of an analytic path model that proposes a sequence of factors, including Mexican-American ethnicity, socioeconomic status, degree of social and institutional support, and depression, which(More)
The Neuregulin 3 (NRG3) gene at 10q22–q24 has been implicated in multiple psychiatric traits such as cognitive impairment. We therefore hypothesized that NRG3 gene polymorphisms may play a role in Alzheimer disease (AD). This present study explored the association of NRG3 with the age at onset (AAO) of AD and the risk of developing AD. Secondary data(More)
A 15-year-old Hispanic female was started on risperidone for new-onset psychosis. The patient responded well to the gradual dose increase but developed rapid weight gain secondary to polydipsia and polyphagia. She also began complaining of nipple discharge and griping abdominal pain on the left lower quadrant by the third week of treatment. Her prolactin(More)
This study follows a group of 174 young people with new onset of schizotypal symptoms and examines factors which may lead to conversion to psychosis. These prodromal subjects were screened for symptoms and later given the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-III-R at one year, two years and ten years post onset. We also included the Paranoia Scale of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assert the importance of the use of the healthcare matrix formulation for competency assessment in psychiatry residency training. METHODS We present a case from our inpatient psychiatric facility and format it in the form of the healthcare matrix, which was developed at Vanderbilt University incorporating the Institute of Medicine 'aims' and(More)
OBJECTIVE This article describes the development of a method for assessing resident competence in the five forms of psychotherapy specified in the program requirements for residency training in psychiatry. METHOD Concomitant with the rise of evidence-based medicine. There has been a movement toward evidence-based training from the Accreditation Council(More)