David Feinberg

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OBJECTIVE To compare paroxetine with placebo and imipramine with placebo for the treatment of adolescent depression. METHOD After a 7- to 14-day screening period, 275 adolescents with major depression began 8 weeks of double-blind paroxetine (20-40 mg), imipramine (gradual upward titration to 200-300 mg), or placebo. The two primary outcome measures were(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous research has demonstrated that peer rejection is a significant part of the clinical presentation of many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Outcome studies of treatment interventions have typically failed to show generalization of treatment gains to the home and classroom. This has been especially true for(More)
Four groups were composed of children referred for friendship problems (age range: 6 to 12 years old). One group was diagnosed with both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD), one group with ADHD only, one group with ODD only and one group with neither disorder. Parents and teachers were given questionnaires(More)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder of childhood. Recent research indicates that ADHD most often persists into adolescence and adulthood, and is associated with impairments in academic, social and occupational functioning. The ADHD diagnosis is based on history and clinical examination. There are no(More)
The self-esteem of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been shown to be low. The effects of stimulant medication upon their self-esteem have not been systematically studied. The present study employed a reliable self-report instrument to measure the self-esteem of children with ADHD medicated with stimulants vs. those who were(More)
A case study of psychiatric intervention for t*.-. sisters whose brother is dying of leukemia is presented. The therapeutic technique attempted to deal with the threatened loss by a forthright approach to the reality situation, encouraging uimmunizing" discussions, allowance for catharsis without severe regression, emphasis on reality orientation, and(More)
The predominant electrophysiologic feature of vasculitic mononeuropathy multiplex is axonal loss. Electrophysiologic findings interpreted as conduction block have, however, also been reported to occur in neuropathy secondary to necrotizing vasculitis. We report 3 patients with mononeuropathy multiplex and biopsy proven vasculitis in whom eight nerves met(More)
The detection of respiratory muscle weakness in ALS is necessary to plan initiation of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and begin discussion of advanced directives. The authors measured the erect seated and supine forced vital capacity (FVC) in 38 patients with ALS and 15 controls. The supine FVC is significantly lower and the erect--supine FVC(More)
Alternatives to fee-for-service (FFS) payment are becomingmore widespread. The idea is to provide aligned financial support for reforms in health care that improve quality and efficiency. For example,many health care organizations have found that analyzing current treatment patternsandredesigningcarepathwayscanenablemore patients tobemoreengaged(More)