Deepti Anbarasan

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OBJECTIVE Given recent reports about the off-label use of modafinil as an adjuvant for the treatment of antipsychotic-associated sedation in schizophrenia patients and the recent interest in its putative cognitive-enhancing effects in this population, we present a systematic review of available data on trials of modafinil as an adjuvant in the treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors surveyed Psychiatry Residency Training Directors' (RTDs') attitudes about the role and feasibility of international rotations during residency training. METHOD A 21-question survey was electronically distributed that explored RTDs' beliefs about the value, use, and availability of international clinical and research experiences(More)
We discuss the case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with thought impoverishment, disorganized behavior, and echolalia. The patient's condition progressed to treatment-refractory catatonia. She was started on oral Coenzyme Q10 after magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed findings consistent with drug-induced leukoencephalopathy (DIL). Following(More)
Not enough research efforts on depression have been carried out up to now in Latin America. The knowledge that has resulted from research activities in the United States or Europe offers limited generalizability to other regions of the world, including Latin America. In the Andean highlands of Ecuador, we found very high rates of moderate and severe(More)
Not enough research has been carried out on depression up to now in Latin America. The knowledge that has resulted from research activities in the USA or Europe offers limited generalizability to other regions of the world, including Latin America. In the Andean highlands of Ecuador, we found very high rates of moderate and severe depressive symptoms, a(More)
We discuss the case of a patient with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), developed after treatment with Natalizumab for 42 months for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Imaging was consistent with widespread PML with features that portended a high risk of development of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS). After(More)
We discuss the case of a patient with a known history of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who presented with the isolated complaint of altered visual perception in the absence of abnormalities on ophthalmological examination. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first documented case of both facial metamorphopsia and palinopsia(More)
OBJECTIVES Not all patients referred for evaluation of multiple sclerosis (MS) meet criteria required for MS or related entities. Identification of markers to exclude demyelinating disease may help detect patients whose presenting symptoms are inconsistent with MS. In this study, we evaluate whether patients who present a self-prepared list of symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of literature regarding the effect of antipsychotics on absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of patients with benign neutropenia (BN). We evaluated the change in ANC after atypical antipsychotic prescription (excluding clozapine) in a retrospective cohort of 22 patients with BN. METHODS/PROCEDURES Records of all patients with BN(More)