Drew H. Barzman

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OBJECTIVE To determine the comparative efficacy of quetiapine and divalproex for the treatment of adolescent mania. METHOD Fifty adolescents (ages 12-18 years) with bipolar I disorder, manic or mixed episode, were randomized to quetiapine (400-600 mg/day) or divalproex (serum level 80-120 microg/mL) for 28 days for this double-blind study, which was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine body mass indexes (BMI) and lipid profiles of children and adolescents hospitalized for a psychiatric illness and exposed to an atypical antipsychotic. METHOD Medical records of children and adolescents (ages of 5-18 years) with an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization between July 1, 2004, and June 30,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of quetiapine and divalproex for the treatment of impulsivity and reactive aggression in adolescents with co-occurring bipolar disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. METHOD Patients were included in this post hoc analysis if they scored > or = 14 on the Positive and Negative(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective chart review was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole for the treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorders. METHODS The medical charts of all children and adolescents with a DSM-IV diagnosis of bipolar disorder, type I, type II, not otherwise specified (NOS), or(More)
The mechanisms underlying aggression in adolescents with bipolar disorder have been poorly understood. The present study has investigated the associations among TNF gene expressions, functional brain activations under the frustrative non-reward task, and aggression in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Baseline gene expressions and aggressive tendencies(More)
High-throughput technologies, ranging from microarrays to NexGen sequencing of RNA and genomic DNA, have opened new avenues for exploration of the pathobiology of human disease. Comparisons of the architecture of the genome, identification of mutated or modified sequences, and pre-and post- transcriptional regulation of gene expression as disease specific(More)
OBJECTIVE Our primary objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of intramuscular ziprasidone for impulsivity and agitation in psychiatrically hospitalized children and adolescents. Our secondary objective was to examine demographic and clinical factors associated with treatment response. METHOD We conducted a retrospective chart review(More)
An evidence-based practice project was completed to develop best practice recommendations for the treatment of aggression in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ovid Medline, PsychInfo, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched with limits set for English(More)