E S Garza-Treviño

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Twenty acutely manic patients were studied in a double-blind randomized trial comparing verapamil with lithium. The Petterson Mania Scale, the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) were administered before treatment and weekly during 4 weeks of treatment to evaluate response to verapamil and lithium. Both treatment(More)
Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic minority group in the United States, numbering approximately 20.7 million. This population has distinct cultural and linguistic characteristics with which psychiatrists should be familiar, and psychiatric residents should be taught how to appropriately diagnose and treat Hispanic patients. This article describes a(More)
OBJECTIVE The author's aim was to review literature in the neurosciences and psychiatric clinical research reports about biological factors in aggression and the pathophysiological mechanisms that accompany aggression in neuropsychiatric syndromes. METHOD Studies were located through computer searches of relevant experimental reports and review articles(More)
The development of imaging technologies for investigating the living human brain has expanded knowledge about schizophrenia and is providing clues about biological factors associated with the disorder. Drawing on these and other developments in the last two decades, the authors review selected structural, functional, neurochemical, immunological, and(More)
The combination of haloperidol, 5 mg, and lorazepam, 4 mg, was both effective and safe for managing agitated behavior in an open trial with acutely psychotic patients. The combination also appeared to be superior to its individual components when studied in a randomized, nonblind trial. The principle of the combined use of antipsychotics and(More)
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