E S Garza-Treviño

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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)
The Othello syndrome, or delusional jealousy, often raises significant forensic issues, particularly dangerousness. Dangerous patients suffering from the Othello delusion may present with hostility ranging from verbal threats to homicidal acts. We present three cases of individuals suffering from Othello syndrome associated with significant hostility and(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)
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)
The hallmark of the delusional misidentification syndromes is the presence of a misidentification delusion of the self or others. Delusional misidentification may present with an increased risk for dangerous behaviors. Individuals suffering from delusional misidentification syndromes may express hostility in ways ranging from serious verbal threats to(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)
Manic depressive illness is a poorly understood condition whose causes are primary (possibly hereditary) as well as secondary. It is difficult to diagnose and treat and at the present time, lithium and anticonvulsants remain the preferred medications for the acute phase of mania. However, concomitant use of benzodiazepines or neuroleptics may be helpful to(More)