Ellen H Sholevar

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This paper reports on a clinical observation of 15 hospitalized youths ages 6-13 years diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia and acutely treated with olanzapine. Initial sedation was the most common side effect observed. Youngsters who had not had a previous trial on any psychotropic did better than those that had failed a previous medication trial.(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed the available published data on intentional or unintentional secondgeneration antipsychotic overdoses in children and adolescents. The prescribing of secondgeneration antipsychotics has continued to increase over the past decade for children, adolescents, and adults. The authors reviewed the existing literature to determine the(More)
Untreated trichophagia secondary to trichotillomania is a potentially life-threatening condition. Taking a thorough family and social history, most notably with the aid of a genogram or family tree, can aid in including this disorder in the differential diagnosis. This case presentation describes a unique occurrence of untreated trichotillomania in a female(More)
Trichophagia secondary to trichotillomania can be a potentially life-threatening condition if left untreated. This report documents the unique case of a 16-year-old girl whose untreated trichotillomania led to a trichobezoar requiring surgical intervention and follow-up psychiatric treatment. Challenges in the identification and treatment of the disorder(More)
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