Elsa C. Daurignac

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OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence and treatment of typical and subsyndromal bipolar disorder (BD) in depressed primary care patients. METHODS Patients with a diagnosis of a mood disorder being treated with antidepressants in 2 academic family practice clinics underwent a structured diagnostic interview (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Inventory) for(More)
Altered attention to alcohol-related cues is implicated in the craving and relapse cycle characteristic of alcohol dependence (ALC). Prior cue reactivity studies typically invoke explicit attention to alcohol cues, so the neural response underlying incidental cue exposure remains unclear. Here, we embed infrequent, task-irrelevant alcohol and non-alcohol(More)
BACKGROUND Increased baseline ([Ca(2+)]B) and agonist-stimulated ([Ca(2+)]s) free intracellular calcium ion concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i) are well-replicated findings in bipolar disorder, but whether this finding is specific to that condition and if so, whether it is a marker of the mood disorder or a feature seen in other disorders such as psychosis has(More)
Studying the effect on functioning of the emergency department of disasters with a potential impact on staff members themselves usually involves table top and simulated patient exercises. Computerized virtual reality simulations have the potential to configure a variety of scenarios to determine likely staff responses and how to address them without(More)
Hyperactive intracellular calcium ion (Ca) signaling in peripheral cells has been a reliable finding in bipolar disorder. Some established mood stabilizing medications, such as lithium and carbamazepine, have been found to normalize elevated intracellular Ca concentrations ([Ca]i) in platelets and lymphocytes from bipolar disorder patients, and some(More)
One of the primary limitations of many psychiatric medications is weight gain, the mechanism of which remains to be fully elucidated. We conducted a 2-week double-blind placebo-controlled study on weight gain with olanzapine, which is frequently but unpredictably associated with this side effect, to address the possible mechanisms of weight gain independent(More)
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