J H Froemming

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Bromocriptine, an ergot alkaloid derivative that possesses both dopamine agonist and antagonist activity, has been studied in a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. The literature consists primarily of case reports and small trials limited by methodological shortcomings. The authors critically review these reports, focusing on efficacy, mechanistic(More)
Approximately one percent of patients receiving antipsychotic medications develop seizure activity. In addition, approximately seven percent of epileptic patients develop chronic psychosis requiring antipsychotic treatment. A history of antipsychotic-induced seizures in patients exhibiting florid psychosis should not preclude the use of antipsychotic(More)
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter affecting motor function, and the dopamine system is the focus of abnormality in dyskinetic diseases. An important side effect of many psychotropic drugs possessing dopamine activity is the production of movement disorders; this potential problem needs to be examined carefully with any new central nervous system drug, such as(More)
The effect of carbamazepine on the plasma concentration of imipramine and its metabolite desipramine was examined retrospectively in 36 sex- and age-matched children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. One-half of the children received imipramine and the other half received combined carbamazepine and imipramine for 1-6 months. The imipramine(More)
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