Jeanette M. Jerrell

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OBJECTIVE To identify the association between medical or psychiatric comorbidities, clinical characteristics, or course of illness/recovery in pediatric bipolar disorder (BD). METHOD Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering all medical services and medication prescriptions between January 1996 and December 2005 were used to analyze the(More)
We aimed to review and synthesize results reporting on the maintenance efficacy of Aripiprazole in adults with bipolar I disorder. Aripiprazole is FDA approved for the acute and maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder. Aripiprazole's efficacy during the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder is supported by extension of acute phase studies and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rate and trajectory of change in psychiatric polypharmacy during the past decade in children and adolescents treated for major depressive disorder. METHOD Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering outpatient and inpatient medical services and medication prescriptions from January 1996 through December 2005 were(More)
Since 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and others have called for routine monitoring of cardiometabolic risk factors for patients of all ages prescribed second-generation antipsychotic medications. This survey of major public and private mental health treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the odds of developing adverse events associated with antipsychotic treatment among children and adolescents. METHOD A retrospective cohort design evaluating medical and pharmacy claims from one state Medicaid program was used to compare incidence rates for six categories of adverse events of antipsychotic use in 4140 children and(More)
The positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) pentagonal (PM) and Van der Gaag (VDG) 5-factor models were compared on a range of change-over-time statistical indicators. PANSS data from a randomized, controlled trial for 108 adults diagnosed with schizophrenia were re-analyzed to calculate five factor scores for each model. Random effects regression was(More)
A retrospective cohort design using medical and pharmacy claims from one state's Medicaid program compared incidence rates for neurological adverse events associated with antipsychotic use in 4140 youths prescribed antipsychotic medications and an untreated sample of 4500 youths, January 1998 to December 2005. The treated cohort evinced a higher prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive dysfunction and depression severity are key mediators of workplace adjustment in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). Herein, we sought to determine the extent to which measures of depression severity and cognitive dysfunction were associated with perceived global disability, workplace performance and quality of life. METHOD A(More)
Using symptom factors derived from two models of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) as covariates, change over time in consumer psychosocial functioning, medication adherence/compliance, and treatment satisfaction outcomes are compared based on a randomized, controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications for 108(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the association between early treatment with psychotropic medications and the development of medical comorbidities in pediatric patients who develop bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering all medical services and medication prescriptions between January 1996 and(More)