Jocelyn Levitan

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Alterations in central dopamine function have been identified in depression and in alcohol withdrawal. Attempts to determine the magnitude and direction of the central dopamine alteration in alcohol withdrawal have produced conflicting results. In this study serum prolactin (PRL) was used as an indicator of central dopamine activity since dopamine is the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how the prenatal diagnosis of a sex chromosome anomaly is first communicated to parents. DESIGN Health professionals were interviewed by telephone and the conversation was taped; parents were sent questionnaires at 1 month after diagnosis and those who responded were sent another at 6 months. PARTICIPANTS 29 health professionals(More)
This paper focuses on the importance of data collected not only from controlled clinical trials, but also from naturalistic treatment experience. In particular we examine the use of divalproex sodium either as monotherapy or as part of combined therapy on an in-patient ward for adolescents aged 13-18 years. All admissions in which divalproex sodium use was(More)
The Symptoms of Trauma Scale (SOTS) is a 12-item, interview-based, clinician-rated measure that assesses the severity of a range of trauma-related symptoms. This pilot study evaluated its use and psychometric properties in an outpatient setting that provides treatment to survivors of chronic interpersonal trauma. Thirty participants completed self-report(More)
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