Jochen Mutschler

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AIMS To compare the long-term effectiveness of acamprosate (ACP) and disulfiram (DSF) in the treatment of alcohol dependence and their effectiveness in regard to patient characteristics, within a naturalistic outpatient treatment setting. METHOD Retrospective data from 2002 to 2007 were analysed on 353 alcohol-dependent subjects in outpatient treatment,(More)
Substance use disorders are common, but only a small minority of patients receive adequate treatment. Although psychosocial therapies are effective, relapse is common. This review focusses on novel pharmacological and other treatments for patients with alcohol, opioid, or cocaine use disorders who do not respond to conventional treatments. Disulfiram,(More)
Pregabalin is a novel GABA-analogue approved for the treatment of partial onset seizures, neuropathic pain, and general anxiety disorder. Pregabalin has been classified as a Schedule V drug with a low risk of inflicting abuse or addiction. However, some publications have indicated that pregabalin may have a potential for abuse among patients with past or(More)
INTRODUCTION Although alcohol-dependent smokers represent an important group for applying smoking interventions, a sufficient pharmacotherapy has not been established in this high-risk group so far. METHODS In order to examine the effect of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor rivastigmine on tobacco dependence, we performed a 12-week, randomized,(More)
CIRCULATING GHRELIN LEVELS ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH CRAVING AND WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS IN ACUTE NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL Jochen Mutschler, Nicole Graf, Katharina S. Spanaus, Wulf Rössler, Klaus Hergan, Christoph A. Binkert & Andreas Gutzeit Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland Department of(More)
CONTEXT Overlapping neurobiological pathways between obesity and addiction disorders are currently in discussion. Whereas the hypothalamic regulation of energy homeostasis by endocrine feedback signals has been widely investigated, its interplay with mesolimbic reward-associated pathways represents a rich field of future research. OBJECTIVE To assess(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the dissemination of second generation antipsychotics for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, outcomes remain suboptimal, largely due to poor treatment and drug adherence. The primary aim of the current study was to assess the tolerability, validity and feasibility of the pocket-sized electronic diary Medicus®. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Our(More)
OBJECTIVE The neuropeptide-Y (NP-Y) gene is a strong candidate gene in the pathophysiology of obesity-linked behavior, and several single-nucleotide polymorphisms of NP-Y have already been linked to body weight and appetite. However, the results from current studies remain inconclusive. The aim of the present study was to test whether a certain functional(More)