Katherine A. Rittenbach

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An automated headspace gas chromatography method was developed for the determination of formate (formic acid) in postmortem specimens, based on the in situ sulfuric acid-methanol methylation of formic acid to methyl formate. Diisopropyl ether was used as an internal standard. The method was applied to over 150 postmortem cases where methanol was detected.(More)
UNLABELLED We describe initial pilot findings from a novel school-based approach to reduce youth depression and suicidality, the Empowering a Multimodal Pathway Towards Healthy Youth (EMPATHY) program. Here we present the findings from the pilot cohort of 3,244 youth aged 11-18 (Grades 6-12). They were screened for depression, suicidality, anxiety, use of(More)
Here, we report on findings from a 15-month follow-up of a school-based program called Empowering a Multimodal Pathway Toward Healthy Youth (EMPATHY). This was primarily intended to reduce suicidal thinking in pre-teens, adolescents, and youth students aged 11-18 in middle schools (Grades 6-8) and high SCHOOLS (Grades 9-12). It also aimed to reduce(More)
OBJECTIVE Bibliometrics play an increasingly critical role in the assessment of faculty for promotion and merit increases. Bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of publications, aimed at evaluating their impact. The objective of this study is to describe h-index and citation benchmarks in academic psychiatry. METHODS Faculty lists were acquired from(More)
Copyright: © 2016 Silverstone PH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract There is a pressing need for effective interventions to treat mental(More)
The metabolism of (-)-deprenyl (N-methyl,N-propargylamphetamine) and N-methyl,N-propargylphenyl-ethylamine (MPPE), monoamine oxidase inhibitors with neuroprotective properties, was studied using human liver microsomes and cDNA-expressed cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. The metabolic pathways of MPPE parallel those of (-)-deprenyl, but some marked differences(More)
There is uncertainty regarding possible benefits of screening for depression in family practice, as well as the most effective treatment approach when depression is identified. Here, we examined whether screening patients for depression in primary care, and then treating them with different modalities, was better than treatment-as-usual (TAU) alone.(More)
Research activity is especially critical in the field of psychiatry as it is evolving rapidly thanks to advances in neuroscience. We administered a 34-item survey regarding research experiences targeted at psychiatry residents and postgraduate residency program directors in Canada. One hundred and nineteen participants answered the survey (16 program(More)
1. We used an in vitro screening procedure and studies with individual human liver microsomes and cDNA-expressed CYP enzymes to investigate the metabolism of the putative neuroprotective drug N-methyl,N-propargyl-2-phenylethylamine (MPPE) to N-methylphenylethylamine (N-methylPEA) and N-propargylphenylethylamine (N-propargylPEA). 2. An electron-capture gas(More)
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