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Prompted by the recruitment problem facing psychiatry, the authors investigated the influence of factors before and during medical school on choice of psychiatry. A questionnaire was completed by 392 of the 1982 graduates from 114 United States medical schools who entered a psychiatric training program in 1982. College courses, work experience, and(More)
Medications with anticholinergic properties, when taken at therapeutic doses, are known to adversely affect memory functioning in young adults and the elderly. However, their impact at lower doses in geriatric persons has been less thoroughly studied. We investigated the impact of a single 2-mg dose of trihexyphenidyl on memory functioning in 20 healthy(More)
The authors describe a study of 224 involuntary patients admitted to, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in 1974, the first year of the implementation of Washington States Involuntary Treatment Act. The patients, 115 men and 109 women, had a total of 297 episodes of hospitalization, with an average length of stay of 12.7 days. Fifty-one per cent were(More)
Female orgasm inhibition associated with psychotropic agents was reported ten years after the first report of ejaculatory disturbance in the male resulting from psychotropic drugs. To date, the psychotropic agents that have been reported to inhibit female orgasm include antipsychotic agents (thioridazine and trifluoperazine), monoamine oxidase inhibitors(More)
As of 1989, the psychotropic drugs that have been reported to inhibit female orgasm include antipsychotic agents (thioridazine, trifluoperazine and fluphenazine), the combination drug perphenazine/amitriptyline, antidepressants (phenelzine, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine, amoxapine, clomipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline and desipramine) and anxiolytic(More)
This article reports a survey of attitudes and current practices regarding behavioral medicine in American and Canadian medical school departments of psychiatry. Participants were eighty-two chairpersons of departments of psychiatry. Five major areas were addressed concerning the existence, location, and composition of behavioral medicine faculty and their(More)