• Publications
  • Influence
Electroconvulsive therapy.
  • L. Koran
  • Psychology
    Psychiatric services
  • 1996
Estimated prevalence of compulsive buying behavior in the United States.
TLDR
The emotional and functional toll of compulsive buying and the frequency of comorbid psychiatric disorders suggests that studies of treatments and social interventions are warranted.
The Prevalence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in the United States Adult Population
TLDR
BDD prevalence decreased after 44 years of age, and a larger proportion of BDD respondents were never married, which could inform treatment by documenting rates of seeking treatment from various sources, suicide attempt rates, and the prevalence of comorbid conditions.
Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
TLDR
The guideline remains substantially correct and current in its recommendations, and some recommendations are now supported by stronger evidence, and more data is available regarding rates of response to some interventions.
Potential Markers for Problematic Internet Use: A Telephone Survey of 2,513 Adults
TLDR
Potential markers of problematic Internet use seem present in a sizeable proportion of adults, and future studies should delineate whether problematic internet use constitutes a pathological behavior that meets criteria for an independent disorder, or represents a symptom of other psychopathologies.
Treatment non-response in OCD: methodological issues and operational definitions.
TLDR
The aims of this paper are to clarify some of the obstacles in defining stages of response and levels of non-response and, through a comprehensive analysis, to propose a systematic nosology for this rather common condition.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in pregnancy, the puerperium, and the premenstruum.
TLDR
The premenstrual and postpartum exacerbation of OCD symptoms in some women suggests that the course of this disorder may, in some cases, be influenced by changes in gonadal hormones.
Quality of life for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
TLDR
The more severe the obsessive-compulsive disorder, the lower were the patients' social functioning scores, even after depression ratings were controlled for; scores on instrumental role performance did not correlate with severity of obsessive- compulsive disorder.
Psychiatric complications of treatment with corticosteroids: Review with case report
TLDR
The cumulative data indicate that psychiatric complications of corticosteroid treatment are not rare and range from clinically significant anxiety and insomnia, to severe mood and psychotic disorders, delirium and dementia.
A placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing sertraline and imipramine for the treatment of dysthymia.
TLDR
Pharmacotherapy provides considerable relief from the symptoms of dysthymia in patients suffering from this chronic affective disorder, with both sertraline and imipramine being more effective than placebo.
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