Meghan Dougherty

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BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of once-daily OROS methylphenidate (MPH) in the treatment of adults with DSM-IV attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS We conducted a randomized, 6-week, placebo-controlled, parallel-design study of OROS MPH in 141 adult subjects with DSM-IV ADHD, using(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate short-term safety and efficacy of atypical antipsychotics in a single-site, prospective, open-label, 8-week study of risperidone and olanzapine monotherapy in preschoolers with bipolar disorder (BPD). METHODS Risperidone was initiated at an open-label dose of .25 mg/day, increased weekly according to response and tolerability to a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness and tolerability of ziprasidone for treating pediatric mania. METHODS This was an eight-week, open-label, prospective study of ziprasidone monotherapy (57.3 +/- 33.9 mg/day) in 21 bipolar youth [manic, mixed, or bipolar not otherwise specified (NOS); 6-17 years old]. Assessments included the Young Mania Rating Scale(More)
BACKGROUND Galantamine hydrogen bromide (HBr) is a competitive and reversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase. Because of its cholinergic nicotinic mechanism of action, galantamine HBr was hypothesized to have therapeutic activity in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD We conducted a 12-week, double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to investigate phosphatidylinositol and glutamatergic metabolism in the anterior cingulate cortex of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) alone, children with ADHD plus bipolar disorder, and children with no axis I diagnosis. METHOD Proton spectra were acquired from a 4.8-ml voxel(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) glutamate/glutamine (Glx) to creatine ratio (Glx/Cr) in two groups of children with Bipolar Disorder (BPD): those exhibiting manic symptoms requiring treatment and those being stably treated with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone. Atypical antipsychotics have(More)
BACKGROUND It is now estimated that attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) afflicts at least 4% of adults in the United States and is associated with high levels of morbidity and functional impairment. One key area of dysfunction associated with ADHD is impaired motor vehicle operation. Our goal was to examine the association between ADHD and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to obtain the best estimate of intrapartum-related perinatal mortality (IPPM) rates for booked home births. DESIGN A population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING England and Wales. SUBJECTS All births in England and Wales, including home births (intended or unintended) occurring between 1994 and 2003. (More)