Melissa Malik

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BACKGROUND Most pharmacotherapy trials in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been conducted upon male combat veterans. Outcome studies relating to civilians are therefore needed. AIMS To demonstrate that fluoxetine is more effective than placebo in treating PTSD. METHOD Civilians with PTSD (n = 53) were treated for 12 weeks with fluoxetine (up(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are useful in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but have a number of side-effects which limit their acceptability. A newer serotonergic compound, nefazodone, has a different side-effect profile, thus making it a potentially promising compound to study. Seventeen private practice patients with PTSD(More)
This study investigated lifetime and current rates of axis I diagnoses and the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion in patients receiving complementary medical care in the United Kingdom and United States. Eighty-three patients were interviewed by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R, and 78 completed the Eysenck(More)
Characteristic response patterns are described for two antidepressant drugs and placebo in post-traumatic stress disorder. Early onset and steady improvement occurred on a global rating scale for both drugs and placebo in those who ultimately met responder criteria at the end of treatment. In certain cases, the magnitude of global response was greater for(More)
In this small pilot study, we evaluated quality of life for 16 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients by administering the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) at baseline and endpoint during a 12-week double-blind trial of fluoxetine and placebo. At baseline, our subjects reported greater impairment relative to subjects(More)
Two peer-led anxiety disorder support groups were surveyed to ascertain characteristics of individuals seeking the services of these groups. Both groups had received information and consultation from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. One hundred and eighty-four individuals were interviewed for diagnosis by structured clinical interview;(More)
Patients with social phobia who responded well to 6 months of open-label treatment with clonazepam were assigned to receive either continuation treatment (CT) with clonazepam for another 5 months, or to undergo discontinuation treatment (DT) using a clonazepam taper at the rate of 0.25 mg every 2 weeks, with double-blind placebo substitution. Clinical(More)
1. This study examines the relation between baseline clinical characteristics in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and response to treatment with a reversible monoamine oxidase A inhibitor (RIMA), brofaromine. 2. Data from two comparable, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of brofaromine in patients with PTSD were combined. Bivariate(More)
Many students who enroll in distance learning programs claimed that they feel very stressful when completing their assignments, poor performance and difficulties to cope with studies and work. This study compared the part-time distance learning students and the full-time students’ emotional intelligence, psychological well-being and life satisfaction. This(More)
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