Michael G Tramontana

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The concept of major depressive disorder in childhood and adolescence is reviewed and it is suggested that contemporary enthusiasm for this diagnosis may have outrun the evidence that it is a distinct categorical entity. To test the hypothesis that major depression is not a qualitatively distinct disorder in adolescence, but rather a continuously(More)
The goal of this study is to examine the association of depression with intelligence and education in patients with Parkinson's disease treated with bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation (STN-DBS). The literature has been contradictory concerning depression in Parkinson's disease patients. Some studies have shown less depression in Parkinson's disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Attention deficits are often among the most persistent and debilitating impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study examined the effects of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) in treating attention deficits due to moderate-to-severe TBI. It was the first study of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate with this(More)
Background and objectives: Attention deficits are often among the most persistent and debilitating impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study examined the effects of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse) in treating attention deficits due to moderate-to-severe TBI. It was the first study of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate with this(More)
OBJECTIVES Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective intervention in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), but its efficacy and safety in early PD are unknown. We are conducting a randomized pilot trial investigating DBS in early PD. This report describes one participant who received bilateral STN-DBS. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Academic achievement within a child psychiatric sample was examined as a function of six variables: IQ, socioeconomic status, age, sex, neuropsychological status, and the severity of behavioral disturbance. As expected, the results revealed a different pattern of predictors than what is generally the case of normal school-aged children. The results(More)
The behavioral manifestations of neuropsychological impairment were examined in a sample of hospitalized boys with psychiatric disorders. The presence of neuropsychological deficits was found to be associated with more extensive behavior problems regardless of factors such as IQ, socioeconomic status, and whether there was a documented history of brain(More)
The Discriminant Equation (DE) represents a recently developed system for screening neuropsychological abnormality in older children. The DE was subjected to cross-validation on a sample of 82 child and adolescent psychiatric patients referred for a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. An overall hit rate of 79.3% correct classification was found(More)