Michael J Mancino

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Methamphetamine has become a major public health issue globally, particularly in the United States. Despite this, no effective pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine abuse has been developed to date. This 6-week, open-label pilot clinical trial examined the safety and tolerability of modafinil up to 400 mg/d in 8 methamphetamine-dependent individuals. Subjects(More)
Delay discounting rates are predictive of drug use status, the likelihood of becoming abstinent, and a variety of health behaviors. Rates of delay discounting may also be related to other relevant behaviors associated with addiction, such as the frequency at which individuals redeem contingency management voucher earnings. This study examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine dependence has become a significant problem, but methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms have not been well studied. METHODS This prospective observational pilot study was designed to examine withdrawal symptoms, mood, anxiety, cognitive function, and subjective measures of sleep over a 4-week period in six patients entering(More)
Since Cullen coined the term "neurosis" in the 18th century, medical investigators have searched the neural substrates of conditions we now classify as anxiety disorders. Harper and Roth in 1962 hypothesized that the temporal lobes might represent one such substrate for phobic-anxious patients with depersonalization-derealization (DD); the association(More)
This pilot study examined the efficacy of the N-type calcium channel blocker gabapentin to improve outcomes during a brief detoxification protocol with buprenorphine. Treatment-seeking opioid-dependent individuals were enrolled in a 5-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examining the effects of gabapentin during a 10-day outpatient detoxification(More)
Pooled self-report and physiological data from 32 male and 15 female methadone or levo-alpha-acetyl methadol (LAAM) maintained volunteers were retrospectively analyzed for individual differences in response to naloxone (0.15 mg/70 kg, IM) and placebo at 20 and 40 min post-injection. Males and females were each divided by the median splitmethadone(More)
BACKGROUND Cocaine dependence is a major public health problem with no available robustly effective pharmacotherapy. This study's aim was to determine if treatment with sertraline (SERT) or SERT plus gabapentin (GBP) improved treatment retention, depressive symptoms, and/or cocaine use. METHODS Depressed cocaine-dependent patients (N = 99) were enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the benefit of adding an Internet-delivered behavior therapy to a buprenorphine medication program and voucher-based motivational incentives. METHOD A block-randomized, unblinded, parallel, 12-week treatment trial was conducted with 170 opioid-dependent adult patients (mean age = 34.3 years; 54.1% male; 95.3% White). Participants(More)
This randomized clinical trial retrospectively examined the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and contingency management (CM) on cocaine use in opioid and cocaine dependent individuals maintained on high or low-dose LAAM randomly assigned to CM or a yoked-control condition. Cocaine-positive urines decreased more rapidly over time in those(More)
The results of Doppler sonography and the echotomographic evaluation of extracranial arteries performed on 139 asymptomatic patients aged above 60 are presented. Atheromatous lesions were found in 54 (38.85%) of the subjects, though most had no hemodynamic effects. Statistical analysis showed an increase in both number and gravity of lesions with advancing(More)
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