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CONTEXT Cholinesterase inhibitors are the primary treatment for the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD). Cholinergic dysfunction is also associated with neuropsychiatric and functional deficits, but results from randomized controlled trials of cholinesterase inhibitors are conflicting. OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to(More)
Burgeoning estimates of the prevalence of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raise the possibility of a widespread risk factor. We seek to assess whether artificial food colorings (AFCs) contribute to the behavioral symptomatology of hyperactive syndromes. We searched ten electronic databases for double-blind placebo-controlled trials(More)
Background. A steady rise in the prevalence of depression among college students has negatively affected student quality of life. This study investigates the feasibility and acceptability of a Web-based model, including Skype, to screen and provide psychiatric consultation to depressed college students. Methods. Students completed the 9-item Patient Health(More)
  • Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, Patrick N. Hagan, +8 authors Albert Yeung
  • 2013
Significant disparities exist in both access to and quality of mental health care for Latino Americans with depression compared to Caucasians, resulting in a greater burden of disability in this underserved population. Our aim is to evaluate participant acceptability of a Culturally Focused Psychiatric (CFP) consultation program for depressed Latino(More)
Novel interventions have been developed to bridge disparities in accessing mental health care for minority populations. However, challenges arise when trying to implement and study novel interventions in real-world community settings. Our objective is to describe the challenges implementing the Culturally Focused Psychiatric (CFP) Consultation Program for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the validity of using electronic medical records (EMR) database in a large health organization for identifying patients with clinical depression. METHOD The Massachusetts General Hospital EMR system was used to generate a sample of primary care patients seen in the primary care clinic in 2007. Using this sample, the validity of(More)
This study investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of providing telepsychiatry services to Chinese immigrants in a nursing home. The psychiatrist interviewed patients face-to-face for the initial consultation, and encouraged them to participate in this study to receive telepsychiatry-based follow-up visits. The feasibility and outcomes of(More)
Many depressed Chinese immigrants are unfamiliar with Western psychiatric terminology and have high levels of stigma toward psychiatric illnesses, making it difficult to engage them into psychiatric treatment. We have designed the Engagement Interview Protocol (EIP), a semi-standardized protocol that incorporates cultural components to a standard(More)
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent illness in minority populations. Minority patients with MDD are often unrecognized and untreated. This review examines promising interventions to address MDD in primary care settings, where minority groups are more likely to seek care. Since 2010, eleven interventions have been developed to address(More)
BACKGROUND Ethnic minorities with depression are more likely to seek mental health care through primary care providers (PCPs) than mental health specialists. However, both provider and patient-specific challenges exist. PCP-specific challenges include unfamiliarity with depressive symptom profiles in diverse patient populations, limited time to address(More)