Armed conflict is associated with significant long-term psychiatric morbidity. Interventions to reduce the incidence of psychiatric disorder following psychological trauma may be classified into three categories. Primary prevention includes the selection, preparation and training of individuals likely to be exposed to potentially traumatizing events.… (More)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a recently introduced diagnosis. The disorder is quite common, yet often unrecognised, and leads to significant morbidity or mortality. Effective treatment often entails use of psychotropic medication. Only recently has this become apparent, and awareness of the role of drug therapy in PTSD remains limited. A number… (More)
Antibodies to tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine beta-hydroxylase and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase were used in an immunocytochemical examination of catecholamines in the cochlea. In cryostat sections, tyrosine hydroxylase and dopamine beta-hydroxylase-like immunoreactivities fibers were seen in the modiolus that did not extend to the organ of Corti.… (More)
Many medicines available over the counter from pharmacies are known to have abuse potential, including diphenhydramine (DPH), an antihistamine with antimuscarinic properties used for the treatment of insomnia. We present a brief review of the literature describing DPH abuse, and report the case of GF, a 56 year old woman who was admitted to an inpatient… (More)
A case who schizophrenia developed patient male of a 65-year-old is reported depersonalization-derealization syndrome following treatment with quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic. The literature is reviewed for possible biological mechanisms that may account for this phenomenon.
Executive Summary Introduction The health and economic effects of cigarette smoking are well documented and include excessive rates of chronic diseases, substantial health care costs, reduced productivity, and premature death. The purpose of this report is to describe the health and economic burden associated with cigarette smoking in Wisconsin. Methods… (More)