Paul C Bermanzohn

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A distinct hypokinetic syndrome appears to exist across several different neuropsychiatric diagnoses, involving (1) slowed motor activity with difficulty initiating and sustaining behaviors, (2) anhedonia with depressed mood and reduced affective range, and (3) cognitive impairment. Specifically, three well-recognized states--parkinsonism, retarded(More)
Co-occurring or associated psychiatric syndromes (APS) such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder have largely been hidden from view by exclusion rules that prohibit their being diagnosed in the presence of schizophrenia. This article presents data from a clinical study of APS in chronic schizophrenia and reviews the(More)
As an expansion of work examining the usefulness of adjunctive imipramine added to fluphenazine decanoate and benztropine in the treatment of post-psychotic depression, a previously successful and informative protocol was extended to a larger and more heterogeneous cohort of clinic and day-treatment patients. Although the benefit of the adjunctive(More)
Fourteen schizophrenic or schizoaffective patients, who had had operationalized syndromes of post psychotic depression or negative symptoms unresponsive to adjunctive benztropine but responsive to adjunctive imipramine, completed a double-blind maintenance treatment trial of adjunctive imipramine vs. placebo. All patients were maintained on standing doses(More)
The authors used a randomized, placebo-controlled design to assess the therapeutic efficacy of adjunctive imipramine, added to fluphenazine decanoate and benztropine, among well-stabilized, negative-symptom schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder patients who additionally met operationalized criteria for postpsychotic depression. The outcome of the(More)
The hypothesis that the pathophysiology of negative symptoms in schizophrenia may involve relative hypoactivity of central dopaminergic neurotransmission prompts the exploration of dopamine agonist strategies in the treatment of this condition. Although the use of dopamine agonists in otherwise unmedicated schizophrenic patients often leads to the(More)