Richard M Steinbook

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Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug with reduced risk of unwanted neurological effects in comparison with other drugs. In this multicenter study, 151 hospitalized schizophrenic patients were randomly assigned to treatment under double-blind conditions to assess the antipsychotic efficacy and safety of clozapine versus chlorpromazine. All patients(More)
A total of 66 outpatients meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III) criteria for generalized anxiety disorder began treatment in a randomized double-blind study that compared the efficacy and safety of buspirone and diazepam. Thirty-nine outpatients completed the 4-week trial. Both drugs were administered in a 1:1 dosage ratio; the daily(More)
The efficacy and safety of estazolam, an investigational triazolobenzodiazepine, and flurazepam were compared in 65 insomniac outpatients. Patients completed sleep questionnaires each morning. Global evaluations demonstrated that both treatments were significantly superior to placebo. However, estazolam was preferred over flurazepam in a global rating that(More)
The authors describe a six-month training module in public psychiatry developed in 1991 at the University of Miami Medical School. The module is centered on weekly intensive site visits to a range of community and advocacy programs, including the state hospital, services targeted to different groups at various community mental health centers, substance(More)
Goal-attainment scaling, a method for evaluating treatment programs, has been reported to benefit therapeutic encounters. In order to evaluate its effect on staff therapeutic behavior, raters were trained to rate the appropriateness of inpatient behavior and the staffs' responses to it. General distribution of the goal-attainment scale on a psychiatric(More)