Robert L Suddath

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BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the combined effects of psychosocial treatment and pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder. This study used a randomized, controlled design to examine a 9-month, manual-based program of family-focused psychoeducational treatment (FFT). METHODS Bipolar patients (N = 101) were recruited shortly after an illness episode and(More)
OBJECTIVE To advance knowledge regarding strategies for treating selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)-resistant depression in adolescents, we conducted a randomized controlled trial evaluating alternative treatment strategies. In primary analyses, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with medication change was associated with higher rates of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the potential role of candidate genes in moderating treatment effects of methylphenidate (MPH) in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Eighty-two subjects with ADHD aged 6 to 17 years participated in a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-dose, crossover titration trial of immediate(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to identify predictors of self-harm adverse events in treatment-resistant, depressed adolescents during the first 12 weeks of treatment. METHOD Depressed adolescents (N=334) who had not responded to a previous trial with an SSRI antidepressant were randomized to a switch to either another SSRI or venlafaxine, with or without(More)
Medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) currently represent the ninth largest segment of the CNS market by sales, with 2.4 billion USD spent annually on this condition and 40% annual growth. Stimulant medications remain the most effective ADHD therapies and provide robust improvement in ADHD symptoms in both youth and adults. Current(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of open-label olanzapine on motor and vocal tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome (TS). Secondary aims included assessing the response of TS-associated disruptive behaviors to olanzapine exposure. METHOD Twelve children and adolescents (mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Many suicidal youths treated in emergency departments do not receive follow-up treatment as advocated by the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Two strategies for improving rates of follow-up treatment were compared. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial, suicidal youths at(More)
OBJECTIVE Reducing youth suicide and suicide attempts are national priorities. Suicidal youth emergency department (ED) patients are at high risk for repeat and fatal attempts, yet information is lacking to guide service delivery. In one of the largest clinical studies of youth ED patients presenting with suicidality, we examine ideators, single attempters,(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the long-term outcome of participants in the Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) study, a randomized trial of 334 adolescents (aged 12-18 years) with DSM-IV-defined major depressive disorder initially resistant to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment who were subsequently treated for 12(More)
CONTEXT Many youth with depression do not respond to initial treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and this is associated with higher costs. More effective treatment for these youth may be cost-effective. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness over 24 weeks of combined cognitive behavior therapy plus switch to a(More)