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Fifty outpatients with borderline and/or schizotypal personality disorder were randomly allocated to thiothixene (Navane) or placebo treatment that was continued for 12 weeks. The mean daily dosage of thiothixene hydrochloride in the final week of the study was 8.7 mg, a lower dosage than is used in outpatient schizophrenics. Significant drug-placebo(More)
Research on the biological basis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) has focused primarily on the serotonin model of impulsive aggression. However, there is evidence that dopamine (DA) dysfunction may also be associated with BPD. Pertinent research and review articles, identified by Medline searches of relevant topics, books, references from(More)
Recent research has demonstrated statistically significant differences between the ventricular-brain ratios (VBRs) of schizophrenic patients and control subjects. In this study the VBRs of teenage schizophrenic/schizophreniform patients (N = 15) and borderline patients (N = 8) were measured and compared with those of controls of similar ages (N = 18). The(More)
This article reviews all the prospective, double-blind controlled studies that have evaluated the prediction of response to imipramine hydrochloride and amitriptyline hydrochloride in depressed patients. Despite widely divergent methodologies, an attempt is made to extract clinically useful conclusions from these data. Critiques of each study and the(More)
Relatives of 22 schizotypal probands were evaluated for lifetime psychiatric diagnoses. Forty-four (N = 44) of the 97 available relatives were interviewed directly using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. The rates of psychiatric diagnoses were compared with those of sixty-six (N = 66) of 140 relatives of 30 depressed patients. Family history of mental(More)
The authors report on the relationship between the antianxiety effects of chronically administered chlordiazepoxide (CDX) and plasma levels of CDX and two of its metabolites, desmethylchlordiazepoxide (DMCDX) and demoxepam (DMX). Fifteen subjects with moderate to severe anxiety were studied in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design.(More)