Thomas B Strouse

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BACKGROUND Postpartum psychotic disorders are rare and poorly understood phenomena occurring after approximately 1 in 2000 births. Increasing attention has been given to the concept of postpartum psychosis as an affective spectrum disorder. We sought to characterize the responses to sleep deprivation of three women with postpartum psychotic and mood(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this project was to correlate neuropsychological test results with in vivo measures of regional cerebral biochemistry determined by 1H MRS in patients with subclinical and mild hepatic encephalopathy. METHODS Baseline 1H MRS scans and neuropsychological testing of patients occurred at entry into the study. The primary localized(More)
Neuropsychiatric problems are common among liver transplant recipients, and immunosuppressant neurotoxicity is an important etiologic factor in the posttransplant period. Four typical cases of immunosuppressant neurotoxicity are presented from the clinical experience of the University of California, Los Angeles-Dumont Liver Transplant program. All patients(More)
Cancer patients commonly experience depression and fatigue before, during, and after treatment. Symptoms can be debilitating, and the risks associated with unrecognized or inadequately treated depression are substantial. Inflammation may be important in the genesis of depression and fatigue in cancer patients; potential neurobiological mechanisms of(More)
Depression and anxiety disorders are common clinical problems in organ transplant recipients, but there is a paucity of clinical data to inform the selection of psychopharmacologic treatment. The authors retrospectively compared 13 depressed organ transplant recipients treated with fluoxetine with 13 nondepressed matched control recipients and 11 transplant(More)
Psychiatry residents' organizations have been poorly studied and variously portrayed as facilitative or regressive. A telephone survey of 19 residency programs of differing sizes in all major geographic regions revealed that 89% had some form of residents' organization. The groups are characterized by a wide range of structures, and they undertake a variety(More)
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