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  1. Use of alcoholic beverages in VA medical centers.

    Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1:30 (2006) PMID 17052353 PMCID PMC1624810

    We surveyed the Pharmacy managers at 112 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) to ascertain the availability of alcohol on the VAMC formularies, and presence or lack of a policy on the use of alcoholic beverages in their VA Medical Center. Of the pharmacy directors contacted, 81 responded. 8 did...
  2. Inert medication ingredients causing nonadherence due to religious beliefs.

    Annals of Pharmacotherapy 38(4):621 (2004) PMID 14766995

    We describe 4 cases in which religious concerns about prescribed medications' inert components led to discontinuation of these medications. These inert components are gelatin and stearic acid, which might be derived from pork or beef products. In these 4 cases, patients of Muslim, Orthodox Christian...
  3. When taking medications is a sin.

    Psychiatric Services 53(2):213 (2002) PMID 11821555

  4. Addiction training scale: pilot study of a self-report evaluation tool for psychiatry residents.

    Academic Psychiatry 28(3):204 (2004) PMID 15507555

    We present the Addiction Training Scale (ATS) that we developed to help trainers identify deficits in residents' substance abuse training. We developed the ATS and conducted a pilot study with the psychiatry residents at the Creighton University Department of Psychiatry, to test the validity of the...
  5. Diagnosis and treatment of alcohol dependence in older alcoholics.

    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 19(4):743 (2003) PMID 15024810

    Treatment of alcohol dependence among older alcoholic patients should be multidimensional to address as many potential relapse factors as possible. As the literature suggests, alcohol-related disorders often are under diagnosed and under treated. More efforts are needed to identify and improve diagn...
  6. Long-term adjunctive quetiapine may reduce substance use--a preliminary retrospective study.

    South Dakota journal of medicine 60(11):437, 439 (2007) PMID 18196687

    We reported that adjunctive treatment with quetiapine reduced symptoms of anxiety and cravings for alcohol and drugs when used in patients with anxiety disorders or with anxiety due to alcohol/drug dependence/abuse. In this study, we followed up with these patients one year later to assess their cur...
  7. New ACGME work-hour guidelines and their impact on current residency training practices.

    Academic Psychiatry 29(3):279 (2005) PMID 16141124

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has introduced new work-hour guidelines for residents in ACGME accredited programs that were implemented in July 2003. The new ACGME policies impact several practices in various psychiatry residency programs across the U.S., even though ps...
  8. Internet gaming addiction.

    Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 49(12):869 (2004) PMID 15679222

  9. Countering countertransference, II: beyond evaluation to cross-examination.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry a... 32(2):148 (2004) PMID 15281415

    Countertransference is a clinical term introduced by Freud in 1909. For years, despite mounting criticism, forensic psychiatrists borrowed this clinical concept to explain their emotional experiences and responses to examinees' emotions and behavior. The authors describe the impact of examinee and n...
  10. Countering countertransference: a forensic trainee's dilemma.

    Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry a... 30(1):65 (2002) PMID 11931370

    Forensic psychiatry involves an adaptation to a role that is very different from the psychiatrist's previous clinical experiences. To render an unbiased forensic opinion, psychiatrists have to rise above their countertransference feelings. This takes years of practice and experience. The following i...