psychopharmacology

Implementation of a Psychopharmacology Clinic in a County Clinic System

CommUnity Care Clinics of Austin/Travis County offer non-profit health services to medically underserved patients. CommUnity Care health services include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, and dental services. The CommUnity Care Clinics utilize clinical pharmacists in diabetes and anticoagulation management services.

The behavioral health service component of the clinic included social workers and psychiatrists. A clinical pharmacist trained in psychopharmacology was introduced to help meet the increase demand of psychiatric consult visits. The role of the pharmacist in the psychopharmacology clinic was designed similarly to the diabetes and anticoagulation services.

Probabilistic classification and gambling in patients with schizophrenia receiving medication: comparison of risperidone, olanzapine, clozapine and typical antipsychotics.

Wasserman JI, Barry RJ, Bradford L, Delva NJ, Beninger RJ. Probabilistic classification and gambling in patients with schizophrenia receiving medication: comparison of risperidone, olanzapine, clozapine and typical antipsychotics. Psychopharmacology. 2012;222(1):173-83. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2634-4. PubMed PMID: 22237855.

Striatal and extrastriatal dopamine D₂ receptor occupancy by the partial agonist antipsychotic drug aripiprazole in the human brain: a positron emission tomography study with [¹¹C]raclopride and [¹¹C]FLB457.

Takahata K, Ito H, Takano H, Arakawa R, Fujiwara H, Kimura Y, et al. Striatal and extrastriatal dopamine D₂ receptor occupancy by the partial agonist antipsychotic drug aripiprazole in the human brain: a positron emission tomography study with [¹¹C]raclopride and [¹¹C]FLB457. Psychopharmacology. 2012;222(1):165-72. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2633-5. PubMed PMID: 22237854.

Gender-dependent consequences of chronic olanzapine in the rat: effects on body weight, inflammatory, metabolic and microbiota parameters.

Davey KJ, O'Mahony SM, Schellekens H, O'Sullivan O, Bienenstock J, Cotter PD, et al. Gender-dependent consequences of chronic olanzapine in the rat: effects on body weight, inflammatory, metabolic and microbiota parameters. Psychopharmacology. 2012;221(1):155-69. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2555-2. PubMed PMID: 22234378.

A randomized, placebo-controlled laboratory study of the effects of D-cycloserine on craving in cocaine-dependent individuals.

Price KL, Baker NL, McRae-Clark AL, Saladin ME, Desantis SM, Santa Ana EJ, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled laboratory study of the effects of D-cycloserine on craving in cocaine-dependent individuals. Psychopharmacology. 2013;226(4):739-46. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2592-x. PubMed PMID: 22234379.

The effects of exercise on cigarette cravings and brain activation in response to smoking-related images.

Janse Van Rensburg K, Taylor A, Benattayallah A, Hodgson T. The effects of exercise on cigarette cravings and brain activation in response to smoking-related images. Psychopharmacology. 2012;221(4):659-66. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2610-z. PubMed PMID: 22234380.

Influence of risperidone on balance control in young healthy individuals.

Corbeil P, Rodrigue J, Simoneau M, Cohen H, Pourcher E. Influence of risperidone on balance control in young healthy individuals. Psychopharmacology. 2012;222(1):59-69. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2623-7. PubMed PMID: 22234381.

Obituary for Bart Hoebel

Leibowitz S. Obituary for Bart Hoebel. Psychopharmacology. 2012;220(4):645 - 646. doi:10.1007/s00213-011-2614-8.

The role of 5-HT1A receptors in phencyclidine (PCP)-induced novel object recognition (NOR) deficit in rats.

Horiguchi M, Meltzer HY. The role of 5-HT1A receptors in phencyclidine (PCP)-induced novel object recognition (NOR) deficit in rats. Psychopharmacology. 2012;221(2):205-15. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2561-4. PubMed PMID: 22227609.

Sex differences in stimulus expectancy and pharmacologic effects of a moderate dose of alcohol on smoking lapse risk in a laboratory analogue study.

Kahler CW, Metrik J, Spillane NS, Leventhal AM, McKee SA, Tidey JW, et al. Sex differences in stimulus expectancy and pharmacologic effects of a moderate dose of alcohol on smoking lapse risk in a laboratory analogue study. Psychopharmacology. 2012;222(1):71-80. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2624-6. PubMed PMID: 22227611.