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  1. March/April Psychiatry Drug Alerts Update

    From Psyciatry Drug Alerts Periodicity we will be updating our blog with information about Psychiatric drugs we feel will be useful to our current and future patients. These updates are not medical advice and as always you should make sure to contact your health care professional with any concerns about your symptoms and current medications. From the July 2012 Issue Olanzapine for PTSD. In a small manufacturer-sponsored study olanzapine (Zyprexa) monotherapy was superior to placebo in patients with non-combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. -Up to 40% of all patients with PTSD do not respond to SSRIs and SNRIs, the recommended first-line treatments. Adjunctive Low-Dose Dextromethorphan in Schizophrenia Risperidone (Risperdal) with adjunctive dextromethorphan was more effective than risperdone alone in a group of patients with schizophrenia. This and other observations from the study are consistent with the hypothesis that inflammation is the underlying mechanism of schizophrenia. -Increasing evidence suggest abnormal peripheral and CNS cytokine levels, indicative of inflammatory activation, contribute to the neuronal damage and degeneration observed in patients with schizophrenia. Metformin for Antipsychotic Side Effects in Women Treatment with metformin reversed antipsychotic-induced amenorrhea and weight gain in a placebo-controlled trial of women with first-episode schizophrenia. Lurasidone: Acute Efficacy Lurasidone received FDA approval in 2010 for treatment of schizophrenia. Although similar to other second-generation antipsychotics, it has a somewhat different receptor profile and appears to cause fewer metabolic and OT effects as well as less weight gain. The approved starting dosage is 4mg/day, and the maximum recommended dosage at approval was 80mg/day. Oxytocin: Potential Schizophrenia Treatment The neurohormone oxytocin, synthesized in the hypothalamus,acts both centrally and peripherally, as both a neurotransmitter and as a homorne. Oxytocin receptors are located in a number of brain areas relevant to schizophrenia. The oxytocin sytem interacts with other hormonal systems important in schizophrenia: estrogen, serotonin, dopamine and glutamate. Several studies have demonstrated variations in central or peripheral levels of oxytocin or it’s carrier protein in patients with schizophrenia. ..preclinical and clinical evidence strongly supports the potential for oxytocin to ameliorate social cognitive deficits of schizophrenia, which are poorly address in other treatments.
  2. Dr. James Winston Voted TOP PSYCHIATRIST in Milwaukee Magazine

    Every four years, Milwaukee Magazine, one of our city’s most popular publications, has doctors and nurses in the area complete a survey to identify Milwaukee’s TOP DOCTORS! So, when you are looking for a doctor or specialist in the Milwaukee area and want to know who has the top notch reputation of not only of patients but other doctors and nurses  – Milwaukee Magazines TOP DOCTORS issue is the place to start!  Dr. Winston said, “there is no greater honor than to be recognized by yours peers for doing good work…” Milwaukee Magazine publishes their TOP DOCTORS issue only every four years.  For the past 12-years, Dr. James Winston, MD the founder of American Behavioral Clinics has appeared in every issue! Dr. James Winston, MD has been practicing for over 30-years and is board certified in psychiatry & neurology. Dr. Winston is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Medical School.
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    James Winston, MD

    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Winston, to merely congratulate him or schedule an appointment with any of the providers at American Behavioral Clinic’s five locations, please call us at: 414-877-1071.
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