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Steven Balt, MD

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Research fellow, Addiction Pharmacology Research Laboratory,
California Pacific Medical Center

Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

In what ways, if any, are cognitive problem a distinct feature of schizophrenia? And how can we use this information to guide treatment?

Serotonin Transporter Genotype: Involved In Depression After All?

Demonstrating the value of genetic testing in psychiatry is a tricky proposition. The latest case in point is the debate over whether determining variations in the gene coding for the serotonin transporter pump (5-HTTLPR) is useful for predicting future risk for depression.

Treating Anxiety in Alcoholics [Subscribers Only]

Alcoholism and anxiety go hand in hand. The extent of this comorbidity is clear from the numbers: as many as 45% of patients with alcohol disorders meet diagnostic criteria for a co-occurring anxiety disorder.