Judith Bernstein
Boston University
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#1John H. Mattox (Strong Memorial Hospital)H-Index: 2
#2Judith Bernstein (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 28
Data from a variety of studies attempting to delineate a causative role for prolactin, or dopamine depletion with resultant hyperprolactinemia, in depression have suggested a possible role for an amine depletion model, but the evidence is contradictory. One single model does not explain prolactin levels after antidepressant therapy, blunted prolactin response to dynamic challenge, normal baseline prolactin values and the antidepressant effects of bromocriptine.Depression and other psychological ...
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#1Patricia P. Mahlstedt (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 5
#2Susan MacduffH-Index: 1
Last. Judith Bernstein (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 28
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In vitro fertilization is nearly always a treatment of a last resort. This fact, along with the treatment's multiplicity of procedures and intensity, place unique emotional demands on patients. The goal of this research was to describe both the acknowledged emotional state of patients at the time they began the in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) process and the emotional experience of the actual procedures themselves. The findings can be used to develop strategies for providing ...
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#1John H. Mattox (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 5
#2Buckman Mt (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 3
Last. Robert KellnerH-Index: 46
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: Nine women with prolactinomas studied over 20 weeks were depressed as determined by three separate self-rating scales. The depression improved with bromocriptine or pergolide. Acute depression recurred and prolactins increased after discontinuation of the medication.
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#1John H. Mattox (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 5
#2Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
Last. Buckman MtH-Index: 3
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Ten patients with clinical, laboratory and radiographic evidence compatible with the diagnosis of prolactinoma were treated with two dopamine agonists. One group (N = 6) took bromocriptine and the other group (N = 4) used pergolide, a longer-acting agent. Both medications were found to reduce prolactin levels significantly from baseline, but an oscillatory pattern with significant fluctuation was seen in the mean prolactin levels in the patients taking bromocriptine. Three patients did not achie...
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#1Judith Bernstein (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 28
#2Nicki Potts (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 1
Last. John H. MattoxH-Index: 2
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An Infertility Questionnaire (IFQ) was developed to measure the specific effects of infertility on three major areas: self-esteem, blame/guilt, and sexuality. The Infertility Questionnaire, possibly in combination with a standard instrument to measure psychological distress, appears to offer a simple method of assessing the emotional impairment that accompanies infertility.
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#1Judith Bernstein (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 28
#2John H. Mattox (UNM: University of New Mexico)H-Index: 5
Infertility is a significant problem affecting one in every six couples in the United States. More recently and more appropriately, the emotional care of the couple has begun to receive greater attention. The nurse can play a key role in the care of infertile individuals by being knowledgeable about current tests, being aware of the emotional stresses surrounding the couple, and assisting with the necessary educational and counseling encounters which must take place.
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