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David A Baron, DO
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
CSC-2200 2250 Alcazar Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 4000

Publications

Genetic addiction risk score (GARS) ™, a predictor of vulnerability to opioid dependence. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2018 Jan 01; 10:175-196. View in: PubMed

The Food and Drug Addiction Epidemic: Targeting Dopamine Homeostasis. Curr Pharm Des. 2017 Aug 22. View in: PubMed

Substance use disorder a bio-directional subset of reward deficiency syndrome. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2017 Jun 01; 22:1534-1548. View in: PubMed

Neurogenetics of acute and chronic opiate/opioid abstinence: treating symptoms and the cause. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2017 Mar 01; 22:1247-1288. View in: PubMed

An International Study of Emotional Response to Bilateral Vision Loss Using a Novel Graphical Online Assessment Tool. Psychosomatics. 2017 Jan - Feb; 58(1):38-45. View in: PubMed

Enhanced functional connectivity and volume between cognitive and reward centers of naïve rodent brain produced by pro-dopaminergic agent KB220Z. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0174774. View in: PubMed

Pro-Dopamine Regulator - (KB220) to Balance Brain Reward Circuitry in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). J Reward Defic Syndr Addict Sci. 2017; 3(1):3-13. View in: PubMed

Profound vision loss impairs psychological well-being in young and middle-aged individuals. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:417-427. View in: PubMed

Dopamine homeostasis: brain functional connectivity in reward deficiency syndrome. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2017 Jan 01; 22:669-691. View in: PubMed

Neuropsychiatric aspects of concussion. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 3(12):1166-1175. View in: PubMed

A One Health overview, facilitating advances in comparative medicine and translational research. Clin Transl Med. 2016 Aug; 5(Suppl 1):26. View in: PubMed

Clinically Combating Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) with Dopamine Agonist Therapy as a Paradigm Shift: Dopamine for Dinner? Mol Neurobiol. Clinically Combating Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) with Dopamine Agonist Therapy as a Paradigm Shift: Dopamine for Dinner? Mol Neurobiol. 2015 Dec; 52(3):1862-9. View in: PubMed

Clinically Combating Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) with Dopamine Agonist Therapy as a Paradigm Shift: Dopamine for Dinner? Mol Neurobiol. Clinically Combating Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) with Dopamine Agonist Therapy as a Paradigm Shift: Dopamine for Dinner? Mol Neurobiol. 2015 Dec; 52(3):1862-1869. View in: PubMed

Where Are We, and Where Are We Going? An Insider's View…. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2015 Sep; 38(3):xiii-xiv. View in: PubMed

Psychopharmacologic Management in Integrated Care: Challenges for Residency Education. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Aug; 39(4):466-9. View in: PubMed

Why I like being an academic psychiatrist. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 1; 37(6):416. View in: PubMed

Why I like being an academic psychiatrist. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 37(6):416. View in: PubMed

Geospatial technology and the "exposome": new perspectives on addiction. Am J Public Health. 2013 Aug; 103(8):1354-6. View in: PubMed

Doing nothing is doing something: primary care antidepressant treatment in the era of FDA boxed warnings. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Feb; 113(2):117-9. View in: PubMed

Treatment of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011 Nov; 111(11):610-4. View in: PubMed

Contributions of HIV infection in the hypothalamus and substance abuse/use to HPT dysregulation. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Jun; 36(5):710-9. View in: PubMed

ß-Lactam antibiotic produces a sustained reduction in extracellular glutamate in the nucleus accumbens of rats. Amino Acids. 2011 Feb; 40(2):761-4. View in: PubMed

Assessment of ADHD documentation from candidates requesting Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX exam. J Atten Disord. 2010 Sep; 14(2):104-8. View in: PubMed

Personality of mothers of substance-dependent patients. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2010 Apr 28; 3:29-32. View in: PubMed

beta-Lactam antibiotic inhibits development of morphine physical dependence in rats. Behav Pharmacol. 2010 Mar; 21(2):161-4. View in: PubMed

Beta-lactam antibiotic reduces morphine analgesic tolerance in rats through GLT-1 transporter activation. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Mar 01; 107(2-3):261-3. View in: PubMed

Beta-lactam antibiotic reduces morphine analgesic tolerance in rats through GLT-1 transporter activation. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Mar 1; 107(2-3):261-3. View in: PubMed

Personality of mothers of substance-dependent patients. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2010; 3:29-32. View in: PubMed

The gold medal face of ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2010 Jan; 13(4):323-4. View in: PubMed

The influence of neighborhood environment on treatment continuity and rehospitalization in dually diagnosed patients discharged from acute inpatient care. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Nov; 166(11):1258-68. View in: PubMed

Icilin-induced wet-dog shakes in rats are dependent on NMDA receptor activation and nitric oxide production. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2009 May; 92(3):543-8. View in: PubMed

Effects of open-label atomoxetine on African-American and Caucasian pediatric outpatients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2009 Jan-Mar; 21(1):26-37. View in: PubMed

Evaluating dose response from flexible dose clinical trials. BMC Psychiatry. 2008 Jan 07; 8:3. View in: PubMed

Evaluating dose response from flexible dose clinical trials. BMC Psychiatry. 2008; 8:3. View in: PubMed

Doping in sports and its spread to at-risk populations: an international review. World Psychiatry. 2007 Jun; 6(2):118-23. View in: PubMed

How the AACDP helped me professionally and personally. Acad Psychiatry. 2007 Mar-Apr; 31(2):99-100. View in: PubMed

Trichotillomania and trichobezoar: a clinical practice insight with report of illustrative case. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006 Nov; 106(11):647-52. View in: PubMed

A nitric oxide synthase inhibitor (L-NAME) attenuates abstinence-induced withdrawal from both cocaine and a cannabinoid agonist (WIN 55212-2) in Planaria. Brain Res. 2006 Jul 12; 1099(1):82-7. View in: PubMed

Schild (apparent pA2) analysis of a kappa-opioid antagonist in Planaria. Eur J Pharmacol. 2006 Jul 01; 540(1-3):200-1. View in: PubMed

Schild (apparent pA2) analysis of a kappa-opioid antagonist in Planaria. Eur J Pharmacol. 2006 Jul 1; 540(1-3):200-1. View in: PubMed

Overdoses and ingestions of second-generation antipsychotics in children and adolescents. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Dec; 15(6):970-85. View in: PubMed

Untreated trichotillomania and trichophagia: surgical emergency in a teenage girl. Psychosomatics. 2005 Jul-Aug; 46(4):362-6. View in: PubMed

Pronounced hypothermic synergy between systemic baclofen and NOS inhibitor. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Oct 19; 502(3):271-2. View in: PubMed

Exploring the complex moods of bipolar disorder. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004 Jun; 104(6 Suppl 6):S1-2. View in: PubMed

Case histories for understanding depression in primary care. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2003 Aug; 103(8 Suppl 4):S16-8. View in: PubMed

Treating patients in primary care: the impact of mood, behavior, and thought disturbances. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2003 Jul; 103(7):319-29. View in: PubMed

Sigma sites mediate DTG-evoked hypothermia in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2002 Nov; 73(4):779-86. View in: PubMed

Family functioning and peer affiliation in children of fathers with antisocial personality disorder and substance dependence: associations with problem behaviors. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr; 159(4):607-14. View in: PubMed

Olanzapine overdose: a pediatric case report. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2002; 12(4):351-3. View in: PubMed

Response: Lack of osteopathic component in Anxiety supplement. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1997 Oct 01; 97(10):571B. View in: PubMed

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