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Terrence C Bethea

Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry

Selected Publications

Metformin add-on vs. antipsychotic switch vs. continued antipsychotic treatment plus healthy lifestyle education in overweight or obese youth with severe mental illness: results from the IMPACT trial.

Journal Article World Psychiatry · February 2020 Antipsychotics are used for many psychiatric conditions in youth. Although developmentally inappropriate weight gain and metabolic abnormalities, which are risk factors for premature cardiovascular mortality, are especially frequent in youth, optimal strat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving metabolic parameters of antipsychotic child treatment (IMPACT) study: rationale, design, and methods.

Journal Article Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health · August 15, 2013 BACKGROUND: Youth with serious mental illness may experience improved psychiatric stability with second generation antipsychotic (SGA) medication treatment, but unfortunately may also experience unhealthy weight gain adverse events. Research on weight loss ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Pilot Study of an Active Screen Time Game Correlates with Improved Physical Fitness in Minority Elementary School Youth.

Journal Article Games Health J · February 2012 OBJECTIVE: The aim of our feasibility study was to examine the acceptability and utility of "Dance Dance Revolution" (DDR) (Konami of America, Redwood City, CA)) to increase physical fitness in 8-11-year-old black and Hispanic youth. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Brain volumes in psychotic youth with schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Journal Article J Psychiatry Neurosci · July 2010 BACKGROUND: We sought to test the hypothesis that deficits in grey matter volume are characteristic of psychotic youth with early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (EOSS) but not of psychotic youth with early-onset mood disorders (EOMD). METHODS: We u ... Full text Link to item Cite

A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time.

Journal Article Obesity (Silver Spring) · September 2008 OBJECTIVE: We examined the feasibility of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), a dance video game, in participants' homes, to increase physical activity (PA) and to decrease sedentary screen time (SST). METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Sixty children (7.5 +/- 0.5 years) w ... Full text Link to item Cite


Journal Article Biological Psychiatry · March 2007 Full text Cite

Early pharmacological treatment of autism: a rationale for developmental treatment.

Journal Article Biol Psychiatry · February 15, 2007 Autism is a dynamic neurodevelopmental syndrome in which disabilities emerge during the first three postnatal years and continue to evolve with ongoing development. We briefly review research in autism describing subtle changes in molecules important in br ... Full text Link to item Cite

Choline deficiency induces apoptosis in SV40-immortalized CWSV-1 rat hepatocytes in culture.

Journal Article FASEB J · March 1996 Immortalized CWSV-1 rat hepatocytes, in which p53 protein is inactivated by SV40 large T antigen, had increased numbers of cells with strand breaks in genomic DNA (terminal dUTP end labeling) when grown in 0 Micron choline (67-73% of cells) than when grown ... Full text Link to item Cite