Richard Robert Szuster

Richard Robert Szuster
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | UH Manoa · Department of Psychiatry

Doctor of Medicine

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Background: Residents’ well-being tends to decline in the course of training, yet research on preventive and restorative interventions for residents is limited. Mindfulness-based interventions have been successfully employed to support well-being in practicing physicians, but their impacts on residents are not well established. Objective: This p...
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This pilot study is the first attempt to investigate the use of embodied imagination in the creative process. Embodied imagination is an emerging method for working with dreams and the imagination that employs two fundamental processes: First, embodied imagination takes place in a hybrid state of awareness including both wake-like and dream-like ex...
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In the United States there has been an increased interest in the development of treatment programs that admit chemically dependent women with their children. The Salvation Army Family Treatment Services in Honolulu, Hawaii has had a long history of admitting women both with and without their children to long-term residential treatment. This has pro...
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Although emergency room psychiatrists are often faced with evaluating and planning treatment for patients who abuse substances, there is limited information about the characteristics of emergency room patients with alcohol- or drug-induced disorders. The authors describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of 343 consecutive patients refer...
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This study examines the clinical characteristics of patients with methamphetamine-induced organic mental disorders that were seen in a psychiatric emergency service. This was a highly dysfunctional group, requiring psychiatric hospitalization in 90% of cases. The most consistent clinical feature was the presence of an organic delusional syndrome, w...
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The tendency of emergency psychiatrists to make alcohol- and drug-related diagnoses was examined before and after the addition of a standardized psychoactive substance use questionnaire. The addition of the questionnaire resulted in a significant increase in the number of psychoactive-substance-induced organic mental disorder (substance-induced dis...
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The authors explore the relationship between marijuana smoking and panic anxiety by examining the effects of marijuana smoking on patients with panic anxiety compared with marijuana's effects on both patient and nonpatient controls. Patients with panic anxiety were found to be particularly likely to experience increased anxiety while smoking mariju...

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