Prof. Yoram Barak

Prof. Yoram Barak

Tel-Aviv University, Israel





1987  M.D., Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


Publications (Selected)

  1. Tadger S, Paleacu D, Barak Y. Quetiapine augmentation of antidepressant treatment in elderly patients suffering from depressive symptoms: A retrospective chart review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2010 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20678815.
  2. Bergman Levy T, Barak Y, Sigler M, Aizenberg D. Suicide attempts and burden of physical illness among depressed elderly inpatients. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2010 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20403642.
  3. Barak Y, Bleich A, Aizenberg D. Psychosocial remission in schizophrenia: developing a clinician-rated scale. Compr Psychiatry. 2010 Jan-Feb;51(1):94-8. Epub 2009 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 19932832.
  4. Briskman I, Dubinski R, Barak Y. Treating delirium in a general hospital: a descriptive study of prescribing patterns and outcomes. Int Psychogeriatr. 2010 Mar;22(2):328-31. Epub 2009 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 19785917.
  5. Mazeh D, Bodner E, Weizman R, Delayahu Y, Cholostoy A, Martin T, Barak Y. Co-morbid social phobia in schizophrenia. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2009 May;55(3):198-202. PubMed PMID: 19383663.
  6. Barak Y, Achiron A. Happiness and neurological diseases. Expert Rev Neurother. 2009 Apr;9(4):445-59. PubMed PMID: 19344298.
  7. Wohl Y, Aviv A, Friedman T, Barak Y. Cutaneous photodamage in schizophrenia patients. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2008 Dec;24(6):291-5. PubMed PMID: 19000185.
  8. Tadger S, Baruch Y, Barak Y. Symptomatic remission in elderly schizophrenia patients treated with long-acting risperidone. Int Psychogeriatr. 2008 Dec;20(6):1245-50. Epub 2008 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 18620626.
  9. Abramowitz EG, Barak Y, Ben-Avi I, Knobler HY. Hypnotherapy in the treatment of chronic combat-related PTSD patients suffering from insomnia: a randomized, zolpidem-controlled clinical trial. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2008 Jul;56(3):270-80. PubMed PMID: 18569138.
  10. Barak Y, Baruch Y, Achiron A, Aizenberg D. Suicide attempts of schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled study in tertiary care. J Psychiatr Res. 2008 Aug;42(10):822-6. Epub 2008 May 13. PubMed PMID: 18479709.
  11. Barak Y, Levy T, Achiron A, Aizenberg D. Breast cancer in women suffering from serious mental illness. Schizophr Res. 2008 Jul;102(1-3):249-53. Epub 2008 May 1. PubMed PMID: 18455368.
  12. Rabinowitz I, Baruch Y, Barak Y. High-dose escitalopram for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008 Jan;23(1):49-53. PubMed PMID: 18090508.
  13. Achiron A, Barak Y, Sarova-Pinhas I. Use of intravenous immunoglobulin in multiple sclerosis. BioDrugs. 1998 Jun;9(6):465-75. PubMed PMID: 18020579.
  14. Simeoni M, Auquier P, Fernandez O, Flachenecker P, Stecchi S, Constantinescu C, Idiman E, Boyko A, Beiske A, Vollmer T, Triantafyllou N, O'Connor P, Barak Y, Biermann L, Cristiano E, Atweh S, Patrick D, Robitail S, Ammoury N, Beresniak A, Pelletier J; MusiQol study group. Validation of the Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life questionnaire. Mult Scler. 2008 Mar;14(2):219-30. Epub 2007 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 17942521.
  15. Mazeh D, Paleacu D, Barak Y. Quetiapine for elderly non-responsive schizophrenia patients. Psychiatry Res. 2008 Jan 15;157(1-3):265-7. Epub 2007 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 17928067.
  16. Mazeh D, Shahal B, Aviv A, Zemishlani H, Barak Y. A randomized, single-blind, comparison of venlafaxine with paroxetine in elderly patients suffering from resistant depression. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007 Nov;22(6):371-5. PubMed PMID: 17917556.
  17. Paleacu D, Barak Y, Mirecky I, Mazeh D. Quetiapine treatment for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients: a 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Apr;23(4):393-400. PubMed PMID: 17879256.
  18. Werner P, Aviv A, Barak Y. Self-stigma, self-esteem and age in persons with schizophrenia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2008 Feb;20(1):174-87. Epub 2007 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 17451617.
  19. Barak Y. The aging of Holocaust survivors: myth and reality concerning suicide. Isr Med Assoc J. 2007 Mar;9(3):196-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 17402339.
  20. Barak Y, Baruch Y, Mazeh D, Paleacu D, Aizenberg D. Cardiac and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality associated with antipsychotic medications in elderly psychiatric inpatients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Apr;15(4):354-6. PubMed PMID: 17384319.
  21. Harel Y, Barak Y, Achiron A. Dysregulation of affect in multiple sclerosis: new phenomenological approach. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007 Feb;61(1):94-8. PubMed PMID: 17239045.
  22. Barak Y. The immune system and happiness. Autoimmun Rev. 2006 Oct;5(8):523-7. Epub 2006 Mar 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 17027886.
  23. Rotstein Z, Hazan R, Barak Y, Achiron A. Perspectives in multiple sclerosis health care: special focus on the costs of multiple sclerosis. Autoimmun Rev. 2006 Oct;5(8):511-6. Epub 2006 Mar 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 17027884.
  24. Barak Y, Aizenberg D. Association between antidepressant prescribing and suicide in Israel. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Sep;21(5):281-4. PubMed PMID: 16877899.
  25. Barak Y, Mazeh D, Plopski I, Baruch Y. Intramuscular ziprasidone treatment of acute psychotic agitation in elderly patients with schizophrenia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Jul;14(7):629-33. PubMed PMID: 16816018.