Dr Ralph Ryback


Presentations and Publications



PAPERS PRESENTED:
  1. Behavior adaptation to alcohol in the goldfish.
    Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association's 39th meeting. April 18-20, 1968; Washington, DC
  2. The effects of bourbon and ethanol on Y-maze learning in the goldfish.
    Presented at the pharmaceutical Science Section of AAAS Meeting. Dallas, Texas, December 1968
  3. The use of goldfish as a model for alcohol amnesia in man.
    Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27-March 1, 1969
  4. The after effect of various alcoholic beverages on the vestibular system.
    Presented at the Civil Aviation Medical Association Meeting, Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, Clear Lake, Texas, November 5, 1969
  5. The effects of ethanol on short-term memory in man.
    Presented at the AAS Pharmaceutical Science Section, Boston, Massachusetts, December 29, 1969
  6. Sleep Electroencephalograms during prolonged bed rest: preliminary findings.
    Presented at Society of Air Force Physicians Meeting. School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, February 4-6, 1970
  7. Motion sickness in USAF flying personnel.
    Presented at the seventh "Lectures in Aerospace Medicine" School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, February 9-12, 1970
  8. A review of 49 cases of motion sickness evaluated at USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.
    Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, St. Louis, Missouri, April 27-30, 1970
  9. Psychobiologic effects of prolonged weightlessness (bed rest).
    Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, May 11-15, 197o
  10. Schizophrenics Anonymous and the Drug Abuser.
    Presented at the Eastern Psychiatric Research Association, New York, November 7-8, 1970
  11. Effects of prolonged bed rest on EEG sleep patterns.
    Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 3-7, 1971
  12. The Problem Oriented Record and Psychiatry.
    Presented at the Massachusetts Medical Record Association Annual Meeting, Newton, Massachusetts, May 5-6, 1971
  13. Forensic Aspects of Ethanol Intoxication.
    Presented at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine's Forensic Psychiatry Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, November 22-24, 1971
  14. Dynamic Psychiatry and Problem Oriented Medical Records.
    Presented at Seminar sponsored by Association of Mental Health Administrators, NAPPH, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and Association of Medical Superintendents of Mental Hospitals, Kansas City, Missouri, March 2-3, 1972
  15. Facilitation and Inhibition of Learning and Memory.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Alcoholism, Kansas City, Missouri, April 10-14, 1972
  16. Problem Formulation: The Problem Oriented Record.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Psychiatric Association, Dallas, Texas, May 1- 5, 1972
  17. The Problem Oriented Record: Problems of Implementation.  
    Presented at "Weed" Problem Oriented Record Keeping Seminar sponsored by University of Southern California and Southern California Psychiatric Association. Los Angeles, California, September 23, 1972
  18. Psychology of Alcoholism.  
    Presented at Massachusetts Medical Society's Course on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Sherman Auditorium, Boston University, February 14, 1973
  19. Problem-Oriented Record: Potential, Questions, Problems, and Change Methods in Implementation.
    Presented a the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Annual Behavior Science Symposium, January 22-24, 1974
  20. Psychological Aspects of Alcohol and Alcoholism.
    Presented at the Massachusetts Medical Society's Course on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Sherman Auditorium, Boston University, March 6, 1974
  21. Control Orientation in the Treatment of Alcoholics.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism, Washington, DC, May 7, 1976
  22. Short-term Memory in Non-intoxicated Alcoholics as a Function of Blackout History.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism, Washington DC, May 8, 1976
  23. Interactions of Alcohol, Divided Attention, and Contact on a Compensatory Tracking Task.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism, San Diego, California, May 4, 1977
  24. Biochemical Correlates Diagnostic of Alcoholism.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2, 1978
  25. Phosphate Metabolism in Alcoholics Undergoing Withdrawal.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2, 1978
  26. Toward a biochemical definition of alcoholism.
    Presented at Conference on Biological Markers in Psychiatry and Neurology, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 8-10, 1980
  27. Clinical chemical correlates of Alcoholism: alcoholic and non-alcoholic women.
    Presented at National Council on Alcoholism Forum, Washington DC, April 5, 1982
  28. Biochemical correlates of alcoholism: a replication.
    Presented at Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 17, 1982
  29. The search for a Biochemical Marker in Alcoholism.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America (ADPA), Washington, DC, August 3o, 1982
  30. Biochemical and Hematological Definition of Alcoholism.
    Presented at World Psychiatric Association Symposium on the Psychobiology of Alcoholism, Beverly Hills, California, January 18, 1983
  31. Biochemical Correlates of Alcohol Consumption.
    Presented at workshop on Early Identification of Alcohol Abuse, DHEW and WHO, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, October 31, 1983

ARTICLES


  1. Ryback, R. and Mizeres, J.: The sinus node artery in man. The Anatomical Record, 1953:23-29, 1965
  2. Ryback, R.: Inhibited maturation of collagen in lathyrism as a model for the Marfan syndrome and its implication. Gerontologia 11:120-126, 1965
  3. Ryback, R., Richterich, R., and Huber, P.: The effects of cartilage and connective tissue extracts on lathyrism in rats evaluated by thermal contraction of collagen and other methods. Exp. Med. Surg. 24:313, 1967
  4. Ryback, R.: The effects of various cartilage and tendon extracts, oxidized gold thiosulfate and trichloracetic acid on the formation of fibrils from collagen solutions. Exp. Med. Surg. 26:1-8, 1968
  5. Raynes, A.E., Ryback, R. and Ingle, D.: The effect of alcohol on aggression in Beta splendens. Commun. behay. Biol., Pt. A2:141-146, 1968
  6. Ryback, R.: Effects of ethanol, bourbon and various ethanol levels on Y-maze learning in the goldfish. Psychopharmacologia. 14:305-314, 1969
  7. Ryback, R.: State dependent or "dissociated" learning with alcohol in the goldfish. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. 30:598-608, 1969
  8. Ryback, R.: The use of goldfish as a model for alcohol amnesia in man. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. 30:877-882, 1969
  9. Ryback, R., Percarpio, B., and Vitale, J.: Equilibration and metabolism of alcohol in the goldfish. Nature, 222, 1068, 1969
  10. Ryback, R.: Alcohol the euphoric agent? Psychology. 6:7-12, 1969
  11. Raynes, A.E. and Ryback, R.: The effects of alcoholic beverages on an Aggressive Response of Beta Splendens. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. Suppl. No. 5, pp 130-135, 1970
  12. Ryback, R. and Ingle, D.: The effect of bourbon and ethanol on Y-maze learning and shock-avoidance performance in the goldfish. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. Suppl. No. 5, pp 136-141, 1970
  13. Blum, K., Ryback, R., and Geller, I.: The effects of vodka and bourbon on sleeping time in mice. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. Suppl. No. 5, pp62-66, 1970
  14. Ryback, R.: Alcohol amnesia in man - a study of inpatient alcoholics. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. 31:616-632, 1970
  15. Ryback, R. and Desforges, J.: Alcoholic Thrombocytopenia in three inpatient drinking alcoholics. Arch. Intern, Med. 125:475-477, 1970. Editorial in J.A.M.A. 211:1692, 1970
  16. Ryback, R.S.: Case Report: Two Forms of Alcohol Amnesia. Aerospace Med. 41:930-931, 1970 Ryback, R.S.: Alcohol Amnesia (Letter) J.A.M.A. 212:1524, 1970
  17. Ryback, R.S.: The Law, Alcohol, and memory (letter) J.A.M.A. 213:1497-1498, 197o
  18. Ryback, R.S.: Effects of alcohol on memory and its implications for flying safety
  19. Ryback, R.S.: The use of fish, especially goldfish, in alcohol research. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. 31:162-166, 1970
  20. Ryback, R. and Dowd, P.: The after effects of various alcoholic beverages on positional nystagmus and coriolis acceleration. Aerospace Med. 41:429-435, 1970
  21. Ryback, R.S., Rudd, R.E., Matz, G.J. and Jennings, C.L.: Motion sickness in Air Force flying personnel. Aerospace Med. 41:672-677, 1970
  22. Ryback, R.S., Weinert, J. and Fozard, J.L.: Disruption of short-term memory in man following consumption of alcohol. Psychonomic Sci. 20:353-354, 1970
  23. Ryback, R.S.: Self-Mutilation during alcohol amnesia: Report of a case. British J. Psych. 118:533-534, 1971
  24. Ryback, R.S.: The Continum and Specificity of the effects of alcohol on memory: A review. Quart. J. Stud. Alc. 32:995-1016, 1971
  25. Ryback, R.S., Trimble, R.W., Lewis, O.D. and Jennings, C.L.: Psychobiologic effects of prolonged weightlessness (Bed Rest) in young healthy volunteers (Study I) Aerospace Med. 42:408-415, 1971
  26. Ryback, R.S., Lewis, O.F. and Lessard, C.S.: Psychobiologic effects of prolonged bed rest (weightlessness) in young healthy volunteers (Study II). Aerospace Med. 42:529-535, 1971
  27. Ryback, R.S. and Lewis, O.F.: Effects of prolonged bed rest on EEG sleep patterns in young healthy volunteers. Electroenceph. Clin. Neurophysiol. 31:395-399, 1971
  28. Ryback, R. and Schwab, R.S.: Manic response to levodopa therapy: Case report. N. Eng. J. Med. 285:788-789, 1971
  29. Blum, K., Ryback, R. and Geller, I.: The effects of bourbon and vodka on lever pressing performance in white mice. Curr. Ther. Res. 14:95-98, 1972
  30. Ryback, R.S.: Schizophrenics Anonymous: A treatment adjunct. Psychiat. in Med. 2:247-253, 1971
  31. Blum, K., Huizenga, C.G., Ryback, R.S., Johnson, D. and Geller, I.: Toxicity of Diethanolamine. Toxicology applied Pharm. 22:175-185, 1972
  32. Blum, K., Wallace, J.E., Ryback, R, and Geller, I.: Diethanolamine: A possible weak agonist-antagonist to ethanol. European, J. Pharm. 19:218-222, 1972
  33. Dinsmore, P.R. and Ryback, R.S.: Lithium in Schizo-affective disorders. Dis. Nerv. System. 12:771-776, 1972
  34. Ryback, R.: The Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxification Treatment Act. N. Eng. J. Med. 287:911-912, 1972
  35. Hayes-Roth, R., Longabaugh, R. and Ryback, R.S.: The problem-oriented medical record and psychiatry. Brit. J. Psychiat. 121:27-34, 1972
  36. Hayes-Roth, R., Longabaugh, R. and Ryback, R.S.: Mental Health: Systems and Non-systems. Brit. J. Med. Psychol. 46:317-336, 1973
  37. Ryback, R.: Facilitation and Inhibition of Learning and Memory by Alcohol. Ann. NY. Acad. Sci. 215:187-194, 1973
  38. Ryback, R.S. and Gardner, J.: Problem Formulation: The Problem Oriented Record. Am. J. Psychiat. 130:312-316
  39. Geller, I., Croy, D.J. and Ryba&, R.S.: Effects of Ethanol and Sodium Phenobarbital on Conflict Behavior of Goldfish (Carrasius Auratus). Pharm. Biochem. Behay. 2:545548, 1974
  40. Ryback, R.: Psychological Aspects of alcohol and alcoholism. Mass. J. Mental Health. Vol 5, #1, 19-44, 1974
  41. Hayes-Roth, R., Longabaugh, R. and Ryback, R.S.: Should the Psychiatric Hospital be Hospitalized. Int. J. Soc. Psychiat. 21:147-155, 1975
  42. Ryback, R.: Teenage Alcoholism, Medicine, and the Law. Editorial, N. Eng. J. Med. 293:719-721, 1975
  43. Ryback, R.: A Method to Study Short-Term Memory (STM) in the Goldfish. Pharm. Biochem. Behay. 4:489-491, 1976
  44. Maser, A.J. and Ryback, R.: A Normative Model for problem - and goal - oriented therapeutic intervention. Int. J. Mental health 6:89-109, 1977
  45. Cermak, L.S. and Ryback, R.S.: Recovery of verbal short-term memory in alcoholic patients. J. Stud. Alc. 37:46-52, 1976
  46. Shields, A., Baltimore, D., and Ryback, R.: Viability of Cells and Ethanol: Role in Alcohol Dehydrogenase. J. Stud. Alc. 37:321-326, 1976
  47. Vannicelli, M., Pfau, B. and Ryback, R.S.: Data attrition in follow-up studies of alcoholics; problem and solution., J. Stud. Alc. 37:1325-1330, 1976
  48. Dillavou, D., Vannicelli, M. and Ryback, R.S.: Control orientation in the treatment of alcoholics. In Currents in Alcoholism Vol. II, (Seixas, F.A. ed.), Grune and Stratton, pp 79-94, 1977
  49. Illchysin, D. and Ryback, R.S.: Short-term memory in non-intoxicated alcoholics as a function of blackout history. In Currents in Alcoholism. Vol. II, (Seixas, F.A., ed.), Grune and Stratton, pp. 161-174, 1977
  50. Ryback, R.S. and Yaw, L.: The Magic of Water. Man-Environment Systems 6:81-83, 1976
  51. Ryback, R.S.: Chronic alcohol consumption and menstruation. (Letter) J.A.M.A. 238:2143, 1977
  52. Katzper, M., Ryback, R. and Hertzman, M.: Alcohol beverage advertisement and consumption. J. Drug Issue 8:339-353, Fall 1978
  53. Ryback, R.S., Eckardt, M.J. and Pautler, C.P.: Clinical relationships between serum phosphorus and other blood chemistry values in alcoholics. Arch. Intern. Med. 140:673-677, 1980
  54. Ryback, R.S., Eckardt, M.J. and Pautler, C.P.: Biochemical and hematological correlates of alcoholism. Research communications in chemical pathology and pharmacology. 27:533550, 1980
  55. Eckardt, M.J., Ryback, R.S. and Pautler, C.P.: Neuropsychological deficits in alcoholic men in their mid-thirties. Am. J. Psychiatry. 137:932-936, 1980
  56. Eckardt, M.J. and Ryback, R.S.: Neuropsychological Concommitants of Alcoholism. In Currents in Alcoholism. Vol. VIII, (Galanter, M. ed.), pp. 5-27, 1981
  57. Eckardt, J.J., Harford, T.C., Kaelber, C.T., Parker, E.S., Rosenthal, L.S., Ryback, R.S., Salmoiraghi, G.C., Vanderveen, E. and Warren, D.R.: Health hazards associated with alcohol consumption. J.A.M.A. 246:648-666, 1981
  58. Ryback, R.S. and Eckardt, J.J.: Toward a biochemical definition of alcoholism. In Biological markers in Psychiatry and Neurology: (Hanin, I., Usdin, E., eds), Pergamon Press Ltd., London, 1982
  59. Eckardt, J.J., Ryback, R.S., Rawlings, R.R. and Graubard, B.I.: Biochemical diagnosis of alcoholism: A Test of the discriminating capabilities of Gamma-glutamyl Transperptidase and Mean Corpuscular Volume. J.A.M.A. 246:2707-2710, 1981
  60. Ryback, R.S., Eckardt, M.J., Felsher, B. and Rawlings, R.R.: Biochemical and hematological correlates of alcoholism and liver disease. J.A.M.A. 248:2261-2265, 1982
  61. Ryback, R.S., Eckardt, M.J., Rawlings, R.R. and Rosenthal, L.S.: Quadratic discriminant analysis as an aid to interpretive reporting of clinical laboratory tests. J.A.M.A. 248:2342-2345, 1982
  62. Rawlings, R.R., Rae, D.S., Graubard, B.I., Eckardt, M.J. and Ryback, R.S.: A methodology for construction of a multivariate diagnostic instrument: An application to alcohol abuse screening. Computers Blamed Res. 15:228-239, 1982
  63. Eckardt, M.J., Graubard, B.I., Ryback, R.S. and Gottschalk, L.A.: Pretreatment consumption as a predictor of post-treatment consumption in male alcoholics. Psychiatry Res. 7:337-344, 1982
  64. Vannicelli, M., Gingerich, S. and Ryback, R.S.: Family problems related to the treatment and outcome of alcoholic patients. British Journal Addiction 78:193-204, 1983
  65. Ryback, R.S., Rawlings, R.R., Negron, G.L., Correa-Coronas, R., Cirelli, D. and Chobanian, S.: Toward a biochemical definition of alcohol consumption. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Spring Issue: 191-207, 1986
  66. Ryback, R.S. and Gardner, E.A.: Limbic system Dysrhythmia: a diagnostic electroencephalogram procedure utilizing procaine activation. J. Neuropsychiatry 3:321-329, 1991
  67. Ryback, R.S. and Ryback, L: Gabapentin for Behavioral Dyscontrol Am. J. Psychiatry 752:1399, 1995
  68. Ryback, R.S., Brodsky, L. and Munasifi, F.: Gabapentin in Bipolar Disorder. J. Neuropsychiatry. 9:301, 1997
  69. Ryback, R.S.: Bioelectrical modulators and the cell membrane in psychiatric medicine. Psychopharmacology Bulletin. 35:1-44, 2001
  70. Ryback, R.S., Lund, V.E. and Brodsky, L.: Gabapentin in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias; a retrospective review. Primary Psychiatry 12:42-44, 2002
  71. Ryback R.S.: Topiramate in the treatment of psoriasis; a pilot study. Brit J. Dermatology 147:130-133, 2002
  72. Ryback R.S.: Naltrexone in the treatment of adolescent sexual offenders. J. Clin. Psychiatry 65;7:982-986, 2004
  73. Ryback, R.S., Brodsky, L. and Litman, R.: Topiramate in the treatment of diabetes in psychiatric patients. Primary Psychiatry 12:57-60, 2005
  74. Hunter JA, Nilam R, Ryback R: Use of satiation therapy in the treatment of adolescent - manifest sexual interest in male children: A single - case, repeated measures design. Clinical Case Studies 7: 54 - 74, 2008

BOOKS:


  1. Ryback, R.S.: Organic Toxic States - Chapter in Handbook of Psychiatry - Lange Series, 1969
  2. Ryback, R.S. and Blum, K.: "Alcohol - 'The First Drug Scene' " Chapter in Drugs: Use of Abuse? Drug Education Regional Center, UTMSSA, July 12 to August 8, 1970. Available from Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.
  3. Ryback, R.S.: Schizophrenics Anonymous and the Drug Abuser. Chapter 43 in Drug Abuse - Current Concepts and Research. Keup et.al. eds. C.C. Thomas, 1972
  4. Ryback, R.S.: Problem Oriented Record in Psychiatry and Mental health Care. Grune and Stratton Inc., New York, New York, 1974
  5. Ryback, R.S.: The "Intoxicated" Goldfish as a Model for Alcohol Effects on Memory in Man. Chapter in Alcohol and Memory, Lawrence Erlbaum Publishing CO. Hillsdale, New Jersey, 1977
  6. Cole, J.O. and Ryback, R.S.: Pharmacological Therapy. Chap 20 in Alcoholism: Interdisciplinary approaches to an enduring problem (Tarter, R.S. and Sugerman, A.A., eds.) Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, Mass., 1976
  7. Longabaugh, R. and Ryback, R.S.: (editors) Mental Health Systems Analysis: Promise and Practise. Int. J. Mental Health, Vol. 5, No. 4 Winter 1976-77
  8. Ryback, R.S., Longabaugh, R. and Fowler, D.R.: The Problem Oriented Record in Psychiatry and Mental Health Care. Revised Edition, Grune and Stratton Inc., New York, New York, 1981

SYMPOSIA:


  1. Biological Aspects of Alcohol. Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences, Houston, Texas, November 19-21, 1969.
    Proceedings published. Ed. by Mary K. Roach et.al. (Advances in Mental Science Ser. No. 3). 1971,
    University of Texas Press, Box 7819, Austin, Texas 78712

WORKSHOPS:


  1. Practicum in Hypnosis for Professionals, sponsored by the Association for Resources, Inc., Concord, Massachusetts, June 1-2, 1974
  2. The Treatment of Human Sexual Dysfunction, sponsored by Center for Marital and Sexual Studies, Long Beach, California, October 30-31, 1974
  3. Chronic Pain in the Cervical and Lumbar Spines, Doctors' Hospital of Prince George's County, Maryland, June 2-3, 1978
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Ralph Ryback, Psychiatrist Naples Florida


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