Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Karl Rickels

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychiatry
Mood and Anxiety Disoders Treatment and Research Program
3535 Market Street, Suite 670
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-6417
Fax: (215) 746-6551
Berlin-Lichtenberg, 1942.
Muenster University, Germany , 1951.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Internal Medicine, Microbiology, Radiology, Dortmund Hospital, Germany , 1951-1952.
Serology, Microbiology, Anatomical Pathology, Universities of Erlangen and Frankfurt, City Hospital of Kassel, West Germany, 1952-1954.
Psychiatric Resident, Mental Health Institute, Cherokee, Iowa, 1954-1955.
Psychiatric Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1955-1957.
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Selected Publications

Rickels K, Etemad B, Rynn MA, Lohoff FW, Mandos LA, Gallop R: Remission of generalized anxiety disorder after 6 months of open-label treatment with venlafaxine XR. Pschotherapy and Psychosomatics 82: 363 - 371, 2013.

Teff KL, Rickels MR, Grudziak J, Fuller C, Nguyen H-L, Rickels K: Antipsychotic-induced insulin resistance and post prandial hormonal dysregulation independent of weight gain or psychiatric disease. Diabetes 62: 3232 - 3240, 2013.

Rickels K: A serendipitous life: From German POW to American psychiatrist. Notting Hill Press 2011.

Rickels K, Etemad B, Khalid-Khan S, Lohoff FW, Rynn MA, Gallop RJ: Time to relapse after 6 and 12 months' treatment of generalized anxiety disorder with venlafaxine extended release. Archives of General Psychiatry 67(12): 1274 - 1281, 2010.

Freeman EW. Rickels K. Sammel MD. Lin H. Sondheimer SJ. : Time to relapse after short- or long-term treatment of severe premenstrual syndrome with sertraline. Archives of General Psychiatry 66(5): 537 - 544, May 2009.

Rickels K. Garcia-Espana F. Mandos LA. Case GW. : Physician Withdrawal Checklist (PWC-20) Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 28(4): 447-51, August 2008.

Baenninger A, Costa e Silva JA, Hindmarch I, Moeller H-J, Rickels K: Good chemistry: The life and legacy of valium inventor Leo Sternbach. McGraw-Hill 2004.

Freeman EW, Rickels K: Early childbearing: Perspectives of black adolescents on pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Sage Publications, Inc. 1993.

Benkert O, Maier W, Rickels K: Methodology of the evaluation of psychotropic drugs. Springer-Verlag 1990.

Rickels K: Non-specific factors in drug therapy. Charles C. Thomas, Inc. 1968.

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