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Health Sciences profile

Dr Charlie Mentzel

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMD PhD vocationally trained psychiatrist
Research summaryPractical research into improving psychiatric practice especially movement disorders
TeachingI'm the convenor for the psychological medicine module for the 6th year medical students. I am interested in service-user involvement in education and improving professionalism among students.
MembershipsCurriculum map subcommittee
ClinicalInpatient psychiatrist 0.5 fte

Research

I have a PhD on the course recognition and treatment of movement disorders in severe mental illness. Since coming to Dunedin I'm involved in projects on functional movement disorders, complaints on inpatient wards, service user-led teaching for medical students and the analysis of large datasets.

Publications

Mentzel, C., Glue, P., Greco, P., & Barak, Y. (2022). Analysing realistic effects of modifiable risk factors for dementia in a large national dataset. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 104852. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104852

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., van den Oever, M. R. H., Matroos, G. E., … van Harten, P. N. (2017). Risk factors for tremor in a population of patients with severe mental illness: An 18-year prospective study in a geographically representative sample (The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XI). Tremor & Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 7. doi: 10.7916/D8GH9QHC

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., Matroos, G. E., Tijssen, M., & van Harten, P. N. (2017). Blink rate is associated with drug-induced parkinsonism in patients with severe mental illness, but does not meet requirements to serve as a clinical test: The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XIII. Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s12952-017-0079-y

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., Matroos, G. E., Hoek, H. W., … van Harten, P. N. (2017). Effect of antipsychotic type and dose changes on tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonism severity in patients with a serious mental illness: The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XII. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(3), e279-e285. doi: 10.4088/JCP.16m11049

Mentzel, T. Q., Lieverse, R., Levens, A., Mentzel, C. L., Tenback, D. E., Bakker, P. R., … van Harten, P. N. (2016). Reliability and validity of an instrument for the assessment of bradykinesia. Psychiatry Research, 238, 189-195. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.02.011

Mentzel, C., Glue, P., Greco, P., & Barak, Y. (2022). Analysing realistic effects of modifiable risk factors for dementia in a large national dataset. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 104852. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104852

Journal - Research Article

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., Matroos, G. E., Hoek, H. W., … van Harten, P. N. (2017). Effect of antipsychotic type and dose changes on tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonism severity in patients with a serious mental illness: The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XII. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(3), e279-e285. doi: 10.4088/JCP.16m11049

Journal - Research Article

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., Matroos, G. E., Tijssen, M., & van Harten, P. N. (2017). Blink rate is associated with drug-induced parkinsonism in patients with severe mental illness, but does not meet requirements to serve as a clinical test: The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XIII. Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s12952-017-0079-y

Journal - Research Article

Mentzel, C. L., Bakker, P. R., van Os, J., Drukker, M., van den Oever, M. R. H., Matroos, G. E., … van Harten, P. N. (2017). Risk factors for tremor in a population of patients with severe mental illness: An 18-year prospective study in a geographically representative sample (The Curaçao extrapyramidal syndromes study XI). Tremor & Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 7. doi: 10.7916/D8GH9QHC

Journal - Research Article

Mentzel, T. Q., Lieverse, R., Levens, A., Mentzel, C. L., Tenback, D. E., Bakker, P. R., … van Harten, P. N. (2016). Reliability and validity of an instrument for the assessment of bradykinesia. Psychiatry Research, 238, 189-195. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.02.011

Journal - Research Article

Mentzel, T. Q., Mentzel, C. L., Mentzel, S. V., Lieverse, R., Daanen, H. A. M., & van Harten, P. N. (2016). Instrumental assessment of bradykinesia: A comparison between motor tasks. IEEE Journal of Biomedical & Health Informatics, 20(2), 521-526. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2015.2412656

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van Harten, P. N., Bakker, P. R., Mentzel, C. L., Tijssen, M. A., & Tenback, D. E. (2015). Movement disorders and psychosis, a complex marriage. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, 190. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00190

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Mentzel, C. L., Tenback, D. E., Tijssen, M. A. J., Visser-Vandewalle, V. E. R. M., & van Harten, P. N. (2012). Efficacy and safety of deep brain stimulation in patients with medication-induced tardive dyskinesia and/or dystonia: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73(11), 1434-1438. doi: 10.4088/JCP.12r07643

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