Associate Professor David Benjamin Menkes

Biography

David is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (PhD 1983, Yale), and a continuing interest in the optimal use and toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry.

Research | Current

  • Toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry
  • Adverse effects of antidepressants and antipsychotics
  • Metabolic syndrome in psychiatric patients
  • Disease mongering and medical practice
  • Doctors, nurses, and the pharmaceutical industry

David is currently working on a programme to monitor and manage the metabolic consequences of antipsychotic treatment.

He is also involved in studies of doctors' and nurses' interaction with the pharmaceutical industry, and attempting to develop workable policies to ensure such interactions serve the interests of patients and evidence-based healthcare.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Goldspink, R., Pumipi, T., Dey, S., & Menkes, D. B. (2020). Sodium valproate prescription to women of childbearing age in a New Zealand inpatient psychiatric unit. AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY10.1177/1039856220934317
  • Menkes, D. B., Dharmawardene, V., & Jureidini, J. N. (2019). What is, and isn't, anti-psychiatry -- and why it matters in 2019 [Workshop]. Paper presented at Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law and New Zealand Bioethics Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin. 20 November - 23 November 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49579
  • Menkes, D., & Dharmawardene, V. (2019). Anti-psychiatry in 2019, and why it matters. Paper presented at RANZCP 2019 NZ Conference, Nelson, NZ. 18 September - 20 September 2019.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49455
  • Menkes, D. (2019). Conflicts of interest a threat to health. https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@ideasroom/2019/09/06/788218/conflicts-of-interest-a-threat-to-health. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49590
  • Menkes, D. B., & Dharmawardene, V. (2019). Anti-psychiatry in 2019, and why it matters. The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 53 (9), 921-922. 10.1177/0004867419868791
  • Menkes, D. (2019). NZ needs to join the rest of the world and ban prescription medicine ads. https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/19-08-2019/why-we-should-ban-mainstream-advertising-of-prescription-medicines/. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49591
  • Wimalaratne, I., Mellsop, G., McCarthy, J., & Menkes, D. (2/7/2019). A cross cultural comparison of general hospital specialists’ attitudes toward management of psychological/psychiatric problems. Poster presented at International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane McCarthy
  • Wimalaratne, I., Mellsop, G., McCarthy, J., & Menkes, D. B. (27/6/2019). A cross cultural comparison of general hospital specialist attitudes toward psychiatry. Poster presented at 6th Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Treatment Guidance, Chalkidiki, Greece. 6th Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Treatment Guidance : Final Program and Abstract Book. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49580
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane McCarthy

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PETER ROTHWELL ACADEMIC CENTRE - Bldg 695
Level 0, Room 001
WAIKATO HOSPITAL SELWYN ST
HAMILTON CENTRAL
HAMILTON 3204
New Zealand

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