My research pertains to the development of clinical tools for clinicians and members of the public to obtain factual information about drug interactions between prescription medications and substances of abuse.

Note: Dr. Elbe only accepts research students from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (directed studies).


Lifesaving Electroconvulsive Therapy for a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Severe Self-Injurious Behavior, and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
The journal of ECT
González-Romero MF and Avina-Galindo AM and Elbe D and Friedlander R and Vila-Rodriguez F
DOI: 10.1097/yct.0000000000000598
PubMed: 31022044

Formal Psychiatry Resident Rotations with a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Preliminary Experience at BC Children's Hospital.
Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l'Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent
Elbe D and Chapman A
PubMed: 31001346

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents
DOI: 10.1027/00550-000

Stimulant ‘rapid metabolizers’: wrong label, real phenomena
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
Margaret D. Weiss and Craig B.H. Surman and Dean Elbe
DOI: 10.1007/s12402-017-0242-9

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs
DOI: 10.1027/00496-000

Manic Reaction in a Child Induced by Guanfacine-Extended Release.
Elbe D and Perel-Panar C and Wicholas L
DOI: 10.1089/cap.2016.0050
PubMed: 27228067

Update on the Use of SSRIs and SNRIs with Children and Adolescents in Clinical Practice.
Jane Garland E and Kutcher S and Virani A and Elbe D
PubMed: 27047551

Therapeutic drug levels of second generation antipsychotics in youth: a systematic review.
Whitney Z and Boyda HN and Procyshyn RM and Elbe D and Black T and Eslami A and Barr AM
DOI: 10.1089/cap.2014.0044
PubMed: 25803501

Do We Know If They Work and If They Are Safe
The Science and Ethics of Antipsychotic Use in Children
Dean Elbe and Edel Mc Glanaghy and Tim F. Oberlander
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-800016-8.00003-9

Pathways to Overmedication and Polypharmacy
The Science and Ethics of Antipsychotic Use in Children
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-800016-8.00006-4

Managing ADHD and disruptive behaviour disorders with combination psychostimulant and antipsychotic treatment.
Elbe D and Barr AM and Honer WG and Procyshyn RM
DOI: 10.1503/jpn.130288
PubMed: 24758945

Lack of detectable serum levels following topical fluoxetine administration in a child.
Elbe D and Wicholas L
DOI: 10.1089/cap.2013.0078
PubMed: 24679176

Focus on Guanfacine Extended-release: A Review of its Use in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Elbe D and Reddy D
PubMed: 24516477

Prevalence and patterns of antipsychotic use in youth at the time of admission and discharge from an inpatient psychiatric facility.
Procyshyn RM and Su J and Elbe D and Liu AY and Panenka WJ and Davidson J and Honer WG and Barr AM
DOI: 10.1097/jcp.0b013e3182a607dd
PubMed: 24346744

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents
DOI: 10.1027/00456-000

A retrospective study of antipsychotic drug switching in a pediatric population.
Linton D and Procyshyn RM and Elbe D and Lee LH and Barr AM
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244x-13-248
PubMed: 24103197

Using Technology to Support Clinical Pharmacy Practice
UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Journal

Review: evidence on the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of antipsychotics in young people is limited.
Reebye PN and Elbe D
DOI: 10.1136/ebmental-2012-100713
PubMed: 22730477

Drug use evaluation of moxifloxacin (avelox) using a hand-held electronic device at a canadian teaching hospital.
Samilski JA and Lau TT and Elbe DH and Aulakh AK and Lun EM
PubMed: 22876087

Review of the pharmacotherapy of irritability of autism.
Elbe D and Lalani Z
PubMed: 22548111

A review of escitalopram and citalopram in child and adolescent depression.
Carandang C and Jabbal R and Macbride A and Elbe D
PubMed: 22114615

Focus on Lisdexamfetamine: A Review of its use in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Elbe D and Macbride A and Reddy D
PubMed: 21037922

Stahl?s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications, Third Edition.
Elbe D

Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications, Third Edition.

Do Hospital and Community SSRI Usage Patterns in Children and Adolescents Match the Evidence?
Ronsley R and Elbe D and Smith DH and Garland EJ
PubMed: 20842278

First do no harm: promoting an evidence-based approach to atypical antipsychotic use in children and adolescents.
Panagiotopoulos C and Ronsley R and Elbe D and Davidson J and Smith DH
PubMed: 20467549

How does this happen? Part I: mechanisms of adverse drug reactions associated with psychotropic medications.
Elbe D and Savage R
PubMed: 20119566

Focus on aripiprazole: a review of its use in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Greenaway M and Elbe D
PubMed: 19718428

The role of pharmacotherapy in the management of self-regulation difficulties in young children.
Reebye PN and Elbe D
PubMed: 19495438

Commentary to QTc prolongation associated with atypical antipsychotic use in the treatment of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa.
Elbe D
PubMed: 19270853

Focus on ziprasidone: a review of its use in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Elbe D and Carandang CG
PubMed: 19018327

Moxifloxacin-warfarin interaction: a series of five case reports.
Elbe DH and Chang SW
DOI: 10.1345/aph.1e179
PubMed: 15632222

Bupropion-Induced Serum Sickness–Like Reaction
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Robert A McCollom and Dean HT Elbe and Alec H Ritchie
DOI: 10.1345/1542-6270(2000)0342.3.co;2

Bupropion-induced serum sickness-like reaction.
McCollom RA and Elbe DH and Ritchie AH
DOI: 10.1345/aph.19297
PubMed: 10772432