The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is a national leader in public sector psychiatry. Our mission is to provide excellent state-of-the-art and recovery-informed patient care, research, training, and community engagement in an effort to enhance the mental health of all citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. We are the largest provider of psychiatric service in Central Massachusetts, with a team of over 300 faculty and 2000 staff. We take pride in our outstanding clinical services, innovative educational and training programs, research advances, and workplace of choice. We are working to become the best integrated department of psychiatry in the nation. This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Psychiatry.

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Publications from 2012

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You Can't Recover From Suicide: Perspectives on Suicide Education in MSW Programs, Betty J. Ruth, Mark Gianino, Jordana Muroff, Donna McLaughlin, and Barry N. Feldman

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Antidepressant Use, Depression, and New Onset Diabetes among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, Usha Sambamoorthi, Yunsheng Ma, Patricia A. Findley, and George Rust

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Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force Report Addressing Serious Gaps in U.S. Mental Health Training, William M. Schmitz Jr., Michael H. Allen, Barry N. Feldman, Nina J. Gutin, Danielle R. Jahn, Phillip M. Kleespies, Paul Quinnett, and Skip Simpson

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Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use Among Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Ashli J. Sheidow, Michael McCart, Kristyn Zajac, and Maryann Davis

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Epigenetic signatures of autism: trimethylated H3K4 landscapes in prefrontal neurons, Hennady P. Shulha, Iris Cheung, Catheryne Whittle, Jie Wang, Daniel Virgil, Cong L. Lin, Yin Guo, Andree Lessard, Schahram Akbarian, and Zhiping Weng

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Human-specific histone methylation signatures at transcription start sites in prefrontal neurons, Hennady P. Shulha, Jessica L. Crisci, Denis Reshetov, Jogender S. Tushir, Iris Cheung, Rahul Bharadwaj, Hsin-Jung Chou, Isaac B. Houston, Cyril J. Peter, Amanda C. Mitchell, Wei-Dong Yao, Richard H. Myers, Jiang-Fan Chen, Todd M. Preuss, Evgeny I. Rogaev, Jeffrey D. Jensen, Zhiping Weng, and Schahram Akbarian

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Part 1: animal welfare and protocol compliance, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, part 2: structure and organizational functions, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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Disparities in opioid prescribing for patients with psychiatric diagnoses presenting with pain to the emergency department, Lorna J. Simon, Aurelia N. Bizamcer, Charles W. Lidz, Susan Stefan, and Mark J. Pletcher

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Genetic association of GABA-A receptor alpha-2 and mu opioid receptor with cocaine cue-reactivity: evidence for inhibitory synaptic neurotransmission involvement in cocaine dependence, David A. Smelson, Lei Yu, Steven Buyske, Gerardo Gonzalez, Jay Tischfield, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients, Mayra Tisminetzky, Bethany C. Bray, Ruben Miozzo, Onesky Aupont, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Meditation-Based Treatment Yielding Immediate Relief for Meditation-Naive Migraineurs, Makenzie E. Tonelli and Amy B. Wachholtz

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HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care, U. S. Veterans Administration National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, David Kalman, Stephanie Rodrigues, Leon Sawh, David A. Smelson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Field Reliability of the SAVRY with Juvenile Probation Officers: Implications for Training, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Samantha L. Fusco, and Bernice Gershenson

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Does Risk Assessment Make a Difference? Results of Implementing the SAVRY in Juvenile Probation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Bernice G. Gershenson, and Patrick J. McCabe

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Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, and Thomas Grisso

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Impact of risk/needs assessment on juvenile probation officers' decision making: Importance of implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Melissa Paiva-Salisbury, Nathan E. Cook, Laura S. Guy, and Rachael T. Perrault

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Spiritual Dimensions of Pain and Suffering, Amy B. Wachholtz and Suzana Makowski

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National Trends in Prayer Use as a Coping Mechanism for Depression: Changes from 2002 to 2007, Amy B. Wachholtz and Usha Sambamthoori

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Long-term influence of normal variation in neonatal characteristics on human brain development, Kristine Beate Walhovd; Anders M. Fjell; Timothy T. Brown; Joshua M. Kuperman; Yoonho Chung; Donald J. Hagler Jr.; J. Cooper Roddey; Matthew Erhart; Connor McCabe; Natacha Akshoomoff; David G. Amaral; Cinnamon S. Bloss; Ondrej Libiger; Nicholas J. Schork; Burcu F. Darst; B. J. Casey; Linda Chang; Thomas M. Ernst; Jean A. Frazier; Jeffrey R. Gruen; Walter E. Kaufmann; Sarah S. Murray; Peter van Zijl; Stewart Mostofsky; Anders Dale; and Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study

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Residential Treatment in Adolescents Targeting Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior, Barent W. Walsh, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Ariana Perry

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Factors associated with non-completion in a double-blind randomized controlled trial of olanzapine plus sertraline versus olanzapine plus placebo for psychotic depression, Judith Weissman, Alastair Flint, Barnett S. Meyers, Samiran Ghosh, Benoit H. Mulsant, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ellen M. Whyte, and STOP-PD Study Group

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Changing the system by changing the workforce: employing consumers to increase access, cultural diversity, and engagement, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Toni M. Irsfeld, Tammy Twomey, Ana Perez, Judith Thompson, Martha Wally, Barbara Colleton, Christine Kroell, Steven K. McKeown, and Peter Metz

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Implementing a Primary Prevention Social Skills Intervention in Urban Preschools: Factors Associated with Quality and Fidelity, Melodie Wenz-Gross and Carole C. Upshur

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Genome-wide analysis of copy number variants in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the role of rare variants and duplications at 15q13.3, Nigel M. Williams, Barbara Franke, Eric Mick, Richard J. Anney, Christine M. Freitag, Michael Gill, Anita Thapar, Michael C. O'Donovan, Michael J. Owen, Peter Holmans, Lindsey Kent, Frank Middleton, Yanli Zhang-James, Lu Liu, Jobst Meyer, Thuy Trang Nguyen, Jasmin Romanos, Marcel romanos, Christiane Seitz, Tobias J. Renner, Susanne Walitza, Andreas Warnke, Haukur Palmason, Jan Buitelaar, Nanda Rommelse, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Ziarih Hawi, Kate Langley, Joseph Sergeant, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Herbert Roeyers, Joseph Biederman, Irina Zaharieva, Hakon Hakonarson, Josephine Elia, Anath C. Lionel, Jennifer Crosbie, Christian R. Marshall, Russell Schachar, Stephen W. Scherer, Alexandre Todorov, Susan L. Smalley, Sandra K. Loo, Stanley Nelson, Corina Shtir, Philip Asherson, Andreas Reif, Klaus-Peter Lesch, and Stephen V. Faraone

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Innovative Interventions for Treating Tobacco Addiction Among Persons With Co-occurring Mental Illness and Addiction: New Approaches to Improve Outcomes, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Monika E. Kolodziej

Publications from 2011

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Lamotrigine plus quetiapine combination therapy in treatment-resistant bipolar depression, Yong M. Ahn, Jennifer Y. Nam, Jennifer L. Culver, Wendy K. Marsh, Julie C. Bonner, and Terence A. Ketter

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A national survey of self-injurious behavior in American prisons, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Judith A. Savageau, Robert L. Trestman, Jeffrey L. Metzner, and Jacques Baillargeon

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Decreasing the minimum length criterion for an episode of hypomania: evaluation using self-reported data from patients with bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Paul Grof, Martin Alda, Greg Murray, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Danilo Quiroz, Rita Bauer, Burkhard Jabs, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Association between median family income and self-reported mood symptoms in bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Rita Schmid, Sara Haack, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Technology for Psychiatric Educators, Sheldon Benjamin and Maria Margariti

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Recent Researches in Modern Medicine, Olivier Braissant, Hidetoshi Wakamatsu, Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu, Karel Allegaert, Yongwimon Lenbury, and Amy B. Wachholtz

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Legal Issues, Nancy Byatt

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Mood Disorders, Nancy Byatt

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Suicide, Nancy Byatt

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Serotonin Syndrome, Nancy Byatt and Aaron Moore

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Relationships between multiple sclerosis and depression, Nancy Byatt, Anthony J. Rothschild, Peter Riskind, Carolina Ionete, and Anne T. Hunt

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Commentary: A new chapter for forensic ethics, Philip J. Candilis

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Evaluating psychiatric disability: differences by forensic expertise, Paul P. Christopher, Rasim Arikan, Debra A. Pinals, William H. Fisher, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Development and validation of the Mental Health Attitude Survey for Police, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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White matter neuron alterations in schizophrenia and related disorders, Caroline M. Connor, Benjamin C. Crawford, and Schahram Akbarian

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Prayer and pain: the mediating role of positive re-appraisal, Jessie Dezutter, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Jozef Corveleyn

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Aggression, ADHD symptoms, and dysphoria in children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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The CBCL Bipolar Profile and Attention, Mood, and Behavior Dysregulation, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder following myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, Leonard A. Doerfler and John A. Paraskos

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Concordance between clinician and patient ratings as predictors of response, remission, and recurrence in major depressive disorder, Boadie W. Dunlop, Thomas Li, Susan G. Kornstein, Edward S. Friedman, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ronald D. Pedersen, Philip T. Ninan, Martin B. Keller, and Madhukar H. Trivedi

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Autism and Schizophrenia, Yael Dvir and Jean A. Frazier

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Mood Disorders and Trauma – What are the Associations?, Yael Dvir, Michael Hill, and Jean A. Frazier

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia, Yael Dvir, Vishal Madaan, Lauren Yakutis, Jean A. Frazier, and Daniel R. Wilson

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On Being an Expert Witness: It's Not About You, Joel A. Dvoskin and Laura S. Guy

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Vocational and Educational Support for Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Jonathan Delman, and Lisa Mistler

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Statewide initiative of intensive psychiatric rehabilitation: outcomes and relationship to other mental health service use, Marsha Langer Ellison, E. Sally Rogers, Asya Lyass, Joseph Massaro, Nancy J. Wewiorski, Su-Ting Hsu, and William A. Anthony

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Dosing strategies for lithium monotherapy in children and adolescents with bipolar I disorder, Robert L. Findling, Vivian Kafantaris, Mani Pavuluri, Nora K. McNamara, Jon McClellan, Jean A. Frazier, Linmarie Sikich, Robert Kowatch, Jacqui Lingler, Jon Faber, Brieana M. Rowles, Traci E. Clemons, and Perdita Taylor-Zapata

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Public policy and limits of diversion programs for reducing jail exposure of persons with serious mental illness, William H. Fisher, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and Nancy Wolff

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Risk of Arrest Among Public Mental Health Services Recipients and the General Public, William H. Fisher, Lorna J. Simon, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Nancy Wolff, Emily Crockett, and Steven M. Banks

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Considerations for Inclusion in the Massachusetts Parity List of "Biologically-Based" Disorders, Mary Ellen Foti, Jeffrey L. Geller, Laura S. Guy, John G. Gunderson, Brian A. Palmer, and Lisa M. Smith

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Review: Limited evidence for use of second-generation antipsychotics in anxiety disorders, Jean A. Frazier

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Supporting Parents With Mental Health Needs in Systems of Care, Barbara J. Friesen, Judith Katz-Leavy, and Joanne Nicholson

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Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities, Carl E. Fulwiler, Kathleen Biebel, Susan Doiron, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Lisa M. Smith

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Prefrontal regional correlates of self-control in male psychiatric patients: Impulsivity facets and aggression, David A. Gansler, Athene K. W. Lee, Britt C. Emerton, Christopher D'Amato, Rafeeque A. Bhadelia, Matthew Jerram, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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A Premature Obituary: Edward C. Spitzka and the American Psychiatry of 1878, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Measuring Smoking Knowledge, Attitudes and Services (S-KAS) Among Clients in Addiction Treatment, Joseph Guydish, Barbara Tajima, Mable Chan, Kevin L. Delucchi, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Bioluminescence-based high-throughput screen identifies pharmacological agents that target neurotransmitter signaling in small cell lung carcinoma, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Christopher W. Johnson, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated mechanisms in lung cancer, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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Setdb1-mediated histone H3K9 hypermethylation in neurons worsens the neurological phenotype of Mecp2-deficient mice, Yan Jiang, Anouch Matevossian, Yin Guo, and Schahram Akbarian

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Incremental efficacy of adding bupropion to the nicotine patch for smoking cessation in smokers with a recent history of alcohol dependence: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, David Kalman, Lawrence Herz, Peter Monti, Christopher W. Kahler, Marc Mooney, Stephanie Rodrigues, Kathryn O'Connor, and Lawrence R. Herz

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Core Competencies for Clinical Supervisors, David Kalman and Stephanie Rodrigues

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Developing Statutes for Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings: A Guide for Lawmakers, Kimberly A. Larson, Thomas Grisso, and National Youth Screening & Assessment Project

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Neural correlates of impulsivity factors in psychiatric patients and healthy volunteers: a voxel-based morphometry study, Athene K. W. Lee, Matthew Jerram, Carl E. Fulwiler, and David A. Gansler

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Uncovering intrinsic connectional architecture of functional networks in awake rat brain, Zhifeng Liang, Jean A. King, and Nanyin Zhang

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Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort, Min Lian, Mario Schootman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Informed Consent: A Critical Part of Modern Medical Research, Charles W. Lidz

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Early Onset Schizophrenia, Vishal Madaan, Yael Dvir, Durga Prasad Bestha, and Daniel R. Wilson

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Advancing Stage of Female Reproductive Life Associated with Bipolar Illness Exacerbation, Wendy K. Marsh, Terence Ketter, Sybil L. Crawford, Julia V. Johnson, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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The impact of drug use in social networks of patients with substance use and bipolar disorders, Leah J. McDonald, Margaret L. Griffin, Monika E. Kolodziej, Garrett M. Fitzmaurice, and Roger D. Weiss

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Clinical Roundup: How Do You Treat Premenstrual Syndrome in Your Practice?, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, and Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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The Plasma Membrane-Associated GTPase Rin Interacts with the Dopamine Transporter and Is Required for Protein Kinase C-Regulated Dopamine Transporter Trafficking, Deanna M. Navaroli, Zachary H. Stevens, Zeljko Uzelac, Luke Gabriel, Michael J. King, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Harald H. Sitte, and Haley E. Melikian

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A potential role for adjunctive vitamin D therapy in the management of weight gain and metabolic side effects of second-generation antipsychotics, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Bruce Meltzer, Louise Maranda, Carol A. Ciccarelli, Daniel Reynolds, Laura A. Curtis, Jean A. King, Jean A. Frazier, and Mary M. Lee

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Statistical adjustments for brain size in volumetric neuroimaging studies: some practical implications in methods, Liam M. O'Brien, David A. Ziegler, Curtis K. Deutsch, Jean A. Frazier, Martha R. Herbert, and Joseph J. Locascio

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The effect of removing cost as a barrier to treatment initiation with outpatient tobacco dependence clinics among emergency department patients, Deepak K. Ozhathil, Beau W. Abar, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Medicaid Enrollment Rates Among Individuals Arrested in the State of Florida Before and at the Time of Arrest, John Petrila, Diane Haynes, Jing Guo, William H. Fisher, Charles Dion, and Nicolette Springer

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Childhood trauma and psychiatric disorders as correlates of school dropout in a national sample of young adults, Michelle V. Porche, Lisa R. Fortuna, Julia Lin, and Margarita Alegria

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Peer Support, Stephanie Rodrigues, Matthew Chinman, Susan Hills, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Colleen E. McKay

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Depression, Postpartum, Karla M. Rodriguez and Nancy Byatt

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Beyond descriptive research: advancing the study of spirituality and health, David H. Rosmarin, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Amy Ai

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Recovery-promoting professional competencies: perspectives of mental health consumers, consumer-providers and providers, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Asya Lyass

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MISSION-VET Treatment Manual, David A. Smelson, Leon Sawh, Vincent Kane, John Kuhn, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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The MISSION-VET Consumer Workbook, David A. Smelson, Leon Sawh, Stephanie Rodrigues, Emily Clark Munoz, Alan Marzilli, Julia Tripp, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Case Management, David A. Smelson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Anna Kline, Leon Sawh, and Stephanie Rodrigues

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Identifying symptom profiles of depression and anxiety in patients with an acute coronary syndrome using latent class and latent transition analysis, Mayra Tisminetzky, Bethany C. Bray, Ruben Miozzo, Onesky Aupont, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Using A Pharmacy-Based Intervention To Improve Antipsychotic Adherence Among Patients With Serious Mental Illness, Marcia Valenstein, Janet Kavanagh, Todd Lee, Peter Reilly, Gregory W. Dalack, John Grabowski, David A. Smelson, David L. Ronis, Dara Ganoczy, Emily Woltmann, Tabitha Metreger, Patricia Wolschon, Agnes Jensen, Barbara Poddig, and Frederic C. Blow

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The relationship between duration of initial alcohol exposure and persistence of molecular tolerance is markedly nonlinear, Cristina M. Velazquez-Marrero, Patricia M. Wynne, Alexandra Bernardo, Stephanie Palacio, Gilles E. Martin, and Steven N. Treistman

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Risk-Needs Assessment in Juvenile Justice: Predictive Validity of the SAVRY, Racial Differences, and the Contribution of Needs Factors, Gina M. Vincent, John Chapman, and Nathan E. Cook

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Intersection of chronic pain treatment and opioid analgesic misuse: causes, treatments, and policy strategies, Amy B. Wachholtz, Gerardo Gonzalez, Edward W. Boyer, Zafar N. Naqvi, Christopher D. Rosenbaum, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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National Trends in Prayer Use as a Coping Mechanism for Health Concerns: Changes From 2002 to 2007, Amy B. Wachholtz and Usha Sambamoorthi

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Comorbid Pain and Opioid Addiction: Psychosocial and Pharmacological Treatments, Amy B. Wachholtz, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Gerardo Gonzalez

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Thinking styles and emotional states of male and female prison inmates by mental disorder status, Nancy Wolff, Robert D. Morgan, Jing Shi, Jessica Huening, and William H. Fisher

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Nicotine-mediated activation of dopaminergic neurons in distinct regions of the ventral tegmental area, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Liwang Liu, Lindsey G. Soll, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Erin E. Meyers, J. Michael McIntosh, Sharon R. Grady, Michael J. Marks, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Tobacco Addiction and Psychological Co-morbidities, Douglas M. Ziedonis, David Kalman, Monika E. Kolodziej, Christopher W. Johnson, and Sun Kim