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 2011

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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

Publications from 2010

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Insomnia, J. Abad and Sheldon Benjamin

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The molecular pathology of schizophrenia--focus on histone and DNA modifications, Schahram Akbarian

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Capacity to make medical treatment decisions in multiple sclerosis: a potentially remediable deficit, Michael R. Basso, Philip J. Candilis, Jay Johnson, Courtney Ghormley, Dennis R. Combs, and Taeh Ward

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The association between concurrent psychotropic medications and self-reported adherence with taking a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Martin Alda, Greg Murray, Ute Lewitzka, Rita Schmid, Sara Haack, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Association between age of onset and mood in bipolar disorder: comparison of subgroups identified by cluster analysis and clinical observation, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Ute Lewitzka, Rita Schmid, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Building Global Citizenship through Network Leadership, Anne Beales and Daniel B. Fisher

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Intentions to quit smoking: causal attribution, perceived illness severity, and event-related fear during an acute health event, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Simon Moon, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Erin O'Hea, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Wireless Technologies, Ubiquitous Computing and Mobile Health: Application to Drug Abuse Treatment and Compliance with HIV Therapies, Edward W. Boyer, David Smelson, Richard Fletcher, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Rosalind W. Picard

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Temporally- and spatially-regulated transcriptional activity of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor beta4 subunit gene promoter., Lei Bruschweiler-Li, Yuly F. Fuentes Medel, Michael D. Scofield, Ellen B. T. Trang, Sarah A. Binke, and Paul D. Gardner

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Psychiatry, Nancy Byatt and Debra A. Pinals

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Introducing qigong meditation into residential addiction treatment: a pilot study where gender makes a difference, Kevin W. Chen, Anthony Comerford, Phillip Shinnick, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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A simple method for improving the specificity of anti-methyl histone antibodies, Caroline M. Connor, Iris Cheung, Andrew Simon, Mira Jakovcevski, Zhiping Weng, and Schahram Akbarian

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Therapeutic drug monitoring in pregnant and postpartum women: recommendations for SSRIs, lamotrigine, and lithium, Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of depressive disorders in women, Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Marlene P. Freeman

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Anthony J. Rothschild

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First Steps and Beyond: Incorporating Shared Decision Making in Massachusetts Mental Health Services, Jonathan Delman, Mary Ellen G. Foti, Lisa Mistler, and Tamar Skolnick

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A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Beatrice Lauzon, Christina Bancej, Robert J. Wellman, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Sun S. Kim, Andre Gervais, Bruce Meltzer, Colleen E. McKay, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, Lisa R. Fortuna, and Michele Tremblay

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Situations associated with admission to an acute care inpatient psychiatric unit, Leonard A. Doerfler, Peter W. Moran, and Kristen E. Hannigan

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Vulnerability-based spatial sampling stratification for the National Children's Study, Worcester County, Massachusetts: capturing health-relevant environmental and sociodemographic variability, Timothy J. Downs, Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Onesky Aupont, Yangyang Wang, Ann Raj, Paula Zimmerman, Robert Goble, Octavia Taylor, Linda C. Churchill, Celeste A. Lemay, Thomas J. McLaughlin, and Marianne E. Felice

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Correlation between patient and clinician assessments of depression severity in the PREVENT study, Boadie W. Dunlop, Thomas Li, Susan G. Kornstein, Edward S. Friedman, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ron Pedersen, Philip Ninan, and Martin Keller

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

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Design Features for Employment-Supportive Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid Programs, Marsha Langer Ellison, Raymond E. Glazier, Elizabeth O'Connell, Giulia Norton, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Double-blind maintenance safety and effectiveness findings from the Treatment of Early-Onset Schizophrenia Spectrum (TEOSS) study, Robert L. Findling, Jacqueline L. Johnson, Jon McClellan, Jean A. Frazier, Benedetto Vitiello, Robert M. Hamer, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Louise Ritz, Nora K. McNamara, Jacqui Lingler, Stefanie A. Hlastala, Leslie Pierson, Madeline Puglia, Ann E. Maloney, Emily Michael Kaufman, Nancy Noyes, and Linmarie Sikich

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First-dose pharmacokinetics of lithium carbonate in children and adolescents, Robert L. Findling, Cornelia B. Landersdorfer, Vivian Kafantaris, Mani Pavuluri, Nora K. McNamara, Jon McClellan, Jean A. Frazier, Linmarie Sikich, Robert Kowatch, Jacqui Lingler, Jon Faber, Perdita Taylor-Zapata, and William Jusko

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Finding and Using Our Voice: How Consumer/Survivor Advocacy is Transforming Mental Health Care, Daniel B. Fisher and Lauren Spiro

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Categorizing Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults with Serious Mental Illness, William H. Fisher, Steven M. Banks, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Lorna J. Simon, and Nancy Wolff

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Crisis Intervention Teams as the Solution to Managing Crises Involving Persons with Serious Psychiatric Illnesses: Does One Size Fit All?, William H. Fisher and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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The research potential of administrative data from state mental health agencies, William H. Fisher and Jeanne C. Rivard

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Effect of age on the frequency of anxiety disorders in major depression with psychotic features, Alastair J. Flint, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Eros Papademetriou, Barnett S. Meyers, Benoit H. Mulsant, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Ellen M. Whyte

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Retention in depression treatment among ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States, Lisa R. Fortuna, Margarita Alegria, and Shan Gao

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Combined diffusion tensor imaging and transverse relaxometry in early-onset bipolar disorder, Atilla Gonenc, Jean A. Frazier, David J. Crowley, and Constance M. Moore

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Substance Abuse Disorders, Gerardo Gonzalez, Rueben Miozzo, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Guidance for Improving Forensic Reports: A Review of Common Errors, Thomas Grisso

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The role of psychopathic personality disorder in violence risk assessments using the HCR-20, Laura S. Guy, Kevin S. Douglas, and Melissa C. Hendry

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Sex Offending and Serious Mental Illness: Directions for Policy and Research, Andrew J. Harris, William H. Fisher, Bonita M. Veysey, Laura M. Ragusa, and Arthur J. Lurigio

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Emerging Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities Involved With the Criminal Justice System, Stephanie W. Hartwell, William H. Fisher, and Maryann Davis

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Activation of alpha4* nAChRs is necessary and sufficient for varenicline-induced reduction of alcohol consumption, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Xueyan Pang, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Cerebellum, language, and cognition in autism and specific language impairment, Steven M. Hodge, Nikos Makris, David N. Kennedy, Verne S. Caviness Jr., James D. Howard, Lauren McGrath, Shelley Steele, Jean A. Frazier, Helen Tager-Flusberg, and Gordon J. Harris

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Neurocognition in early-onset schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders, Stephen R. Hooper, Anthony J. Giuliano, Eric A. Youngstrom, David Breiger, Linmarie Sikich, Jean A. Frazier, Robert L. Findling, Jon McClellan, Robert M. Hamer, Benedetto Vitiello, and Jeffrey A. Lieberman

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ASCL1 regulates the expression of the CHRNA5/A3/B4 lung cancer susceptibility locus, Ma Reina D. Improgo, Nicolette A. Schlichting, Roxana Y. Cortes, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor CHRNA5/A3/B4 gene cluster: dual role in nicotine addiction and lung cancer, Ma Reina D. Improgo, Michael D. Scofield, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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From smoking to lung cancer: the CHRNA5/A3/B4 connection, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Michael D. Scofield, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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Setdb1 histone methyltransferase regulates mood-related behaviors and expression of the NMDA receptor subunit NR2B, Yan Jiang, Mira Jakovcevski, Rahul Bharadwaj, Caroline M. Connor, Frederick Albert Schroeder, Cong L. Lin, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Gilles E. Martin, and Schahram Akbarian

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Addressing tobacco use disorder in smokers in early remission from alcohol dependence: the case for integrating smoking cessation services in substance use disorder treatment programs, David Kalman, Sun Kim, Gregory DiGirolamo, David Smelson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Police-induced confessions: risk factors and recommendations, Saul M. Kassin, Steven A. Drizin, Thomas Grisso, Gisli H. Gudjonsson, Richard A. Leo, and Allison D. Redlich

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Police-induced confessions, risk factors, and recommendations: looking ahead, Saul M. Kassin, Steven A. Drizin, Thomas Grisso, Gisli H. Gudjonsson, Richard A. Leo, and Allison D. Redlich

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Effects of a randomized couple-based intervention on quality of life of breast cancer patients and their partners, Karen Kayser, Barry N. Feldman, Nancy A. Borstelmann, and Ann A. Daniels

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Long-term effectiveness of quetiapine in bipolar disorder in a clinical setting, Terence A. Ketter, John O. Brooks III, Jennifer C. Hoblyn, Anne A. Holland, Jennifer Y. Nam, Jennifer L. Culver, Wendy K. Marsh, and Julie C. Bonner

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Adolescent Input Into Custody Decisions: Evaluating Decision-Making Capacities, Kimberly A. Larson and Joseph McGill

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Fetal cardiac arrhythmia during bupropion use, Kimberly Leventhal, Nancy Byatt, and Rebecca S. Lundquist

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From complexity to reality: providing useful frameworks for defining systems of care, Jody Levison-Johnson and Melodie Wenz-Gross

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Linear and nonlinear relationships between visual stimuli, EEG and BOLD fMRI signals, Zhongming Liu, Cristina Rios, Nanyin Zhang, Lin Yang, Wei Chen, and Bin He

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Age-related changes in the corpus callosum in early-onset bipolar disorder assessed using volumetric and cross-sectional measurements, Melissa Lopez-Larson, Janis L. Breeze, David N. Kennedy, Steven M. Hodge, Lena Tang, Constance M. Moore, Anthony J. Giuliano, Nikos Makris, Verne S. Caviness Jr., and Jean A. Frazier

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Pain, Spirituality, and Meaning Making: What Can We Learn from the Literature?, Carol J. Lysne and Amy B. Wachholtz

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Sex-related differences in antidepressant response: When to adjust treatment, Wendy K. Marsh and Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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Correlation of Measures of Psychotherapy Competency in Psychiatry Residents, Julia Matthews-Bellinger, Sheldon Benjamin, Mohit Chauhan, and Mary L. Zanetti

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Stressed and helping: the relations among acculturative stress, gender, and prosocial tendencies in Mexican Americans, Meredith McGinley, Gustavo Carlo, Lisa J. Crockett, Marcela Raffaelli, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Maria I. Iturbide