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 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

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Interdisciplinary treatment planning in inpatient settings: from myth to model, Kris A. McLoughlin and Jeffrey L. Geller

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Aggression, Bruce Meltzer, Martha Castro, and Jean A. Frazier

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Prevalence of criminal thinking among state prison inmates with serious mental illness, Robert D. Morgan, William H. Fisher, Naihua Duan, Jon T. Mandracchia, and Danielle Murray

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Insertion of tetracysteine motifs into dopamine transporter extracellular domains, Deanna M. Navaroli and Haley E. Melikian

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Impact of traumatic and violent victimization experiences in individuals with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, Jennifer M. Newman, Ayme Turnbull, Brady A. Berman, Stephanie Rodrigues, and Mark R. Serper

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Parenting and Recovery for Mothers with Mental Disorders, Joanne Nicholson

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Parenting with a Mental Illness. A radio interview for ABC Radio National, Australia Public Radio (Audio file), Joanne Nicholson

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The internet, health promotion, and community participation, Joanne Nicholson and Armando J. Rotondi

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Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Jayendra K. Patel and Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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Metabolic dysfunction in women with bipolar disorder: the potential influence of family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, Natalie L. Rasgon, Heather A. Kenna, Margaret F. Reynolds-May, Pascale G. Stemmle, Mytilee Vemuri, Wendy K. Marsh, Po Wang, and Terence A. Ketter

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The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Scoring Subjectivity and Item Performance on Measures Used to Assess Violence Risk: The PCL-R and HCR-20 as Exemplars, K. A. Rufino, Laura S. Guy, and M. T. Boccaccini

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The management of sex offenders: perspectives for psychiatry, Fabian M. Saleh, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., H. Martin Malin, and R. Gregg Dwyer

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Paraphilias with co-morbid psychopathy: the clinical and legal significance to sex offender assessments, Fabian M. Saleh, H. Martin Malin, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and Michael J. Vitacco

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Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders, Yiping Shen, Kira A. Dies, Ingrid A. Holm, Carolyn Bridgemohan, Magdi M. Sobeih, Elizabeth B. Caronna, Karen J. Miller, Jean A. Frazier, Iris Silverstein, Jonathan Picker, Laura Weissman, Peter Raffalli, Shafali Jeste, Laurie A. Demmer, Heather K. Peters, Stephanie J. Brewster, Sara J. Kowalczyk, Beth Rosen-Sheidley, Caroline McGowan, Andrew W. Duda III, Sharyn A. Lincoln, Kathryn R. Lowe, Alison Schonwald, Michael Robbins, Fuki Hisama, Robert Wolff, Ronald Becker, Ramzi Nasir, David K. Urion, Jeff M. Milunsky, Leonard Rappaport, James F. Gusella, Christopher A. Walsh, Bai-Lin Wu, and David T. Miller

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A Brief Treatment Engagement Intervention for Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial, David A. Smelson, David Kalman, Miklos F. Losonczy, Anna Kline, Usha Sambamoorthi, Lauren St. Hill, Kathy Castles-Fonseca, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Serum aminotransferase changes with significant weight loss: sex and age effects, Ayako Suzuki, Martin Binsk, Ronald Sha, Amy B. Wachholtz, Howard Eisenson, and Anna Mae Diehl

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Psychosocial outcomes in patients with recurrent major depressive disorder during 2 years of maintenance treatment with venlafaxine extended release, Madhukar H. Trivedi, David L. Dunner, Susan G. Kornstein, Michael E. Thase, John M. Zajecka, Anthony J. Rothschild, Edward S. Friedman, Richard C. Shelton, Martin B. Keller, James H. Kocsis, and Alan J. Gelenberg

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Assessing violence risk and psychopathy in juvenile and adult offenders: a survey of clinical practices, Jodi L. Viljoen, Kaitlyn McLachlan, and Gina M. Vincent

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Does pain predict interference with daily functioning and weight loss in an obese residential treatment-seeking population, Amy B. Wachholtz, Martin Binsk, Howard Eisenson, Ronette Kolotkin, and Ayako Suzuki

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"Shaking the Blues Away": Energizing Spiritual Practices for the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Amy B. Wachholtz and Michelle J. Pearce

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Exploring Stress and Coping Strategies among National Guard Spouses during Times of Deployment: A Research Note, Angela R. Wheeler and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Comparison of two intensities of tobacco dependence counseling in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, Jill M. Williams, Marc L. Steinberg, Mia Hanos Zimmermann, Kunal K. Gandhi, Brooke Stipelman, Patricia Dooley Budsock, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Mapping resting-state brain networks in conscious animals, Nanyin Zhang, Pallavi Rane, Wei Huang, Zhifeng Liang, David Kennedy, Jean A. Frazier, and Jean A. King

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Functional MRI mapping neuronal inhibition and excitation at columnar level in human visual cortex, Nanyin Zhang, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Essa Yacoub, Kamil Ugurbil, and Wei Chen

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High-resolution fMRI mapping of ocular dominance layers in cat lateral geniculate nucleus, Nanyin Zhang, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Yi Zhang, Jae-keun Park, and Wei Chen

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Dopamine D2-receptor activation elicits akinesia, rigidity, catalepsy, and tremor in mice expressing hypersensitive {alpha}4 nicotinic receptors via a cholinergic-dependent mechanism, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Bruce M. Cohen, Herwig Just, Tristan McClure-Begley, Paul Whiteaker, Sharon R. Grady, Outi Salminen, Paul D. Gardner, Henry A. Lester, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2009

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Epigenetic regulation in human brain-focus on histone lysine methylation, Schahram Akbarian and Hsien-Sung Huang

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in prison: a treatment protocol, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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Voluntariness of consent to research: a conceptual model, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz, and Robert Klitzman

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Voluntariness of consent to research: a preliminary empirical investigation, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz, and Robert Klitzman

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Three-dimensional source imaging from simultaneously recorded ERP and BOLD-fMRI, Xiaoxiao Bai, Zhongming Liu, Nanyin Zhang, Wei Chen, and Bin He

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Mental illness and substance use disorders among women veterans with diabetes, Ranjana Banerjea, Leonard M. Pogach, David Smelson, and Usha Sambamoorthi

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Comparison of sleep/wake parameters for self-monitoring bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Natalie L. Rasgon, Martin Alda, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Rita Schmid, Mazda Adli, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Frequency of subsyndromal symptoms and employment status in patients with bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Martin Alda, Ute Lewitzka, Johanna Sasse, Eliza Kozuch-Krolik, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Relationship between adjunctive medications for anxiety and time spent ill in patients with bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Martin Alda, Ute Lewitzka, Rita Schmid, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Relationship among latitude, climate, season and self-reported mood in bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Martin Alda, Greg Murray, Danilo Quiroz, Yanni Malliaris, Johanna Sasse, Maximilian Pilhatsch, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Marking the passage of time, Patricia H. Bazemore and Stephen M. Soreff

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The Draw-A-Clock Contest: A Strategy for Improving Cognitive Status Assessment by Trainees, Sheldon Benjamin, Edith Kaplan, Margo D. Lauterbach, Jordan Eisenstock, Daniel Schneider, Nabil D. Ali, John F. Sullivan, and Ankur A. Butala

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Examining Latino differences in mental healthcare use: the roles of acculturation and attitudes towards healthcare, Terceira A. Berdahl and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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The revolution in forensic ethics: narrative, compassion, and a robust professionalism, Philip J. Candilis

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Advances in Informed Consent Research, Philip J. Candilis and Charles W. Lidz

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AACAP 2006 Research Forum--Advancing research in early-onset bipolar disorder: barriers and suggestions, Gabrielle A. Carlson, Robert L. Findling, Robert M. Post, Boris Birmaher, Hilary P. Blumberg, Christoph Correll, Melissa P. DelBello, Mary Fristad, Jean A. Frazier, Constance Hammen, Stephen P. Hinshaw, Robert Kowatch, Ellen Leibenluft, Stephanie E. Meyer, Mani N. Pavuluri, Karen Dineen Wagner, and Mauricio Tohen