The Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, previously the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 1986

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Apparent neuroleptic malignant syndrome with clozapine and lithium, Harrison G. Pope, J. O. Cole, P. T. Choras, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Chronic gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist treatment suppresses ovulation and sexual behavior in group-living female rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, David R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Suzanne Gaventa, Jennifer C. Lovejoy, and Delwood C. Collins

Publications from 1985

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Type III error in research on interpersonal models of depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and William F. Chaplin

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Civil commitment reform: context and consequences, William H. Fisher and Glenn L. Pierce

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Cholecystokinin-immunoreactive innervation of the ventromedial hypothalamus in the rat: possible substrate for autonomic regulation of feeding, Carl E. Fulwiler and Clifford B. Saper

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The long-term outcome of unresolved grief: an example, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Women's accounts of psychiatric illness and institutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Competency to stand trial: neuroleptic medication and demeanor in court, Jeffrey L. Geller and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Fire-setting behavior in the histories of a state hospital population, Jeffrey L. Geller and Gregory Bertsch

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Chronic disease: the sick role and informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, and Mark R. Munetz

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The making of a modern psychiatrist: cracks in the foundation, Eric D. Lister and Jeffrey L. Geller

Informed consent and incompetent medical patients, Mark R. Munetz, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

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The impact of broadened civil commitment standards on admissions to state mental hospitals, Glenn L. Pierce, Mary L. Durham, and William H. Fisher

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The impact of broadened civil commitment laws on length of stay in a state mental hospital, Glenn L. Pierce, William H. Fisher, and Mary L. Durham

Publications from 1984

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Confidentiality: an empirical test of the utilitarian perspective, Paul S. Appelbaum, G. Kapen, B. Walters, Charles W. Lidz, and Loren H. Roth

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Problem-solving deficits in depressed children, adolescents, and adults, Leonard A. Doerfler, Larry L. Mullins, Nora J. Griffin, Lawrence J. Siegel, and C. Steven Richards

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The elderly sick role: an experimental analysis, William H. Fisher, Arnold Arluke, and Jack Levin

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Arson: an unforeseen sequela of deinstitutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Informed Consent: A Study of Decisionmaking in Psychiatry, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Eviatar Zerubavel, Mary Carter, Regina M. Sestak, and Loren H. Roth

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Blockade of neonatal activation of the pituitary-testicular axis with continuous administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in male rhesus monkeys, D. R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Kim Wallen, P. Coan, D. E. Evans, and Delwood C. Collins

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Periovulatory changes in female sexual behavior and patterns of ovarian steroid secretion in group-living rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, Linda A. Winston, Suzanne Gaventa, Maryann Davis, and Delwood C. Collins

Publications from 1983

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Pain unit director: Role issues for health psychologists, Leonard A. Doerfler, Jerry C. Parker, and Robert L. Karol

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College women coping with depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and C. Steven Richards

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Addressing the borderline's repetitive misuse of the state hospital, Jeffrey L. Geller and Merle Brandzel

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Barriers to informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Marian Osterweis, Janice L. Holden, John H. Marx, and Mark R. Munetz

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Psychological factors that influence self-reported pain, Jerry C. Parker, Leonard A. Doerfler, Heather A. Tatten, and John E. Hewett

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Assessing disulfiram compliance: validational study of an abbreviated breath test procedure, Robert G. Rychtarik, Patrick O. Smith, Stanton L. Jones, Leonard A. Doerfler, Ray Hale, and Donald M. Prue

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Confidentiality in psychiatry: a study of the patient's view, Donald Schmid, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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The community competence scale: preliminary reliability and validity, H. R. Searight, J. M. Oliver, and Thomas Grisso

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Family planning and female sterilization in the United States, Thomas M. Shapiro, William H. Fisher, and Augusto Diana

Publications from 1982

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The therapeutic misconception: informed consent in psychiatric research, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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State hospital patients and their medication--do they know what they take, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Sustaining treatment with the hospitalized patient who refuses treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Competency to decide about treatment or research: an overview of some empirical data, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Paul H. Soloff, Kenneth Kaufman, Duane G. Spiker, and F. Gordon Foster

Publications from 1981

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Psychological research on depression: A methodological review, Leonard A. Doerfler

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Self-initiated attempts to cope with depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and C. Steven Richards

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Juveniles' Waiver of Rights: Legal and Psychological Competence, Thomas Grisso

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Informed consent and patient decisionmaking: the reasoning of law and psychiatry, Caroline L. Kaufmann, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

Publications from 1980

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On being ethical in legal places, Patricia Anderten, Valerie Staulcup, and Thomas Grisso

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The rights of juveniles in "voluntary" psychiatric commitments: some empirical observations, Charles W. Lidz, E. Gross, Alan Meisel, and Loren H. Roth

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Heroin, Deviance and Morality, Charles W. Lidz and Andrew L. Walker

Publications from 1978

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The process of criminal commitment for pretrial psychiatric examination: an evaluation, Jeffrey L. Geller and Eric D. Lister

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Minors' consent to treatment: a developmental perspective, Thomas Grisso and Linda Vierling

Publications from 1977

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Toward a model of the legal doctrine of informed consent, Alan Meisel, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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Tests of competency to consent to treatment, Loren H. Roth, Alan Meisel, and Charles W. Lidz

Publications from 1975

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Treatment of anorexia nervosa by the integration of behavior therapy and psychotherapy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Characteristics of institutionalized delinquents in conflict about their release, Thomas Grisso

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Heroin maintenance and heroin control, Charles W. Lidz

Publications from 1973

Prediction of action- and thought-oriented response: behavioral style or situational demand, Thomas Grisso

Publications from 1972

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MMPI profiles in hospitalized psychiatric patients and their families, Bertram J. Cohler, Justin L. Weiss, Henry U. Grunebaum, Charles W. Lidz, and Lyman C. Wynne

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The development of behavior therapy with autistic children: a review, Jeffrey L. Geller

Publications from 1971

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The action-thought dimension, social competence, and defense effectiveness, Thomas Grisso

Publications from 1967

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Test interference in a Rorschach-WAIS administration sequence, Thomas Grisso and Arnold Meadow