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 selected 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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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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Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting, Diana E. Parry-Cruwys, Carrie M. Neal, William H. Ahearn, Emily E. Wheeler, Raseeka Premchander, Melissa B. Loeb, and William V. Dube

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A Bayesian model of shape and appearance for subcortical brain segmentation, Brian Patenaude, Stephen M. Smith, David N. Kennedy, and Mark Jenkinson

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Assessment of Olfactory Processing in Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Mary Linton Peters, Jacob Kleinman, Wei Huang, Keith A. Cauley, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Ali Bourisly, Jean A. King, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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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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Saitohin, which is nested within the tau gene, interacts with tau and Abl and its human-specific allele influences Abl phosphorylation, Yan Wang, Lei Gao, Christopher G. Conrad, and Athena Andreadis

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An SRp75/hnRNPG Complex Interacting with hnRNPE2 Regulates the 5' Splice Site of Tau Exon 10, Whose Misregulation Causes Frontotemporal Dementia, Yan Wang, Junning Wang, Lei Gao, Stefan Stamm, and Athena Andreadis

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Preliminary investigation of visual attention to human figures in photographs: potential considerations for the design of aided AAC visual scene displays, Krista M. Wilkinson and Janice Light

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Facilitating children's ability to distinguish symbols for emotions: the effects of background color cues and spatial arrangement of symbols on accuracy and speed of search, Krista M. Wilkinson and Julie Snell

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

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Keep the 'phospho' on MAPK, be happy, Schahram Akbarian and Roger J. Davis

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Deaf students and their classroom communication: an evaluation of higher order categorical interactions among school and background characteristics, Thomas E. Allen and Melissa L. Anderson

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Internal consistency and factor structure of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales in a sample of deaf female college students, Melissa L. Anderson and Irene W. Leigh

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Commentary: the art of forensic report writing, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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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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Cebus cf. apella exhibits rapid acquisition of complex stimulus relations and emergent performance by exclusion, Ana Leda F. Brino, Ana Paula Bemerguy Assumpcao, Rodolfo da Silva Campos, Olavo F. Galvao, and William J. McIlvane

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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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Developmental regulation and individual differences of neuronal H3K4me3 epigenomes in the prefrontal cortex, Iris Cheung, Hennady P. Shulha, Yan Jiang, Anouch Matevossian, Jie Wang, Zhiping Weng, and Schahram Akbarian

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MISSION Diversion & Recovery for Traumatized Veterans (MISSION DIRECT VET): Early Findings and Lessons Learned, Paul P. Christopher, Elizabeth A. Aaker, Amanda Lennox, William H. Fisher, Carl E. Fulwiler, Stephanie W. Hartwell, David Smelson, and Debra A. Pinals

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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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The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Maryann Davis, Jonathan Delman, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Charles W. Lidz

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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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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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Observing behavior and atypically restricted stimulus control, William V. Dube, Chata A. Dickson, Lyn M. Balsamo, Kristin Lombard O'Donnell, Gerson Y. Tomanari, Kevin M. Farren, Emily E. Wheeler, and William J. McIlvane

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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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Cultural issues in eating pathology and body image among children and adolescents, Jessica B. Edwards George and Debra L. Franko

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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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Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention, William H. Fisher and Thomas Grisso

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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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The influence of a sensitive period for auditory-visual integration in children with cochlear implants, Phillip M. Gilley, Anu Sharma, Teresa V. Mitchell, and Michael F. Dorman

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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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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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RPP25 is developmentally regulated in prefrontal cortex and expressed at decreased levels in autism spectrum disorder, Hsien-Sung Huang, Iris Cheung, and Schahram Akbarian

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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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Changing the landscape of autism research: the autism genetic resource exchange, Clara M. Lajonchere, AGRE Consortium, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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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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Evaluation of resistance to change under different disrupter conditions in children with autism and severe intellectual disability, Karen M. Lionello-Denolf, William V. Dube, and William J. McIlvane

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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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Clinical Course of Bipolar Disorder During the Menopausal Transition: Comparison with Reproductive Age and Post Menopausal Women: A Master's Thesis, Wendy K. Marsh

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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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Some Current Dimensions of Translational Behavior Analysis: From Laboratory Research to Intervention for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, William J. McIlvane, William V. Dube, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, Richard W. Serna, Romariz da Silva Barros, and Olavo F. Galvao

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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