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 2010

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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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Black deaf individuals' reading skills: influence of ASL, culture, family characteristics, reading experience, and education, Candace Myers, M. Diane Clark, Millicent M. Musyoka, Melissa L. Anderson, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Selina Agyen, and Peter C. Hauser

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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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A Multi-disciplinary, Whole-of-Family Approach to Supporting Parents with Mental Illness, Joanne Nicholson

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Helping Families— Shifting the Emphasis, Joanne Nicholson

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Mental Illness: Understanding the Impact on Families and How to Help, Joanne Nicholson

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Parenting and Recovery for Mothers with Mental Disorders, Joanne Nicholson

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

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Supporting Parents: Multi-needs and the Need for Multi-institutions’ Coordination of Supports, Joanne Nicholson

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

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Creating Opportunities for Success: Working with Trauma Survivors in the Shelter Setting, Joanne Nicholson, Linda F. Weinreb, Tina Runyan, and Kathleen Biebel

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Differential modulation of N-type calcium channels by micro-opioid receptors in oxytocinergic versus vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals, Sonia I. Ortiz-Miranda, Govindan Dayanithi, Cristina M. Velazquez-Marrero, Edward E. Custer Jr., Steven N. Treistman, and Jose R. Lemos

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Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Sarah E. Anderson, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Chromatin protein L3MBTL1 is dispensable for development and tumor suppression in mice, Jinzhong Qin, Denille Van Buren, Hsien-Sung Huang, Lei Zhong, Raul Mostoslavsky, Schahram Akbarian, and Hanno Hock

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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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What to do with Contradictory Data? Approaches to the Integration of Multiple Malingering Measures, Barry Rosenfeld, Debbie Green, Ekaterina Pivovarova, Tia Dole, and Patricia A. Zapf

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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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Detection of retinoic acid catabolism with reporter systems and by in situ hybridization for CYP26 enzymes, Yasuo Sakai and Ursula C. Drager

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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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A transcriptional regulatory element critical for CHRNB4 promoter activity in vivo, Michael D. Scofield, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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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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TerraKids: An Interactive Web Site Where Kids Learn about Saving the Environment, Janet S. Twyman

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Development of a Measure of the Latency to Needing a Cigarette, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Paola Morello, Bernice Gershenson, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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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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Preliminary Exploration of the Effect of Background Color on the Speed and Accuracy of Search for an Aided Symbol Target by Typically Developing Preschoolers, Krista M. Wilkinson and Bridgett Coombs

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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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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 Balance between Choice and Control: Risk Management in New Zealand Intellectual Disability Services, Alexandra Bonardi

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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

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Female fear: influence of estrus cycle on behavioral response and neuronal activation, Wei Chen, Jessica Shields, Wei Huang, and Jean A. King

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MISSION Diversion & Recovery for Traumatized Veterans (MISSION DIRECT VET): Early Planning and Development, Paul P. Christopher, William H. Fisher, Mary Ellen G. Foti, Carl E. Fulwiler, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Stephanie W. Hartwell, David Smelson, and Debra A. Pinals

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Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations, Committee on Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations, Institute of Medicine, Stuart Bondurant, Roberta Wedge, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Cingulate white matter neurons in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Caroline M. Connor, Yin Guo, and Schahram Akbarian

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder, Daniel F. Connor and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Regional Differences and Race Effects in Mental Health Symptoms Among Juvenile Offenders, Nathan E. Cook, Gina M. Vincent, and Thomas Grisso

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Patient--provider communication: understanding the role of patient activation for Latinos in mental health treatment, Dharma E. Cortes, Norah Mulvaney-Day, Lisa R. Fortuna, Sarah Reinfeld, and Margarita Alegria

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Survey of Threats and Assaults by Patients on Psychiatry Residents, Holly Crisp-Han, Emiko Moniwa, Yael Dvir, and Dana Levy

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Justice system involvement into young adulthood: comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general population, Maryann Davis, William H. Fisher, Bernice Gershenson, Albert J. Grudzinskas, and Steven M. Banks

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Emergent conditional relations in a Go/No-Go procedure: figure-ground and stimulus-position compound relations, Paula Debert, Edson M. Huziwara, Robson Brino Faggiani, Maria Eugenia Simoes De Mathis, and William J. McIlvane

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Developing the DMH Research Agenda – Stakeholder Focus Groups, Jonathan Delman, R. Dougherty, and S. Perlman

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Service Users as Paid Research Workers: Principles for Active Involvement and Good Practice Guidance, Jonathan Delman and Alisa K. Lincoln

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Teaching Generative Reading Via Recombination of Minimal Textual Units: A Legacy of Verbal Behavior to Children in Brazil, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, Julio C. de Rose, Thais C. Faleiros, Renato Bortoloti, Elenice S. Hanna, and William J. McIlvane

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Enforcement of underage sales laws as a predictor of daily smoking among adolescents: a national study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Three-dimensional imaging of complex neural activation in humans from EEG, Lei Ding, Nanyin Zhang, Wei Chen, and Bin He

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Brain Dysfunction and Community Violence in Patients With Major Mental Illness, Wayne M. Dinn, David A. Gansler, Nancy Moczynski, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Sex and Aggression: The Relationship Between Gender and Abuse Experience in Youngsters Referred to Residential Treatment, Leonard A. Doerfler, Peter F. Toscano Jr., and Daniel F. Connor

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Psychosis as a risk factor for violence to others: a meta-analysis, Kevin S. Douglas, Laura S. Guy, and Stephen D. Hart

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Behavioral Momentum: Translational Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, William V. Dube, William H. Ahearn, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, and William J. McIlvane

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Book Review: "Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents", Yael Dvir

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Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) University of Massachusetts (UMass) Parent Satisfaction Study, Yael Dvir, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Mary Jeffers-Terry, and Peter Metz

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A Comparison of Voxel-Based Morphometry and Volumetry Methods in the Context of the Neural Basis of Aggression, Britt C. Emerton, Matthew Jerram, Thilo Deckersbach, Darin D. Dougherty, Carl E. Fulwiler, and David A. Gansler

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Identifying clinically questionable psychotropic prescribing practices for medicaid recipients in New York state, Susan M. Essock, Nancy H. Covell, Emily Leckman-Westin, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Lloyd I. Sederer, Edith Kealey, Molly T. Finnerty, and Jean A. Frazier

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Long-term statin therapy and CSF cholesterol levels: implications for Alzheimer's disease, Barbara A. Evans, James E. Evans, Stephen P. Baker, Kevin J. Kane, Joan M. Swearer, Douglas A. Hinerfeld, Richard J. Caselli, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St. George-Hyslop, Majaz Moonis, and Daniel A. Pollen

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Cocaine-induced metabolic activation in cortico-limbic circuitry is increased after exposure to the histone deacetylase inhibitor, sodium butyrate, Marcelo Febo, Schahram Akbarian, Frederick Albert Schroeder, and Craig F. Ferris

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Oxytocin modulates unconditioned fear response in lactating dams: an fMRI study, Marcelo Febo, Jessica Shields, Craig F. Ferris, and Jean A. King

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Politics, Daniel B. Fisher

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The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, and John A. Pandiani

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A qualitative study of clinicians' use of the cultural formulation model in assessing posttraumatic stress disorder, Lisa R. Fortuna, Michelle V. Porche, and Margarita Alegria

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Neurobiology of pediatric mood disorders: Part II, Jean A. Frazier and Jair C. Soares

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Parents with a Mental Illness and Implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, Barbara J. Friesen, Joanne Nicholson, Katharine Kaplan, and Phyllis Solomon

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Book Review: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th edition, Carl E. Fulwiler

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The Mental Health Agency Research Network (MHARN): Developing a statewide network for knowledge sharing, technical assistance & collaborative research, Carl E. Fulwiler, Kathleen Biebel, Susan M. Doiron, Lisa M. Smith, Kim Smith, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Measuring plasma membrane protein endocytic rates by reversible biotinylation, Luke Gabriel, Zachary H. Stevens, and Haley E. Melikian

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A multivariate approach to aggression and the orbital frontal cortex in psychiatric patients, David A. Gansler, Nicole C. R. McLaughlin, Lisa Iguchi, Matthew Jerram, Dana W. Moore, Rafeeque A. Bhadelia, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Addressing tobacco dependence in psychiatric practice: promises and pitfalls, Tony P. George and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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MySpace or YourSpace? Using MySpace.com and other web pages in forensic evaluations of adolescents and children, Jessica L. Griffin

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Measuring principal substance of abuse in comorbid patients for clinical research, Margaret L. Griffin, Monika E. Kolodziej, and Roger D. Weiss

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Personal accounts: Jack and the clubhouse road to recovery, John Grillo

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Legal Questions about Juveniles’ Capacities, Thomas Grisso

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The Pit & the Pendulum: Sex Offender Laws, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., John Paul Federoff, Fabian M. Saleh, Samuel J-J Leistedt, Don Grubin, University Hospital Hamburg, Michael Bunzel, Richard P. Cody, Lisa Murphy, and Melissa Martineau

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Electrophysiological correlates of stimulus equivalence processes, Barry Haimson, Krista M. Wilkinson, Celia Rosenquist, Carolyn Ouimet, and William J. McIlvane