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 2008

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BK channel subunit composition modulates molecular tolerance to ethanol, Paula Leslie Feinberg-Zadek, Gilles E. Martin, and Steven N. Treistman

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A Comparison of Exclusion and Trial-and-Error Procedures: Primary and Secondary Effects, Christiana Ferrari, Julio C. de Rose, and William J. McIlvane

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The Collaborative Lithium Trials (CoLT): specific aims, methods, and implementation, Robert L. Findling, Jean A. Frazier, Vivian Kafantaris, Robert Kowatch, Jon McClellan, Mani Pavuluri, Linmarie Sikich, Stefanie A. Hlastala, Stephen R. Hooper, Christine A. Demeter, Denise Bedoya, Bernard Brownstein, and Perdita Taylor-Zapata

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Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts, Jonathan A. Finkelstein, Susan S. Huang, Kenneth P. Kleinman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Christopher J. Stille, James Daniel, Nancy L. Schiff, Ron Steingard, Stephen B. Soumerai, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Donald A. Goldmann, and Richard Platt

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Promoting Recovery, Daniel B. Fisher

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Using Criminal Justice Involvement as a Mental Health Outcome Measure: Issues in Interpretation and Measurement, William H. Fisher

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The phenomenon of drug craving, Jeffrey L. Fortuna and David A. Smelson

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Disparities in Child and Adolescent Psychoactive Medication Prescription Practices by Race and Ethnicity, Lisa R. Fortuna, Carl E. Fulwiler, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Lisa M. Smith, and Kathleen Biebel

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Political violence, psychosocial trauma, and the context of mental health services use among immigrant Latinos in the United States, Lisa R. Fortuna, Michelle V. Porche, and Margarita Alegria

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Multicultural Academic Interest Group: Promoting Multicultural Research, Education & Services, Lisa R. Fortuna, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Sun Kim, and Felicia Kuo

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Child psychiatry: addressing emerging clinical challenges. Introduction, Jean A. Frazier

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Atypical Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, Jean A. Frazier, Hallie Bregman, and Joseph A. Jackson

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Diagnostic and sex effects on limbic volumes in early-onset bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, Jean A. Frazier, Steven M. Hodge, Janis L. Breeze, Anthony J. Giuliano, Janine E. Terry, Constance M. Moore, David N. Kennedy, Melissa P. Lopez-Larson, Verne S. Caviness Jr., Larry J. Seidman, Benjamin Zablotsky, and Nikos Makris

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Commentary: is CIT today's lobotomy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Validation of an abbreviated version of the structured interview of reported symptoms in outpatient psychiatric and community settings, Debbie Green, Barry Rosenfeld, Tia Dole, Ekaterina Pivovarova, and Patricia A. Zapf

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Adolescent Offenders with Mental Disorders, Thomas Grisso

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Correspondence between self-report and interview-based assessments of antisocial personality disorder, Laura S. Guy, Norman G. Poythress, Kevin S. Douglas, Jennifer L. Skeem, and John F. Edens

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The relationship of personal assistance service utilization to other Medicaid payments among working-age adults with disabilities, Lobat Hashemi, Alexis D. Henry, Marsha Langer Ellison, Steven M. Banks, Raymond E. Glazier, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment, Kirk Heilbrun, Thomas Grisso, and Alan M. Goldstein

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Epigenetic Determinants of Altered Gene Expression in Schizophrenia: a Dissertation, Hsien-Sung Huang

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Epigenetics in the nervous system, Yan Jiang, Brett Langley, Farah D. Lubin, William Renthal, Marcelo A. Wood, Dag H. Yasui, Arvind Kumar, Eric J. Nestler, Schahram Akbarian, and Andrea C. Beckel-Mitchener

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Isolation of neuronal chromatin from brain tissue, Yan Jiang, Anouch Matevossian, Hsien-Sung Huang, Juerg R. Straubhaar, and Schahram Akbarian

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When Parents with Severe Mental Illness Lose Contact with Their Children: Are Psychiatric Symptoms or Substance Use to Blame, Danson Jones, Rosemarie Lillianne Macias, Paul B. Gold, Paul J. Barreira, and William H. Fisher

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Does major depressive disorder with somatic delusions constitute a distinct subtype of major depressive disorder with psychotic features, Taafoi S. Kamara, Ellen M. Whyte, Benoit H. Mulsant, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Anthony J. Rothschild, Alastair J. Flint, Moonseong Heo, Eros Papademetriou, Erin R. Mathis, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Effectiveness of lamotrigine in bipolar disorder in a clinical setting, Terence A. Ketter, John O. Brooks, Jennifer C. Hoblyn, Laurel M. Champion, Jennifer Y. Nam, Jennifer L. Culver, Wendy K. Marsh, and Julie C. Bonner

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Psychometric properties of the alcohol use disorders identification test: a Korean version, Sun S. Kim, Elsie E. Gulick, Kyoung A. Nam, and Seong-Ho Kim

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Tobacco use and dependence in Asian American and Pacific Islander adolescents: a review of the literature, Sun S. Kim, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Kevin Chen

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Assessment of depressive symptom severity among patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance dependence, Monika E. Kolodziej, Margaret L. Griffin, Rachel Bender, and Roger D. Weiss

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Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial, Ivan Kruh and Thomas Grisso

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Waiver of Postconviction Relief (PCR) and PCR Counsel, Kimberly A. Larson and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Right frontal mass presenting as depression with dementia, John B. Levine, Julie C. Callanan, Gregory L. Fricchione, and Sheldon Benjamin

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Reversal learning set and functional equivalence in children with and without autism, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, William J. McIlvane, Daniela S. Canovas, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, and Romariz da Silva Barros

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Imaging brain activation in nicotine-sensitized rats, Zhixin Li, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Educating Students with Varying Life Experiences About the Health Care Needs of Persons with Disabilities, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Julie A. Jonassen, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Susan V. Barrett, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, and Martin H. Young

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The Massachusetts Family Networks Implementation Study, Susan Maciolek, Joanne Nicholson, Jodi Adams, Bernice Gershenson, Katherine Woolsey, and Brenda Warren

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The Family Networks Implementation Study, Susan Maciolek, Joanne Nicholson, Nicole Dube, Jodi Adams, and Bernice Gershenson

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Child and adolescent schizophrenia: pharmacological approaches, Vishal Madaan, Yael Dvir, and Daniel R. Wilson

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Increased frequency of depressive episodes during the menopausal transition in women with bipolar disorder: preliminary report, Wendy K. Marsh, Amanda Templeton, Terence A. Ketter, and Natalie L. Rasgon

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Identification of a BK channel auxiliary protein controlling molecular and behavioral tolerance to alcohol, Gilles E. Martin, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Krista L. Penta, Ryan M. Friesen, Andrzej Z. Pietrzykowski, Andrew R. Tapper, and Steven N. Treistman

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Interleukin-4 activates large-conductance, calcium-activated potassium (BKCa) channels in human airway smooth muscle cells, Gilles E. Martin, Robert J. O'Connell, Andrzej Z. Pietrzykowski, Steven N. Treistman, Michael F. Ethier, and John M. Madison

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A chromatin assay for human brain tissue, Anouch Matevossian and Schahram Akbarian

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Neuronal nuclei isolation from human postmortem brain tissue, Anouch Matevossian and Schahram Akbarian

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Incorporating Tobacco Cessation with Health Promotion Activities in a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Clubhouse, Colleen E. McKay, Gregory Seward, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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What are we talking about at the annual meetings of ABCT? An analysis of presentations from 1997-2006, Dean McKay and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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A set of differentially expressed miRNAs, including miR-30a-5p, act as post-transcriptional inhibitors of BDNF in prefrontal cortex, Nikolaos Mellios, Hsien-Sung Huang, Anastasia P. Grigorenko, Evgeny I. Rogaev, and Schahram Akbarian

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Nlz1/Znf703 acts as a repressor of transcription, Mako Nakamura, Seong-Kyu Choe, Alexander Peter Runko, Paul D. Gardner, and Charles G. Sagerstrom

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Mothers with Mental Health Disorders: Mental Health Promotion in the Context of Parenting, Joanne Nicholson, Elizabeth A. Aaker, Michael Agar, Karen Albert, Steven M. Banks, Kathleen Biebel, Bernice Gershenson, Antonia Seligowski, Valerie Williams, Brenda Warren, Sierra Williams, and Katherine Woolsey

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Building the Foundation for the Family Options Project, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Valerie Williams, and Karen Albert

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Children of Parents with Mental Illnesses, Joanne Nicholson, Janice Cooper, Rachel Freed, and Mareasa R. Isaacs

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Implementation Challenges in Wrapping Interventions Around Families Living with Parental Mental Illness, Joanne Nicholson, Beth R. Hinden, Joan Mikula, Kathleen Biebel, Valerie Williams, Katherine Woolsey, and Elizabeth A. Aaker

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Parenting, Joanne Nicholson and Laura Miller

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Effect of a pediatric practice-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention for adolescents: a randomized, controlled trial, Lori Pbert, Alan J. Flint, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Martin H. Young, Susan Druker, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Prevalence and Correlates of Everyday Discrimination among U.S. Latinos, Debra Joy Perez, Lisa R. Fortuna, and Margarita Alegria

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Posttranscriptional regulation of BK channel splice variant stability by miR-9 underlies neuroadaptation to alcohol, Andrzej Z. Pietrzykowski, Ryan M. Friesen, Gilles E. Martin, Sylvie I. Puig, Cheryl L. Nowak, Patricia M. Wynne, Hava T. Siegelmann, and Steven N. Treistman

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Music therapy: a novel motivational approach for dually diagnosed patients, Stephen Ross, Indra Cidambi, Helen Dermatis, Jason Weinstein, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Serena Roth, and Marc Galanter

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The Rothschild Scale for Antidepressant Tachyphylaxis: reliability and validity, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Missed diagnosis of psychotic depression at 4 academic medical centers, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jesse Winer, Alastair J. Flint, Benoit H. Mulsant, Ellen M. Whyte, Moonseong Heo, Susan Fratoni, Michelle Gabriele, Sonja Kasapinovic, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression, Ayal Schaffer, Alastair J. Flint, Eric Smith, Anthony J. Rothschild, Benoit H. Mulsant, Katalin Szanto, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Moonseong Heo, Eros Papademetriou, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Drug-induced activation of dopamine D(1) receptor signaling and inhibition of class I/II histone deacetylase induce chromatin remodeling in reward circuitry and modulate cocaine-related behaviors, Frederick Albert Schroeder, Krista L. Penta, Anouch Matevossian, Sara R. Jones, Christine L. Konradi, Andrew R. Tapper, and Schahram Akbarian

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Olfactory axon guidance: the modified rules, Gerald A. Schwarting and Timothy R. Henion

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Transcription factor assembly on the nicotinic receptor beta4 subunit gene promoter, Michael D. Scofield, Lei Bruschweiler-Li, Zhongming Mou, and Paul D. Gardner

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Exploring the Concept of “Young Carer” in Families Living with Parental Mental Illness, Antonia Seligowski, Peter McNamee, Karen Albert, Valerie Williams, and Joanne Nicholson

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The role of 5-HT1A receptors in the behavioral responses associated with innate fear, Jessica Shields and Jean A. King

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An overview of obesity in children with psychiatric disorders taking atypical antipsychotics, Lauren Shin, Hallie Bregman, Jean A. Frazier, and Nancy Noyes

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Double-blind comparison of first- and second-generation antipsychotics in early-onset schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorder: findings from the treatment of early-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders (TEOSS) study, Linmarie Sikich, Jean A. Frazier, Jon McClellan, Robert L. Findling, Benedetto Vitiello, Louise Ritz, Denisse Ambler, Madeline Puglia, Ann E. Maloney, Emily Michael, Sandra DeJong, Karen Slifka, Nancy Noyes, Stefanie A. Hlastala, Leslie Pierson, Nora K. McNamara, Denise Delporto-Bedoya, Robert Anderson, Robert M. Hamer, and Jeffrey A. Lieberman

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Weight gain during olanzapine treatment for psychotic depression: effects of dose and age, Eric Smith, Anthony J. Rothschild, Moonseong Heo, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Melynda Caswell, Eros Papademetriou, Alastair J. Flint, Benoit H. Mulsant, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Neurobiology of pediatric mood disorders:are we there yet, Jair C. Soares and Jean A. Frazier

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Mental health and the run for the White House, Stephen M. Soreff and Patricia H. Bazemore

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The forgotten flu, Stephen M. Soreff and Patricia H. Bazemore

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Co-occurring Mental & Physical Disorders Among Adults Under 65 Years of Age, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Marie Hobart, and Usha Sambamoorthi

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Supporting Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities and Promoting Recovery: An International Challenge, Peter van der Ende and Joanne Nicholson

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The use of the MacCAT-CA with adolescents: an item response theory investigation of age-related measurement bias, Jodi L. Viljoen, Kathleen L. Slaney, and Thomas Grisso

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Juvenile Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct in Need of Restraint?, Gina M. Vincent and John F. Edens

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Sex and race differences in mental health symptoms in juvenile justice: the MAYSI-2 national meta-analysis, Gina M. Vincent, Thomas Grisso, Anna Terry, and Steven M. Banks

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The Use of Psychopathy in Violence Risk Assessments of Adolescent Females, Gina M. Vincent and Robert Kinscherff

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The PCL: YV and recidivism in male and female juveniles: a follow-up into young adulthood, Gina M. Vincent, Candice L. Odgers, Amanda V. McMcormick, and Raymond R. Corrado

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Migraines and meditation: does spirituality matter, Amy B. Wachholtz and Kenneth I. Pargament

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Effect of computer order entry on prevention of serious medication errors in hospitalized children, Kathleen E. Walsh, Christopher P. Landrigan, William G. Adams, Robert J. Vinci, John B. Chessare, Maureen R. Cooper, Pamela M. Hebert, Elisabeth G. Schainker, Thomas J. McLaughlin, and Howard C. Bauchner

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Impact of Mental Health Screening with the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI-2) in Juvenile Detention, Valerie F. Williams and Thomas Grisso

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Mental Health Screening: Pennsylvania's Experience In Juvenile Detention, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso, Melissa Valentine, and Nicole Remsburg

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Ethanol Sensitivity and Tolerance of Rat Neuronal BK Channels: A Dissertation, Patricia M. Wynne

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Tobacco use and cessation in psychiatric disorders: National Institute of Mental Health report, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Brian Hitsman, Jean C. Beckham, Michael Zvolensky, Lawrence E. Adler, Janet Audrain-McGovern, Naomi Breslau, Richard A. Brown, Tony P. George, Jill Williams, Patrick S. Calhoun, and William T. Riley

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Addressing tobacco use through organizational change: a case study of an addiction treatment organization, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Lucy Zammarelli, Gregory Seward, Karen Oliver, Joseph Guydish, Marie Hobart, and Bruce Meltzer

Publications from 2007

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Anatomic brain magnetic resonance imaging of the basal ganglia in pediatric bipolar disorder, Mary S. Ahn, Janis L. Breeze, Nikos Makris, David N. Kennedy, Steven M. Hodge, Martha R. Herbert, Larry J. Seidman, Joseph Biederman, Verne S. Caviness Jr., and Jean A. Frazier

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Persisting low use of antipsychotics in the treatment of major depressive disorder with psychotic features, Carmen Andreescu, Benoit H. Mulsant, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Anthony J. Rothschild, Alastair J. Flint, Moonseong Heo, Melynda Caswell, Ellen M. Whyte, and Barnett S. Meyers

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Re-evaluating the therapeutic misconception: response to Miller and Joffe, Paul S. Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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Chronic illness with complexities: mental illness and substance use among Veteran clinic users with diabetes, Ranjana Banerjea, Usha Sambamoorthi, David A. Smelson, and Leonard M. Pogach

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Self-reported data from patients with bipolar disorder: frequency of brief depression, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Paul Grof, Andrea Pfennig, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Kemal Sagduyu, Martin Alda, Danilo Quiroz, Johanna Sasse, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Sleep Disorders, Sheldon Benjamin

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Access to health care for nonmetro and metro Latinos of Mexican origin in the United States, Terceira A. Berdahl, James B. Kirby, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Developmental Considerations for Forensic Assessment in Delinquency Cases, Randy Borum and Thomas Grisso

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Changes in smoking associated with an acute health event: theoretical and practical implications, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Erin O'Hea, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Professional development in forensic psychiatry: the role of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Philip J. Candilis and Joseph B. Layde

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Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness, Philip J. Candilis, Robert Weinstock, and Richard Martinez

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Gender differences in mental health symptoms among delinquent and community youths, Elizabeth Cauffman, Frances J. Lexcen, Asha Goldweber, Elizabeth P. Shulman, and Thomas Grisso

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Imaging unconditioned fear response with manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI), Wei Chen, Jeffrey R. Tenney, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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Conduct disorder subtype and comorbidity, Daniel F. Connor, Julian D. Ford, David B. Albert, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Dopamine receptor activation modulates GABA neuron migration from the basal forebrain to the cerebral cortex, James E. Crandall, Deirdre M. McCarthy, Kiyomi Y. Araki, John R. Sims, Jia-Qian Ren, and Pradeep G. Bhide

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Acculturative stress, social support, and coping: relations to psychological adjustment among Mexican American college students, Lisa J. Crockett, Maria I. Iturbide, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Meredith McGinley, Marcela Raffaelli, and Gustavo Carlo

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Pioneering Transition Programs; The Establishment of Programs that Span the Ages Served by Child and Adult Mental Health, Maryann Davis