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 1997

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The validity of mental patients' accounts of coercion-related behaviors in the hospital admission process, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, Steven K. Hoge, Brenda L. Kirsch, John Monahan, Nancy S. Bennett, Marlene M. Eisenberg, William Gardner, and Loren H. Roth

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Basal ganglia choline levels in depression and response to fluoxetine treatment: an in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study, Perry F. Renshaw, Beny Lafer, Suzann M. Babb, Maurizio Fava, Andrew L. Stoll, James D. Christensen, Constance M. Moore, Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd, Christina M. Bonello, Srinivasan S. Pillay, Anthony J. Rothschild, Andrew A. Nierenberg, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, and Bruce M. Cohen

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A consumer-constructed scale to measure empowerment among users of mental health services, E. Sally Rogers, Judi Chamberlin, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Tim Crean

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A Biopsychosocial Model for Understanding Relationship Aggression, Alan Rosenbaum, Rober Geffner, and Sheldon Benjamin

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Buprenorphine vs methadone maintenance treatment for concurrent opioid dependence and cocaine abuse, Richard S. Schottenfeld, Juliana Pakes, Alison Oliveto, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Thomas R. Kosten

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The Evolution of Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice Reform, Elizabeth S. Scott and Thomas Grisso

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Acute Care Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Treatment, Lloyd I. Sederer and Anthony J. Rothschild

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The quality of friendships between children with and without learning problems, Gary N. Siperstein, James S. Leffert, and Melodie Wenz-Gross

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Closing state mental hospitals in Massachusetts: policy, process, and impact, Carole C. Upshur, Paul R. Benson, Elizabeth Clemens, William H. Fisher, H. Stephen Leff, and Russell Schutt

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Importance of social support in the adjustment of children with learning problems, Melodie Wenz-Gross and Gary N. Siperstein

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Stress, Social Support, and Adjustment of Adolescents in Middle School, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Gary N. Siperstein, Andrew S. Untch, and Keith F. Widaman

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Mania in children with pervasive developmental disorder revisited, Janet Wozniak, Joseph Biederman, Stephen V. Faraone, Jean A. Frazier, Jane Kim, Rachael Millstein, Jonathan Gershon, Ayanna Thornell, Kristine Cha, and James B. Snyder

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Autonomic nervous system markers of psychopathology in childhood-onset schizophrenia, Theodore P. Zahn, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Charles T. Gordon, Kathleen McKenna, Jean A. Frazier, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Physicians and smoking cessation. Development of survey measures, Jane G. Zapka, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Yunsheng Ma, and Lori Pbert

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Dual diagnosis in primary care. Detecting and treating both the addiction and mental illness, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Kathleen Brady

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Schizophrenia and nicotine use: report of a pilot smoking cessation program and review of neurobiological and clinical issues, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Tony P. George

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Motivation to quit using substances among individuals with schizophrenia: implications for a motivation-based treatment model, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Kimberlee J. Trudeau

Publications from 1996

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Constructing competence: formulating standards of legal competence to make medical decisions, Jessica Wilen Berg, Paul S. Appelbaum, and Thomas Grisso

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Establishing standards for criminal forensic reports: an empirical analysis, R. Borum and Thomas Grisso

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Self help programs: A description of their characteristics and their members, Judi Chamberlin, E. Sally Rogers, and Marsha Langer Ellison

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Managing the care of schizophrenia. Lessons from a 4-year Massachusetts Medicaid study, Barbara Dickey, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Edward C. Norton, Hocine Azeni, William H. Fisher, and Fred Altaffer

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Involvement of people with psychiatric disabilities in state agencies of vocational rehabilitation: State agency survey, Marsha Langer Ellison, Karen Sue Danley, Tim Crean, E. Sally Rogers, and Robin Colodzin

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Case mix in the "downsizing" state hospital, William H. Fisher, Lorna J. Simon, Jeffrey L. Geller, Walter E. Penk, Elizabeth A. Irvin, and Carla L. White

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Brain anatomic magnetic resonance imaging in childhood-onset schizophrenia, Jean A. Frazier, Jay N. Giedd, Susan D. Hamburger, K. E. Albus, Debra Kaysen, A. Catherine Vaituzis, Jagath C. Rajapakse, Marge C. Lenane, Kathleen McKenna, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Charles T. Gordon, Alan Breier, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Childhood-onset schizophrenia: brain MRI rescan after 2 years of clozapine maintenance treatment, Jean A. Frazier, Jay N. Giedd, Debra Kaysen, K. E. Albus, Susan D. Hamburger, Javad Alaghband-Rad, Marge C. Lenane, Kathleen McKenna, Alan Breier, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Clinical versus actuarial predictions of violence of patients with mental illnesses, William Gardner, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, and Esther C. Shaw

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Disability payments among schizophrenic cocaine abusers, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Making 'em do it, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Society's Retributive Response to Juvenile Violence: A Developmental Perspective, Thomas Grisso

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A national survey of hospital -and community-based approaches to pretrial mental health evaluations, Thomas Grisso, Joseph J. Cocozza, Henry J. Steadman, Alexander Greer, and William H. Fisher

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Review of Instruments Assessing Parenting Competencies used in Child Custody Evaluations, Michaela C. Heinze and Thomas Grisso

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Temporal lobe morphology in childhood-onset schizophrenia, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Jay N. Giedd, A. Catherine Vaituzis, Susan D. Hamburger, Jagath C. Rajapakse, Jean A. Frazier, Debra Kaysen, Marge C. Lenane, Kathleen McKenna, Charles T. Gordon, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Blink rate in childhood-onset schizophrenia: comparison with normal and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controls, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Daniel W. Hommer, Walter L. Hong, F. Xavier Castellanos, Jean A. Frazier, Jay N. Giedd, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Smooth pursuit eye movements in childhood-onset schizophrenia: comparison with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and normal controls, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Walter L. Hong, Daniel W. Hommer, Susan D. Hamburger, F. Xavier Castellanos, Jean A. Frazier, Jay N. Giedd, Charles T. Gordon, Barbara I. Karp, Kathleen McKenna, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Elevated blood pressure and personality: a meta-analytic review, Randall S. Jorgensen, Blair T. Johnson, Monika E. Kolodziej, and George E. Schreer

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Perinatal stress and impairment of the stress response. Possible link to nonoptimal behavior, Jean A. King

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Interpersonal contact and acceptance of persons with psychiatric disorders: a research synthesis, Monika E. Kolodziej and Blair T. Johnson

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Childhood-onset schizophrenia. A double-blind clozapine-haloperidol comparison, Sanjiv Kumra, Jean A. Frazier, Leslie K. Jacobsen, Kathleen McKenna, Charles T. Gordon, Marge C. Lenane, Susan D. Hamburger, A. K. Smith, K. E. Albus, Javad Alaghband-Rad, and Judith L. Rapoport

Foreign Accent Syndrome Following a Closed Head Injury: Perfusion Deficit on Single Photon Emission Tomography with Normal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Majaz Moonis, Joan M. Swearer, S. E. Blumstein, K. Kurowski, Robert Licho, P. Kramer, Ann L. Mitchell, Diane L. Osgood, and David A. Drachman

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"Sylvia Frumkin" has a baby: a case study for policymakers, Joanne Nicholson, Jeffrey L. Geller, and William H. Fisher

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Impact of Medicaid managed care on child and adolescent emergency mental health screening in Massachusetts, Joanne Nicholson, Stephen Dine Young, Lorna J. Simon, Anne Bateman, and William H. Fisher

Adherence to antidepressant therapy, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Management of psychotic, treatment-resistant depression, Anthony J. Rothschild

The diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Depression: Clinical Features and Pathogenesis, Anthony J. Rothschild and Adele Viguera

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Psychotic (Delusional) Major Depression: Should It Be Included As a Distinct Syndrome in DSM-IV?, Alan F. Schatzberg and Anthony J. Rothschild

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The evolving role of the state hospital in the care and treatment of older adults: state trend, 1984 to 1993, Jeanette Semke, William H. Fisher, Howard H. Goldman, and Abdighani Hirad

Predicting Aberrant Behavior in Alzheimer's Disease, Joan M. Swearer, Nancy E. Hoople, Kevin J. Kane, and David A. Drachman

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Letting go: family willingness to forgo life support, Valeri Swigart, Charles W. Lidz, Victoria Butterworth, and Robert M. Arnold

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Middle fossa cyst presenting as a delayed complication of temporal lobectomy: case report, John P. Weaver, Catherine Phillips, Sandra L. Horowitz, and Sheldon Benjamin

Publications from 1995

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Childhood-onset schizophrenia: the severity of premorbid course, Javad Alaghband-Rad, Kathleen McKenna, Charles T. Gordon, K. E. Albus, Susan D. Hamburger, Judith M. Rumsey, Jean A. Frazier, Marge C. Lenane, and Judith L. Rapoport

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The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. I: Mental illness and competence to consent to treatment, Paul S. Appelbaum and Thomas Grisso

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Pathways to neuropsychiatry, Sheldon Benjamin, Jeffrey L. Cummings, James D. Duffy, Barry S. Fogel, Angela M. Hegarty, and Gary Tucker

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Case study: paradoxical response to naltrexone treatment of self-injurious behavior, Sheldon Benjamin, Andrea Seek, Lucy Tresise, Ellen Price, and Maureen Gagnon

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Case study: neuroleptic withdrawal dyskinesia exacerbated by ongoing stimulant treatment, Daniel F. Connor, Sheldon Benjamin, and Kaan R. Ozbayrak

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Sex differences in neonatal stress reactivity, Maryann Davis and Eugene Emory

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Unclaimed Children revisited: the status of state children's mental health service systems, Maryann Davis, Susan Yelton, Judith Katz-Leavy, and Ira S. Lourie

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Relationship of goal setting, self-efficacy, and self-evaluation in dysphoric and socially anxious women, Leonard A. Doerfler and Jacky Aron

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Characteristics of mental health case management: results of a national survey, Marsha Langer Ellison, E. Sally Rogers, Ken Sciarappa, Mikal Cohen, and Rick Forbess

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Evidence for reduced dopamine D2 receptor sensitivity in postwithdrawal alcoholics, Connor K. Farren, Anthony W. Clare, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Faiq A. Hammeedi, and Timothy G. Dinan

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D-fenfluramine-induced prolactin responses in postwithdrawal alcoholics and controls, Connor K. Farren, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Anthony W. Clare, Faiq A. Hammeedi, and Timothy G. Dinan

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Regional variation in service system performance: comparing the perceptions of key stakeholders, William H. Fisher and Barbara Dickey

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Serving the seriously mentally ill in the “least restrictive alternative”: Issues from a federal court consent decree, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, Carla L. White, and Fred Altaffer

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Inpatient treatment “careers” of persons with schizophrenia: Public and private hospital utilization, William H. Fisher, Stephen M. Soreff, Jeffrey L. Geller, Melissa McDermeit, Carla L. White, and Lisa Hicks

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Commentary on "Chris Walker's Interpretation of Karl Jaspers' Phenomenology", Carl E. Fulwiler and Marshal F. Folstein

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A biopsychosocial rationale for coerced community treatment in the management of schizophrenia, Jeffrey L. Geller

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When less is more; when less is less, Jeffrey L. Geller

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A national survey of mobile crisis services and their evaluation, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, and Melissa McDermeit

Effects of clozapine on smoking in chronic schizophrenic outpatients, Tony P. George, Michael J. Sernyak, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Scott W. Woods

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Fellowship programs in behavioral neurology, Robert C. Green, Sheldon Benjamin, and Jeffrey L. Cummings

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Comparison of standards for assessing patients' capacities to make treatment decisions, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. III: Abilities of patients to consent to psychiatric and medical treatments, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. II: Measures of abilities related to competence to consent to treatment, Thomas Grisso, Paul S. Appelbaum, Edward P. Mulvey, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Perceived coercion in mental hospital admission. Pressures and process, Charles W. Lidz, Steven K. Hoge, William Gardner, Nancy S. Bennett, John Monahan, Edward P. Mulvey, and Loren H. Roth

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Coercion and commitment: understanding involuntary mental hospital admission, John Monahan, Steven K. Hoge, Charles W. Lidz, Loren H. Roth, Nancy Bennett, William Gardner, and Edward P. Mulvey

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Conditional prediction: a model for research on dangerousness to others in a new era, Edward P. Mulvey and Charles W. Lidz

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Characteristics of violence in the community by female patients seen in a psychiatric emergency service, Christine E. Newhill, Edward P. Mulvey, and Charles W. Lidz

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Desipramine, amantadine, or fluoxetine in buprenorphine-maintained cocaine users, Alison Oliveto, Thomas R. Kosten, Richard S. Schottenfeld, Jean Falcioni, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Advances in the management of depression: implications for the obstetrician/gynecologist, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction: efficacy of a drug holiday, Anthony J. Rothschild

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The role of dopamine in psychotic depression, Alan F. Schatzberg, Joel A. Posener, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Factors associated with admission to public and private hospitals from a psychiatric emergency screening site, Carla L. White, Anne Bateman, William H. Fisher, and Jeffrey L. Geller

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Mothers with severe mental illness caring for children, Carla L. White, Joanne Nicholson, William H. Fisher, and Jeffrey L. Geller

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An overview of issues in research on consumer satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services, Stephen C. Young, Joanne Nicholson, and Maryann Davis

Publications from 1994

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CMHC practices related to tardive dyskinesia screening and informed consent for neuroleptic drugs, Sheldon Benjamin and Mark R. Munetz

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Parents with severe mental illness and their children: the need for human services integration, Andrea K. Blanche, Joanne Nicholson, and James Purcell

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Gender and the assessment of dangerousness in the psychiatric emergency room, Phyllis D. Coontz, Charles W. Lidz, and Edward P. Mulvey

Neurological Evaluation in the Elderly Patient, David A. Drachman, Randall R. Long, and Joan M. Swearer

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A new vision of healing as constructed by people with psychiatric disabilities working as mental health providers, Daniel B. Fisher

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Health care reform based on an empowerment model of recovery by people with psychiatric disabilities, Daniel B. Fisher

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An open trial of clozapine in 11 adolescents with childhood-onset schizophrenia, Jean A. Frazier, Charles T. Gordon, Kathleen McKenna, Marge C. Lenane, Debbie Jih, and Judith L. Rapoport

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Issues in American psychiatry reflected in remarks of APA presidents, 1844-1994, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Samuel B. Woodward's remarks on feigned insanity, Jeffrey L. Geller and Paul S. Appelbaum

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On the usefulness of first-person accounts, Jeffrey L. Geller and Maxine Harris

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Childhood-onset schizophrenia: an NIMH study in progress, Charles T. Gordon, Jean A. Frazier, Kathleen McKenna, Jay N. Giedd, A. J. Zametkin, Theodore P. Zahn, Daniel W. Hommer, Walter L. Hong, Debra Kaysen, and K. E. Albus

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The organization of pretrial forensic evaluation services: A national profile, Thomas Grisso, Joseph J. Cocozza, Henry J. Steadman, William H. Fisher, and Alexander Greer

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Hydrogen and potassium regulation of (pro)renin processing and secretion, Jean A. King and John Fray

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The HIV mental health spectrum, Michael D. Knox, Maryann Davis, and Martha A. Friedrich

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Antisocial personality disorder as a prognostic factor for pharmacotherapy of cocaine dependence, Josiane Leal, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Thomas R. Kosten

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychotic (Delusional) Depression, Anthony J. Rothschild and Alan F. Schatzberg