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 1994

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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

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Acute Grief and Disaster Victims, Anthony J. Rothschild and Adele Viguera

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Nicotine dependence and schizophrenia, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Thomas R. Kosten, William M. Glazer, and Richard J. Frances

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Psychiatric comorbidity in white and African-American cocaine addicts seeking substance abuse treatment, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Brett S. Rayford, Kendall J. Bryant, and Bruce J. Rounsaville

Publications from 1993

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Short-term clinical prediction of assaultive behavior: artifacts of research methods, L. Joy Apperson, Edward P. Mulvey, and Charles W. Lidz

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Inclusion, motivation, and good faith: the morality of coercion in mental hospital admission, Nancy S. Bennett, Charles W. Lidz, John Monahan, Edward P. Mulvey, Steven K. Hoge, Loren H. Roth, and William Gardner

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A survey of researchers using a consent policy for cognitively impaired human research subjects, Philip J. Candilis, Robert W. Wesley, and Alison Wichman

The Selection of Drugs for the Treatment of Memory Disorders, David A. Drachman and Joan M. Swearer

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Two scales for measuring patients' perceptions for coercion during mental hospital admission, William Gardner, Steven K. Hoge, Nancy Bennett, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, John Monahan, and Edward P. Mulvey

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A hospital by any other name, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Treating revolving-door patients who have "hospitalphilia": compassion, coercion, and common sense, Jeffrey L. Geller

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The linear continuum of transitional residences: debunking the myth, Jeffrey L. Geller and William H. Fisher

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Structuring the debate about ethical predictions of future violence, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Patient, family, and staff perceptions of coercion in mental hospital admission: an exploratory study, Steven K. Hoge, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, Loren H. Roth, Nancy Bennett, Laura Siminoff, Robert M. Arnold, and John Monahan

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Differential development of the stress response in congenital learned helplessness, Jean A. King, D. Campbell, and Emmeline Edwards

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Regulation of renin processing and secretion: chemiosmotic control and novel secretory pathway, Jean A. King, David J. Lush, and John Fray

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Rethinking autonomy in long term care, Charles W. Lidz and Robert M. Arnold

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The accuracy of predictions of violence to others, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, and William Gardner

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Pathophysiology of low renin syndromes: sites of renal renin secretory impairment and prorenin overexpression, David J. Lush, Jean A. King, and John Fray

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Ethical and legal duties in conducting research on violence: lessons from the MacArthur Risk Assessment Study, John Monahan, Paul S. Appelbaum, Edward P. Mulvey, Pamela Clark Robbins, and Charles W. Lidz

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State policies and programs that address the needs of mentally ill mothers in the public sector, Joanne Nicholson, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, and George L. Dion

Electrical source analysis of auditory ERPs in medial temporal lobe amnestic syndrome, Brian F. O'Donnell, Ronald A. Cohen, Hiroto Hokama, B. Neil Cuffin, Carol F. Lippa, Martha E. Shenton, and David A. Drachman

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Cocaine abuse among methadone-maintained patients, Alison Oliveto, Thomas R. Kosten, Richard S. Schottenfeld, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

The dexamethasone suppression test in psychiatric disorders, Anthony J. Rothschild

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The etiologic features of depression in adults. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association, Anthony J. Rothschild and Council on Scientific Affairs American Medical Association

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Triazolam and disinhibition, Anthony J. Rothschild, M. P. Bessette, J. T. Carter-Campbell, and Margaret Murray

Efficacy of the combination of fluoxetine and perphenazine in the treatment of psychotic depression, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jacqueline A. Samson, M. P. Bessette, and J. T. Carter-Campbell

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and 1-year outcome in depression, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jacqueline A. Samson, Thomas C. Bond, Monica M. Luciana, Joseph J. Schildkraut, and Alan F. Schatzberg

Psychotic depression -- a newly recognized subtype, Anthony J. Rothschild and Alan F. Schatzberg

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction, Anthony J. Rothschild and Owen M. Wolkowitz

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Buprenorphine: dose-related effects on cocaine and opioid use in cocaine-abusing opioid-dependent humans, Richard S. Schottenfeld, Juliana Pakes, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Thomas R. Kosten

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Psychiatric presentations of epilepsy, Paul W. Tisher, Jacob C. Holzer, M. Greenberg, Sheldon Benjamin, Orrin Devinsky, and David M. Bear

Publications from 1992

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Applying the Colorado Social Health Survey to mental health needs assessment in Massachusetts : A new paradigm for planning and research, Fred Altaffer and William H. Fisher

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Privilege and discharge decisions for psychiatric inpatients with dysphagia, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Patricia H. Bazemore, Joseph Tonkonogy, Rajoo Ananth, and Stephen Shull

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Are pretrial commitments for forensic evaluation used to control nuisance behavior, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, William H. Fisher, Zamir Nestelbaum, and Anne Bateman

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Family empowerment: Four case studies, Marsha Langer Ellison, Hank Bersani Jr., Bruce Blaney, and Elissa Freud

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Inpatient length of stay measures: Statistical and conceptual issues, William H. Fisher and Fred Altaffer

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The role of general hospitals in the privatization of inpatient treatment for serious mental illness, William H. Fisher, Robert A. Dorwart, Mark Schlesinger, Sherrie Epstein, and Harriet Davidson

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The relationship between community resources and state hospital recidivism, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, Fred Altaffer, and Mona B. Bennett

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A historical perspective on the role of state hospitals viewed from the era of the "revolving door", Jeffrey L. Geller

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A report on the "worst" state hospital recidivists in the U.S, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Clinical encounters with outpatient coercion at the CMHC: questions of implementation and efficacy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Communicative arson, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Pathological firesetting in adults, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Who repeats? A follow-up study of state hospital patients' firesetting behavior, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, and Gregory Bertsch

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Adult lifetime prevalence of firesetting behaviors in a state hospital population, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, and Kate Moynihan

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A practitioner's guide to use of psychotropic medication in liquid form, Jeffrey L. Geller, Bruce D. Gaulin, and Paul J. Barreira

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State hospital patients' views about Operation Desert Storm, Jeffrey L. Geller, Carla L. White, William H. Fisher, Paul Sorgi, and Anne Marie Jarvey

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Is it unethical to offer predictions of future violence, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Polysomnographic characteristics of young manic patients. Comparison with unipolar depressed patients and normal control subjects, James I. Hudson, Joseph F. Lipinski, Paul E. Keck, Harlyn G. Aizley, Scott E. Lukas, Anthony J. Rothschild, Christine M. Waternaux, and David J. Kupfer

A pilot trial of gepirone vs. placebo in the treatment of cocaine dependency, Steve W. Jenkins, N. A. Warfield, Jack D. Blaine, Jillian Cornish, Wanting Ling, Mark I. Rosen, H Urschel III, D. Wesson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Denial and the discrepancy between heart rate and reported negative affect: a study of convergent and discriminant validity, Randall S. Jorgensen, George E. Schreer, Laurence L. Baskin, and Monika E. Kolodziej

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Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ann O. Massion, Jean L. Kristeller, Linda Gay Peterson, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lori Pbert, William R. Lenderking, and Saki F. Santorelli

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The Erosion of Autonomy in Long-Term Care, Charles W. Lidz, Lynn Fischer, and Robert M. Arnold

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Sources of disagreement among clinicians' assessments of dangerousness in a psychiatric emergency room, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, L. Joy Apperson, Karen Evanczuk, and Shawn Shea

Incontinence and troublesome behaviors predict institutionalization in dementia, Brian F. O'Donnell, David A. Drachman, Heather J. Barnes, Karen E. Peterson, Joan M. Swearer, and Robert A. Lew

Active and passive P3 latency and psychometric performance: influence of age and individual differences, Brian F. O'Donnell, Susan Friedman, Joan M. Swearer, and David A. Drachman

Disinhibition, amnestic reactions, and other adverse reactions secondary to triazolam: a review of the literature, Anthony J. Rothschild

Theoretical basis for response to steroid suppression in major depression, Anthony J. Rothschild and Alan F. Schatzberg

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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

Serotonin activity in psychotic (delusional) major depression, Alan F. Schatzberg and Anthony J. Rothschild

Neuropsychological features of familial Alzheimer's disease, Joan M. Swearer, Brian F. O'Donnell, David A. Drachman, and Beatrice M. Woodward

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Hypothalamic lesions and intermittent explosive disorder, Joseph M. Tonkonogy and Jeffrey L. Geller

Adjunctive desipramine in the treatment of cocaine abusing schizophrenics, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Tom Richardson, Eunjung Lee, Ioannis Petrakis, and Thomas R. Kosten

Publications from 1991

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Dysphagia in psychiatric patients: clinical and videofluoroscopic study, Patricia H. Bazemore, Joseph Tonkonogy, and Rajoo Ananth

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Testing Family Support and Family Empowerment: Key Finding Across Four Pilots, Marsha Langer Ellison, Elissa Freud, Bruce Blaney, J. Knoll, and Hank Bersani Jr.

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Contracting between public agencies and private psychiatric inpatient facilities, William H. Fisher, Robert A. Dorwart, Mark Schlesinger, and Harriet Davidson

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A continuum of services for the deinstitutionalized, chronically mentally ill elderly, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, Doris T. Pearsall, Lorna J. Simon, and Janet L. Wirth-Cauchon

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Zebrafish embryology and neural development, Carl E. Fulwiler and Walter Gilbert

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"Anyplace but the state hospital": examining assumptions about the benefits of admission diversion, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Defining the meaning of "in the community", Jeffrey L. Geller

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Operation Desert Storm and delusions about the war among chronic patients in the community, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Rx: a tincture of coercion in outpatient treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Stigmatizing labels, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Effect of evaluations of competency to stand trial on the state hospital in an era of increased community services, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, and Neil S. Kaye

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Psychiatric admission of family violent versus nonfamily violent patients, Edward W. Gondolf, Edward P. Mulvey, and Charles W. Lidz

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Mentally ill and non-mentally-ill patients' abilities to understand informed consent disclosures for medication: preliminary data, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Standards in research: APA's mechanism for monitoring the challenges, Thomas Grisso, Elizabeth Baldwin, Peter David Blanck, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Nina R. Schooler, and Travis Thompson

Acute cardiovascular effects of tranylcypromine: correlation with plasma drug, metabolite, norepinephrine, and MHPG levels, Paul E. Keck, W. P. Carter, Andrew A. Nierenberg, T. B. Cooper, W. Z. Potter, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Differential effects of prenatal and postnatal ACTH or nicotine exposure on 5-HT high affinity uptake in the neonatal rat brain, Jean A. King, Martha Davila-Garcia, Efrain C. Azmitia, and Fleur L. Strand

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Geriatric patients and services in state hospitals: data from a national survey, Gary S. Moak and William H. Fisher

Reexposure to fluoxetine after serious suicide attempts by three patients: the role of akathisia, Anthony J. Rothschild and C. A. Locke

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Stigma, AIDS and quality of nursing care: state of the science, Laura Siminoff, Judith A. Erlen, and Charles W. Lidz

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Stress in mentally retarded children and adolescents, Gary N. Siperstein and Melodie Wenz-Gross

Depression as a prognostic factor for pharmacological treatment of cocaine dependence, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Thomas R. Kosten

Pharmacotherapy improves treatment outcome in depressed cocaine addicts, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Thomas R. Kosten

Publications from 1990

Sleep in mania versus unipolar depression, Harlyn G. Aizley, Joseph F. Lipinski, Paul E. Keck, Scott E. Lukas, C. M. Dorsey, Anthony J. Rothschild, and James I. Hudson

The prognosis in Alzheimer's disease. 'How far' rather than 'how fast' best predicts the course, David A. Drachman, Brian F. O'Donnell, Robert A. Lew, and Joan M. Swearer

Alzheimer's disease, David A. Drachman and Joan M. Swearer

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The Dollars and Sense of Promoting Self Sufficiency of Persons with Disabilities, Marsha Langer Ellison and John Ashbaugh

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Recommendations for a family support agenda for children with disabilities in Pennsylvania, Marsha Langer Ellison, Elissa Freud, V. J. Bradley, Bruce Blaney, and Hank Bersani Jr.

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Empirically assessing the impact of mobile crisis capacity on state hospital admissions, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, and J. Wirth-Cauchon

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Psychogeriatric specialization in state mental hospitals: A nationwide survey, William H. Fisher and Gary S. Moak

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Modeling the growth of long-stay populations in public mental hospitals, William H. Fisher and Barbara F. Phillips

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A fine-grained analysis of the role of self-efficacy in self-initiated attempts to quit smoking, Manual E. Garcia, Joy M. Schmitz, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Clinical guidelines for the use of involuntary outpatient treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Social work's PIE system, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Feigned insanity in nineteenth-century America: Tactics, trials, and truth, Jeffrey L. Geller, Jonathon Erlen, Neil S. Kaye, and William H. Fisher