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 1990

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Smoking in psychiatric hospitals: a historical view of a hot topic, Jeffrey L. Geller and Neil Kaye

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Characteristics of perpetrators of family and nonfamily assaults, Edward W. Gondolf, Edward P. Mulvey, and Charles W. Lidz

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Institutional constraints on autonomy, Charles W. Lidz and Robert M. Arnold

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Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in state mental hospitals: data from a nationwide survey, Gary S. Moak and William H. Fisher

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Who should perform the AIMS examination, Mark R. Munetz and Sheldon Benjamin

Active and Passive P3 Latency in Dementia: Relationship to Psychometric, Electroencephalographic, and Computed Tomographic Measures, Brian F. O'Donnell, Susan Friedman, Nancy K. Squires, Alan Maloon, David A. Drachman, and Joan M. Swearer

Depression secondary to anxiety: findings from the McLean Hospital Depression Research Facility, Alan F. Schatzberg, Jacqueline A. Samson, Anthony J. Rothschild, Monica M. Luciana, R. F. Bruno, and Thomas C. Bond

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Patterns of compliance from eighteen to thirty months of age, Karen L. Schneider-Rosen and Melodie Wenz-Gross

Publications from 1989

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Audit of the quality assurance mechanisms of the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation, Valerie J. Bradley and Marsha Langer Ellison

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Becoming a Neighbor: An Examination of the Placement of People with Mental Retardation in Connecticut Communities, Valerie J. Bradley, Marsha Langer Ellison, James A. Knoll, Elissa Freud, and Sara Bedford

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Do dangerousness-oriented commitment laws restrict hospitalization of patients who need treatment? A test, Sandra Cleveland, Edward P. Mulvey, Paul S. Appelbaum, and Charles W. Lidz

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Suppression of male rhesus testicular function and sexual behavior by a gonadotropin-releasing-hormone agonist, Maryann Davis and Kim Wallen

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Financing Options for Home Care for Children with Chronic Illness and Severe Disability. Technical Assistance Manual, Marsha Langer Ellison, Valerie J. Bradley, James A. Knoll, and Kathleen Moore

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Projecting inpatient admissions to state facilities in the 1990s, William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller, David J. Costello, and Barbara F. Phillips

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A bite of AIDS? Institutional line staff and the fear of HIV contagion, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Drug noncompliance, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Commitment: the consistency of clinicians and the use of legal standards, Charles W. Lidz, Edward P. Mulvey, Paul S. Appelbaum, and Sandra Cleveland

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Why must some schizophrenic patients be involuntarily committed? The role of insight, Joseph P. McEvoy, Paul S. Appelbaum, L. Joy Apperson, Jeffrey L. Geller, and Susan Freter

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Relationships between brain CT scan findings and cortisol in psychotic and nonpsychotic depressed patients, Anthony J. Rothschild, Francine Benes, Nancy Hebben, Bryan Woods, Monica M. Luciana, Erin Bakanas, Jacqueline A. Samson, and Alan F. Schatzberg

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ACTH modulation of nerve development and regeneration, Fleur L. Strand, Kenneth J. Rose, Jean A. King, Annabell C. Segarra, and Lisa A. Zuccarelli

Publications from 1988

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Information disclosure, subject understanding, and informed consent in psychiatric research, Paul R. Benson, Loren H. Roth, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz, and William J. Winslade

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Depression in children and adolescents: a comparative analysis of the utility and construct validity of two assessment measures, Leonard A. Doerfler, Robert D. Felner, Richard T. Rowlison, Patricia A. Raley, and Elizabeth Evans

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How flexible are our civil commitment statutes, William H. Fisher, Glenn L. Pierce, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Maturational changes in neonatal rat motor system with early postnatal administration of nicotine, Ruth E. Frischer, Jean A. King, Kenneth J. Rose, and Fleur L. Strand

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Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations: A Manual for Practice, Thomas Grisso

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Is nicotine depression of neonatal motor behavior exerted through ACTH release, Jean A. King and Fleur L. Strand

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Two models of implementing informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Paul S. Appelbaum, and Alan Meisel

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How to examine patients using the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, Mark R. Munetz and Sheldon Benjamin

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Neonatal neuromuscular parameters vary in susceptibility to postnatal ACTH/MSH 4-10 administration, Kenneth J. Rose, Ruth E. Frischer, Jean A. King, and Fleur L. Strand

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Acute Grief and Disaster Victims, Anthony J. Rothschild

Biology of depression, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Biochemical and Neuroendocrine Studies in Psychotic and Nonpsychotic Depressions, Anthony J. Rothschild and Alan F. Schatzberg

Genetic expression of amyloid and glial-specific protein in the Alzheimer brain, E. M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, W. G. Chou, M. Salim, S. Rehman, R. E. Majocha, Carl E. Fulwiler, S. B. Zain, and C. A. Marotta

Publications from 1987

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Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

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False hopes and best data: consent to research and the therapeutic misconception, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, Paul Benson, and William J. Winslade

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Direct Care Staff Training in Facilities Serving Persons with Developmental Disabilities: A Comparative Report of Training Practices in Iowa and in Model States. Final Report, Marsha Langer Ellison, John M. Agosta, and Lucy Choisser

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Depression in Personality Disorder, Carl E. Fulwiler and Harrison G. Pope

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When the subjects are hospital staff, is it ethical (or possible) to get informed consent, Jeffrey L. Geller, Charles W. Lidz, and E. L. Pattulo

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Informed consent in psychiatric research, Loren H. Roth, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz, Paul Benson, and William J. Winslade

Brain CT scan findings and HPA axis disruption in psychotic and nonpsychotic depressed patients, Anthony J. Rothschild, Francine Benes, Bryan Woods, and Alan F. Schatzberg

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Psychotic and nonpsychotic depressions: I. Comparison of plasma catecholamines and cortisol measures, Anthony J. Rothschild, Alan F. Schatzberg, Philip J. Langlais, Jan E. Lerbinger, M. M. Miller, and Jonathan O. Cole

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Psychotic and nonpsychotic depressions: II. Platelet MAO activity, plasma catecholamines, cortisol, and specific symptoms, Alan F. Schatzberg, Anthony J. Rothschild, Philip J. Langlais, Jan E. Lerbinger, Joseph J. Schildkraut, and Jonathan O. Cole

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Observational learning of tool-use by young chimpanzees, M. Tomasello, Maryann Davis, L. Camak, and K. Bard

Publications from 1986

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Delusional depression, family history, and DST response: a pilot study, Thomas C. Bond, Anthony J. Rothschild, Jan E. Lerbinger, and Alan F. Schatzberg

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In again, out again: preliminary evaluation of a state hospital's worst recidivists, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Rights, wrongs, and the dilemma of coerced community treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller

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A historical appraisal of America's experience with "pyromania"--a diagnosis in search of a disorder, Jeffrey L. Geller, Jonathan Erlen, and Rosa Lynn Pinkus

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The process of staff change: grappling with the needs of the high-management patient, Jeffrey L. Geller and Mark R. Munetz

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Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments, Thomas Grisso

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The impact of public policy and publicity on admissions to state mental health hospitals, Glenn L. Pierce, Mary L. Durham, and William H. Fisher

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Apparent neuroleptic malignant syndrome with clozapine and lithium, Harrison G. Pope, J. O. Cole, P. T. Choras, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Chronic gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist treatment suppresses ovulation and sexual behavior in group-living female rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, David R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Suzanne Gaventa, Jennifer C. Lovejoy, and Delwood C. Collins

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Blood flow and functional responses correlate in the ovine neural lobe, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Walter B. Severs, Robert W. Brennan, and Robert B. Page

Publications from 1985

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Type III error in research on interpersonal models of depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and William F. Chaplin

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Civil commitment reform: context and consequences, William H. Fisher and Glenn L. Pierce

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Cholecystokinin-immunoreactive innervation of the ventromedial hypothalamus in the rat: possible substrate for autonomic regulation of feeding, Carl E. Fulwiler and Clifford B. Saper

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The long-term outcome of unresolved grief: an example, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Women's accounts of psychiatric illness and institutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Competency to stand trial: neuroleptic medication and demeanor in court, Jeffrey L. Geller and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Fire-setting behavior in the histories of a state hospital population, Jeffrey L. Geller and Gregory Bertsch

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Chronic disease: the sick role and informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, and Mark R. Munetz

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The making of a modern psychiatrist: cracks in the foundation, Eric D. Lister and Jeffrey L. Geller

Informed consent and incompetent medical patients, Mark R. Munetz, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

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The impact of broadened civil commitment standards on admissions to state mental hospitals, Glenn L. Pierce, Mary L. Durham, and William H. Fisher

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The impact of broadened civil commitment laws on length of stay in a state mental hospital, Glenn L. Pierce, William H. Fisher, and Mary L. Durham

Delusional depression: a review of the literature and current perspectives, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Mania after withdrawal of isocarboxazid, Anthony J. Rothschild

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The effects of a single acute dose of dexamethasone on monoamine and metabolite levels in rat brain, Anthony J. Rothschild, Philip J. Langlais, Alan F. Schatzberg, M. M. Miller, M. S. Saloman, Jan E. Lerbinger, Jonathan O. Cole, and Edward D. Bird

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Postdexamethasone cortisol levels and subgroups of affective illness, Anthony J. Rothschild and Alan F. Schatzberg

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Toward a biochemical classification of depressive disorders IX. DST results and platelet MAO activity, Alan F. Schatzberg, Anthony J. Rothschild, B. Gerson, Jan E. Lerbinger, and Joseph J. Schildkraut

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A corticosteroid/dopamine hypothesis for psychotic depression and related states, Alan F. Schatzberg, Anthony J. Rothschild, Philip J. Langlais, Edward D. Bird, and Jonathan O. Cole

Publications from 1984

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Confidentiality: an empirical test of the utilitarian perspective, Paul S. Appelbaum, G. Kapen, B. Walters, Charles W. Lidz, and Loren H. Roth

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Problem-solving deficits in depressed children, adolescents, and adults, Leonard A. Doerfler, Larry L. Mullins, Nora J. Griffin, Lawrence J. Siegel, and C. Steven Richards

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The elderly sick role: an experimental analysis, William H. Fisher, Arnold Arluke, and Jack Levin

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Arson: an unforeseen sequela of deinstitutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Abnormal results of dexamethasone suppression tests in nondepressed patients with diabetes mellitus, James I. Hudson, Margo S. Hudson, Anthony J. Rothschild, Louis Vignati, Alan F. Schatzberg, and James C. Melby

Dexamethasone elevates dopamine in human plasma and rat brain, Philip J. Langlais, Anthony J. Rothschild, Alan F. Schatzberg, Jonathan O. Cole, and Edward D. Bird

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Informed Consent: A Study of Decisionmaking in Psychiatry, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Eviatar Zerubavel, Mary Carter, Regina M. Sestak, and Loren H. Roth

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Blockade of neonatal activation of the pituitary-testicular axis with continuous administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in male rhesus monkeys, D. R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Kim Wallen, P. Coan, D. E. Evans, and Delwood C. Collins

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The dexamethasone suppression test in normal control subjects: comparison of two assays and effect of age, Alan H. Rosenbaum, Alan F. Schatzberg, Robert A. MacLaughlin, Karen Snyder, Nai-Siang Jiang, Duane Ilstrup, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Bernard Kliman

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Management of Acute Grief Reactions and Disasters, Anthony J. Rothschild

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Dexamethasone increases plasma free dopamine in man, Anthony J. Rothschild, Philip J. Langlais, Alan F. Schatzberg, Francis X. Walsh, Jonathan O. Cole, and Edward D. Bird

The DST in psychotic depression: diagnostic and pathophysiologic implications, Alan F. Schatzberg, Anthony J. Rothschild, Thomas C. Bond, and Jonathan O. Cole

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Choroid plexus blood flow: evidence for dopaminergic influence, John B. Townsend, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Robert M. Bryan, Robert W. Brennan, and Robert B. Page

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Periovulatory changes in female sexual behavior and patterns of ovarian steroid secretion in group-living rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, Linda A. Winston, Suzanne Gaventa, Maryann Davis, and Delwood C. Collins

Publications from 1983

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Pain unit director: Role issues for health psychologists, Leonard A. Doerfler, Jerry C. Parker, and Robert L. Karol

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College women coping with depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and C. Steven Richards

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Addressing the borderline's repetitive misuse of the state hospital, Jeffrey L. Geller and Merle Brandzel

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Barriers to informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Marian Osterweis, Janice L. Holden, John H. Marx, and Mark R. Munetz

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Outcomes of father involvement in pregnancy and birth, Joanne Nicholson, Nancy Fohrell Gist, Robert P. Klein, and Kay Standley

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Psychological factors that influence self-reported pain, Jerry C. Parker, Leonard A. Doerfler, Heather A. Tatten, and John E. Hewett

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Assessing disulfiram compliance: validational study of an abbreviated breath test procedure, Robert G. Rychtarik, Patrick O. Smith, Stanton L. Jones, Leonard A. Doerfler, Ray Hale, and Donald M. Prue

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Platelet MAO activity and the dexamethasone suppression test in depressed patients, Alan F. Schatzberg, Paul J. Orsulak, Anthony J. Rothschild, Melinda S. Salomon, Jan E. Lerbinger, Patricia P. Kizuka, Jonathan O. Cole, and Joseph J. Schildkraut

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The dexamethasone suppression test: identification of subtypes of depression, Alan F. Schatzberg, Anthony J. Rothschild, Julie B. Stahl, Thomas C. Bond, Alan H. Rosenbaum, Sten B. Lofgren, Robert A. MacLaughlin, Mary A. Sullivan, and Jonathan O. Cole

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Confidentiality in psychiatry: a study of the patient's view, Donald Schmid, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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The community competence scale: preliminary reliability and validity, H. R. Searight, J. M. Oliver, and Thomas Grisso

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Family planning and female sterilization in the United States, Thomas M. Shapiro, William H. Fisher, and Augusto Diana

Publications from 1982

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The therapeutic misconception: informed consent in psychiatric research, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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State hospital patients and their medication--do they know what they take, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Sustaining treatment with the hospitalized patient who refuses treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller