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 2013

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Adult Willingness to Use Email and Social Media for Peer-to-Peer Cancer Screening Communication: Quantitative Interview Study, Sarah L. Cutrona, Douglas W. Roblin, Joann L. Wagner, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Terry S. Field, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Pass This Message Along: Self-edited Email Messages Promoting Colon Cancer Screening among Friends and Family, Sarah L. Cutrona, Joann L. Wagner, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Areas of the brain modulated by single-dose methylphenidate treatment in youth with ADHD during task-based fMRI: a systematic review, Suzanne M. Czerniak, Elif M. Sikoglu, Jean A. King, David N. Kennedy, Eric Mick, Jean A. Frazier, and Constance M. Moore

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Patterns of Psychotherapy Attendance in Emerging and Mature Adults, Maryann Davis, William H. Fisher, Charles W. Lidz, and Bernice Gershenson

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A gender analysis of the study of pharmacotherapy of psychotic depression (STOP-PD): gender and age as predictors of response and treatment-associated changes in body mass index and metabolic measures, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Anthony J. Rothschild, Bruce A. Barton, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Barnett S. Meyers, Alastair J. Flint, Ellen M. Whyte, Benoit H. Mulsant, and STOP-PD Study Group

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GABAergic neuroactive steroids and resting-state functional connectivity in postpartum depression: a preliminary study, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Elif M. Sikoglu, Scott A. Shaffer, Blaise Frederick, Abby E. Svenson, Andre Kopoyan, Chelsea A. Kosma, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Constance M. Moore

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Young Adults Getting Involved: Participatory Action Research & Transition Age Youth, Jonathan Delman

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Quantitative assessment of craniofacial morphology in Johanson-Blizzard syndrome, Curtis K. Deutsch, Tania Hreczko, and Lewis B. Holmes

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Meaning in life: an important factor for the psychological well-being of chronically ill patients?, Jessie Dezutter, Sara Casalin, Amy B. Wachholtz, Koen Luyckx, Jessica Hekking, and Wim Vandewiele

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Assessment of Competence Restoration: Determining the Threshold, Andrea L. Dinsmore

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Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Coping Skills among Police Officer Spouses, Andrea L. Dinsmore

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Translational Research in Behavior Analysis, William V. Dube

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Childhood trauma and psychosis, Yael Dvir, Brian Denietolis, and Jean A. Frazier

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Psychotic disorders in youth: diagnostic and treatment challenges, Yael Dvir and Jean A. Frazier

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The relationship between coping styles in response to unfair treatment and understanding of diabetes self-care, Michelle L. Dyke, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Jewell H. Halanych, Richard H. McManus, Carol Curtin, and Jeroan J. Allison

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No sympathy for the devil: attributing psychopathic traits to capital murderers also predicts support for executing them, John F. Edens, Karen M. Davis, Krissie Fernandez Smith, and Laura Guy

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Genome-wide association study of shared components of reading disability and language impairment, J. D. Eicher, N. R. Powers, L. L. Miller, N. Akshoomoff, D. G. Amaral, C. S. Bloss, O. Libiger, N. J. Schork, B. F. Darst, B. J. Casey, L. Chang, T. Ernst, Jean A. Frazier, W. E. Kaufmann, B. Keating, T. Kenet, David N. Kennedy, S. Mostofsky, S. S. Murray, E. R. Sowell, H. Bartsch, J. M. Kuperman, T. T. Brown, D. J. Hagler Jr., A. M. Dale, T. L. Jernigan, B. St. Pourcain, G. Davey Smith, S. M. Ring, and J R. Gruen

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No effect of adjunctive, repeated-dose intranasal insulin treatment on psychopathology and cognition in patients with schizophrenia, Xiaoduo Fan, Emily Liu, Oliver Freudenreich, Paul Copeland, Douglas Hayden, Musie Ghebremichael, Bruce M. Cohen, Dost Ongur, Donald C. Goff, and David C. Henderson

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Review: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may reduce schizophrenia symptom severity in the short term when added to antipsychotics, Xiaoduo Fan and Xueqin Song

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Sustaining remission of psychotic depression: rationale, design and methodology of STOP-PD II, Alastair J. Flint, Barnett S. Meyers, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ellen M. Whyte, Benoit H. Mulsant, Matthew V. Rudorfer, Patricia Marino, and STOP-PD II Study Group

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Ten year research update (2001-2010): evaluations for competence to stand trial (adjudicative competence), Michael H. Fogel, Wendy Schiffman, Denise L. Mumley, Chad E. Tillbrook, and Thomas Grisso

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Specific trans-synaptic interaction with inhibitory interneuronal neurexin underlies differential ability of neuroligins to induce functional inhibitory synapses, Kensuke Futai, Christopher D. Doty, Brian Baek, Jubin Ryu, and Morgan Sheng

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Dynamic Regulation at the Neuronal Plasma Membrane: Novel Endocytic Mechanisms Control Anesthetic-Activated Potassium Channels and Amphetamine-Sensitive Dopamine Transporters: A Dissertation, Luke R. Gabriel

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Dopamine transporter endocytic trafficking in striatal dopaminergic neurons: differential dependence on dynamin and the actin cytoskeleton, Luke Gabriel, Sijia Wu, Patrick Kearney, Karl D. Bellve, Clive Standley, Kevin E. Fogarty, and Haley Melikian

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Community treatment orders for patients with psychosis, Jeffrey L. Geller

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United States Department of Justice findings letters in psychiatric hospital CRIPA cases: an aid or a distraction, Jeffrey L. Geller and Leilani Lee

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Dorsal/ventral parcellation of the amygdala: relevance to impulsivity and aggression, Abilash Gopal, Erika Clark, Amy Allgair, Christopher D'Amato, Margery Furman, David A. Gansler, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Go/No-Go Procedure with Compound Stimuli: Effects of Training Structure On the Emergence of Equivalence Classes, Priscila C. Grisante, Fernanda L. Galesi, Nathali M. Sabino, Paula Debert, Erik Arntzen, and William J. McIlvane

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Emotional facial and vocal expressions during story retelling by children and adolescents with high-functioning autism, Ruth B. Grossman, Lisa R. Edelson, and Helen Tager-Flusberg

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Duration of untreated psychosis is associated with temporal and occipitotemporal gray matter volume decrease in treatment naive schizophrenia, Xiaofeng Guo, Jun Li, Qinling Wei, Xiaoduo Fan, David N. Kennedy, Yidong Shen, Huafu Chen, and Jingping Zhao

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Predictors of Accessing Substance Abuse Services Among Individuals With Mental Disorders Released From Correctional Custody, Stephanie W. Hartwell, Xiaogang Deng, William H. Fisher, Julianne Siegfriedt, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Craig Johnson, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Computational Approaches to Measurement of Visual Attention: Modeling Overselectivity in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nurit Haspel, Alison R. Shell, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Multi-modal approach for investigating brain and behavior changes in an animal model of traumatic brain injury, Meghan E. Heffernan, Wei Huang, Kenneth M. Sicard, Bernt T. Bratane, Nanyin Zhang, Marc Fisher, Jean A. King, and Elif M. Sikoglu

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Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: common molecular substrates of nicotine and alcohol dependence, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Melissa Guildford, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Epigenetics in the human brain, Isaac B. Houston, Cyril J. Peter, Amanda C. Mitchell, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Evgeny I. Rogaev, and Schahram Akbarian

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Progressive levels of physical dependence to tobacco coincide with changes in the anterior cingulum bundle microstructure, Wei Huang, Joseph R. DiFranza, David N. Kennedy, Nanyin Zhang, Douglas M. Ziedonis, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Jean A. King

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors mediate lung cancer growth, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Lindsey G. Soll, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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A 3D anthropometric analysis of the orolabial region in Chinese young adults, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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Normative findings for periocular anthropometric measurements among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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Activation of mammalian target of rapamycin mediates rat pain-related responses induced by BmK I, a sodium channel-specific modulator, Feng Jiang, Xue-Yan Pang, Qing-Shan Niu, Li-Ming Hua, Ming Cheng, and Yong-Hua Ji

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A Pilot Study of a Modified Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Smoking Cessation Treatment for Veterans with PTSD, Megan M. Kelly, John Forsyth, Douglas M. Ziedonis, David Kalman, and Judith Cooney

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Data citation and the author byline: who's line is it anyway, David N. Kennedy

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Smoking among individuals with schizophrenia in Korea: gender differences, Sun Kim, Sangkeun Chung, Jong-Il Park, Ae-Ja Jung, David Kalman, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Comparison of characteristics among Korean American male smokers between survey and cessation studies, Sun S. Kim, Seongho Kim, Colleen E. McKay, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Three Measures of Tobacco Dependence Independently Predict Changes in Neural Structure, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Joseph R. DiFranza, Wei Huang, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Re: Meeting the needs of patients with learning disabilities, Emily Lauer, Alexandra Bonardi, and Steven D. Staugaitis

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Visual field bias in hearing and deaf adults during judgments of facial expression and identity, Susan M. Letourneau and Teresa V. Mitchell

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Understanding Neural Networks in Awake Rat by Resting-State Functional MRI: A Dissertation, Zhifeng Liang

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Mapping thalamocortical networks in rat brain using resting-state functional connectivity, Zhifeng Liang, Tao Li, Jean A. King, and Nanyin Zhang

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No effect of adjunctive, repeated dose intranasal insulin treatment on body metabolism in patients with schizophrenia, Jie Li, Xue Li, Emily Liu, Paul Copeland, Oliver Freudenreich, Donald C. Goff, David C. Henderson, Xueqin Song, and Xiaoduo Fan

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Rapid Cue Reversal Learning, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf

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Membership of Defined Responses in Stimulus Classes, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf and Paula Braga-Kenyon

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the alpha4 subunit modulate alcohol reward, Liwang Liu, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Melissa Guildford, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the alpha6 subunit contribute to ethanol activation of ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons, Liwang Liu, Rubing Zhao-Shea, J. Michael McIntosh, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Implementing the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP) to Improve Services for Children with Complex Trauma in Child Welfare: Phase I Needs and Readiness Assessment, Charmaine B. Lo, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and Jessica L. Griffin

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Persistence during extinction: examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior, Jacquelyn M. MacDonald, William H. Ahearn, Diana Parry-Cruwys, Stacie Bancroft, and William V. Dube

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A Pilot Study of Neuroplasticity Based Cognitive Remediation in Early Onset Psychosis, Ann E. Maloney, Kristine Baluyot, Lindsey Hazzard, Cheryl Alderman, Rose George, Nancy Noyes, Terrence C. Bethea, Mary Verdi, Mor Nahum, Jacqueline L. Johnson, Stephen R. Hooper, and Linmarie Sikich

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Predictors of criminal justice involvement in severe mania, Patrick J. McCabe, Paul P. Christopher, Debra A. Pinals, and William H. Fisher

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"Associative concept learning in animals" by Zentall, Wasserman, and Urcuioli: A commentary, William J. McIlvane

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Simple and Complex Discrimination Learning, William J. McIlvane

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Assessment of Parental Mental Disorders in the National Children’s Study (NCS), Thomas J. McLaughlin, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Onesky Aupont, Xin Zhan, Christine M. Foley, Deidre M. Sepavich, Marianne E. Felice, and Ronald Kessler

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Behavioral and neural evidence of increased attention to the bottom half of the face in deaf signers, Teresa V. Mitchell, Susan M. Letourneau, and Melissa C. T. Maslin

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Unemployment and Co-occurring Disorders Among Homeless Veterans, Kathryn O'Connor, Anna Kline, Leon Sawh, Stephanie Rodrigues, William H. Fisher, Vincent Kane, John Kuhn, Marsha Langer Ellison, and David A. Smelson

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Randomized control trial to test a computerized psychosocial cancer assessment and referral program: Methods and research design, Erin L. O'Hea, Alexandra Cutillo, Laura Dietzen, Tina Harralson, Grant Grissom, Sharina D. Person, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Tracking blood lead and zinc protoporphyrin levels in Andean adults working in a lead contaminated environment, Fernando Ortega, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Angelica M. Coronel Parra, Maria Angela Collaguaso, and Anthony B. Jacobs

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Declining blood lead and zinc protoporphyrin levels in Ecuadorian Andean children, Fernando Ortega, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Angelica M. Coronel Parra, Maria Angela Collaguaso, Anthony B. Jacobs, Nader Rifai, and Patricia Nolan Hoover

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The Religious Dimension of Coping: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice, Kenneth I. Pargament, Melissa D. Falb, Gene G. Ano, and Amy B. Wachholtz

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Commitment Determinations and Definition of Mental Disease, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Debra A. Pinals

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Evaluation of reproductive function in women treated for bipolar disorder compared to healthy controls, Margaret F. Reynolds-May, Heather A. Kenna, Wendy K. Marsh, Pascale G. Stemmle, Po Wang, Terence A. Ketter, and Natalie L. Rasgon

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Self-Stigma, Self-Esteem, and Co-occurring Disorders, Stephanie Rodrigues, Mark R. Serper, Sarah Novak, Patrick W. Corrigan, Marie Hobart, Michelle Ziedonis, and David A. Smelson

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Telephone care coordination for smokers in VA mental health clinics: protocol for a hybrid type-2 effectiveness-implementation trial, Erin Rogers, Senaida Fernandez, Colleen Gillespie, David A. Smelson, Hildi J. Hagedorn, Brian Elbel, David Kalman, Alfredo Axtmayer, Karishma Kurowski, and Scott E. Sherman

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Conceptualization and measurement of mental health providers' recovery-promoting competence: the recovery promoting relationships scale (RPRS), Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Karon F. Cook, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Asya Lyass

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Predictors of financial self-sufficiency among Social Security beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Marsha Langer Ellison, Philippe Bloch, Asya Lyass, and Nancy J. Wewiorski

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Learning to Make it Work: Employing Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Kathryn Sabella and Lisa M. Smith

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Gender: An Important Factor in the Implementation of Services for Juvenile Offenders, Geno Salomone, Rebecca J. Nelson, Scarlet P. Woods, Laura S. Guy, and Gina M. Vincent

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Idiosyncratic variables affecting functional analysis outcomes: A review (2001-2010), Kevin J. Schlichenmeyer, Eileen M. Roscoe, Griffin W. Rooker, Emily E. Wheeler, and William V. Dube

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Coordinated cell type-specific epigenetic remodeling in prefrontal cortex begins before birth and continues into early adulthood, Hennady P. Shulha, Iris Cheung, Yin Guo, Schahram Akbarian, and Zhiping Weng

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Bioenergetic measurements in children with bipolar disorder: a pilot 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy study, Elif M. Sikoglu, J. Eric Jensen, Gordana Vitaliano, Ana A. Liso Navarro, Perry F. Renshaw, Jean A. Frazier, and Constance M. Moore

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The Utility of Patients' Self-Perceptions of Violence Risk: Consider Asking the Person Who May Know Best, Jennifer L. Skeem, Sarah M. Manchak, Charles W. Lidz, and Edward P. Mulvey

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A pilot study of Qigong for reducing cocaine craving early in recovery, David A. Smelson, Kevin W. Chen, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Ken Andes, Amanda Lennox, Lanora Callahan, Stephanie Rodrigues, and David Eisenberg

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A wraparound treatment engagement intervention for homeless veterans with co-occurring disorders, David A. Smelson, Anna Kline, John Kuhn, Stephanie Rodrigues, Kathryn O'Connor, William H. Fisher, Leon Sawh, and Vincent Kane

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Antidepressant augmentation using the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist memantine: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Eric G. Smith, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Christine M. Ulbricht, Chelsea S. Landolin, Jayendra K. Patel, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Creating a “Community of Practice” on Transition Age Youth & Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions in Northeast Massachusetts, Lisa M. Smith, Marsha Langer Ellison, Joann Starks, and Amanda Costa

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A Role for Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Dopamine-Mediated Behaviors and the Hypnotic Response to Anesthetics: A Dissertation, Lindsey G. Soll

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A role for alpha4(non-alpha6)* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in motor behavior, Lindsey G. Soll, Sharon R. Grady, Outi Salminen, Michael J. Marks, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Elevated levels of adiponectin and other cytokines in drug naive, first episode schizophrenia patients with normal weight, Xueqin Song, Xiaoduo Fan, Xinwen Song, Jianjiang Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xue Li, Jinsong Gao, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Luxian Lv

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Genetic and acute CPEB1 depletion ameliorate fragile X pathophysiology, Tsuyoshi Udagawa, Natalie G. Farny, Mira Jakovcevski, Hanoch Kaphzan, Juan Marcos Alarcon, Shobha Anilkumar, Maria Ivshina, Jessica A. Hurt, Kentaro Nagaoka, Vijayalaxmi C. Nalavadi, Lori J. Lorenz, Gary J. Bassell, Schahram Akbarian, Sumantra Chattarji, Eric Klann, and Joel D. Richter

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A pilot study of a primary prevention curriculum to address preschool behavior problems, Carole C. Upshur, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and George W. Reed

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UMMS Expert: Training Needed to ID Potentially Violent Youth, Gina M. Vincent

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Brief Meditation Training for Migraineurs Affects Emotional and Physiological Stress Reactivity, Amy B. Wachholtz

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Comorbidity, Amy B. Wachholtz

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Unipolar Depression, Amy B. Wachholtz

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The relationship between spirituality and burnout among medical students, Amy B. Wachholtz and Mai-Lan A. Rogoff

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Perceptual factors influence visual search for meaningful symbols in individuals with intellectual disabilities and down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders, Krista M. Wilkinson and William J. McIlvane

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Activation of GABAergic Neurons in the Interpeduncular Nucleus Triggers Physical Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms, Rubing Zhao-Shea, Liwang Liu, Xueyan Pang, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

Publications from 2012

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Use of Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents, Mary S. Ahn, Lauren J. Yakutis, and Jean A. Frazier

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Melissa L. Anderson: APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology, Melissa L. Anderson

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Is it abuse? Deaf female undergraduates' labeling of partner violence, Melissa L. Anderson and Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi

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Meals in Our Household: reliability and initial validation of a questionnaire to assess child mealtime behaviors and family mealtime environments, Sarah E. Anderson, Aviva Must, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Limitations on the Use of Evidence From Evaluations of Competence to Stand Trial in the Penalty Phase, Natalie M. Anumba and Kenneth L. Appelbaum