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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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

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Therapeutic misconception in research subjects : Development and validation of a measure, Paul S. Appelbaum, Milena D. Anatchkova, Karen Albert, Laura B. Dunn, and Charles W. Lidz

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A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Access to Pediatric Mental Health Services, Onesky Aupont, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Christopher J. Stille, Mayra Tisminetzky, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Association of common genetic variants in GPCPD1 with scaling of visual cortical surface area in humans, Trygve E. Bakken; J. Cooper Roddey; Srdjan Djurovic; Natacha Akshoomoff; David G. Amaral; Cinnamon S. Bloss; B. J. Casey; Linda Chang; Thomas M. Ernst; Jeffrey R. Gruen; Terry L. Jernigan; Walter E. Kaufmann; Tal Kenet; David N. Kennedy; Joshua M. Kuperman; Sarah S. Murray; Elizabeth R. Sowell; Lars M. Rimol; Morten Mattingsdal; Ingrid Melle; Ingrid Agartz; Ole A. Andreassen; Nicholas J. Schork; Anders M. Dale; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative; Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study; Jean A. Frazier; and Lauren Yakutis

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Impact of sunlight on the age of onset of bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Martin Alda, Ole A. Andreassen, Raffaella Ardau, Frank Bellivier, Michael Berk, Thomas D. Bjella, Letizia Bossini, Maria Del Zompo, Seetal Dodd, Andrea Fagiolini, Mark A. Frye, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Chantal Henry, Flavio Kapczinski, Sebastian Kliwicki, Barbara Konig, Mauricio Kunz, Beny Lafer, Carlos Lopez-Jaramillo, Mirko Manchia, Wendy K. Marsh, Monica Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, Ingrid Melle, Gunnar Morken, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Fabiano G. Nery, Claire O'Donovan, Andrea Pfennig, Danilo Quiroz, Natalie L. Rasgon, Andreas Reif, Janusz Rybakowski, Kemal Sagduyu, Christian Simhandl, Carla Torrent, Eduard Vieta, Mark Zetin, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Brief depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder: analysis of long-term self-reported data, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Michael Keil, Rita Bauer, Wendy K. Marsh, Paul Grof, Martin Alda, Kemal Sagduyu, Greg Murray, Danilo Quiroz, Christopher Baethge, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Relationships as Key to Recovery for Perinatal Women Living with Depression, Kathleen Biebel, Nancy Byatt, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Considering Culture in Autism Screening: Lessons Learned by the MA Act Early Team, Stephanie Blenner, Kathleen Braden, Roula Choueiri, Elaine Gabovitch, David Helm, Tracy Osbahr, Nicole Prudent, Alison Schonwald, and Jason Travers

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Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Medication Review, Alexandra Bonardi, Gail Grossman, and Emily Lauer

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Data sharing and publishing in the field of neuroimaging, Janis L. Breeze, Jean-Baptiste Poline, and David N. Kennedy

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Restricted stimulus control in stimulus control shaping with a capuchin monkey, Ana Leda F. Brino, Olavo F. Galvao, Romariz S. Barros, Paulo R. K. Goulart, and William J. McIlvane

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Neuroanatomical assessment of biological maturity, Timothy T. Brown, Joshua M. Kuperman, Yoonho Chung, Matthew Erhart, Connor McCabe, Donald J. Hagler Jr., Vijay K. Venkatraman, Natacha Akshoomoff, David G. Amaral, Cinnamon S. Bloss, B. J. Casey, Linda Chang, Thomas M. Ernst, Jean A. Frazier, Jeffrey R. Gruen, Walter E. Kaufmann, Tal Kenet, David N. Kennedy, Sarah S. Murray, Elizabeth R. Sowell, Terry L. Jernigan, and Anders Dale

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Gender Differences in Professional Development Among AP-LS Members: Results of the Professional Development of Women Survey, Julie Buck, Jennifer Eno Louden, Terese Hall, Matthew Huss, Christian Meissner, and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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Limbic and motor function comparison of deep brain stimulation of the zona incerta and subthalamic nucleus, Anthony M. Burrows, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Mary Linton Peters, Brian Dessureau, Joan M. Swearer, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Patient, provider, and system-level barriers and facilitators to addressing perinatal depression, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Rebecca Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Addressing Perinatal Depression in the Outpatient Obstetric Setting, Nancy Byatt and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Strategies for improving perinatal depression treatment in North American outpatient obstetric settings, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rebecca Lundquist, Julia V. Johnson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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The silent majority: who speaks at IRB meetings, Philip J. Candilis, Charles W. Lidz, Paul S. Appelbaum, Robert M. Arnold, William P. Gardner, Suzanne Myers, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and Lorna J. Simon

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Reflections and narratives: new to The Journal and to professional ethics, Philip J. Candilis and Richard Martinez

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Prevalence of involvement in the criminal justice system during severe mania and associated symptomatology, Paul P. Christopher, Patrick J. McCabe, and William H. Fisher

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Maternal immune activation alters behavior in adult offspring, with subtle changes in the cortical transcriptome and epigenome, Caroline M. Connor, Aslihan Dincer, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Janina R. Galler, Isaac B. Houston, and Schahram Akbarian