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 2012

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Data sharing in neuroimaging research, Jean-Baptiste Poline, Janis L. Breeze, Satrajit Ghosh, Krzysztof Gorgolewski, Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Michael Hanke, Christian Haselgrove, Karl G. Helmer, David B. Keator, Daniel S. Marcus, Russell A. Poldrack, Yannick Schwartz, John Ashburner, and David N. Kennedy

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Age- and genotype-related neurophysiologic reactivity to oxidative stress in healthy adults, Natalya V. Ponomareva, Andrey Y. Goltsov, Svetlana S. Kunijeva, Nadejda S. Scheglova, Daria D. Malina, Andrey A. Mitrofanov, Tatiana I. Boikova, and Evgeny I. Rogaev

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The histone deacetylase inhibitor, sodium butyrate, alleviates cognitive deficits in pre-motor stage PD, Pallavi Rane, Jessica Shields, Meghan E. Heffernan, Yin Guo, Schahram Akbarian, and Jean A. King

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My Way Home (Video), Stephanie Rodrigues, Ramsey D. Yount, and Michelle Ziedonis

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Vortioxetine (Lu AA21004) 5mg in generalized anxiety disorder: Results of an 8-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the United States, Anthony J. Rothschild, Atul R. Mahableshwarkar, Paula Jacobsen, Mingjin Yan, and David V. Sheehan

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You Can't Recover From Suicide: Perspectives on Suicide Education in MSW Programs, Betty J. Ruth, Mark Gianino, Jordana Muroff, Donna McLaughlin, and Barry N. Feldman

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Antidepressant Use, Depression, and New Onset Diabetes among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, Usha Sambamoorthi, Yunsheng Ma, Patricia A. Findley, and George Rust

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Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force Report Addressing Serious Gaps in U.S. Mental Health Training, William M. Schmitz Jr., Michael H. Allen, Barry N. Feldman, Nina J. Gutin, Danielle R. Jahn, Phillip M. Kleespies, Paul Quinnett, and Skip Simpson

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Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use Among Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Ashli J. Sheidow, Michael McCart, Kristyn Zajac, and Maryann Davis

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Epigenetic signatures of autism: trimethylated H3K4 landscapes in prefrontal neurons, Hennady P. Shulha, Iris Cheung, Catheryne Whittle, Jie Wang, Daniel Virgil, Cong L. Lin, Yin Guo, Andree Lessard, Schahram Akbarian, and Zhiping Weng

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Human-specific histone methylation signatures at transcription start sites in prefrontal neurons, Hennady P. Shulha, Jessica L. Crisci, Denis Reshetov, Jogender S. Tushir, Iris Cheung, Rahul Bharadwaj, Hsin-Jung Chou, Isaac B. Houston, Cyril J. Peter, Amanda C. Mitchell, Wei-Dong Yao, Richard H. Myers, Jiang-Fan Chen, Todd M. Preuss, Evgeny I. Rogaev, Jeffrey D. Jensen, Zhiping Weng, and Schahram Akbarian

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Stimulus equivalence, generalization, and contextual stimulus control in verbal classes, Zuilma Gabriela Sigurethardottir, Harry A. MacKay, and Gina Green

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Part 1: animal welfare and protocol compliance, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, part 2: structure and organizational functions, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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Disparities in opioid prescribing for patients with psychiatric diagnoses presenting with pain to the emergency department, Lorna J. Simon, Aurelia N. Bizamcer, Charles W. Lidz, Susan Stefan, and Mark J. Pletcher

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Genetic association of GABA-A receptor alpha-2 and mu opioid receptor with cocaine cue-reactivity: evidence for inhibitory synaptic neurotransmission involvement in cocaine dependence, David A. Smelson, Lei Yu, Steven Buyske, Gerardo Gonzalez, Jay Tischfield, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients, Mayra Tisminetzky, Bethany C. Bray, Ruben Miozzo, Onesky Aupont, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Meditation-Based Treatment Yielding Immediate Relief for Meditation-Naive Migraineurs, Makenzie E. Tonelli and Amy B. Wachholtz

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HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care, U. S. Veterans Administration National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, David Kalman, Stephanie Rodrigues, Leon Sawh, David A. Smelson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Field Reliability of the SAVRY with Juvenile Probation Officers: Implications for Training, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Samantha L. Fusco, and Bernice Gershenson

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Does Risk Assessment Make a Difference? Results of Implementing the SAVRY in Juvenile Probation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Bernice G. Gershenson, and Patrick J. McCabe

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Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, and Thomas Grisso

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Impact of risk/needs assessment on juvenile probation officers' decision making: Importance of implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Melissa Paiva-Salisbury, Nathan E. Cook, Laura S. Guy, and Rachael T. Perrault

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Spiritual Dimensions of Pain and Suffering, Amy B. Wachholtz and Suzana Makowski

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National Trends in Prayer Use as a Coping Mechanism for Depression: Changes from 2002 to 2007, Amy B. Wachholtz and Usha Sambamthoori

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Long-term influence of normal variation in neonatal characteristics on human brain development, Kristine Beate Walhovd; Anders M. Fjell; Timothy T. Brown; Joshua M. Kuperman; Yoonho Chung; Donald J. Hagler Jr.; J. Cooper Roddey; Matthew Erhart; Connor McCabe; Natacha Akshoomoff; David G. Amaral; Cinnamon S. Bloss; Ondrej Libiger; Nicholas J. Schork; Burcu F. Darst; B. J. Casey; Linda Chang; Thomas M. Ernst; Jean A. Frazier; Jeffrey R. Gruen; Walter E. Kaufmann; Sarah S. Murray; Peter van Zijl; Stewart Mostofsky; Anders Dale; and Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study

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Residential Treatment in Adolescents Targeting Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior, Barent W. Walsh, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Ariana Perry

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Head Circumference Measurement and Growth: Application to Neurodevelopment, Sarah Jane Webb, Alison R. Shell, Jason Cuomo, Guy Jensen, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Factors associated with non-completion in a double-blind randomized controlled trial of olanzapine plus sertraline versus olanzapine plus placebo for psychotic depression, Judith Weissman, Alastair Flint, Barnett S. Meyers, Samiran Ghosh, Benoit H. Mulsant, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ellen M. Whyte, and STOP-PD Study Group

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Changing the system by changing the workforce: employing consumers to increase access, cultural diversity, and engagement, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Toni M. Irsfeld, Tammy Twomey, Ana Perez, Judith Thompson, Martha Wally, Barbara Colleton, Christine Kroell, Steven K. McKeown, and Peter Metz

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Implementing a Primary Prevention Social Skills Intervention in Urban Preschools: Factors Associated with Quality and Fidelity, Melodie Wenz-Gross and Carole C. Upshur

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Genome-wide analysis of copy number variants in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the role of rare variants and duplications at 15q13.3, Nigel M. Williams, Barbara Franke, Eric Mick, Richard J. Anney, Christine M. Freitag, Michael Gill, Anita Thapar, Michael C. O'Donovan, Michael J. Owen, Peter Holmans, Lindsey Kent, Frank Middleton, Yanli Zhang-James, Lu Liu, Jobst Meyer, Thuy Trang Nguyen, Jasmin Romanos, Marcel romanos, Christiane Seitz, Tobias J. Renner, Susanne Walitza, Andreas Warnke, Haukur Palmason, Jan Buitelaar, Nanda Rommelse, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Ziarih Hawi, Kate Langley, Joseph Sergeant, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Herbert Roeyers, Joseph Biederman, Irina Zaharieva, Hakon Hakonarson, Josephine Elia, Anath C. Lionel, Jennifer Crosbie, Christian R. Marshall, Russell Schachar, Stephen W. Scherer, Alexandre Todorov, Susan L. Smalley, Sandra K. Loo, Stanley Nelson, Corina Shtir, Philip Asherson, Andreas Reif, Klaus-Peter Lesch, and Stephen V. Faraone

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Innovative Interventions for Treating Tobacco Addiction Among Persons With Co-occurring Mental Illness and Addiction: New Approaches to Improve Outcomes, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Monika E. Kolodziej

Publications from 2011

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Lamotrigine plus quetiapine combination therapy in treatment-resistant bipolar depression, Yong M. Ahn, Jennifer Y. Nam, Jennifer L. Culver, Wendy K. Marsh, Julie C. Bonner, and Terence A. Ketter

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Intimate partner violence against deaf female college students, Melissa L. Anderson and Irene W. Leigh

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Intimate partner violence against deaf women: A review, Melissa L. Anderson, Irene W. Leigh, and Vincent J. Samar

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Stimulant use under a prison treatment protocol for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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A national survey of self-injurious behavior in American prisons, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Judith A. Savageau, Robert L. Trestman, Jeffrey L. Metzner, and Jacques Baillargeon

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Loss of p53 Ser18 and Atm results in embryonic lethality without cooperation in tumorigenesis, Heather L. Armata, Punita Shroff, David S. Garlick, Krista L. Penta, Andrew R. Tapper, and Hayla Karen Sluss

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Decreasing the minimum length criterion for an episode of hypomania: evaluation using self-reported data from patients with bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Paul Grof, Martin Alda, Greg Murray, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Danilo Quiroz, Rita Bauer, Burkhard Jabs, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Association between median family income and self-reported mood symptoms in bipolar disorder, Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Natalie L. Rasgon, Wendy K. Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Rodrigo A. Munoz, Rita Schmid, Sara Haack, and Peter C. Whybrow

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Technology for Psychiatric Educators, Sheldon Benjamin and Maria Margariti

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Transient retinoic acid signaling confers anterior-posterior polarity to the inner ear, Jinwoong Bok, Steven Raft, Kyoung-Ah Kong, Soo Kyung Koo, Ursula C. Drager, and Doris K. Wu

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Developing an Operational Definition of Intellectual Disability for the Purpose of National Health Surveillance, Alexandra Bonardi and Emily Lauer

Recent Researches in Modern Medicine, Olivier Braissant, Hidetoshi Wakamatsu, Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu, Karel Allegaert, Yongwimon Lenbury, and Amy B. Wachholtz

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Sample stimulus control shaping and restricted stimulus control in capuchin monkeys: a methodological note, Ana Leda F. Brino, Romariz da Silva Barros, Olavo F. Galvao, M. Garotti, Ilara R. N. da Cruz, Jose R. Santos, William V. Dube, and William J. McIlvane

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Environmental lead exposure and otoacoustic emissions in Andean children, Leo H. Buchanan, S. Allen Counter, and Fernando Ortega

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Serotonin Syndrome, Nancy Byatt and Aaron Moore

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Relationships between multiple sclerosis and depression, Nancy Byatt, Anthony J. Rothschild, Peter Riskind, Carolina Ionete, and Anne T. Hunt

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Relational discrimination by pigeons in a go/no-go procedure with compound stimuli: a methodological note, Heloisa Cursi Campos, Paula Debert, Romariz da Silva Barros, and William J. McIlvane

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Commentary: A new chapter for forensic ethics, Philip J. Candilis

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Non-psychiatric health problems among psychiatric inpatients with intellectual disabilities, Lauren Charlot, Susan L. Abend, Paula D. Ravin, Mastis Kimberly, Anne T. Hunt, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Evaluating psychiatric disability: differences by forensic expertise, Paul P. Christopher, Rasim Arikan, Debra A. Pinals, William H. Fisher, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Morphological knowledge and decoding skills of deaf readers, M. Diane Clark, Gizelle L. Gilbert, and Melissa L. Anderson

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Development and validation of the Mental Health Attitude Survey for Police, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Inflammation Alters Histone Methylation in the Central Nervous System: Implications for Neuropsychiatric Disease: A Dissertation, Caroline M. Connor

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White matter neuron alterations in schizophrenia and related disorders, Caroline M. Connor, Benjamin C. Crawford, and Schahram Akbarian

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Assessment of auditory brainstem function in lead-exposed children using stapedius muscle reflexes, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Fernando Ortega, Jeannette van der Velde, and Erik Borg

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Retinoic acid influences neuronal migration from the ganglionic eminence to the cerebral cortex, James E. Crandall, Timothy Goodman, Deirdre M. McCarthy, Gregg Duester, Pradeep G. Bhide, Ursula C. Drager, and Peter J. McCaffery

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Special Populations: Juvenile Offenders, Keith R. Cruise and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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Conditional Discriminations by Preverbal Children in an Identity Matching-to-Sample Task, Maria Stella de Alcantara Gil, Thais Porlan de Oliveira, and William J. McIlvane

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Prayer and pain: the mediating role of positive re-appraisal, Jessie Dezutter, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Jozef Corveleyn

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Aggression, ADHD symptoms, and dysphoria in children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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The CBCL Bipolar Profile and Attention, Mood, and Behavior Dysregulation, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder following myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, Leonard A. Doerfler and John A. Paraskos

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Concordance between clinician and patient ratings as predictors of response, remission, and recurrence in major depressive disorder, Boadie W. Dunlop, Thomas Li, Susan G. Kornstein, Edward S. Friedman, Anthony J. Rothschild, Ronald D. Pedersen, Philip T. Ninan, Martin B. Keller, and Madhukar H. Trivedi

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Autism and Schizophrenia, Yael Dvir and Jean A. Frazier

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Mood Disorders and Trauma – What are the Associations?, Yael Dvir, Michael Hill, and Jean A. Frazier

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia, Yael Dvir, Vishal Madaan, Lauren Yakutis, Jean A. Frazier, and Daniel R. Wilson

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On Being an Expert Witness: It's Not About You, Joel A. Dvoskin and Laura S. Guy

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Vocational and Educational Support for Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Jonathan Delman, and Lisa Mistler

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Statewide initiative of intensive psychiatric rehabilitation: outcomes and relationship to other mental health service use, Marsha Langer Ellison, E. Sally Rogers, Asya Lyass, Joseph Massaro, Nancy J. Wewiorski, Su-Ting Hsu, and William A. Anthony

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Dosing strategies for lithium monotherapy in children and adolescents with bipolar I disorder, Robert L. Findling, Vivian Kafantaris, Mani Pavuluri, Nora K. McNamara, Jon McClellan, Jean A. Frazier, Linmarie Sikich, Robert Kowatch, Jacqui Lingler, Jon Faber, Brieana M. Rowles, Traci E. Clemons, and Perdita Taylor-Zapata

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Public policy and limits of diversion programs for reducing jail exposure of persons with serious mental illness, William H. Fisher, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and Nancy Wolff

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Risk of Arrest Among Public Mental Health Services Recipients and the General Public, William H. Fisher, Lorna J. Simon, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Nancy Wolff, Emily Crockett, and Steven M. Banks

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Considerations for Inclusion in the Massachusetts Parity List of "Biologically-Based" Disorders, Mary Ellen Foti, Jeffrey L. Geller, Laura S. Guy, John G. Gunderson, Brian A. Palmer, and Lisa M. Smith

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Review: Limited evidence for use of second-generation antipsychotics in anxiety disorders, Jean A. Frazier

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Deaf individuals’ bilingual abilities: American Sign Language proficiency, reading skills, and family characteristics, Brittany L. Freel, M. Diane Clark, Melissa L. Anderson, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Millicent M. Musyoka, and Peter C. Hauser

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Supporting Parents With Mental Health Needs in Systems of Care, Barbara J. Friesen, Judith Katz-Leavy, and Joanne Nicholson

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Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities, Carl E. Fulwiler, Kathleen Biebel, Susan Doiron, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Lisa M. Smith

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Prefrontal regional correlates of self-control in male psychiatric patients: Impulsivity facets and aggression, David A. Gansler, Athene K. W. Lee, Britt C. Emerton, Christopher D'Amato, Rafeeque A. Bhadelia, Matthew Jerram, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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A Premature Obituary: Edward C. Spitzka and the American Psychiatry of 1878, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Measuring Smoking Knowledge, Attitudes and Services (S-KAS) Among Clients in Addiction Treatment, Joseph Guydish, Barbara Tajima, Mable Chan, Kevin L. Delucchi, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Recombinative reading derived from pseudoword instruction in a miniature linguistic system, Elenice S. Hanna, Marina Kohlsdorf, Regiane S. Quinteiro, Raquel Maria de Melo, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, Julio C. de Rose, and William J. McIlvane

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the alpha4 subunit are critical for the nicotine-induced reduction of acute voluntary ethanol consumption, Linzy M. Hendrickson, Paul D. Gardner, and Andrew R. Tapper

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Bioluminescence-based high-throughput screen identifies pharmacological agents that target neurotransmitter signaling in small cell lung carcinoma, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Christopher W. Johnson, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated mechanisms in lung cancer, Ma. Reina D. Improgo, Andrew R. Tapper, and Paul D. Gardner

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Setdb1-mediated histone H3K9 hypermethylation in neurons worsens the neurological phenotype of Mecp2-deficient mice, Yan Jiang, Anouch Matevossian, Yin Guo, and Schahram Akbarian

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Incremental efficacy of adding bupropion to the nicotine patch for smoking cessation in smokers with a recent history of alcohol dependence: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, David Kalman, Lawrence Herz, Peter Monti, Christopher W. Kahler, Marc Mooney, Stephanie Rodrigues, Kathryn O'Connor, and Lawrence R. Herz

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Core Competencies for Clinical Supervisors, David Kalman and Stephanie Rodrigues

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A comparison of brain and behavioral effects of varenicline and nicotine in rats, Jean A. King, Wei Huang, Wei Chen, Meghan E. Heffernan, Jessica Shields, Pallavi Rane, Rhiannon Bircher, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Developing Statutes for Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings: A Guide for Lawmakers, Kimberly A. Larson, Thomas Grisso, and National Youth Screening & Assessment Project

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Neural correlates of impulsivity factors in psychiatric patients and healthy volunteers: a voxel-based morphometry study, Athene K. W. Lee, Matthew Jerram, Carl E. Fulwiler, and David A. Gansler

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Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read, Marta Leon, Victoria Ford, Hirofumi Shimizu, April Heimlich Stretz, Jay Thompson, Melinda Sota, Janet S. Twyman, and T. V. Joe Layng

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Gaze patterns during identity and emotion judgments in hearing adults and deaf users of American Sign Language, Susan M. Letourneau and Teresa V. Mitchell

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Uncovering intrinsic connectional architecture of functional networks in awake rat brain, Zhifeng Liang, Jean A. King, and Nanyin Zhang

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Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort, Min Lian, Mario Schootman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Informed Consent: A Critical Part of Modern Medical Research, Charles W. Lidz

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Contextual influences on resistance to disruption in children with intellectual disabilities, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf and William V. Dube