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  • Blum, Kenneth; Chen, Amanda Lih Chuan; Chen, Thomas JH; Braverman, Eric R; Reinking, Jeffrey; Blum, Seth H; Cassel, Kimberly; Downs, Bernard W; Waite, Roger L; Williams, Lonna; Prihoda, Thomas J; Kerner, Mallory M; Palomo, Tomas; Comings, David E; Tung, Howard; Rhoades, Patrick; Oscar-Berman, Marlene (BioMed Central, 2008-11-12)
    BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS. Based on neurochemical and genetic evidence, we suggest that both prevention and treatment of multiple addictions, such as dependence to alcohol, nicotine and glucose, should involve a biphasic ...
  • Soscia, Stephanie J.; Kirby, James E.; Washicosky, Kevin J.; Tucker, Stephanie M.; Ingelsson, Martin; Hyman, Bradley; Burton, Mark A.; Goldstein, Lee E.; Duong, Scott; Tanzi, Rudolph E.; Moir, Robert D. (Public Library of Science, 2010-3-3)
    BACKGROUND. The amyloid β-protein (Aβ) is believed to be the key mediator of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Aβ is most often characterized as an incidental catabolic byproduct that lacks a normal physiological role. ...
  • Blum, Kenneth; Chen, Amanda Lih-Chuan; Braverman, Eric R; Comings, David E; Chen, Thomas JH; Arcuri, Vanessa; Blum, Seth H; Downs, Bernard W; Waite, Roger L; Notaro, Alison; Lubar, Joel; Williams, Lonna; Prihoda, Thomas J; Palomo, Tomas; Oscar-Berman, Marlene (Dove Medical Press, 2008)
    Molecular genetic studies have identified several genes that may mediate susceptibility to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A consensus of the literature suggests that when there is a dysfunction in the ...
  • Kim, Robyn S.; Seitz, Aaron R.; Shams, Ladan (Public Library of Science, 2008-1-30)
    BACKGROUND. Studies of perceptual learning have largely focused on unisensory stimuli. However, multisensory interactions are ubiquitous in perception, even at early processing stages, and thus can potentially play a role ...
  • Lincoln, Alisa K; Liebschutz, Jane M; Chernoff, Miriam; Nguyen, Dana; Amaro, Hortensia (BioMed Central, 2006-9-7)
    BACKGROUND. Despite the importance of identifying co-occurring psychiatric disorders in substance abuse treatment programs, there are few appropriate and validated instruments available to substance abuse treatment staff ...
  • Allen, Laura B.; White, Kamila S.; Barlow, David H.; Shear, M. Katherine; Gorman, Jack M.; Woods, Scott W. (Springer US, 2009-7-24)
    Research evaluating the relationship of comorbidity to treatment outcome for panic disorder has produced mixed results. The current study examined the relationship of comorbid depression and anxiety to treatment outcome ...
  • Jordans, Mark JD; Tol, Wietse A; Komproe, Ivan H; Susanty, Dessy; Vallipuram, Anavarathan; Ntamatumba, Prudence; Lasuba, Amin C; de Jong, Joop TVM (BioMed Central, 2010-6-16)
    Few psychosocial and mental health care systems have been reported for children affected by political violence in low- and middle income settings and there is a paucity of research-supported recommendations. This paper ...
  • van Duijl, Marjolein; Nijenhuis, Ellert; Komproe, Ivan H.; Gernaat, Hajo B. P. E.; de Jong, Joop T. (Springer US, 2010-4-17)
    Spirit possession is a common, worldwide phenomenon with dissociative features. Studies in Europe and the United States have revealed associations among psychoform and somatoform dissociation and (reported) potential ...
  • Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Valmas, Mary M; Sawyer, Kayle S; Kirkley, Shalene M; Gansler, David A; Merritt, Diane; Couture, Ashley (Dove Medical Press, 2009-06-10)
    Alcoholism and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) often are comorbid conditions. Alcoholics, as well as nonalcoholic individuals with ASPD, exhibit behaviors associated with prefrontal brain dysfunction such as increased ...
  • Zhao, Di; Frohman, Michael A; Blusztajn, Jan Krzysztof (BioMed Central, 2001-10-19)
    DEDICATION: This article is dedicated to the memory of Sue Kim Hanson, a graduate student in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, who perished in the terrorist attacks ...
  • Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Bowirrat, Abdalla (Dove Medical Press, 2005)
    Alcoholism is a complex, multifactorial disorder involving problematic ethanol ingestion; it results from the interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Personality, likewise, is formed from a combination of ...
  • Faideau, Mathilde; Kim, Jinho; Cormier, Kerry; Gilmore, Richard; Welch, Mackenzie; Auregan, Gwennaelle; Dufour, Noelle; Guillermier, Martine; Brouillet, Emmanuel; Hantraye, Philippe; Déglon, Nicole; Ferrante, Robert J.; Bonvento, Gilles (Oxford University Press, 2010-05-21)
    Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder previously thought to be of primary neuronal origin, despite ubiquitous expression of mutant huntingtin (mHtt). We tested the hypothesis that mHtt expressed in ...
  • Peters, Junenette L.; Weisskopf, Marc G.; Spiro, Avron; Schwartz, Joel; Sparrow, David; Nie, Huiling; Hu, Howard; Wright, Robert O.; Wright, Rosalind J. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010-04)
    BACKGROUND. Low-level exposure to lead and to chronic stress may independently influence cognition. However, the modifying potential of psychosocial stress on the neurotoxicity of lead and their combined relationship to ...
  • de Jong, Joop T.; Reis, Ria (Springer US, 2010-4-27)
    In 1984, a healing cult for young barren women in southern Guinea Bissau developed into a movement, Kiyang-yang, that shook society to its foundations and had national repercussions. "Idiom of distress" is used here as a ...
  • Bowirrat, Abdalla; Cui, Jing; Waraska, Kristin; Friedland, Robert P; Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Farrer, Lindsay A; Korczyn, Amos; Baldwin, Clinton T (Dove Medical Press, 2005)
    The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a protease involved in blood pressure regulation, has been implicated as an important candidate gene for Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study investigated whether the ACE gene ...
  • Ren, Xinhua S; Herz, Lawrence; Qian, Shirley; Smith, Eric; Kazis, Lewis E (Dove Medical Press, 2009-10-12)
    The importance of medication adherence in sustaining control of schizophrenic symptoms has generated a great deal of interest in comparing levels of treatment adherence with different antipsychotic agents. However, the ...
  • Bowirrat, Abdalla; Reider-Groswasser, Irith I; Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Aizenstein, Orna; Levy, Gad; Korczyn, Amos D (Dove Medical Press, 2005)
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are reported from 15 individuals in an Arab–Israeli community who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The quantitative parameters that were used for MRI analyses included ...
  • Egan, James E.; Casadonte, Paul; Gartenmann, Tracy; Martin, Judith; McCance-Katz, Elinore F.; Netherland, Julie; Renner, John A.; Weiss, Linda; Saxon, Andrew J.; Fiellin, David A. (Springer-Verlag, 2010-5-11)
    Opioid dependence is largely an undertreated medical condition in the United States. The introduction of buprenorphine has created the potential to expand access to and use of opioid agonist treatment in generalist settings. ...
  • Laban, Cornelis J.; Gernaat, Hajo B. P. E.; Komproe, Ivan H.; De Jong, Joop T. V. M. (D. Steinkopff-Verlag, 2007-8-3)
    BACKGROUND. A long asylum procedure is associated with higher prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders, lower quality of life, higher disability and more physical health problems. Additional knowledge about health seeking ...
  • Prigerson, Holly G.; Horowitz, Mardi J.; Jacobs, Selby C.; Parkes, Colin M.; Aslan, Mihaela; Goodkin, Karl; Raphael, Beverley; Marwit, Samuel J.; Wortman, Camille; Neimeyer, Robert A.; Bonanno, George; Block, Susan D.; Kissane, David; Boelen, Paul; Maercker, Andreas; Litz, Brett T.; Johnson, Jeffrey G.; First, Michael B.; Maciejewski, Paul K. (Public Library of Science, 2009-8-4)
    Holly Prigerson and colleagues tested the psychometric validity of criteria for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) to enhance the detection and care of bereaved individuals at heightened risk of persistent distress and ...

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