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  • Development of a Multi-Layered Psychosocial Care System for Children in Areas of Political Violence 

    Jordans, Mark J. D.; Tol, Wietse A.; Komproe, Ivan H.; Susanty, Dessy; Vallipuram, Anavarathan; Ntamatumba, Prudence; Lasuba, Amin C.; de Jong, Joop T.V.M. (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 ...
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Health Service Use among Iraqi Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands 

    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 ...
  • The Physician Clinical Support System-Buprenorphine (PCSS-B): A Novel Project to Expand/Improve Buprenorphine Treatment 

    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. ...
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder: Psychometric Validation of Criteria Proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11 

    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 ...
  • The Alzheimer's Disease-Associated Amyloid β-Protein Is an Antimicrobial Peptide 

    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. ...
  • MRI Parameters Of Alzheimer's Disease in an Arab Population of Wadi Ara, Israel 

    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 ...
  • Rule Knowledge Aids Performance on Spatial and Object Alternation Tasks by Alcoholic Patients with and Without Korsakoff's Amnesia 

    Bardenhagen, Fiona J.; Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Bowden, Stephen C. (Dove Medical Press, 2007)
    Delayed alternation (DA) and object alternation (OA) tasks traditionally have been used to measure defective response inhibition associated with dysfunction of frontal brain systems. However, these tasks are also sensitive ...
  • Activation instead of Blocking Mesolimbic Dopaminergic Reward Circuitry Is a Preferred Modality in the Long Term Treatment of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): A Commentary 

    Blum, Kenneth; Chen, Amanda Lih Chuan; Chen, Thomas J. H.; 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 ...
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Reward Deficiency Syndrome 

    Blum, Kenneth; Chen, Amanda Lih-Chuan; Braverman, Eric R.; Comings, David E; Chen, Thomas J. H.; 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 ...
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Panic Disorder: Relationship of Anxiety and Depression Comorbidity with Treatment Outcome 

    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 ...
  • Benefits of Stimulus Congruency for Multisensory Facilitation of Visual Learning 

    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 ...
  • Measurement of Treatment Adherence with Antipsychotic Agents in Patients with Schizophrenia 

    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 ...
  • Frontal Brain Dysfunction in Alcoholism with and without Antisocial Personality Disorder 

    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 ...
  • Genetic Influences in Emotional Dysfunction and Alcoholism-Related Brain Damage 

    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 ...
  • Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) as a Predictor of Early Attention Complaints, an Antecedent to Dementia 

    Braverman, Eric R.; Chen, Amanda Lih-Chuan; Chen, Thomas J. H.; Schoolfield, John D; Notaro, Alison; Braverman, Dasha; Kerner, Mallory; Blum, Seth H.; Arcuri, Vanessa; Varshavskiy, Michael; Damle, Uma; Downs, B. William; Waite, Roger L.; Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Giordano, John; Blum, Kenneth (Dove Medical Press, 2010-10-15)
    The goal of this study was to determine if impairments detected by the test of variables of attention (TOVA) may be used to predict early attention complaints and memory impairments accurately in a clinical setting. We ...
  • Interaction of Stress, Lead Burden, and Age on Cognition in Older Men: The VA Normative Aging Study 

    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 ...
  • Staying Cool When Things Get Hot: Emotion Regulation Modulates Neural Mechanisms of Memory Encoding 

    Hayes, Jasmeet Pannu; Morey, Rajendra A.; Petty, Christopher M.; Seth, Srishti; Smoski, Moria J.; McCarthy, Gregory; LaBar, Kevin S. (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2010-12-22)
    During times of emotional stress, individuals often engage in emotion regulation to reduce the experiential and physiological impact of negative emotions. Interestingly, emotion regulation strategies also influence memory ...
  • In Vivo Expression of Polyglutamine-Expanded Huntingtin by Mouse Striatal Astrocytes Impairs Glutamate Transport: A Correlation with Huntington's Disease Subjects 

    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 ...
  • Brief Screening for Co-Occurring Disorders among Women Entering Substance Abuse Treatment 

    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 ...
  • Lack of Association between Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type in an Elderly Arab Population in Wadi Ara, Israel 

    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 ...

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