Richard J Brown

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Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special issue on medically unexplained symptoms: background and future directions
    Richard J Brown
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:769-80. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Should conversion disorder be reclassified as a dissociative disorder in DSM V?
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Psychosomatics 48:369-78. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Emotional dysregulation, alexithymia, and attachment in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Epilepsy Behav 29:178-83. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Physical symptom reporting is associated with a tendency to experience somatosensory distortion
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychosom Med 74:648-55. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Illusory touch and tactile perception in somatoform dissociators
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 69:241-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Are patients with somatization disorder highly suggestible?
    R J Brown
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 117:232-5. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Attention to the body in nonclinical somatoform dissociation depends on emotional state
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 69:249-57. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:159-65. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Different types of "dissociation" have different psychological mechanisms
    Richard J Brown
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    J Trauma Dissociation 7:7-28. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Dissociation, childhood interpersonal trauma, and family functioning in patients with somatization disorder
    Richard J Brown
    Department of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 162:899-905. 2005

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special issue on medically unexplained symptoms: background and future directions
    Richard J Brown
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:769-80. 2007
    ..A separate overview of the literature on MUS in children and adolescents is provided by Eminson [Eminson, J. (2007-this issue). Medically unexplained symptoms in children and adolescents. Clinical Psychology Review]...
  2. ncbi request reprint Should conversion disorder be reclassified as a dissociative disorder in DSM V?
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Psychosomatics 48:369-78. 2007
    ..Although reintegrating pseudoneurological symptoms with the dissociative disorders is not without complications, there is a strong case for such a reclassification...
  3. doi request reprint Emotional dysregulation, alexithymia, and attachment in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Epilepsy Behav 29:178-83. 2013
    ..However, there is a lack of well-controlled studies using dedicated measures of emotional regulation with patients with PNESs. The current study sought to address this gap...
  4. doi request reprint Physical symptom reporting is associated with a tendency to experience somatosensory distortion
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychosom Med 74:648-55. 2012
    ..e., somatization) but empirical evidence for this is lacking. This article describes research designed to test this hypothesis...
  5. doi request reprint Illusory touch and tactile perception in somatoform dissociators
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 69:241-8. 2010
    ..e., pseudoneurological symptoms) are poorly understood. This study evaluated recent theoretical predictions regarding the role of tactile perception in the development of somatoform dissociative symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Are patients with somatization disorder highly suggestible?
    R J Brown
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 117:232-5. 2008
    ..e. somatization disorder (SD)], although there are few empirical data attesting to this assumption. A study was therefore conducted to compare levels of non-hypnotic suggestibility in patients with SD and medical controls...
  7. doi request reprint Attention to the body in nonclinical somatoform dissociation depends on emotional state
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 69:249-57. 2010
    ..Theory suggests that somatoform dissociation is associated with disturbed attentional processing, but there is a paucity of research in this area and the available evidence is contradictory...
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:159-65. 2007
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  9. ncbi request reprint Different types of "dissociation" have different psychological mechanisms
    Richard J Brown
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    J Trauma Dissociation 7:7-28. 2006
    ..Possible psychological mechanisms underlying these phenomena are then discussed, with particular emphasis on the nature of compartmentalization in conversion disorder, hypnosis, dissociative amnesia and dissociative identity disorder...
  10. ncbi request reprint Dissociation, childhood interpersonal trauma, and family functioning in patients with somatization disorder
    Richard J Brown
    Department of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 162:899-905. 2005
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  11. doi request reprint Culture and conversion disorder: implications for DSM-5
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences at the Universityof Manchester, England
    Psychiatry 74:187-206. 2011
    ..Careful consideration should be given to the possible alternatives...
  12. doi request reprint Neural correlates of an illusory touch experience investigated with fMRI
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Neuropsychologia 49:3430-8. 2011
    ..correct rejection trials. We argue that our results provide evidence for the role of top-down regions in somatic misperception, consistent with findings from studies in humans and non-human primates...
  13. ncbi request reprint Now you feel it, now you don't: how robust is the phenomenon of illusory tactile experience?
    Kirsten J McKenzie
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Perception 39:839-50. 2010
    ..In addition, a strong relationship was found between the rates of illusory sensations that participants produced in successive sessions, indicating that the tendency to report illusory sensations is a robust phenomenon...
  14. doi request reprint Medically unexplained symptom reports are associated with a decreased response to the rubber hand illusion
    Eleanor Miles
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 71:240-4. 2011
    ..Perceptual illusions provide a novel method of investigating this hypothesis. This study aimed to investigate whether self-reported unexplained symptoms are associated with altered experience of the rubber hand illusion (RHI)...
  15. doi request reprint Investigating the mechanisms of visually-evoked tactile sensations
    Kirsten J McKenzie
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 139:46-53. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint Development of a paradigm for measuring somatic disturbance in clinical populations with medically unexplained symptoms
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 64:21-4. 2008
    ..This study aimed to develop an experimental paradigm, using healthy controls, to measure change in tactile sensitivity and response bias for subsequent testing of patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)...
  17. doi request reprint Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Conscious Cogn 22:348-59. 2013
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  18. doi request reprint Investigating the time course of tactile reflexive attention using a non-spatial discrimination task
    Eleanor Miles
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 128:210-5. 2008
    ..Furthermore, we provide the first demonstration of significant tactile facilitation and tactile inhibition of return within a single experiment...
  19. doi request reprint Interoceptive and exteroceptive attention have opposite effects on subsequent somatosensory perceptual decision making
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 65:926-38. 2012
    ..This work demonstrates that internal and external body-focused attention can have opposite effects on subsequent somatic perceptual decision making and suggests that attentional training could be useful for patients reporting MUS...
  20. doi request reprint Vision of the body increases interference on the somatic signal detection task
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Exp Brain Res 202:787-94. 2010
    ..This work provides evidence that viewing the body can have a detrimental effect on simple detection of near-threshold tactile stimulation...
  21. doi request reprint Adult attachment style and childhood interpersonal trauma in non-epileptic attack disorder
    Natalie Holman
    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Epilepsy Res 79:84-9. 2008
    ..The findings suggest a link between disturbed attachment and NEAD and have clinical implications for therapeutic intervention with this group...
  22. doi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    Richard J Brown
    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 22:85-93. 2011
    ..A recent pilot RCT has demonstrated the effectiveness of a psychological treatment in reducing seizures in the short term, but longer-term effectiveness is yet to be demonstrated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Psychological mechanisms of medically unexplained symptoms: an integrative conceptual model
    Richard J Brown
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Psychol Bull 130:793-812. 2004
    ..The clinical and empirical implications of the model are then considered...
  24. pmc A proposal for a comprehensive grading of Parkinson's disease severity combining motor and non-motor assessments: meeting an unmet need
    Kallol Ray Chaudhuri
    National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence, Kings College Hospital and Kings College, and University Hospital Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e57221. 2013
    ..We report a proposal for using NMSS scores to determine levels of NMS burden (NMSB) and to complete PD patient classification...
  25. pmc The functional neuroimaging correlates of psychogenic versus organic dystonia
    Anette E Schrag
    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, Royal Free Campus, Clinical Neurosciences, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK
    Brain 136:770-81. 2013
    ..This suggests that psychogenic and organic dystonia have different cortical and subcortical pathophysiology, while a derangement in mechanisms of motor attention may be a feature of both conditions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mesial temporal structures and comorbid anxiety in refractory partial epilepsy
    Parthasarathy Satishchandra
    Raymond Way Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:450-2. 2003
    ..The findings indicate a role for this brain region in the genesis of anxiety...
  27. pmc Reliability of self-reported diagnoses in patients with neurologically unexplained symptoms
    A Schrag
    Division of Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 75:608-11. 2004
    ..However, information on past medical diagnoses is primarily obtained from patient interviews and may be inaccurate, particularly in patients with NUS...
  28. doi request reprint The prognosis of fixed dystonia: a follow-up study
    N M Ibrahim
    Department of Motor Neurosciences and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 15:592-7. 2009
    ..The syndrome of fixed dystonia includes both CRPS-dystonia and psychogenic dystonia. The underlying mechanisms are unclear, but a high prevalence of neuropsychiatric illness has previously been reported...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison of two types of dissociation in epileptic and nonepileptic seizures
    Gemma Lawton
    Academic Neurology Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 13:333-6. 2008
    ..The conceptual and methodological implications of the study are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Are there two qualitatively distinct forms of dissociation? A review and some clinical implications
    Emily A Holmes
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 2EF, UK
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:1-23. 2005
    ..Examples are provided within Depersonalization Disorder, Conversion Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Suggestibility and negative priming: two replication studies
    Daniel David
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 50:215-28. 2002
    ..These studies support the notion that the ability to engage in cognitive inhibition may be an important component of hypnotic responsivity and maybe of other forms of suggestibility...