Patrick J McNamara

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Alterations of the sense of self and personality in Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:79-84. 2008
  2. pmc Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep
    Brian T Preston
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103, Leipzig, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:7. 2009
  3. pmc To sleep or not to sleep: the ecology of sleep in artificial organisms
    Alberto Acerbi
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    BMC Ecol 8:10. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of attachment styles on dream recall and dream content: a test of the attachment hypothesis of REM sleep
    P McNamara
    Division of Psychiatry and Department of Neurology 127, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Sleep Res 10:117-27. 2001
  5. pmc Impact of REM sleep on distortions of self-concept, mood and memory in depressed/anxious participants
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, 72 East Concord St, B528, Boston, MA 02118, United States
    J Affect Disord 122:198-207. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint "Machiavellianism" and frontal dysfunction: evidence from Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:285-300. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Life goals of patients with Parkinson's disease: A pilot study on correlations with mood and cognitive functions
    Patrick McNamara
    Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System, Department of Neurology, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:818-26. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuropharmacological treatment of mental dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Behav Neurol 17:43-51. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Pragmatic communication skills in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Brain Lang 84:414-23. 2003
  10. pmc Counterfactual cognitive deficit in persons with Parkinson's disease
    P McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1065-70. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Phylogeny of Sleep
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. REM and NREM Processing Specializations
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2009

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Alterations of the sense of self and personality in Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:79-84. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that alterations of subcomponents ('harm-avoidance') of personality and the sense of Self in patients with PD would be associated with executive cognitive dysfunction...
  2. pmc Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep
    Brian T Preston
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103, Leipzig, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:7. 2009
    ..Here, we test this hypothesis by conducting comparative analyses of mammalian sleep, immune system parameters, and parasitism...
  3. pmc To sleep or not to sleep: the ecology of sleep in artificial organisms
    Alberto Acerbi
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    BMC Ecol 8:10. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of attachment styles on dream recall and dream content: a test of the attachment hypothesis of REM sleep
    P McNamara
    Division of Psychiatry and Department of Neurology 127, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Sleep Res 10:117-27. 2001
    ..Dream recall was lowest for the avoidant subjects and highest for the preoccupied subjects. These data support the view that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and/or dreaming function, in part, to promote attachment...
  5. pmc Impact of REM sleep on distortions of self-concept, mood and memory in depressed/anxious participants
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, 72 East Concord St, B528, Boston, MA 02118, United States
    J Affect Disord 122:198-207. 2010
    ..We tested the hypothesis that REM sleep contributes to core features of cognitive dysfunction of anxious depression including negative self-appraisals, biased memory processing and unpleasant dream content...
  6. ncbi request reprint "Machiavellianism" and frontal dysfunction: evidence from Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:285-300. 2007
    ..We hypothesised that these differences may be related to impairment in prefrontal inhibitory functions resulting in the expression of new "Machiavellian" personality traits...
  7. ncbi request reprint Life goals of patients with Parkinson's disease: A pilot study on correlations with mood and cognitive functions
    Patrick McNamara
    Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System, Department of Neurology, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:818-26. 2006
    ..To identify the life goals of people with Parkinson's disease, to assess whether patients felt that these goals were 'on track', and to assess the relation of these life goals to neuropsychologic and mood function...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuropharmacological treatment of mental dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Behav Neurol 17:43-51. 2006
    ..Based on the available evidence, targeting catecholaminergic and cholinergic function may be an effective strategy for amelioration of cognitve, mood and psychiatric disturbances in PD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pragmatic communication skills in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Brain Lang 84:414-23. 2003
    ..Pragmatic communication abilities may depend on intact frontal lobe systems. Independent evidence suggests that some persons with Parkinson's disease (PD) are impaired on measures of frontal lobe function...
  10. pmc Counterfactual cognitive deficit in persons with Parkinson's disease
    P McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:1065-70. 2003
    ..Recent research has shown them to be important for other cognitive processes, such as planning, causal reasoning, problem solving, and decision making-all processes independently linked to the frontal lobes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relation of "Sense Of Self" to executive function performance in Parkinson's disease
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 16:139-48. 2003
    ..Independent evidence suggests that patients with Parkinson's disease exhibit impairment on cognitive tasks that depend on the frontal lobes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neuropharmacology of verbal perseveration
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, VA New England Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Semin Speech Lang 25:309-21. 2004
    ..Cholinesterase inhibitors and other cholinergic agents can reduce perseverative responding by reducing verbal intrusions...
  13. ncbi request reprint A "Jekyll and Hyde" within: aggressive versus friendly interactions in REM and non-REM dreams
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:130-6. 2005
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  14. pmc Sleep architecture and sleep-related mentation in securely and insecurely attached people
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 13:141-54. 2011
    ..We suggest that REM sleep plays a role in processing experiences and emotions related to attachment, and that certain features of sleep and dreaming reflect attachment orientations...
  15. pmc Hallucinations, dreaming, and frequent dozing in Parkinson disease: impact of right-hemisphere neural networks
    Karina Stavitsky
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 21:143-9. 2008
    ..To relate sleep disturbances in Parkinson disease (PD) to hemispheric asymmetry of initial presentation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Modes of remembering in patients with chronic pain: relation to current pain
    Patrick McNamara
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, VA New England Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:53-7. 2005
    ..Those adopting field retrieval strategies may also evidence frontal system neuropsychologic anomalies...
  17. doi request reprint Deficits in the automatic activation of religious concepts in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Paul M Butler
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:252-61. 2010
    ..We conclude that right striatal-prefrontal dopaminergic networks support activation of complex religious concepts but not equally complex and related control concepts...
  18. pmc Towards rational management of the patent ductus arteriosus: the need for disease staging
    Patrick J McNamara
    Patrick J McNamara, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8, Canada
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F424-7. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Caution with prolonged or high-dose infusions of catecholamines in premature infants
    Patrick J McNamara
    Acta Paediatr 94:980-2. 2005

Research Grants8

  1. Phylogeny of Sleep
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. REM and NREM Processing Specializations
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....