D Westen

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Kamryn T Eddy
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:1011-30. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint A prototype approach to personality disorder diagnosis
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 532 N Kilgo Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:846-56. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A prototype matching approach to diagnosing personality disorders: toward DSM-V
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, USA
    J Pers Disord 14:109-26. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Developments in cognitive neuroscience: II. Implications for theories of transference
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 50:99-134. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Developments in cognitive neuroscience: I. Conflict, compromise, and connectionism
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 50:53-98. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of treatments for depression, panic, and generalized anxiety disorder: an empirical examination of the status of empirically supported therapies
    D Westen
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:875-99. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality profiles in eating disorders: rethinking the distinction between axis I and axis II
    D Westen
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:547-62. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Revising and assessing axis II, Part II: toward an empirically based and clinically useful classification of personality disorders
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:273-85. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Revising and assessing axis II, Part I: developing a clinically and empirically valid assessment method
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:258-72. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Limitations of axis II in diagnosing personality pathology in clinical practice
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Health Alliance, MA 02139, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:1767-71. 1998

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  1. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Kamryn T Eddy
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:1011-30. 2004
    ..More research on combined pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions is also indicated...
  2. ncbi request reprint A prototype approach to personality disorder diagnosis
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 532 N Kilgo Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:846-56. 2006
    ..This study tested an alternative, prototype matching procedure designed to simplify diagnosis. The procedure was applied to personality disorders...
  3. ncbi request reprint A prototype matching approach to diagnosing personality disorders: toward DSM-V
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, USA
    J Pers Disord 14:109-26. 2000
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Developments in cognitive neuroscience: II. Implications for theories of transference
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 50:99-134. 2002
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Developments in cognitive neuroscience: I. Conflict, compromise, and connectionism
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 50:53-98. 2002
    ..These include the nature of representations, the interaction of cognition and affect, and the mechanisms by which the mind unconsciously forges compromise solutions that best fit multiple cognitive and affective-motivational constraints...
  6. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of treatments for depression, panic, and generalized anxiety disorder: an empirical examination of the status of empirically supported therapies
    D Westen
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:875-99. 2001
    ..These include exclusion rates, percent improved, percent recovered, percent who remained improved or recovered at follow-up, percent seeking additional treatment at follow-up, and data on both completer and intent-to-treat samples...
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality profiles in eating disorders: rethinking the distinction between axis I and axis II
    D Westen
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:547-62. 2001
    ..The authors assessed the utility of segregating eating disorders and personality pathology and examined the extent to which personality patterns account for meaningful variation within axis I eating disorder diagnoses...
  8. ncbi request reprint Revising and assessing axis II, Part II: toward an empirically based and clinically useful classification of personality disorders
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:273-85. 1999
    ..An alternative approach that quantifies clinical observation may prove useful in developing a clinically rich, useful, empirically grounded classification of personality pathology...
  9. ncbi request reprint Revising and assessing axis II, Part I: developing a clinically and empirically valid assessment method
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:258-72. 1999
    ..These problems suggest the need for consideration of alternative approaches to assessing and revising axis II...
  10. ncbi request reprint Limitations of axis II in diagnosing personality pathology in clinical practice
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Health Alliance, MA 02139, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:1767-71. 1998
    ..The authors examined the percentage of patients treated in clinical practice for personality pathology who are diagnosable with DSM-IV...
  11. ncbi request reprint Divergences between clinical and research methods for assessing personality disorders: implications for research and the evolution of axis II
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:895-903. 1997
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which instruments for assessing axis II diverge from clinical diagnostic processes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Affect regulation and affective experience: individual differences, group differences, and measurement using a Q-sort procedure
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Hospital, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 65:429-39. 1997
    ..Study 2 showed that the AREQ can be applied reliably using an interview that avoids many of the problems of self-report...
  13. ncbi request reprint The scientific status of unconscious processes: is Freud really dead?
    D Westen
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 47:1061-106. 1999
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  14. doi request reprint Refining the construct of narcissistic personality disorder: diagnostic criteria and subtypes
    Eric Russ
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1473-81. 2008
    ..This study was designed to provide an empirically valid and clinically rich portrait of narcissistic personality disorder and to identify subtypes of the disorder...
  15. ncbi request reprint The relationship of adult attachment constructs to object relational patterns of representing self and others
    Mary L Calabrese
    Newton, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry 33:513-30. 2005
    ..In addition, multiple dimensions of object relationships were found to be significantly associated with participants' relationship status (current involvement in a significant relationship) and their parents' marital status...
  16. ncbi request reprint The structure of axis II disorders in adolescents: a cluster- and factor-analytic investigation of DSM-IV categories and criteria
    Christine Durrett
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:440-61. 2005
    ..Whether this is an optimal way of diagnosing personality pathology in adolescence, however, requires further investigation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Countertransference phenomena and personality pathology in clinical practice: an empirical investigation
    Ephi Betan
    Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 980 Hammond Dr, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:890-8. 2005
    ..This study provides initial data on the reliability and factor structure of a measure of countertransference processes in clinical practice and examines the relation between these processes and patients' personality pathology...
  18. ncbi request reprint Transference patterns in the psychotherapy of personality disorders: empirical investigation
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 186:342-9. 2005
    ..The concept of transference has broadened to a recognition that patients often express enduring relational patterns in the therapeutic relationship...
  19. ncbi request reprint The psychodynamics of borderline personality disorder: a view from developmental psychopathology
    Rebekah Bradley
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:927-57. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment of pathological personality traits
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1285-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the dimensional diagnosis of pathological personality traits with the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure-200 (SWAP-200) Q sort...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is the appendix a useful appendage? An empirical examination of depressive, passive-aggressive (negativistic), sadistic, and self-defeating personality disorders
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Pers Disord 20:524-40. 2006
    ..Sadistic and self-defeating PD do not appear to represent distinct disorders, although they include personality traits (sadism and revictimization) associated with distinct developmental histories...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment of attachment patterns and personality disorder in adolescents and adults
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1065-85. 2006
    ..Factor analysis identified 4 dimensions that replicated across adolescent and adult samples on the basis of a combination of interpersonal and narrative indicators: secure, dismissing, preoccupied, and incoherent/disorganized...
  23. ncbi request reprint Under the axis II radar: clinically relevant personality constellations that escape DSM-IV diagnosis
    Pavel S Blagov
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:477-83. 2007
    ..The results of this study should stimulate further research on subthreshold personality configurations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Personality subtypes in adolescents with eating disorders: validation of a classification approach
    Heather Thompson-Brenner
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:170-80. 2008
    ..The current study investigated whether similar personality prototypes exist in adolescents with EDs, and whether these personality prototypes show relationships to external correlates indicative of diagnostic validity...
  25. doi request reprint Clinical utility of five dimensional systems for personality diagnosis: a "consumer preference" study
    Robert L Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:356-74. 2008
    ..A prototype matching approach to personality diagnosis deserves consideration for DSM-V...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relationship between clinician assessment and self-assessment of personality disorders using the SWAP-200 and PAI
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:225-9. 2007
    ..As predicted, SWAP-200 obsessive-compulsive personality disorder correlated negatively with these scales, suggesting discriminant validity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Quantifying clinical judgment in the assessment of adolescent psychopathology: Reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Child Behavior Checklist for clinician report
    Lissa Dutra
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:65-85. 2004
    ..The data suggest that clinical judgment can be both reliable and valid when quantified using psychometrically sound instruments...
  28. ncbi request reprint Rethinking therapeutic action
    Glen O Gabbard
    Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Psychoanal 84:823-41. 2003
    ..They propose that, in all forms of psychoanalytic treatment, we would be more accurate to speak of the therapeutic actions, rather than action...
  29. ncbi request reprint Parental bonding and personality pathology assessed by clinician report
    Eric Russ
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Pers Disord 17:522-36. 2003
    ..Clinician-report methods may provide a useful complement to studies of personality disorders that rely primarily on self-reports or structured interviews...
  30. ncbi request reprint Personality diagnoses in adolescence: DSM-IV axis II diagnoses and an empirically derived alternative
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University School of Medicine, 532 North Kligo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:952-66. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Implications of developments in cognitive neuroscience for psychoanalytic psychotherapy
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 10:369-73. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Refining personality disorder diagnosis: integrating science and practice
    Jonathan Shedler
    Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, 2450 S Vine St, Denver, CO 80208, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1350-65. 2004
    ..This article proposes changes to the diagnostic categories and criteria based on empirical findings from a national sample of patients with personality disorder diagnoses...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of personality pathology: an alternative to the five-factor model
    Jonathan Shedler
    Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, 2450 South Vine St, Denver, CO 80208, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1743-54. 2004
    ..This study evaluates the clinical comprehensiveness of the five-factor model and addresses the broader question of how many factors, and which factors, are necessary to understand personality pathology...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relationship between attachment patterns and personality pathology in adolescents
    Ora Nakash-Eisikovits
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:1111-23. 2002
    ..To explore the relationship between attachment status and personality pathology in a large clinical sample of adolescents...
  35. ncbi request reprint The Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP): making personality diagnosis clinically meaningful
    Jonathan Shedler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Pers Assess 89:41-55. 2007
    ..text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) Axis II, that is empirically grounded, clinically relevant, and practical for routine use in both clinical and research contexts...
  36. ncbi request reprint Personality diagnosis with the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP): integrating clinical and statistical measurement and prediction
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:810-22. 2007
    ..Finally, the article discusses future research directions and challenges...
  37. ncbi request reprint Etiology of borderline personality disorder: disentangling the contributions of intercorrelated antecedents
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:24-31. 2005
    ..The results converge with recent studies using very different samples and methodologies...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quantifying construct validity: two simple measures
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:608-18. 2003
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  39. ncbi request reprint The external validity of controlled clinical trials of psychotherapy for depression and anxiety: a naturalistic study
    Kate H Morrison
    Counseling Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Psychol Psychother 76:109-32. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy for bulimia nervosa: summarizing the range of outcomes in controlled clinical trials
    Ora Nakash-Eisikovits
    Department of Psychology and Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 10:193-211. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint When clinical description becomes statistical prediction
    Drew Westen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am Psychol 59:595-613. 2004
    ..An emerging body of research suggests that clinical observations, just like lay observations, can be quantified using standard psychometric procedures, so that clinical description becomes statistical prediction...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessing personality disorders using a systematic clinical interview: evaluation of an alternative to structured interviews
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Pers Disord 17:351-69. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Improving construct validity: Cronbach, Meehl, and Neurath's ship
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
    Psychol Assess 17:409-12. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:214-27. 2005
    ..The authors present a multidimensional meta-analysis of studies published between 1980 and 2003 on psychotherapy for PTSD...
  45. ncbi request reprint Assessing adolescent personality pathology
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, 532 N Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 186:227-38. 2005
    ..Personality pathology constitutes a major form of psychopathology in adolescents...
  46. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality disorder in clinical practice
    Carolyn Zittel Conklin
    The Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:867-75. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Personality subtypes in eating disorders: validation of a classification in a naturalistic sample
    Heather Thompson-Brenner
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 186:516-24. 2005
    ..Research has identified three personality subtypes in patients with eating disorders: emotionally dysregulated, constricted and high-functioning/perfectionistic...
  48. ncbi request reprint The borderline personality diagnosis in adolescents: gender differences and subtypes
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychiatry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:1006-19. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint A naturalistic study of psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa, part 1: comorbidity and therapeutic outcome
    Heather Thompson-Brenner
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:573-84. 2005
    ..These patients showed higher pretreatment severity and required longer treatments to achieve positive outcomes relative to patients who did not meet these exclusion criteria...
  50. ncbi request reprint A naturalistic study of psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa, part 2: therapeutic interventions in the community
    Heather Thompson-Brenner
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:585-95. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint The empirical status of empirically supported psychotherapies: assumptions, findings, and reporting in controlled clinical trials
    Drew Westen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:631-63. 2004
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  52. ncbi request reprint Personality constellations in patients with a history of childhood sexual abuse
    Rebekah Bradley
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:769-80. 2005
    ..The four groups differed on diagnostic, adaptive functioning, and developmental history variables, providing initial support for the validity of this classification. The data have potential methodological and treatment implications...
  53. ncbi request reprint Affect regulation in borderline personality disorder
    Carolyn Zittel Conklin
    Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:69-77. 2006
    ..BPD patients also show distinct patterns of affect regulation, and subtypes of BPD patients show distinct affect regulation profiles of potential relevance to treatment...