Karlen Lyons-Ruth

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dissociation and the parent-infant dialogue: a longitudinal perspective from attachment research
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital, MA 02139, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 51:883-911. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Perceived parental protection and cortisol responses among young females with borderline personality disorder and controls
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, MA 02139 1407, USA
    Psychiatry Res 189:426-32. 2011
  3. pmc Borderline symptoms and suicidality/self-injury in late adolescence: prospectively observed relationship correlates in infancy and childhood
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Psychiatry Res 206:273-81. 2013
  4. pmc Methodological challenges in identifying parenting behaviors as potential targets for intervention: commentary on Stepp et al. (2011)
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Personal Disord 3:95-7; discussion 104-6. 2012
  5. pmc Association between dopaminergic polymorphisms and borderline personality traits among at-risk young adults and psychiatric inpatients
    Zsofia Nemoda
    Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Behav Brain Funct 6:4. 2010
  6. pmc Socially indiscriminate attachment behavior in the Strange Situation: convergent and discriminant validity in relation to caregiving risk, later behavior problems, and attachment insecurity
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:355-72. 2009
  7. pmc Serotonin transporter polymorphism and borderline or antisocial traits among low-income young adults
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 17:339-43. 2007
  8. pmc A controlled study of Hostile-Helpless states of mind among borderline and dysthymic women
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 9:1-16. 2007
  9. pmc From infant attachment disorganization to adult dissociation: relational adaptations or traumatic experiences?
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:63-86, viii. 2006
  10. pmc Expanding the concept of unresolved mental states: hostile/helpless states of mind on the Adult Attachment Interview are associated with disrupted mother-infant communication and infant disorganization
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:1-23. 2005

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Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Dissociation and the parent-infant dialogue: a longitudinal perspective from attachment research
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital, MA 02139, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 51:883-911. 2003
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Perceived parental protection and cortisol responses among young females with borderline personality disorder and controls
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, MA 02139 1407, USA
    Psychiatry Res 189:426-32. 2011
    ..Results point to the perceived quality of parental protection as likely to modulate the activity of the stress response system among BPD patients...
  3. pmc Borderline symptoms and suicidality/self-injury in late adolescence: prospectively observed relationship correlates in infancy and childhood
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Psychiatry Res 206:273-81. 2013
    ..Borderline symptoms and suicidality/self-injury may be preceded developmentally by disturbed interactions as early as 18 months of age. A parent-child transactional model is proposed to account for the findings...
  4. pmc Methodological challenges in identifying parenting behaviors as potential targets for intervention: commentary on Stepp et al. (2011)
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Personal Disord 3:95-7; discussion 104-6. 2012
    ..This was a comprehensive and thoughtful review. This commentary elaborate on three issues brought to the fore by the current paper...
  5. pmc Association between dopaminergic polymorphisms and borderline personality traits among at-risk young adults and psychiatric inpatients
    Zsofia Nemoda
    Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Behav Brain Funct 6:4. 2010
    ..However, the efficacy of dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) blocking antipsychotic drugs in BPD treatment also suggests involvement of the dopamine system in the neurobiology of BPD...
  6. pmc Socially indiscriminate attachment behavior in the Strange Situation: convergent and discriminant validity in relation to caregiving risk, later behavior problems, and attachment insecurity
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:355-72. 2009
    ..Further validation is needed in relation to caregiver report measures of indiscriminate behavior...
  7. pmc Serotonin transporter polymorphism and borderline or antisocial traits among low-income young adults
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 17:339-43. 2007
    ..This study tested the hypothesis of an association between the short allele of the 5HTTLPR and borderline or antisocial traits in young adulthood...
  8. pmc A controlled study of Hostile-Helpless states of mind among borderline and dysthymic women
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 9:1-16. 2007
    ..These findings offer fresh insights into the nature of BPD and extend previous evidence concerning affected individuals' patterns of thinking and feeling about childhood attachment figures...
  9. pmc From infant attachment disorganization to adult dissociation: relational adaptations or traumatic experiences?
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:63-86, viii. 2006
  10. pmc Expanding the concept of unresolved mental states: hostile/helpless states of mind on the Adult Attachment Interview are associated with disrupted mother-infant communication and infant disorganization
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:1-23. 2005
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  11. pmc Childhood experiences of trauma and loss have different relations to maternal Unresolved and Hostile-Helpless states of mind on the AAI
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 1493 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 5:330-52; discussion 409-14. 2003
    ..The results also suggest that a more complex etiologic model may be needed of the aspects of early experience that contribute to adult Unresolved states of mind on the AAI...
  12. pmc Dose-response effect of mother-infant clinical home visiting on aggressive behavior problems in kindergarten
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:699-707. 2004
    ..The objective of this follow-up study was to assess the long-term effects of clinical infant home-visiting services on child outcomes at school entry...
  13. doi request reprint Maternal attitudinal inflexibility: longitudinal relations with mother-infant disrupted interaction and childhood hostile-aggressive behavior problems
    Sadia Najmi
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 33:924-32. 2009
    ..In the current study, the goal was to measure the association between this maternal attitudinal inflexibility, early hostile or disrupted mother-infant interactions, and hostile-aggressive behavior problems in the child...
  14. pmc Maternal depressive symptoms in infancy: unique contribution to children's depressive symptoms in childhood and adolescence?
    Jean Francois Bureau
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:519-37. 2009
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  15. pmc BPD's interpersonal hypersensitivity phenotype: a gene-environment-developmental model
    John G Gunderson
    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Pers Disord 22:22-41. 2008
    ..Some implications from this gene-environment interactional theory for a better developmental understanding of BPD's etiology are discussed...
  16. pmc Quality of attachment relationships and peer relationship dysfunction among late adolescents with and without anxiety disorders
    Laura E Brumariu
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 27:116-24. 2013
    ..The pattern of results suggests that pathological anxiety, in the context of other comorbidities, may be a marker for more pervasive levels of social impairment...
  17. pmc Childhood adversity is associated with left basal ganglia dysfunction during reward anticipation in adulthood
    Daniel G Dillon
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 66:206-13. 2009
    ..In animal models, early adversity is associated with dysfunction in basal ganglia regions involved in reward processing, but this relationship has not been established in humans...
  18. pmc Parsing the construct of maternal insensitivity: distinct longitudinal pathways associated with early maternal withdrawal
    Karlen Lyons-Ruth
    a Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Attach Hum Dev 15:562-82. 2013
    ..Finally, we consider the implications for assessment of maternal behavior in high-risk samples and indicate directions for productive future work...
  19. pmc Attachment studies with borderline patients: a review
    Hans R Agrawal
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 12:94-104. 2004
    ..This review concludes that these types of insecure attachment may represent phenotypic markers of vulnerability to BPD, suggesting several directions for future research...
  20. pmc Cortisol response to interpersonal stress in young adults with borderline personality disorder: a pilot study
    Marc Walter
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Wilhelm Klein Strasse 27, CH 4025 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 23:201-4. 2008
    ..BPD subjects showed a delayed cortisol response after psychosocial stress...
  21. ncbi request reprint The foundational level of psychodynamic meaning: implicit process in relation to conflict, defense and the dynamic unconscious
    Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern
    Int J Psychoanal 88:843-60. 2007
    ..As such, the level of relational action is the foundation for the grasping of the psychodynamics to which the analyst will respond implicitly and interpretively...
  22. ncbi request reprint Explicating the implicit: the local level and the microprocess of change in the analytic situation
    Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern
    Int J Psychoanal 83:1051-62. 2002
    ..Its central element involves a step-by-step process of 'fitting together', which leads to changes in implicit knowing through alteration of emotional procedures...

Research Grants4

  1. Psychopathology and Controlling Behavior in Adolescents.
    Karlen Lyons Ruth; Fiscal Year: 2004
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