R Kathryn McHugh

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Changes in distress intolerance and treatment outcome in a partial hospital setting
    R Kathryn McHugh
    McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Electronic address
    Behav Ther 45:232-40. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Patient preference for psychological vs pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders: a meta-analytic review
    R Kathryn McHugh
    McLean Hospital, Proctor House 3 MS 222, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:595-602. 2013
  3. pmc Gender differences in a clinical trial for prescription opioid dependence
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 02478, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 45:38-43. 2013
  4. pmc Predictors of dropout from psychosocial treatment in opioid-dependent outpatients
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Am J Addict 22:18-22. 2013
  5. pmc Positive affect and stress reactivity in alcohol-dependent outpatients
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:152-7. 2013
  6. pmc Sexual HIV risk behaviors in a treatment-refractory opioid-dependent sample
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:237-42. 2012
  7. pmc Refining the measurement of distress intolerance
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Behav Ther 43:641-51. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Profiles of distress intolerance in a substance-dependent sample
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:161-5. 2012
  9. pmc Domain-general and domain-specific strategies for the assessment of distress intolerance
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:745-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and illicit sedative use among opiate-dependent women and men
    Bridget A Hearon
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 37:43-7. 2011

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Changes in distress intolerance and treatment outcome in a partial hospital setting
    R Kathryn McHugh
    McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Electronic address
    Behav Ther 45:232-40. 2014
    ..These results further highlight the transdiagnostic relevance of DI and suggest that DI may be a relevant factor in treatment outcome for depression and anxiety. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Patient preference for psychological vs pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders: a meta-analytic review
    R Kathryn McHugh
    McLean Hospital, Proctor House 3 MS 222, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:595-602. 2013
    ..The aim of this meta-analytic review was to provide an estimate of the proportion of patients preferring psychological treatment relative to medication for psychiatric disorders...
  3. pmc Gender differences in a clinical trial for prescription opioid dependence
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 02478, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 45:38-43. 2013
    ..Thus, despite the presence of pre-treatment gender differences in this population, once the study treatment was initiated, women and men exhibited similar opioid use outcomes...
  4. pmc Predictors of dropout from psychosocial treatment in opioid-dependent outpatients
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Am J Addict 22:18-22. 2013
    ..This study evaluated predictors of dropout from psychosocial treatment among opioid-dependent patients on methadone maintenance therapy...
  5. pmc Positive affect and stress reactivity in alcohol-dependent outpatients
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:152-7. 2013
    ..The current study examined whether positive affect buffered the effect of stress on negative affect and alcohol craving in an alcohol-dependent sample...
  6. pmc Sexual HIV risk behaviors in a treatment-refractory opioid-dependent sample
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:237-42. 2012
    ..The implications of these results for reducing sexual HIV risk behavior and for HIV prevention in methadone-maintained, treatment-refractory opioid-dependent patients are discussed...
  7. pmc Refining the measurement of distress intolerance
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Behav Ther 43:641-51. 2012
    ..The use of these 10 items as a unifying measure in the study of DI and future directions for the evaluation of its utility are discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Profiles of distress intolerance in a substance-dependent sample
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:161-5. 2012
    ..Recent research suggests that DI is a heterogeneous construct that varies based on the domain of distress (e.g., pain, anxiety)...
  9. pmc Domain-general and domain-specific strategies for the assessment of distress intolerance
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:745-9. 2011
    ..Results provided support for the validity of domain-general measures for assessing distress intolerance across varied domains. The importance of both domain-general and domain-specific measurement of distress intolerance is discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and illicit sedative use among opiate-dependent women and men
    Bridget A Hearon
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 37:43-7. 2011
    ..Given these findings, we hypothesized that AS would be associated with illicit sedative use in an opioid-dependent sample and that gender would moderate this relationship, with a greater association among women...
  11. pmc Cognitive behavioral therapy for substance use disorders
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 33:511-25. 2010
    ..These elements, and support for their efficacy, are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint The role of perceived belongingness to a drug subculture among opioid-dependent patients
    Samantha J Moshier
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 26:812-20. 2012
    ..These findings encourage continued psychometric evaluation of the BDCQ and study of the role of belongingness in the development and maintenance of substance use disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Empirically supported treatments for panic disorder
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:593-610. 2009
    ..Predictors of non-response and mechanisms of action are considered, as are novel treatment strategies, including the use of memory enhancers to improve CBT outcome...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of D-cycloserine administration on weekly nonemotional memory tasks in healthy participants
    Michael W Otto
    Boston University, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 78:49-54. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigated the relative benefit of DCS versus placebo for enhancing nonemotional verbal and nonverbal memory across weekly trials...
  15. doi request reprint Efficacy of CBT for benzodiazepine discontinuation in patients with panic disorder: Further evaluation
    Michael W Otto
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Res Ther 48:720-7. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that CBT provides specific efficacy for the successful discontinuation from BZs, even when controlling for therapist contact and relaxation training...
  16. doi request reprint Attentional bias and craving in smokers: the impact of a single attentional training session
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1261-4. 2010
    ..The current study evaluated the efficacy of an attentional training intervention for reducing attentional bias toward smoking cues and craving among cigarette smokers...
  17. doi request reprint Cortisol, stress, and attentional bias toward threat
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 23:529-45. 2010
    ..These results imply that the association between cortisol and attentional bias may be moderated by additional factors, such as gender or presence of stress...
  18. doi request reprint Examining the latent structure of worry and generalized anxiety in a clinical sample
    Sarah J Kertz
    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States Southern Illinois University, United States Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 28:8-15. 2014
    ..Findings also indicated that ongoing conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of worry and GAD may be hampered by the application of a categorical framework. ..
  19. doi request reprint The dissemination of computer-based psychological treatment: a preliminary analysis of patient and clinician perceptions
    Matthew M Carper
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 40:87-95. 2013
    ..In both groups, perceptions of observability (seeing or hearing about the treatment in use) were rated lowest. Implications for dissemination efforts and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  20. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the magnitude of biased attention in depression
    Andrew D Peckham
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:1135-42. 2010
    ..These results support the existence of biased attention to negative information in depression...
  21. pmc The Women's Recovery Group Study: a Stage I trial of women-focused group therapy for substance use disorders versus mixed-gender group drug counseling
    Shelly F Greenfield
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:39-47. 2007
    ..A women-focused single-gender group treatment may enhance longer-term clinical outcomes among women with substance use disorders...
  22. doi request reprint The association between affect amplification and urgency
    Meara L Weitzman
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:1105-10. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the association between urgency and three variables associated with the amplification of affect (anxiety sensitivity (AS), access to emotion regulation strategies, and distress intolerance)...
  23. doi request reprint Comprehension of self-report evidence-based measures of anxiety
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:607-14. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the difficulty of self-report measures of anxiety with respect to several domains, including formatting, length, and linguistic problems...
  24. pmc The serotonin transporter gene and risk for alcohol dependence: a meta-analytic review
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:1-6. 2010
    ..Therefore, although our review indicates that there is a significant association between 5HTTLPR and alcohol dependence diagnosis, this result should be interpreted with caution...
  25. doi request reprint A meta-analytic review of the association between anxiety sensitivity and pain
    Kendra L S Ocañez
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:760-7. 2010
    ..Implications of these results for the treatment of chronic pain are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint A haphazard reading of McHugh and Barlow (2010)
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Am Psychol 65:927-8. 2010
    ..We chose several programs for illustrative purposes as representative efforts from three general domains: national, state, and investigator initiated...
  27. pmc Balancing fidelity and adaptation in the dissemination of empirically-supported treatments: The promise of transdiagnostic interventions
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:946-53. 2009
    ..At this time, further research is needed to evaluate the relationships among fidelity, adaptation, and outcome, and to determine the potential for transdiagnostic treatments to facilitate dissemination...
  28. doi request reprint Improving the transportability of CBT for internalizing disorders in children
    R Meredith Elkins
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 14:161-73. 2011
    ..These approaches are discussed within the context of key elements of transportability that are particularly germane to the dissemination and implementation of child treatments...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pilot implementation of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy in a university health setting
    Lauren C Santucci
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 41:514-21. 2014
    ..Results suggest that cCBT is a promising intervention in this population, with little attenuation of gains relative to efficacy trials but low levels of treatment completion...
  30. pmc Readability of self-report alcohol misuse measures
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 75:328-34. 2014
    ..The aim of the current study was to estimate the reading-grade level of validated measures of alcohol misuse and associated problems...
  31. doi request reprint Psychometric Analysis of the Perceptions of Computerized Therapy Questionnaire-Patient Version (PCTQ-P)
    Matthew M Carper
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 41:104-13. 2014
    ..With slight adaptation, the PCTQ-P can be used to examine other therapeutic modalities. Potential applications of the measure are discussed. ..
  32. pmc Readability and comprehension of self-report binge eating measures
    Lauren K Richards
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Eat Behav 14:167-70. 2013
    ..We evaluated self-report binge eating measures with respect to reading grade levels, measure length, formatting and linguistic problems...
  33. doi request reprint The dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments. A review of current efforts
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Am Psychol 65:73-84. 2010
    ..Recommendations for future implementation strategies will derive from evaluating outcomes of training procedures and developing a consensus on necessary training elements to be used in these efforts...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cost-efficacy of individual and combined treatments for panic disorder
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1038-44. 2007
    ..As psychosocial, pharmacologic, and combined treatments have all demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of panic disorder, cost-efficacy analysis provides an additional source of information to guide clinical decision making...
  35. doi request reprint Readability of self-report measures of depression and anxiety
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1100-12. 2009
    ..Future directions, including the development of measures for individuals with low levels of literacy, are discussed...
  36. doi request reprint Development and validation of the smoking cue appeal survey
    Heather W Murray
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:2152-61. 2010
    ..Limitations include a cross-sectional design, small sample size, and focus on trait factors. Future directions are discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint A novel method for assessing distress intolerance: adaptation of a measure of willingness to pay
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:440-6. 2011
    ..This paper introduces a novel measure for distress intolerance: an adaptation of the willingness to pay (WTP) measure, which provides a consistent metric for assessing distress intolerance across domains of distress...
  38. pmc Reasons for opioid use among patients with dependence on prescription opioids: the role of chronic pain
    Roger D Weiss
    McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, United States Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, 02115, United States Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 47:140-5. 2014
    ..Results highlight the importance of physical pain as a reason for opioid use among patients with chronic pain. ..
  39. pmc Substance abuse treatment entry, retention, and outcome in women: a review of the literature
    Shelly F Greenfield
    McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 86:1-21. 2007
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  40. pmc Epidemiology of substance use in reproductive-age women
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 41:177-89. 2014
    ..The prevalence of substance use and evidence of accelerated illness progression in women highlight the importance of universal substance use screening in women in primary care settings. ..
  41. ncbi request reprint Changes in sleep disruption in the treatment of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 27:82-9. 2014
    ..Research on the benefits of adding sleep-specific intervention for those with residual sleep disruption in this population may be a promising future direction. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical perspectives on the combination of D-cycloserine and cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders
    Michael W Otto
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    CNS Spectr 12:51-6, 59-61. 2007
    ..This strategy is contrasted with the chronic-dosing applications of DCS for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease, and future directions for isolated-dosing strategies are discussed...
  43. doi request reprint Reply to "Further issues in determining the readability of self-report items: Comment on McHugh and Behar (2009)"
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:1121-2. 2012
    ..Consideration of the readability of self-report symptom measures is critical to the validity of these measures in both clinical practice and research settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)...