L M Najavits

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Seeking safety therapy for pathological gambling and PTSD: a pilot outcome study
    Lisa M Najavits
    Treatment Innovations, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 45:10-6. 2013
  2. pmc Dissociation, PTSD, and substance abuse: an empirical study
    Lisa M Najavits
    McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 13:115-26. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' views on treating posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 22:79-85. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Can advertising increase awareness of problem gambling? A statewide survey of impact
    Lisa M Najavits
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:324-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' impact on the quality of substance use disorder treatment
    L M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 35:2161-90. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Rates and symptoms of PTSD among cocaine-dependent patients
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:601-6. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Treatments for PTSD and pathological gambling: what do patients want?
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Treatment Innovations, 28 Westbourne Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Gambl Stud 27:229-41. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Treatment utilization of pathological gamblers with and without PTSD
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Treatment Innovations, 28 Westbourne Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Gambl Stud 26:583-92. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Pathological gambling and posttraumatic stress disorder: a study of the co-morbidity versus each alone
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 27:663-83. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Cocaine dependence with and without PTSD among subjects in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study
    L M Najavits
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:214-9. 1998

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Seeking safety therapy for pathological gambling and PTSD: a pilot outcome study
    Lisa M Najavits
    Treatment Innovations, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 45:10-6. 2013
    ..Overall, we found that SS can be effectively conducted for comorbid PTSD and PG, with improvements in numerous domains and high acceptability. Limitations are discussed...
  2. pmc Dissociation, PTSD, and substance abuse: an empirical study
    Lisa M Najavits
    McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 13:115-26. 2012
    ..The discussion addresses methodology, the "chemical dissociation" hypothesis, and the need for a more nuanced understanding of how substances are experienced in relation to dissociative phenomena...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' views on treating posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 22:79-85. 2002
    ..Those finding the work most difficult were more likely to be in a mental health setting and to have no personal history of trauma. Clinical implications are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Can advertising increase awareness of problem gambling? A statewide survey of impact
    Lisa M Najavits
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:324-7. 2003
    ..Awareness of state resources to aid problem gamblers was lower. Results are discussed in relation to the study methodology, and suggestions to improve future advertising efforts are offered...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' impact on the quality of substance use disorder treatment
    L M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 35:2161-90. 2000
    ..In particular, it is suggested that greater accountability for clinicians' performance be balanced with increased support for their very difficult role. Methodological issues in studying clinicians are also addressed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rates and symptoms of PTSD among cocaine-dependent patients
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:601-6. 2003
    ..This study evaluated lifetime traumatic events and current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a substance abuse sample...
  7. doi request reprint Treatments for PTSD and pathological gambling: what do patients want?
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Treatment Innovations, 28 Westbourne Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Gambl Stud 27:229-41. 2011
    ..e., computerized treatment, books, coaching, family therapy, alternative therapies) were generally rated lower than other types. Discussion includes implications for the design of treatments, as well as methodological limitations...
  8. doi request reprint Treatment utilization of pathological gamblers with and without PTSD
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Treatment Innovations, 28 Westbourne Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
    J Gambl Stud 26:583-92. 2010
    ..Limitations include the inability to explore change over time or test-retest reliability of responses...
  9. doi request reprint Pathological gambling and posttraumatic stress disorder: a study of the co-morbidity versus each alone
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 27:663-83. 2011
    ..Dissociation measures had mixed results. Discussion includes methodology considerations and future research areas...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cocaine dependence with and without PTSD among subjects in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study
    L M Najavits
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:214-9. 1998
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  11. ncbi request reprint A measure of readiness for substance abuse treatment. Psychometric properties of the RAATE-R interview
    L M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA
    Am J Addict 6:74-82. 1997
    ..The authors discuss limitations of these conclusions and the lack of concurrent validity with a self-report measure of therapy readiness...
  12. ncbi request reprint Validity of substance use self-reports in dually diagnosed outpatients
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:127-8. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of self-reports of substance use among outpatients dually diagnosed with substance use disorder and either bipolar disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder...
  13. ncbi request reprint A relapse prevention group for patients with bipolar and substance use disorders
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 16:47-54. 1999
    ..The treatment uses an integrated approach by discussing topics that are relevant to both disorders and by highlighting common aspects of recovery from and relapse to each disorder...
  14. ncbi request reprint Group therapy for patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence: results of a pilot study
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass 02478, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:361-7. 2000
    ..The authors' goal was to pilot test a newly developed manual-based group psychotherapy, called Integrated Group Therapy (IGT), for patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence...
  15. ncbi request reprint Group cognitive-behavioral therapy for women with PTSD and substance use disorder
    L M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 13:13-22. 1996
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  16. ncbi request reprint The link between substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder in women. A research review
    L M Najavits
    McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178 9106, USA
    Am J Addict 6:273-83. 1997
    ..Treatment research on women is limited but suggests the possibility of retaining patients and achieving positive outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint The use of collateral reports for patients with bipolar and substance use disorders
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 26:369-78. 2000
    ..Frequency of contact between informants and patients was associated significantly with the level of agreement. These findings suggest that obtaining collateral informant data when studying this population may be of limited value...
  18. ncbi request reprint "Seeking safety": outcome of a new cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for women with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance dependence
    L M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Trauma Stress 11:437-56. 1998
    ..All results are clearly tentative, however, due to the lack of a control group, multiple comparisons, and absence of assessment of dropouts...
  19. ncbi request reprint Early prediction of initiation of abstinence from cocaine. Use of a craving questionnaire
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA
    Am J Addict 6:224-31. 1997
    ..The findings suggest that this rapid, easily administered craving questionnaire may have short-term predictive validity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Training in cognitive, supportive-expressive, and drug counseling therapies for cocaine dependence
    P Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:484-92. 1998
    ..Training in SE and CT did not have a negative impact on the therapeutic alliance, although alliance scores for trainees in drug counseling initially decreased but then rebounded to initial levels...
  21. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of integrated group therapy versus group drug counseling for patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence
    Roger D Weiss
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:100-7. 2007
    ..The authors hypothesized that patients receiving integrated group therapy would have fewer days of substance use and fewer weeks ill with bipolar disorder...
  22. ncbi request reprint A new gender-based model for women's recovery from substance abuse: results of a pilot outcome study
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:5-11. 2007
    ..Future research would benefit from larger samples and enhanced scientific methodology...
  23. ncbi request reprint Six-month treatment outcomes of cocaine-dependent patients with and without PTSD in a multisite national trial
    Lisa M Najavits
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:353-61. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Treatment utilization by women with PTSD and substance dependence
    Lisa M Najavits
    McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Addict 13:215-24. 2004
    ..The most common treatments were individual therapy, medication, and hospitalization. Some treatments were perceived as harmful by some participants. The discussion addresses how to help patients obtain needed treatments...
  25. ncbi request reprint Seeking safety therapy for adolescent girls with PTSD and substance use disorder: a randomized controlled trial
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02445, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 33:453-63. 2006
    ..Effect sizes were generally in the moderate to high range. Some gains were sustained at follow-up. SS appears a promising treatment for this population, but needs further study and perhaps additional clinical modification...
  26. ncbi request reprint Seeking Safety plus Exposure Therapy: an outcome study on dual diagnosis men
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:425-35. 2005
    ..Trends indicating improvement on 11 other outcome variables were also found. Treatment attendance, satisfaction, and alliance were extremely high. The need for further evaluation using more rigorous methodology is discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders among patients with co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders
    Monika E Kolodziej
    The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 80:251-7. 2005
    ..Our findings point to the importance of further investigating the ramifications of a trauma history among those who are dually diagnosed with bipolar and substance use disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of 12-step self-help group attendance and participation on drug use outcomes among cocaine-dependent patients
    Roger D Weiss
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:177-84. 2005
    ..Moreover, the distinction between attending meetings and actively participating in 12-step activities has not typically been examined...
  29. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence in women with PTSD and substance abuse
    Lisa M Najavits
    Trauma Research Program, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Proctor III, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Addict Behav 29:707-15. 2004
    ..The complex dynamics of women as both recipients and enactors of negative relationship behaviors are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint Psychotherapies for trauma and substance abuse in women: review and policy implications
    Lisa M Najavits
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Trauma Violence Abuse 10:290-8. 2009
    ..g., workforce issues, access to care, and changing the culture of treatment systems). Policy implications are also offered...
  31. ncbi request reprint Utilization of psychosocial treatments by patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and substance dependence
    R D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Am J Addict 9:314-20. 2000
    ..These findings point to infrequent utilization over time of psychosocial treatments focusing specifically on bipolar and substance use disorder...
  32. doi request reprint Improving PTSD/substance abuse treatment in the VA: a survey of providers
    Lisa M Najavits
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Addict 19:257-63. 2010
    ..quot; Thus, there is a need for more training, policy clarifications, service integration, and adaptations for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Limitations are described...
  33. ncbi request reprint Substance use and perceived symptom improvement among patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence
    Roger D Weiss
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 79:279-83. 2004
    ..We thus investigated reasons for substance use and perceived substance-induced improvement in BPD symptoms among patients with current BPD and substance dependence...
  34. doi request reprint Research- and community-based clinicians' attitudes on treatment manuals
    Declan T Barry
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Am J Addict 17:145-8. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that community SUD clinicians are already familiar with and have positive attitudes toward manuals, but specific subgroups have concerns that should be addressed...
  35. pmc Gender differences in cocaine dependence
    Lisa M Najavits
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 97:190-4. 2008
    ..This study examined gender differences among treatment-seeking cocaine-dependent outpatients (e.g., on demographics, psychopathology, and substance abuse)...
  36. ncbi request reprint How to design an effective treatment outcome study
    Lisa M Najavits
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 19:317-37. 2003
    ..for all design decisions? Is the investigator aware of what can and cannot be inferred from the data, based on the design? Does the study design address research questions that are important and genuinely of benefit to the field?..
  37. ncbi request reprint Implementing an evidence-based practice: Seeking Safety Group
    Vivian B Brown
    PROTOTYPES, Centers for Innovation in Health, Mental Health, and Social Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:231-40. 2007
    ..Clients perceive the treatment as uniquely touching on their needs in a way that previous treatments had not...
  38. ncbi request reprint Self-harm and suicidal behavior in women with comorbid PTSD and substance dependence
    Melanie S Harned
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 5125, USA
    Am J Addict 15:392-5. 2006
    ..Women who had and had not engaged in such behavior differed in SD diagnoses and reasons for staying safe, but not in the number or type of traumatic experiences, age at first trauma, or substance abuse diagnoses...
  39. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month outcomes of trauma-informed interventions for women with co-occurring disorders
    Joseph P Morrissey
    Department of health policy and administration and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1213-22. 2005
    ..The goal of the Women, Co-occurring Disorders, and Violence Study was to develop and test the effectiveness of new service approaches specifically designed for these women...
  40. ncbi request reprint A cognitive-behavioral treatment for incarcerated women with substance abuse disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder: findings from a pilot study
    Caron Zlotnick
    Brown University, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 25:99-105. 2003
    ..However, these findings are tentative given that there was no control group...
  41. ncbi request reprint Clinical challenges in the treatment of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse
    Ingo Schafer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:614-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to review the current literature on co-occuring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance-use disorder, with an emphasis on clinical aspects and emerging treatments...