Thomas Mellman

Summary

Affiliation: Howard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability during sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:953-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep and anxiety disorders
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:1047-58; abstract x. 2006
  3. pmc One's sex, sleep, and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Ihori Kobayashi
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, 530 College St, NW, Washington, DC, 20060, USA
    Biol Sex Differ 3:29. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep paralysis and trauma, psychiatric symptoms and disorders in an adult African American population attending primary medical care
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department ofPsychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, 530 College St, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:435-40. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in the aftermath of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Mental Health Clinic, 530 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    CNS Spectr 11:611-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationships between REM sleep findings and PTSD symptoms during the early aftermath of trauma
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:893-901. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and nocturnal blood pressure dipping in young adult African Americans
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:627-30. 2009
  8. pmc Serotonin polymorphisms and posttraumatic stress disorder in a trauma exposed African American population
    Thomas A Mellman
    Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, District of Columbia 20060, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:993-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Trauma, resilience, and recovery in a high-risk African-American population
    Tanya N Alim
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1566-75. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint REM sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth School of Medicine, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1696-701. 2002

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability during sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:953-6. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep and anxiety disorders
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:1047-58; abstract x. 2006
    ..Established treatments for anxiety disorders and insomnia have many overlapping components; however, optimal sequencing and integration of the approaches remain under-investigated...
  3. pmc One's sex, sleep, and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Ihori Kobayashi
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, 530 College St, NW, Washington, DC, 20060, USA
    Biol Sex Differ 3:29. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep paralysis and trauma, psychiatric symptoms and disorders in an adult African American population attending primary medical care
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department ofPsychiatry, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, 530 College St, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:435-40. 2008
    ..Our findings suggest that SP is not uncommon in adult African Americans and is associated with trauma and concurrent distress but not with a specific psychiatric diagnosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in the aftermath of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Mental Health Clinic, 530 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    CNS Spectr 11:611-5. 2006
    ..Disrupted REM sleep and increased sympathetic/noradrenergic activity may have implications for understanding recent promising interventions for PTSD sleep disturbance that can be applied to early intervention...
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationships between REM sleep findings and PTSD symptoms during the early aftermath of trauma
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:893-901. 2007
    ..Relative beta frequency during REM sleep from a subset of cases correlated negatively with PTSD and nightmare severity. These findings suggest a link between subjective symptoms and REM sleep phenomena acutely following trauma...
  7. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and nocturnal blood pressure dipping in young adult African Americans
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:627-30. 2009
    ..Nocturnal BP "nondipping" is an established risk factor for HTN and its cardiovascular complications. Nocturnal BP nondipping and sleep disturbances of PTSD have both been linked to sympathetic nervous system function...
  8. pmc Serotonin polymorphisms and posttraumatic stress disorder in a trauma exposed African American population
    Thomas A Mellman
    Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, District of Columbia 20060, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:993-7. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Trauma, resilience, and recovery in a high-risk African-American population
    Tanya N Alim
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1566-75. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint REM sleep and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth School of Medicine, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1696-701. 2002
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint An overview of posttraumatic stress disorder in African Americans
    Tanya N Alim
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University College of Medicine, 2041 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:801-13. 2006
    ..Additionally, treatment issues and potential directions for future research of PTSD in the African American population are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Insurance status is a potent predictor of outcomes in both blunt and penetrating trauma
    Wendy R Greene
    Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Surg 199:554-7. 2010
    ..Patients with penetrating injuries are known to have worse outcomes than those with blunt trauma. We hypothesize that within each injury mechanism there should be no outcome difference between insured and uninsured patients...
  13. pmc Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in an African-American primary care population
    Tanya N Alim
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1630-6. 2006
    ..African Americans are more likely to seek treatment for psychiatric disorders in a primary care setting. Our study evaluated trauma exposure, PTSD and major depression in African Americans attending primary care offices...
  14. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder: characteristics and treatment
    Thomas Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:e2. 2008
    ..Treatment often involves multiple modalities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing bipolar disorder in trauma exposed primary care patients
    Ruth Elaine Graves
    Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20011, USA
    Bipolar Disord 9:318-23. 2007
    ..The current study is an examination of the usefulness of this instrument in a trauma exposed subgroup of mainly African American patients attending primary care clinics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of antidepressant medication on morbidity and mortality in depressed patients after myocardial infarction
    C Barr Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5722, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:792-8. 2005
    ..Depression after myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Although antidepressants are effective in reducing depression, their use in patients with cardiovascular disease remains controversial...
  17. ncbi request reprint The prospective impact of sleep duration on depression and mania
    Carol A Perlman
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Bipolar Disord 8:271-4. 2006
    ..The current study is among few longitudinal studies to assess the prospective effect of sleep deficit on depression and mania...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of comorbid physical illnesses among veterans with PTSD and veterans with alcohol dependence
    Daniella David
    Department of Psychiatry, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1201 Northwest 16th Street, 116A12, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:82-5. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that there may be a relationship between specific medical conditions, possibly mediated by behavioral risk factors, among the aging population of veterans with PTSD...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prescribing patterns for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas A Mellman
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, On Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1618-21. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to comprehensively evaluate prescribing patterns for persons with a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a community-based nonveteran sample in which women were well represented...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive risperidone treatment and sleep symptoms in combat veterans with chronic PTSD
    Daniella David
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:489-91. 2006
    ..Preliminary results suggest that adjunctive risperidone may benefit sleep disturbances associated with chronic PTSD. Prospective logs may be more sensitive to change than are retrospective scales...
  21. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and tolerability of tiagabine in adult patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
    Jonathan R T Davidson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:85-8. 2007
    ..Tiagabine was not significantly different from placebo in the treatment of symptoms of PTSD. Additional studies are needed to assess the role of drugs that target the gamma-aminobutyric acid system in the treatment of PTSD...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of nefazodone and sertraline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Aimee L McRae
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Depress Anxiety 19:190-6. 2004
    ..This study did not find significant differences in the effectiveness of nefazodone and sertraline for the treatment of PTSD. Larger trials are warranted...
  23. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with insomnia among civilians seeking treatment for PTSD: an exploratory study
    Jason C DeViva
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 2:162-76. 2004
    ..Severity of nightmares and depression accounted for unique variance in the presence of severe insomnia. Findings support a role for conditioning related to nightmares in the etiology of PTSD-related insomnia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing current from remitted posttraumatic stress disorder
    Steven H Woodward
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:940-1; author reply 941-2. 2006
  25. pmc Prazosin effects on objective sleep measures and clinical symptoms in civilian trauma posttraumatic stress disorder: a placebo-controlled study
    Fletcher B Taylor
    Northwest Network VISN 20 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:629-32. 2008
    ..We evaluated objective sleep parameters and PTSD symptoms in a placebo-controlled prazosin trial for civilian trauma-related PTSD...
  26. doi request reprint Sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder: a roadmap for clinicians and researchers
    Thomas A Mellman
    Sleep Med Rev 12:165-7. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Sleep paralysis and sleep duration
    Paula M Smith
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1207-8. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint Treatment of residual insomnia after CBT for PTSD: case studies
    Jason C DeViva
    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:155-9. 2005
    ..Results highlight issues specific to treating insomnia in trauma populations and future directions for examining treatment of insomnia associated with PTSD...
  29. ncbi request reprint Stress disorder after traumatic injury
    Karin Esposito
    Am J Psychiatry 162:629-30; author reply 630-1. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Hypnotic medication in the aftermath of trauma
    Thomas A Mellman
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:1183-4. 2002
  31. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policy
    Robin E Clark
    Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Hanover, NH 03755 3862, USA
    Schizophr Bull 28:75-84. 2002
    ..7% to 30.0%). The increase in multiple agent therapy appears to be broad-based. Data are needed on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these practices to inform clinical decision making and health policy...

Research Grants14

  1. Nocturnal Blood Pressure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in African Americans
    Thomas A Mellman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study will elucidate a mechanism by which trauma exposure through PTSD effects cardiovascular morbidity that has preventive implications. ..
  2. Psychobiology of Sleep Disturbance with PTSD
    Thomas Mellman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    b>Thomas Mellman is a psychiatrist and clinical investigator with interests in psychopathology, trauma, sleep, psychopharmacology and related neuroscience...
  3. Planning Grants for Institutional Clinical and Translational Science
    Thomas Mellman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..An application for a CTSA will be submitted at the end of the planning period. We will obtain external consultation regarding models for post-graduate clinical research training and translational applications for behavioral sciences. ..
  4. Nocturnal Blood Pressure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in African Americans
    Thomas A Mellman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study will elucidate a mechanism by which trauma exposure through PTSD effects cardiovascular morbidity that has preventive implications. ..