Brian P Marx

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Getting to the heart of the matter: written disclosure, gender, and heart rate
    Eva M Epstein
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:413-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Using the WHODAS 2.0 to Assess Functioning Among Veterans Seeking Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Brian P Marx
    Dr Marx, Dr Wolf, and Dr Keane are with the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston e mail They are also with the Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Dr Cornette is with the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland Dr Schnurr and Dr Friedman are with the Executive Division, National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire Dr Rosen is with the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut Dr Speroff is with the Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
    Psychiatr Serv 66:1312-7. 2015
  3. ncbi request reprint The reality of malingered PTSD among veterans: Reply to McNally and Frueh (2012)
    Brian P Marx
    VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:457-60. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Concordance between physiological arousal and subjective distress among Vietnam combat veterans undergoing challenge testing for PTSD
    Brian P Marx
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:416-25. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The influence of pre-deployment neurocognitive functioning on post-deployment PTSD symptom outcomes among Iraq-deployed Army soldiers
    Brian P Marx
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:840-52. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Development and initial validation of a statistical prediction instrument for assessing combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Brian P Marx
    Department of Psychiatry, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:605-11. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The moderating effects of stimulus valence and arousal on memory suppression
    Brian P Marx
    VA Boston Healthcare System, National Center for PTSD 116B 2, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Emotion 8:199-207. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Combat-related guilt mediates the relations between exposure to combat-related abusive violence and psychiatric diagnoses
    Brian P Marx
    Behavioral Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:287-93. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Relationships among predeployment risk factors, warzone-threat appraisal, and postdeployment PTSD symptoms
    Molly R Franz
    Research Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:498-506. 2013
  10. pmc Racial differences in veterans' satisfaction with examination of disability from posttraumatic stress disorder
    Marc I Rosen
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 116A, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:354-9. 2013

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  1. pmc Getting to the heart of the matter: written disclosure, gender, and heart rate
    Eva M Epstein
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:413-9. 2005
    ..The present study examined gender differences in the psychologic and physical symptom changes associated with written disclosure...
  2. doi request reprint Using the WHODAS 2.0 to Assess Functioning Among Veterans Seeking Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Brian P Marx
    Dr Marx, Dr Wolf, and Dr Keane are with the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston e mail They are also with the Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Dr Cornette is with the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland Dr Schnurr and Dr Friedman are with the Executive Division, National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire Dr Rosen is with the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut Dr Speroff is with the Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
    Psychiatr Serv 66:1312-7. 2015
    ..0 and the GAF measured functional impairment and other phenomena related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans applying for financial compensation (service connection) for PTSD...
  3. ncbi request reprint The reality of malingered PTSD among veterans: Reply to McNally and Frueh (2012)
    Brian P Marx
    VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:457-60. 2012
    ..We also describe other research on the disability system of the Department of Veterans Affairs and compensation-seeking behavior that challenges their conclusions...
  4. doi request reprint Concordance between physiological arousal and subjective distress among Vietnam combat veterans undergoing challenge testing for PTSD
    Brian P Marx
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:416-25. 2012
    ..The results of these analyses suggest that patients' reports of distress during exposure-based treatments might serve as approximate measures of actual physiological arousal...
  5. doi request reprint The influence of pre-deployment neurocognitive functioning on post-deployment PTSD symptom outcomes among Iraq-deployed Army soldiers
    Brian P Marx
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:840-52. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the potential role of pre-trauma neurocognitive functioning in moderating the effects of trauma exposure on PTSD symptoms..
  6. doi request reprint Development and initial validation of a statistical prediction instrument for assessing combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Brian P Marx
    Department of Psychiatry, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:605-11. 2008
    ..The instrument's practical applications and its use in clinical appraisals of PTSD are discussed...
  7. doi request reprint The moderating effects of stimulus valence and arousal on memory suppression
    Brian P Marx
    VA Boston Healthcare System, National Center for PTSD 116B 2, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Emotion 8:199-207. 2008
    ..Across all tests of memory performance, there were no significant differences between the experimental conditions for highly arousing, unpleasant words. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Combat-related guilt mediates the relations between exposure to combat-related abusive violence and psychiatric diagnoses
    Brian P Marx
    Behavioral Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:287-93. 2010
    ..This study examined the degree to which combat-related guilt mediated the relations between exposure to combat-related abusive violence and both Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Vietnam Veterans...
  9. doi request reprint Relationships among predeployment risk factors, warzone-threat appraisal, and postdeployment PTSD symptoms
    Molly R Franz
    Research Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:498-506. 2013
    ..Helping service members cope with exposure to extreme stress during deployment by modifying certain prewar risk factors may facilitate reduction of PTSD symptoms following deployment. ..
  10. pmc Racial differences in veterans' satisfaction with examination of disability from posttraumatic stress disorder
    Marc I Rosen
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 116A, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:354-9. 2013
    ..This study examined factors potentially associated with veterans' perception of their examination's quality...
  11. doi request reprint Military unit support, postdeployment social support, and PTSD symptoms among active duty and National Guard soldiers deployed to Iraq
    Sohyun C Han
    National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 28:446-53. 2014
    ..These findings suggest that postdeployment social support is a particularly strong buffer against postdeployment PTSD symptoms among both groups of soldiers whereas the effects of unit support may be limited. ..
  12. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and current suicidal ideation among Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. veterans
    Blair E Wisco
    National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 27:244-8. 2014
    ..55). TBI is an important variable to consider in future research on suicide among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly among male veterans. ..
  13. doi request reprint Association of time since deployment, combat intensity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms with neuropsychological outcomes following Iraq war deployment
    Brian P Marx
    Behavioral Sciences Division, Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:996-1004. 2009
    ..Previous research has demonstrated neuropsychological changes following Iraq deployment. It is unknown whether these changes endure without subsequent war-zone exposure or chronic stress symptoms...
  14. pmc Written exposure as an intervention for PTSD: a randomized clinical trial with motor vehicle accident survivors
    Denise M Sloan
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and, Boston University School of Medicine, 150 S Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Behav Res Ther 50:627-35. 2012
    ..Future research should examine whether WET is efficacious with other PTSD samples, as well as compare the efficacy of WET with that of evidence-based treatments for PTSD...
  15. doi request reprint The durability of beneficial health effects associated with expressive writing
    Denise M Sloan
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare Systems, 150 S Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 22:509-23. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that,among first-year college students, expressive writing may provide some shortterm relief for certain symptoms...
  16. doi request reprint Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder reduces suicidal ideation
    Jaimie L Gradus
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    Depress Anxiety 30:1046-53. 2013
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  17. doi request reprint Maladaptive dependency schemas, posttraumatic stress hyperarousal symptoms, and intimate partner aggression perpetration
    Lorig K Kachadourian
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:580-7. 2013
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  18. pmc A test of written emotional disclosure as an intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder
    Denise M Sloan
    National Center for PTSD 116B 2, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Behav Res Ther 49:299-304. 2011
    ..Taken together, these findings indicate that WED may not be an efficacious intervention for PTSD. Suggestions are made for future work in this area...
  19. doi request reprint Design of "neuropsychological and mental health outcomes of operation Iraqi freedom: a longitudinal cohort study"
    Mihaela Aslan
    Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Investig Med 61:569-77. 2013
    ..This study aimed to describe methodological challenges encountered in designing a follow-up assessment of US Army Soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom...
  20. doi request reprint Military, demographic, and psychosocial predictors of military retention in enlisted army soldiers 12 months after deployment to Iraq
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    National Center for PTSD and Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
    Mil Med 180:524-32. 2015
    ..To examine military, demographic, and psychosocial predictors of military retention following operational deployment...
  21. pmc Examining impelling and disinhibiting factors for intimate partner violence in veterans
    Casey T Taft
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Fam Psychol 26:285-9. 2012
    ..Study findings have potentially important implications for furthering our understanding of the complex etiology of IPV in this population...
  22. doi request reprint Examining trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in court-mandated intimate partner violence perpetrators
    Emily Maguire
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System
    Psychol Trauma 7:473-8. 2015
    ..Our findings have implications for understanding how trauma and PTSD symptoms may increase risk for IPV and for developing trauma-informed interventions for this population...
  23. doi request reprint Design of VA Cooperative Study #591: CERV-PTSD, comparative effectiveness research in veterans with PTSD
    Paula P Schnurr
    National Center for PTSD Executive Division, White River Junction, VT and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 41:75-84. 2015
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  24. doi request reprint PTSD diagnostic validity in Veterans Affairs electronic records of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
    Darren W Holowka
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System
    J Consult Clin Psychol 82:569-79. 2014
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  25. ncbi request reprint Screening, diagnosis, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
    Blair E Wisco
    VA National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, 150 South Huntington Avenue, 116B 3, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Mil Med 177:7-13. 2012
    ..We review the literature on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD in military populations, and discuss the challenges to implementing the best evidence-based practices in clinical settings...
  26. doi request reprint The importance of the peritraumatic experience in defining traumatic stress
    Michelle J Bovin
    National Center for PTSD, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Psychol Bull 137:47-67. 2011
    ..We then describe the challenges associated with accurately assessing an individual's traumatic stress response. We conclude with a discussion of the need to consider the individual's immediate response when defining a traumatic stressor...
  27. doi request reprint Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicidal Ideation Among U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans
    Jaimie L Gradus
    Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 28:361-5. 2015
    ..50, 95% CI [1.33, 4.71]. Our findings offered evidence of an association between TBI and suicidal ideation among male OEF/OIF VHA users...
  28. doi request reprint Event-based prospective memory among veterans: The role of posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity in executing intentions
    Craig P McFarland
    a Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 38:251-60. 2016
    ..The current study investigated the relationship between PTSD symptom severity and event-based prospective memory (PM)...
  29. doi request reprint Does guilt mediate the association between tonic immobility and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in female trauma survivors?
    Michelle J Bovin
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 27:721-4. 2014
    ..We discuss the clinical implications, including the importance of educating those who experienced TI during their trauma about the involuntary nature of this experience. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder-related functional impairment: a review
    Paola Rodriguez
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:649-65. 2012
    ..Finally, we explore several important issues that we encourage clinicians to keep in mind when assessing functional impairment among Veterans and Active Duty servicemembers...
  31. doi request reprint Expressive writing buffers against maladaptive rumination
    Denise M Sloan
    National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Science Division, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Emotion 8:302-6. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that expressive writing could be used as a means of reducing depression symptoms among those with a maladaptive ruminative tendency to brood...
  32. pmc Written exposure therapy for veterans diagnosed with PTSD: a pilot study
    Denise M Sloan
    VA National Center for PTSD, Boston, Massachusetts, USA VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Psychiatry Department, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:776-9. 2013
    ..However, additional research using randomized controlled trial methodology is needed to confirm its efficacy. ..
  33. pmc Attentional interference by threat and post-traumatic stress disorder: the role of thought control strategies
    Blair E Wisco
    a National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Cogn Emot 27:1314-25. 2013
    ..These results offer evidence for maladaptive thought control strategies as a mechanism linking attentional biases for threat to PTSD. ..
  34. doi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse, alcohol use, and PTSD symptoms as predictors of adult sexual assault among lesbians and gay men
    Sohyun C Han
    VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:2505-20. 2013
    ..Such findings deepen our current understanding of ASA and offer important directions for reducing the risk of ASA for lesbian and gay individuals. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal rejection sensitivity in childhood sexual abuse survivors: mediator of depressive symptoms and anger suppression
    Jane A Luterek
    Temple University, USA
    J Interpers Violence 19:90-107. 2004
    ..These results are examined within the context of the current literature on adult CSA survivors and their implications are discussed...
  36. ncbi request reprint The psychophysiological correlates of risk recognition among victims and non-victims of sexual assault
    Jose M Soler-Baillo
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:169-81. 2005
    ..Overall, the results indicate that altered physiological responding to relevant threat cues may be related to individuals' ability to identify and react to threatening sexual situations...
  37. ncbi request reprint The influence of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, family environment, and gender on the psychological adjustment of adolescents
    Lori A Meyerson
    Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 26:387-405. 2002
    ..Additional analyses were conducted to determine whether adolescent victims of child sexual abuse and physical abuse perceive their family environments as more conflictual and less cohesive than nonabused adolescents...
  38. ncbi request reprint The effects of trauma history, gender, and race on alcohol use and posttraumatic stress symptoms in a college student sample
    Brian P Marx
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1631-47. 2003
    ..Gender appeared to affect posttraumatic stress symptoms as a function of group. The implications of the results are discussed...
  39. ncbi request reprint The relationships among risk recognition, autonomic and self-reported arousal, and posttraumatic stress symptomatology in acknowledged and unacknowledged victims of sexual assault
    Brian P Marx
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:618-24. 2005
    ..This study examined differences among acknowledged sexual assault victims, unacknowledged sexual assault victims, and nonvictims in risk recognition and its psychophysiological correlates...
  40. pmc Military-related PTSD, current disability policies, and malingering
    Brian P Marx
    Am J Public Health 98:773-4; author reply 774-5. 2008
  41. ncbi request reprint Traumatic and socially stressful life events among persons with social anxiety disorder
    Brigette A Erwin
    Adult Anxiety Clinic, Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, 1701 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 6085, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 20:896-914. 2006
    ..Implications of these findings for the treatment of social anxiety disorder are discussed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Gay male sexual assault survivors: the relations among internalized homophobia, experiential avoidance, and psychological symptom severity
    Sari D Gold
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Weiss Hall, Philadelphia PA 19122, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:549-62. 2007
    ..Results also showed that experiential avoidance partially mediated the relation between IH and both depressive and PTSD symptom severity. The implications of these findings are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided...
  43. pmc Does altering the writing instructions influence outcome associated with written disclosure?
    Denise M Sloan
    Temple University, USA
    Behav Ther 38:155-68. 2007
    ..These findings suggest the importance of emphasizing emotional expression during written disclosure and underscore the importance of examining how modifying the written disclosure protocol can affect outcome...
  44. ncbi request reprint An experimental examination of emotional experience, expression, and disclosure in women reporting a history of childhood sexual abuse
    Jane A Luterek
    Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:237-44. 2005
    ..The results are interpreted within the context of CSA survivors' emotional responding difficulties, and their implications are discussed...