Mark A Blais

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicting DMS-IV cluster B personality disorder criteria from MMPI-2 and Rorschach data: a test of incremental validity
    M A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 76:150-68. 2001
  2. doi request reprint Treatment as usual (TAU) for depression: a comparison of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and combined treatment at a large academic medical center
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 50:110-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Structure of the DSM-IV personality disorders as revealed in clinician ratings
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychology Assessment Center, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 54:326-33. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Measuring outcomes in adult outpatient psychiatry
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 19:203-13. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Toward an integrative study of narcissism
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Personal Disord 1:197-9; discussion 200-1. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Predicting length of stay on an acute care medical psychiatric inpatient service
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:15-29. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the psychometric properties and construct validity of the MCMI-III anxiety and avoidant personality scales
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Blake 11, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 81:237-41. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Exploring therapeutic alliance in brief inpatient psychotherapy: a preliminary study
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 17:386-94. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The anxiety sensitivity index: item analysis and suggestions for refinement
    M A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 77:272-94. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of a brief mental health outcome measure
    M A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Pers Assess 73:359-73. 1999

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicting DMS-IV cluster B personality disorder criteria from MMPI-2 and Rorschach data: a test of incremental validity
    M A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 76:150-68. 2001
    ..In addition to providing evidence of the incremental validity of Rorschach data, these findings also shed light on the psychological characteristics of the DSM-IV Cluster B PDs...
  2. doi request reprint Treatment as usual (TAU) for depression: a comparison of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and combined treatment at a large academic medical center
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 50:110-8. 2013
    ..The present findings support the effectiveness of psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and combined treatment as routinely provided within a large academic medical center for the treatment of real-world patients suffering with depression...
  3. doi request reprint Structure of the DSM-IV personality disorders as revealed in clinician ratings
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychology Assessment Center, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 54:326-33. 2013
    ..Lastly we argue that successful refinement of clinically significant constructs, like diagnostic systems, requires a balanced appraisal of evidence for clinical utility as well as external and internal validity...
  4. doi request reprint Measuring outcomes in adult outpatient psychiatry
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 19:203-13. 2012
    ..Suggestions for improving outcomes measurement are provided...
  5. doi request reprint Toward an integrative study of narcissism
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Personal Disord 1:197-9; discussion 200-1. 2010
    ..Rather, an integrative research perspective incorporating knowledge and methodologies across disciplines would seem more promising...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predicting length of stay on an acute care medical psychiatric inpatient service
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:15-29. 2003
    ..Results indicated that factors important for estimating LOS are available at the time of admission, and these variables can be systematically assessed and incorporated into clinical decision making...
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the psychometric properties and construct validity of the MCMI-III anxiety and avoidant personality scales
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Blake 11, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 81:237-41. 2003
    ..We conclude that the MCMI-III measures of anxiety and avoidance are consistent with other measures of these constructs and may provide valuable clinical information in this regard...
  8. doi request reprint Exploring therapeutic alliance in brief inpatient psychotherapy: a preliminary study
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 17:386-94. 2010
    ..This paper reports on the development and initial application of two comparable brief scales designed to capture patient and therapist alliance ratings...
  9. ncbi request reprint The anxiety sensitivity index: item analysis and suggestions for refinement
    M A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 77:272-94. 2001
    ..The 11-item ASI appears to tap 2 primary aspects of anxiety sensitivity: fears of somatic sensations of anxiety and fears of loss of mental control. Suggestions for further development of the ASI are offered...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of a brief mental health outcome measure
    M A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Pers Assess 73:359-73. 1999
    ..Overall, the initial data suggest that we have developed a brief, sensitive outcome measure designed to have wide application across psychiatric and psychological treatments and populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Development and application of a brief multi-faceted tool for evaluating inpatient psychiatric care
    Mark A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114 2696, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 30:159-72. 2002
    ..They also provide an overview of how they apply the instrument in their inpatient psychiatry service. The strengths and weakness of this assessment strategy are reviewed...
  12. doi request reprint Anxiety, independent of depressive symptoms, is associated with in-hospital cardiac complications after acute myocardial infarction
    Jeff C Huffman
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Psychosom Res 65:557-63. 2008
    ..The aim of this exploratory study was to determine whether post-MI anxiety was associated with in-hospital cardiac complications, independent of depressive symptoms...
  13. doi request reprint Pre-existing major depression predicts in-hospital cardiac complications after acute myocardial infarction
    Jeff C Huffman
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street Warren 1220C, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 49:309-16. 2008
    ..Depression (MDD) and anxiety have been associated with negative long-term outcomes among patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
  14. doi request reprint Seeing red: affect modulation and chromatic color responses on the Rorschach
    Johanna C Malone
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory PEaRL, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 77:70-93. 2013
    ..Subtypes were differentiated by measures of affective regulation, reality testing/confusion, and personality traits. Initial support for the relationship of chromatic color response styles and affective modulation was found...
  15. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation and normative data for the depression, anxiety, and stress scales-21 (DASS-21) in a nonclinical sample of U.S. adults
    Samuel Justin Sinclair
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eval Health Prof 35:259-79. 2012
    ..However, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) favored a three-factor structure when compared to a one-factor model. The implications for the health care professions are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Exploring the construct validity of the social cognition and object relations scale in a clinical sample
    Michelle B Stein
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory, One Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:533-40. 2012
    ..This study demonstrates the value of using a standardized scoring method, like the SCORS-G, to reveal the rich and complex nature of narrative material...
  17. doi request reprint A psychometric evaluation of the Personality Assessment Inventory - short form clinical scales in an inpatient psychiatric sample
    Samuel J Sinclair
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 170:262-6. 2009
    ..Scale-level correlations supported unique variance being measured by each scale. Finally, agreement between the PAI short- and full-form scales was found to be high. The results are discussed with regards to scale interpretation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Strategic memory in adults with anorexia nervosa: are there similarities to obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders?
    Bonnie J Sherman
    Center for Excellence in Women s Health, Boston University Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 39:468-76. 2006
    ..This study evaluated nonverbal strategic memory in AN outpatients using an approach previously applied to OC spectrum disorders...
  19. doi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the Level of Care Index (LOCI) from the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in a psychiatric sample
    Samuel Justin Sinclair
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychol Assess 25:606-17. 2013
    ..The clinical implications of these findings and potential utility of the LOCI are discussed...
  20. doi request reprint External validity of the personality assessment inventory (PAI) in a clinical sample
    Jenelle Slavin-Mulford
    Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory PEaRL, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:593-600. 2012
    ..21). These findings add to the growing body of empirical correlates of the PAI and generally provide support for the construct validity of the PAI scales...
  21. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale: overall and across demographic groups living within the United States
    Samuel J Sinclair
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory The PEaRL, 1 Bowdoin Square, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eval Health Prof 33:56-80. 2010
    ..The implications and limitations of this study are discussed, with an emphasis on clinical relevance...
  22. doi request reprint An item-level psychometric analysis of the personality assessment inventory: clinical scales in a psychiatric inpatient unit
    Caleb J Siefert
    Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory PEaRL, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Assessment 16:373-83. 2009
    ..Limitations of the present study and directions for future research are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two mental status examinations in an inpatient psychiatric sample
    Mark A Blais
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
    Assessment 12:455-61. 2005
    ..Results support prior findings of the 3MS's superiority over the (estimated) MMSE and help to demonstrate the continued importance of cognitive screening in psychiatric samples...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recognition and treatment of depression and anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Jeff C Huffman
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:319-24. 2006
    ..Recognition and treatment of anxiety is substantially better, up to 50% of patients who are found to be anxious by psychiatrists after acute myocardial infarction remain unrecognized...
  25. ncbi request reprint Development of an inpatient treatment alliance scale
    Mark A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:487-93. 2004
    ..Overall, this study demonstrates both the feasibility and potential benefit of exploring the effect of alliance on the process and outcome of inpatient treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint Detecting back irrelevant responding on the Personality Assessment Inventory in a psychiatric inpatient setting
    Caleb J Siefert
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:469-73. 2007
    ..Finally, a new BIR detection indicator is presented that improves sensitivity rates for detecting all BIR levels in an acute setting. The implications of these results for detecting BIR in inpatient settings are discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reach of benchmark psychiatric trial results to community-based providers: a case study of CATIE
    Timothy J Petersen
    Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Division of Postgraduate Education, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1081-6. 2008
    ....
  28. pmc Rapid screening for major depression in post-myocardial infarction patients: an investigation using Beck Depression Inventory II items
    J C Huffman
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Heart 92:1656-60. 2006
    ..To determine the ability of three questions from the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) to detect major depressive disorder (MDD) in a cohort of patients hospitalised for acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Correlates of health-related quality of life in type 2 diabetes
    D J Wexler
    Diabetes Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Diabetologia 49:1489-97. 2006
    ..We assessed the impact of medical comorbidities, depression, and treatment intensity on quality of life in a large primary care cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment utilization among women with anorexia and bulimia nervosa
    Pamela K Keel
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:140-2. 2002
    ..The authors sought predictors of treatment utilization among women with eating disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral brain metabolism correlates of neuroticism and extraversion
    Thilo Deckersbach
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:133-8. 2006
    ..No significant correlations were found involving anterior cingulate, amygdala, or ventral striatum. Neuroticism and Extraversion are associated with activity in insular cortex and orbitofrontal cortex, respectively...
  32. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory Borderline scales in patients seeking dialectical behavior therapy
    Michelle C Jacobo
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 88:74-80. 2007
    ..The relationship between BOR and SCID-II BPD demonstrates the concurrent validity of the PAI and shows its usefulness in this setting...
  33. ncbi request reprint Deceptiveness on the PAI: a study of naïve faking with psychiatric inpatients
    Matthew R Baity
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 88:16-24. 2007
    ..Results suggest that NIM and RDF in faking bad scenarios and PIM in faking good scenarios are most sensitive to unsophisticated attempts to dissimulate by inpatient psychiatric patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint A comparison of clinician and patient concerns about antipsychotic side effects: a pilot study
    Jeff C Huffman
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:328-30. 2004
    ..Larger studies are needed to further investigate these findings...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depression, self-care, and medication adherence in type 2 diabetes: relationships across the full range of symptom severity
    Jeffrey S Gonzalez
    Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2222-7. 2007
    ..We examined the association between depression, measured as either a continuous symptom severity score or a clinical disorder variable, with self-care behaviors in type 2 diabetes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Toward an empirical/theoretical grouping of the DSM-III-R personality disorders
    M A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Disord 11:191-8. 1997
    ..These results are discussed in light of the clinical benefits provided by employing empirically determined and theoretically anchored model for organizing the Axis II disorders...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy complications and neonatal outcomes in women with eating disorders
    D L Franko
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1461-6. 2001
    ..Pregnant women with past or current eating disorders should be viewed as being at high risk and monitored closely both during and after pregnancy to optimize maternal and fetal outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of the cluster B personality disorders under DSM-III-R and DSM-IV
    M A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Disord 11:270-8. 1997
    ..However, some psychometric limitations, particularly regarding the convergence of the criteria sets, continue to be present...
  39. doi request reprint A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the impact of galantamine on anterograde memory impairment during electroconvulsive therapy
    John D Matthews
    Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J ECT 29:170-8. 2013
    ..However, risks for cognitive impairment may contribute to some patients' refusal of ECT...
  40. ncbi request reprint The perceived clarity and understandability of the DSM-IV personality disorder criteria sets
    M A Blais
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 42:466-70. 2001
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Rorschach correlates of the DSM-IV histrionic personality disorder
    M A Blais
    Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Pers Assess 70:355-64. 1998
    ..Furthermore, DEN was significantly correlated with the MMPI-2 Hysteria (Hy) scale. The results are reviewed in terms of their clinical utility and the insights they offer into the psychological characteristics of the DSM-IV HPD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mortality in eating disorders: a descriptive study
    D B Herzog
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114
    Int J Eat Disord 28:20-6. 2000
    ..We report rates and causes of death for a cohort of 246 eating-disordered women and provide descriptive information on their eating disorder and comorbid diagnoses...
  43. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special issue on the personality assessment inventory
    John E Kurtz
    Psychology Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 1699, USA
    J Pers Assess 88:1-4. 2007
    ..Finally, the authors offer several suggestions for future research with the PAI...
  44. ncbi request reprint Exploring the hand test with medically ill children and adolescents
    Steven R Smith
    Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Pers Assess 85:82-91. 2005
    ..Analyses indicated that the HT can add important information in the differentiation of medically ill children from those with psychological disturbance...