Niloofar Afari

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Asthma patients and their partners: gender differences in the relationship between psychological distress and patient functioning
    N Afari
    Division of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Asthma 37:153-61. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Chronic fatigue syndrome: a review
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:221-36. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Coping strategies in twins with chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome
    N Afari
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Psychosom Res 48:547-54. 2000
  4. pmc Chronic pain, overweight, and obesity: findings from a community-based twin registry
    Lisa Johnson Wright
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0738, USA
    J Pain 11:628-35. 2010
  5. pmc Depression and obesity: do shared genes explain the relationship?
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0738, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:799-806. 2010
  6. pmc The comorbidity of self-reported chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic symptoms
    Elizabeth J Dansie
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:250-7. 2012
  7. pmc Conditions comorbid with chronic fatigue in a population-based sample
    Elizabeth J Dansie
    Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:44-50. 2012
  8. doi request reprint University of Washington Twin Registry: poised for the next generation of twin research
    Eric Strachan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:455-62. 2013
  9. pmc Are post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and temporomandibular pain associated? Findings from a community-based twin registry
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Orofac Pain 22:41-9. 2008
  10. pmc A twin study of depression and migraine: evidence for a shared genetic vulnerability
    Ellen A Schur
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Headache 49:1493-502. 2009

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Asthma patients and their partners: gender differences in the relationship between psychological distress and patient functioning
    N Afari
    Division of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Asthma 37:153-61. 2000
    ..The findings suggest a need for an interdisciplinary approach to asthma management and the possible inclusion of partners in treatment, especially for female patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Chronic fatigue syndrome: a review
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:221-36. 2003
    ..Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness characterized by disabling fatigue of at least 6 months, accompanied by several other symptoms. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge about chronic fatigue syndrome...
  3. ncbi request reprint Coping strategies in twins with chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome
    N Afari
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Psychosom Res 48:547-54. 2000
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the coping strategies used by fatigue-discordant twin pairs...
  4. pmc Chronic pain, overweight, and obesity: findings from a community-based twin registry
    Lisa Johnson Wright
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0738, USA
    J Pain 11:628-35. 2010
    ..Future longitudinal research can help to determine causality and underlying mechanisms...
  5. pmc Depression and obesity: do shared genes explain the relationship?
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0738, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:799-806. 2010
    ..Given the substantial genetic contribution to both depression and obesity, we sought to determine whether shared genetic influences are responsible for the association between these two conditions...
  6. pmc The comorbidity of self-reported chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic symptoms
    Elizabeth J Dansie
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:250-7. 2012
    ..Data from primary care and community samples suggest higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)...
  7. pmc Conditions comorbid with chronic fatigue in a population-based sample
    Elizabeth J Dansie
    Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:44-50. 2012
    ..Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been found to be comorbid with various medical conditions in clinical samples, but little research has investigated CFS comorbidity in population-based samples...
  8. doi request reprint University of Washington Twin Registry: poised for the next generation of twin research
    Eric Strachan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:455-62. 2013
    ..These include 'omics', epigenetics, gene-by-environment interactions, and other novel methods to understand human health...
  9. pmc Are post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and temporomandibular pain associated? Findings from a community-based twin registry
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Orofac Pain 22:41-9. 2008
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  10. pmc A twin study of depression and migraine: evidence for a shared genetic vulnerability
    Ellen A Schur
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Headache 49:1493-502. 2009
    ..To determine if shared genetic or environmental vulnerabilities could underlie depression and migraine...
  11. pmc Twin analyses of fatigue
    Ellen Schur
    1 Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:729-33. 2007
    ..About half the variance for both prolonged and chronic fatigue in males was due to genetic effects, and half due to individual-specific environmental effects. For females, most variance was due to individual environmental effects...
  12. pmc Feeling bad in more ways than one: comorbidity patterns of medically unexplained and psychiatric conditions
    Ellen A Schur
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:818-21. 2007
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  13. pmc Can familial factors account for the association of body mass index with poor mental health in men or women?
    Ellen Schur
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:502-7. 2013
    ..This study examined if associations between body mass index (BMI) and mental and physical health were independent of genetic and familial factors...
  14. pmc University of Washington Twin Registry: construction and characteristics of a community-based twin registry
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:1023-9. 2006
    ..Plans for the further growth of the University of Washington Twin Registry and its use are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Relationship satisfaction moderates the association between catastrophic cognitions and asthma symptoms
    Nicholas D Giardino
    Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Asthma 39:749-56. 2002
    ..These results are discussed in terms of potentially reflecting patients' perceptions of the fit between their coping needs and the support available in their intimate relationships...
  16. pmc Chronic fatigue and personality: a twin study of causal pathways and shared liabilities
    Brian Poeschla
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:289-98. 2013
    ..The etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains unknown. Personality traits influence well-being and may play a role in CFS and unexplained chronic fatigue...
  17. pmc Genetic pleiotropy between asthma and obesity in a community-based sample of twins
    Teal S Hallstrand
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:1235-41. 2005
    ..Asthma and obesity are common conditions that are strongly associated. This association might be due to shared genetic or environmental causes...
  18. doi request reprint PTSD, combat injury, and headache in Veterans Returning from Iraq/Afghanistan
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Headache 49:1267-76. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder, combat injury, and headache in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans at the VA San Diego Healthcare System...
  19. pmc Is the association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and poor health due to a common familial or genetic factor?
    Peter P Roy-Byrne
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:408-13. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to identify genetic, familial and environmental contributions to the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and poor health...
  20. ncbi request reprint Chronic fatigue and anxiety/depression: a twin study
    Peter Roy-Byrne
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 180:29-34. 2002
    ..Up to three-quarters of patients with fatigue syndromes have comorbid mood or anxiety disorders, suggesting that chronic fatigue is a forme fruste of anxiety or depressive states...
  21. pmc Psychological distress in twins with urological symptoms
    Lisa Johnson Wright
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0738, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:262-7. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to determine whether psychological distress was higher in twins with urological symptoms commonly found in IC/PBS than in twins without, and if so, did familial influences contribute to this association...
  22. pmc Cold pressor pain sensitivity in monozygotic twins discordant for chronic fatigue syndrome
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Pain Med 8:216-22. 2007
    ..The present study examined whether pain and fatigue ratings and pain threshold and tolerance levels for cold pain differed between twins with CFS and their cotwins without CFS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trauma exposure, branch of service, and physical injury in relation to mental health among U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Dewleen G Baker
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Dr, MC 0603 La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    Mil Med 174:773-8. 2009
    ..Follow-up analyses revealed that trauma history and combat exposure varied by branch of service. Knowledge of base rates and vulnerability factors can aid in rapid detection of "at risk" individuals...
  24. pmc C-reactive protein and pain sensitivity: findings from female twins
    Niloofar Afari
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Ann Behav Med 42:277-83. 2011
    ..Systemic inflammation and pain sensitivity may contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain conditions...
  25. pmc Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: a preliminary report
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, La Jolla, CA 92093 9111, USA
    Behav Ther 42:127-34. 2011
    ..No patients dropped out of ACT, and worry and depression improved. Findings suggest that ACT may warrant a large-scale investigation with anxious older adults...
  26. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the relationship of mood and stress to pulmonary function among patients with asthma
    Karen B Schmaling
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Asthma 39:501-10. 2002
    ..These results confirmed previous reports of individual variability in the association of psychosocial variables with pulmonary function...
  27. pmc Adolescent offspring of mothers with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Mark S Smith
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Adolesc Health 46:284-91. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint The illness uncertainty concept: a review
    Lisa Johnson Wright
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0738, La Jolla, CA 92093 0738, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 13:133-8. 2009
    ..Future research should examine specific predictors of illness uncertainty, how this construct changes over time, and what interventions may be effective in reducing illness uncertainty for individuals who experience pain conditions...
  29. pmc Twin studies of posttraumatic stress disorder: differentiating vulnerability factors from sequelae
    William S Kremen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Neuropharmacology 62:647-53. 2012
    ..The creation of new twin registries would do much toward accomplishing this goal. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder'...
  30. pmc A twin study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and chronic widespread pain
    Lester M Arguelles
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Pain 124:150-7. 2006
    ..Future research is needed to understand the temporal association of PTSD and CWP, as well as the physiological underpinnings of this relationship...