Dewleen G Baker

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of basal serial CSF cortisol in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Dewleen G Baker
    Psychiatry Service, San Diego VA Healthcare System, CA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:992-4. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Characterization of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma NPY levels in normal volunteers over a 24-h timeframe
    Dewleen G Baker
    VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, CA, United States University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, United States Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2378-82. 2013
  3. pmc Altered amygdala activation during face processing in Iraqi and Afghanistani war veterans
    Alan N Simmons
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 1:6. 2011
  4. pmc Predictors of risk and resilience for posttraumatic stress disorder among ground combat Marines: methods of the Marine Resiliency Study
    Dewleen G Baker
    VA Center for Stress and Mental Health 116A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E97. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Biomarkers of PTSD: neuropeptides and immune signaling
    Dewleen G Baker
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego, CA, USA
    Neuropharmacology 62:663-73. 2012
  6. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder: emerging concepts of pharmacotherapy
    Dewleen G Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0603V, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 14:251-72. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological correlates of battle and nonbattle injury among Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans
    Andrew J MacGregor
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Mil Med 174:224-31. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Association between traumatic brain injury and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder in active-duty Marines
    Kate A Yurgil
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California2Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, California
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:149-57. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and psychological correlates of traumatic brain injury in operation iraqi freedom
    Andrew J MacGregor
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92106, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 25:1-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint An automatic MEG low-frequency source imaging approach for detecting injuries in mild and moderate TBI patients with blast and non-blast causes
    Ming Xiong Huang
    Radiology, Research, Rehab, and Psychiatry Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Neuroimage 61:1067-82. 2012

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of basal serial CSF cortisol in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Dewleen G Baker
    Psychiatry Service, San Diego VA Healthcare System, CA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:992-4. 2005
    ..The authors' goal was to measure CSF cortisol concentrations, which more accurately reflect brain glucocorticoid exposure, in subjects with or without PTSD...
  2. doi request reprint Characterization of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma NPY levels in normal volunteers over a 24-h timeframe
    Dewleen G Baker
    VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, CA, United States University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, United States Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2378-82. 2013
    ..Using 24-h data collection, we characterized CSF/plasma NPY relationships, including presentation of evidence of weak CSF and plasma correlations, an important consideration for study design of NPY in stress or mental health. ..
  3. pmc Altered amygdala activation during face processing in Iraqi and Afghanistani war veterans
    Alan N Simmons
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 1:6. 2011
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  4. pmc Predictors of risk and resilience for posttraumatic stress disorder among ground combat Marines: methods of the Marine Resiliency Study
    Dewleen G Baker
    VA Center for Stress and Mental Health 116A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E97. 2012
    ..Of enrolled Marines, approximately half (51.3%) had prior deployments. We found a moderate positive relationship between deployment history and PTSD prevalence in these baseline data...
  5. doi request reprint Biomarkers of PTSD: neuropeptides and immune signaling
    Dewleen G Baker
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego, CA, USA
    Neuropharmacology 62:663-73. 2012
    ..Potential research implications and directions are discussed. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder'...
  6. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder: emerging concepts of pharmacotherapy
    Dewleen G Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0603V, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 14:251-72. 2009
    ..Proven effective pharmacologic agents are sorely needed to treat core and targeted PTSD symptoms, and for prevention. This review describes current and emerging pharmacotherapies that advance these goals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological correlates of battle and nonbattle injury among Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans
    Andrew J MacGregor
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Mil Med 174:224-31. 2009
    ..More research is needed to further define this relationship by examining potential mechanisms and addressing the possible contributing effect of combat exposure...
  8. doi request reprint Association between traumatic brain injury and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder in active-duty Marines
    Kate A Yurgil
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California2Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, California
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:149-57. 2014
    ..Whether traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been difficult to determine because of the prevalence of comorbid conditions, overlapping symptoms, and cross-sectional samples...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and psychological correlates of traumatic brain injury in operation iraqi freedom
    Andrew J MacGregor
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92106, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 25:1-8. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence and psychological correlates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among injured male combatants in the Iraq conflict...
  10. doi request reprint An automatic MEG low-frequency source imaging approach for detecting injuries in mild and moderate TBI patients with blast and non-blast causes
    Ming Xiong Huang
    Radiology, Research, Rehab, and Psychiatry Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Neuroimage 61:1067-82. 2012
    ..This study provides a foundation for using MEG low-frequency source imaging to support the clinical diagnosis of TBI...
  11. ncbi request reprint The role of emotional numbing in sexual functioning among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
    Sarah E Nunnink
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, MC 116A, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Mil Med 175:424-8. 2010
    ..Those exhibiting numbing symptoms should be thoroughly assessed for sexual functioning problems and referred for treatment as necessary...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of traumatic imagery on cerebrospinal fluid dopamine and serotonin metabolites in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Thomas D Geracioti
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0559, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:995-8. 2013
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  13. pmc The Peritraumatic Behavior Questionnaire: development and initial validation of a new measure for combat-related peritraumatic reactions
    Agorastos Agorastos
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 13:9. 2013
    ..This study describes the development of the PBQ and reports on the psychometric properties of its self-rated version (PBQ-SR)...
  14. doi request reprint PTSD and depression as predictors of physical health-related quality of life in tobacco-dependent veterans
    Laura H Aversa
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr 151, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Psychosom Res 73:185-90. 2012
    ..Previous studies examining the effects of quitting smoking on HRQoL have been mixed. This study aimed to examine the effects of PTSD, depressive symptoms and smoking cessation on HRQoL in a sample receiving treatment for PTSD...
  15. doi request reprint Low cerebrospinal fluid and plasma orexin-A (hypocretin-1) concentrations in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Jeffrey R Strawn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0559, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1001-7. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Diminished vagal activity and blunted diurnal variation of heart rate dynamics in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Agorastos Agorastos
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego, CA, USA
    Stress 16:300-10. 2013
    ..Diminished diurnal differences and blunted tonic parasympathetic activity altering HR dynamics suggest central neuroautonomic dysregulation that could represent a possible link to increased cardiovascular disease in PTSD...
  17. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome: relative risk associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity and antipsychotic medication use
    Pia S Heppner
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:550-8. 2012
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Female veterans of the OEF/OIF conflict: concordance of PTSD symptoms and substance misuse
    Sarah E Nunnink
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive MC 116A, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Addict Behav 35:655-9. 2010
    ..Future research should investigate needs for gender-specific PTSD and substance-abuse treatment needs...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between PTSD symptom clusters, cigarette use, and physical health-related quality of life
    Laura H Aversa
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr 151, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:1381-9. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to examine the impact of quitting smoking and changes in PTSD symptoms over time on changes in physical HRQoL...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint MEG source imaging method using fast L1 minimum-norm and its applications to signals with brain noise and human resting-state source amplitude images
    Ming Xiong Huang
    Radiology Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA Research Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Neuroimage 84:585-604. 2014
    ....
  23. pmc The association of posttraumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome: a study of increased health risk in veterans
    Pia S Heppner
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System, Research Service, MC 151, La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    BMC Med 7:1. 2009
    ..To assess PTSD-related biological burden, we measured biological factors that comprise metabolic syndrome, an important established predictor of morbidity and mortality, as a correlate of long-term health risk in PTSD...
  24. doi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and health-related quality of life in OEF/OIF veterans
    James O E Pittman
    Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, 3350 La Jolla Village, Drive MC 116A, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:99-103. 2012
    ..The study hypothesizes that PTSD and depression will each significantly predict lower physical and mental HRQoL even when controlling for overlapping symptoms: anhedonia, concentration, and insomnia...
  25. doi request reprint Low cerebrospinal fluid neuropeptide Y concentrations in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Renu Sah
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 66:705-7. 2009
    ..Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress-related anxiety disorder. We hypothesized that central nervous system NPY is dysregulated in PTSD and sought to redress the absence of central NPY data in the disorder...
  26. doi request reprint Injury-specific predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Andrew J MacGregor
    Department of Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Mission Support, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    Injury 40:1004-10. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to characterise the relationship between injury-related factors and PTSD among a population of battle injuries...
  27. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Jeffrey R Strawn
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:757-9. 2004
    ..Central nervous system norepinephrine (NE) is normally involved in blood pressure regulation, but it is pathophysiologically elevated in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  28. doi request reprint The influence of posttraumatic stress disorder numbing and hyperarousal symptom clusters in the prediction of physical health status in veterans with chronic tobacco dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Laura H Harder
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:940-5. 2011
    ..Our findings further explain the impact of PTSD on health status by exploring the way PTSD symptom clusters predict self-perceptions of health, role limitations, pain, and vitality...
  29. doi request reprint Specific pain complaints in iraq and afghanistan veterans screening positive for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Tobias Moeller-Bertram
    VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health and VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Psychosomatics 55:172-8. 2014
    ..Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain are highly comorbid...
  30. ncbi request reprint Veterans Health Administration vocational services for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans with mental health conditions
    Elizabeth W Twamley
    Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr 116A, San Diego, CA 92161
    J Rehabil Res Dev 50:663-70. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Integrated imaging approach with MEG and DTI to detect mild traumatic brain injury in military and civilian patients
    Ming Xiong Huang
    Research, Radiology, Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurotrauma 26:1213-26. 2009
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and aggression in OEF/OIF veterans
    Abigail C Angkaw
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161
    Mil Med 178:1044-50. 2013
    ..Study results have implications for the development of interventions to treat aggressive behaviors in OEF/OIF veterans with PTSD and depression. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint Mineralocorticoid receptor function in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Michael Kellner
    Depatment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1938-40. 2002
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Effects of trauma-related audiovisual stimulation on cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine and corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Thomas D Geracioti
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:416-24. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Endocrine and cardiovascular responses to corticotropin-releasing hormone in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: a role for atrial natriuretic peptide?
    Michael Kellner
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 47:102-8. 2003
    ..Further studies to assess ANP secretion in PTSD patients and to clarify its pathophysiological impact are needed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Elevated cerebrospinal fluid substance p concentrations in posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression
    Thomas D Geracioti
    Research Service, VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine St, Box 151, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:637-43. 2006
    ..The authors also sought to determine if CNS substance P concentrations change on provocation of symptoms in PTSD patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind comparison of sertraline and placebo for posttraumatic stress disorder in a Department of Veterans Affairs setting
    Matthew J Friedman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:711-20. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic setting involving patients with predominantly combat-related PTSD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war
    Rosemary Toomey
    Toomey, Psychology Department, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:385-93. 2007
    ..Gulf War veterans reported multiple psychological symptoms immediately after the war; the temporal course of these symptoms remains unclear...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measurement precision of the clinician administered PTSD scale (CAPS): a RASCH model analysis
    Elizabeth J Betemps
    University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 0038, USA
    J Appl Meas 4:59-69. 2003
    ..Items from this instrument can be used to develop an equal interval scale to provide precise measurements for treatment evaluations and to identify clinical cut points for diagnostic purposes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Mississippi PTSD Scale--Revised using Rasch measurement
    Elizabeth Betemps
    University of Cincinnati, P O Box 210038, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 6:117-25. 2004
    ..These items may be used to develop an interval scale of the PTSD construct that is generalizable across diverse populations and that can be used for individualized comparable assessments...
  41. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking: a systematic review
    Steven S Fu
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1071-84. 2007
    ..Intervention studies that test behavioral and pharmacological interventions designed specifically for use in patients with PTSD are needed to reduce morbidity and mortality in this population...
  42. ncbi request reprint Review of assessment and treatment of PTSD among elderly American armed forces veterans
    Gina P Owens
    University of Kentucky, KY, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1118-30. 2005
    ..Limited data exist specifically related to prevalence, assessment, and treatment of PTSD among the elderly veteran population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Correlates for posttraumatic stress disorder in Gulf War veterans: a retrospective study of main and moderating effects
    Amanda L Stein
    Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 210376, Cincinnati, OH 45221 0376, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:861-76. 2005
    ..Study findings have implications for longitudinal investigation of PTSD development and preventive interventions...