A S Bellack

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Wayne Fenton and recovery
    Alan S Bellack
    Schizophr Bull 33:1160-1. 2007
  2. pmc Assessment of community functioning in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses: a white paper based on an NIMH-sponsored workshop
    Alan S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, Suite 551, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:805-22. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 3:407-12. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in illness presentation, course, and level of functioning in substance-abusing schizophrenia patients
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 W Lombard Street, 21201 1549, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Schizophr Res 43:65-70. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse treatment for people with schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Baltimore 21201 1549, USA
    Addict Behav 23:749-66. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Women with schizophrenia and co-occurring substance use disorders: an increased risk for violent victimization and HIV
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland Baltimore, Department of Psychiatry, 21201 1549, USA
    Community Ment Health J 35:401-19. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of behavioural family management on family communication and patient outcomes in schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    VA Capitol Network, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC and University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 177:434-9. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Treating substance abuse in schizophrenia. An initial report
    M E Bennett
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Capital Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 20:163-75. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Treating substance abuse among patients with schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:75-80. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Drug-use behavior and correlates in people with schizophrenia
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Addict Behav 26:51-61. 2001

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Wayne Fenton and recovery
    Alan S Bellack
    Schizophr Bull 33:1160-1. 2007
  2. pmc Assessment of community functioning in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses: a white paper based on an NIMH-sponsored workshop
    Alan S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, Suite 551, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:805-22. 2007
    ..This criterion is problematic because different observers and constituencies often have different opinions about what types of change are clinically important and how much change is significant...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 3:407-12. 2001
    ..Finally, substance use treatment specifically designed to address the deficits in schizophrenia patients have been formulated, which are supported by optimistic pilot data and awaiting the completion of on-going clinical trials...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in illness presentation, course, and level of functioning in substance-abusing schizophrenia patients
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 W Lombard Street, 21201 1549, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Schizophr Res 43:65-70. 2000
    ..Collectively, these findings highlight the need for additional research and the development of more effective treatment interventions for this population of women...
  5. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse treatment for people with schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Baltimore 21201 1549, USA
    Addict Behav 23:749-66. 1998
    ..Future studies will examine the effectiveness of the intervention...
  6. ncbi request reprint Women with schizophrenia and co-occurring substance use disorders: an increased risk for violent victimization and HIV
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland Baltimore, Department of Psychiatry, 21201 1549, USA
    Community Ment Health J 35:401-19. 1999
    ..Given the potential increased vulnerability of this population to these negative outcomes, empirically based manualized preventive interventions are greatly needed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of behavioural family management on family communication and patient outcomes in schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    VA Capitol Network, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC and University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 177:434-9. 2000
    ..Family interventions for schizophrenia have proved to be highly effective in preventing relapse, but it is not clear how they work or how they should be structured...
  8. ncbi request reprint Treating substance abuse in schizophrenia. An initial report
    M E Bennett
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Capital Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 20:163-75. 2001
    ..Implications for the treatment are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Treating substance abuse among patients with schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:75-80. 1999
    ..In the 90-minute, twice weekly sessions, behavioral rehearsal is emphasized, and complex social repertoires, such as refusing substances, are divided into smaller behavioral elements...
  10. ncbi request reprint Drug-use behavior and correlates in people with schizophrenia
    J S Gearon
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Addict Behav 26:51-61. 2001
    ..There were no differences between the two schizophrenia groups in psychiatric symptoms or level of functioning. The treatment implications of these findings are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Generalization of training effects in schizophrenia
    A S Bellack
    VA Capitol Network MIRECC, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, 21201, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Schizophr Res 48:255-62. 2001
    ..56, P<0.05). The implications of these findings for rehabilitation programs were discussed, and recommendations were made for future research...
  12. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of a new behavioral treatment for drug abuse in people with severe and persistent mental illness
    Alan S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Capitol Health Care Network Mental Illness Research, Education, Baltimore, 21201, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:426-32. 2006
    ..Drug abuse by people with severe mental disorder is a significant public health problem for which there is no empirically validated treatment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Development of a comprehensive measure to assess clinical issues in dual diagnosis patients: The Substance Use Event Survey for Severe Mental Illness
    Melanie E Bennett
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard Street, Suite 551, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
    Addict Behav 31:2249-67. 2006
    ..The SUESS appears to be a useful assessment that is tolerated and understood by dual diagnosis patients, and shows good preliminary reliability and validity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of role-play assessments of social skill in schizophrenia
    Alan S Bellack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Capitol Health Care Network MIRECC, MD, USA
    Behav Ther 37:339-52. 2006
    ..However, several things often taken for granted in the literature warrant careful consideration in the design of research using role-play. Implications of the results for design of research are discussed...
  15. pmc Examination of contingency payments to dually-diagnosed patients in a multi-faceted behavioral treatment
    Joanna E Strong Kinnaman
    VA Capital Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1480-5. 2007
    ..These results provide an important step toward understanding the characteristics of dually-diagnosed patients that predict their response to CM...
  16. pmc Social/communication skills, cognition, and vocational functioning in schizophrenia
    Dwight Dickinson
    Schizophr Bull 33:1213-20. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Assessment of motivation to change substance use in dually-diagnosed schizophrenia patients
    Joanna E Strong Kinnaman
    VA Capital Health Care Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1798-813. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that the cartoon measure may be a suitable alternative to assess motivation to change substance use with cognitively impaired patients...
  18. pmc Performance-based measures of functional skills: usefulness in clinical treatment studies
    Philip D Harvey
    Schizophr Bull 33:1138-48. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Skills training for people with severe mental illness
    Alan S Bellack
    VA Capitol Health Care Network, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 10 N Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 27:375-91. 2004
    ..This is a promising area for further research, but CR, like CBT, does not have a sufficient evidentiary base for widespread dissemination to the public mental health system at this time...
  20. ncbi request reprint Motivation and the stages of change among individuals with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders
    Carlo C DiClemente
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:25-35. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, motivation and readiness to change are important dimensions that need to be addressed in treatment and research with dually diagnosed populations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Traumatic life events and PTSD among women with substance use disorders and schizophrenia
    Jean S Gearon
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, and VA Maryland Health Care System, 10 North Greene Street, Suite 6A MIRECC, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:523-8. 2003
    ..The association between PTSD and specific traumatic life events was also examined...
  22. ncbi request reprint A review of cognitive training in schizophrenia
    Elizabeth W Twamley
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:359-82. 2003
    ..Our recommendations for further research, including the use of functional outcome measures and long-term followup, highlight the importance of improving ecological validity in this area of treatment research...
  23. ncbi request reprint Do clozapine and risperidone affect social competence and problem solving?
    Alan S Bellack
    Mental Health Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:364-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of clozapine and risperidone on social skill and problem solving in patients with schizophrenia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Preliminary reliability and validity of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for schizophrenia
    Jean S Gearon
    Veterans Affairs, Capitol Health Care Network, Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:121-5. 2004
    ..There is also preliminary evidence of discriminant validity. These results support the use of the CAPS-S in women with schizophrenia...
  25. ncbi request reprint A sociocultural stress, appraisal, and coping model of subjective burden and family attitudes toward patients with schizophrenia
    Irwin S Rosenfarb
    California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:157-65. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Age, expressed emotion, and interpersonal control patterning in families of persons with schizophrenia
    Anne K Wuerker
    Factor 5 252, UCLA School of Nursing, Box 956919, 90095 6919, USA
    Psychiatry Res 109:161-70. 2002
    ..The over-responsive families may need advice on how to create more distance, or how to be more objective, but the distant families may need more support and encouragement to communicate and problem-solve...
  27. ncbi request reprint Topiramate antagonizes MK-801 in an animal model of schizophrenia
    Stephen I Deutsch
    Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Integrated Service Network 5, 849 International Drive, Suite 275, Linthicum, MD 21090, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 449:121-5. 2002
    ..Topiramate was shown to inhibit MK-801-elicited "popping" behavior in a complex dose-dependent manner...
  28. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal control, expressed emotion, and change in symptoms in families of persons with schizophrenia
    Anne K Wuerker
    School of Nursing, University of California, Factor 5 252, Box 956919, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    Schizophr Res 58:281-92. 2002
    ..Understanding how EE attitudes impact the struggles patients and relatives have in coping with schizophrenia is crucial to knowing how clinicians can support these families most effectively...
  29. ncbi request reprint Interaction of stress and strain on glutamatergic neurotransmission: relevance to schizophrenia
    Eddie N Billingslea
    Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 5, Department of Veterans Affairs, 849 International Drive, Suite 275, Linthicum, MD 21090, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 74:351-6. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Race, family interactions, and patient stabilization in schizophrenia
    Irwin S Rosenfarb
    California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:109-15. 2004
    ..Findings suggest that family relationships may play in important role in determining whether patients stabilize after an acute episode. Results also point to the importance of cultural factors in predicting patient stabilization...
  31. ncbi request reprint Modulation of MK-801-elicited mouse popping behavior by galantamine is complex and dose-dependent
    Stephen I Deutsch
    Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 5, 849 International Drive, Suite 275, Linthicum, MD 21090, USA
    Life Sci 73:2355-61. 2003
    ..05). This MK-801-elicited popping was significantly attenuated by 100 mg/kg of galantamine (T(22) = 2.24, P < 0.05). The data show that nicotinic interventions can influence NMDA receptor-mediated neurotransmission in the intact mouse...
  32. ncbi request reprint The development of a computer-assisted cognitive remediation program for patients with schizophrenia
    Alan S Bellack
    VA Capitol Health Care Network MIRECC, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:5-14. 2005
    ..The potential of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions, alone and in combination, for cognitive impairment in schizophrenia is a promising research issue...
  33. pmc Scientific and consumer models of recovery in schizophrenia: concordance, contrasts, and implications
    Alan S Bellack
    VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:432-42. 2006
    ..Priorities for future research are suggested...
  34. ncbi request reprint Family interactions and the course of schizophrenia in African American and White patients
    Irwin S Rosenfarb
    California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:112-20. 2006
    ..For Whites, the combination of patients' odd or unusual thinking with relatives and relatives' critical and intrusive behavior toward patients may be especially predictive of an adverse course...
  35. ncbi request reprint Affectivity in the problem-solving interactions of schizophrenia patients and their family members
    Jack J Blanchard
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 4411, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:105-17. 2004
    ..Additionally, these results suggest that schizophrenic symptoms, by themselves, may contribute little to the conflict between patients and their family members...