Alexander Bystritsky

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Augmentation of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder using adjunctive olanzapine: a placebo-controlled trial
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Anxiety Disorders Program, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:565-8. 2004
  2. doi Use of complementary and alternative medicine in a large sample of anxiety patients
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:266-72. 2012
  3. pmc Training primary care staff to deliver a computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy program for anxiety disorders
    Raphael D Rose
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:336-42. 2011
  4. pmc Disorder-specific impact of coordinated anxiety learning and management treatment for anxiety disorders in primary care
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:378-88. 2011
  5. doi CBT competence in novice therapists improves anxiety outcomes
    Lily A Brown
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Depress Anxiety 30:97-115. 2013
  6. ncbi CBT intensity and outcome for panic disorder in a primary care setting
    Michelle G Craske
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Behav Ther 37:112-9. 2006
  7. pmc Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in primary-care settings
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:235-42. 2009
  8. ncbi Does the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy improve panic disorder treatment outcome relative to medication alone in the primary-care setting?
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 405 Holgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1645-54. 2005
  9. pmc Regional brain volumes and symptom severity in body dysmorphic disorder
    Jamie D Feusner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Psychiatry Res 172:161-7. 2009
  10. pmc Anxiety treatment improves physical functioning with oblique scoring of the SF-12 short form health survey
    Andrea N Niles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:291-6. 2013

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi Augmentation of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder using adjunctive olanzapine: a placebo-controlled trial
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Anxiety Disorders Program, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:565-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of adding an atypical antipsychotic, olanzapine, to a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) in treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  2. doi Use of complementary and alternative medicine in a large sample of anxiety patients
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychosomatics 53:266-72. 2012
    ..To examine a large sample of patients with anxiety and the association between types of complementary and alternative treatments that were used, demographic variables, diagnostic categories, and treatment outcomes...
  3. pmc Training primary care staff to deliver a computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy program for anxiety disorders
    Raphael D Rose
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:336-42. 2011
    ..This paper describes the training approach used with primary care staff to deliver an evidence-based computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program for anxiety disorders within a collaborative care treatment delivery model...
  4. pmc Disorder-specific impact of coordinated anxiety learning and management treatment for anxiety disorders in primary care
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:378-88. 2011
    ..Anxiety disorders commonly present in primary care, where evidence-based mental health treatments often are unavailable or suboptimally delivered...
  5. doi CBT competence in novice therapists improves anxiety outcomes
    Lily A Brown
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Depress Anxiety 30:97-115. 2013
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  6. ncbi CBT intensity and outcome for panic disorder in a primary care setting
    Michelle G Craske
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Behav Ther 37:112-9. 2006
    ..The significance of follow-up booster phone contact is discussed as an index of continued self-management of panic and anxiety following acute treatment...
  7. pmc Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in primary-care settings
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:235-42. 2009
    ..The purpose of the current report is to (1) present the structure and format of the computer-assisted CBT program, and (2) to present evidence for acceptance of the program by clinicians and the effectiveness of the program for patients...
  8. ncbi Does the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy improve panic disorder treatment outcome relative to medication alone in the primary-care setting?
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, 405 Holgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1645-54. 2005
    ..Using an as-treated analysis, we evaluated whether the addition of CBT enhanced outcomes for panic disorder relative to medications alone in the primary-care setting...
  9. pmc Regional brain volumes and symptom severity in body dysmorphic disorder
    Jamie D Feusner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Psychiatry Res 172:161-7. 2009
    ..These are in concordance with the involvement of these regions in pathological face processing, which may contribute to the primary symptomatology...
  10. pmc Anxiety treatment improves physical functioning with oblique scoring of the SF-12 short form health survey
    Andrea N Niles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:291-6. 2013
    ..Replication was tested in reanalysis of data from the earlier Collaborative Care for Anxiety and Panic (CCAP) randomized clinical trial for the treatment of panic disorder...
  11. pmc Treatment for anxiety disorders: Efficacy to effectiveness to implementation
    Michelle G Craske
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:931-7. 2009
    ..Future directions for our research include dissemination and implementation of the CALM program, testing potential alternations to the CALM program, and distance delivery of CALM...
  12. pmc Clinical and subthreshold panic disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 8346, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:381-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to add to the accumulating evidence of significant comorbidity and disability associated with subthreshold PD...
  13. ncbi Obsessive-compulsive hoarding: symptom severity and response to multimodal treatment
    Sanjaya Saxena
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, Calif 90095, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:21-7. 2002
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  14. ncbi A pilot controlled trial of bupropion XL versus escitalopram in generalized anxiety disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychopharmacol Bull 41:46-51. 2008
    ..To compare the efficacy and safety of bupropion XL (150 to 300 mg/day) with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor escitalopram (10 to 20 mg/day) in outpatients diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  15. ncbi Differential efficacy of memantine for obsessive-compulsive disorder vs. generalized anxiety disorder: an open-label trial
    Jamie D Feusner
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychopharmacol Bull 42:81-93. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of memantine in OCD and GAD, and to probe relative effects on OCD and anxiety symptoms...
  16. ncbi Assessment of beliefs about psychotropic medication and psychotherapy: development of a measure for patients with anxiety disorders
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:313-8. 2005
    ..This study presents the psychometric properties of a brief measure to assess beliefs about psychotropic medications and psychotherapy among patients with anxiety disorders...
  17. ncbi A pilot study of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:412-7. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of CES in alleviating anxiety in patients with DSM-IV-diagnosed GAD...
  18. ncbi Presleep attributions about arousal during sleep: nocturnal panic
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:53-62. 2002
    ..The findings are consistent with a cognitive model of nocturnal panic attacks...
  19. ncbi Treating panic disorder in primary care: a collaborative care intervention
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:148-55. 2002
    ..This description is intended to lay the groundwork for continued research efforts in the extension of efficacious treatments into primary care settings...
  20. doi A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:175-80. 2008
    ..Whether R. rosea is effective in reducing similar symptoms in clinical samples is unknown. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate whether R. rosea is effective in reducing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  21. ncbi Visual information processing of faces in body dysmorphic disorder
    Jamie D Feusner
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste 2345, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1417-25. 2007
    ..This study examines abnormalities in visual information processing in BDD that may underlie clinical symptoms...
  22. ncbi A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1092-8. 2008
    ..The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate whether functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-guided rTMS is effective in reducing symptoms of GAD...
  23. pmc Impaired identity recognition of faces with emotional expressions in body dysmorphic disorder
    Jamie Donald Feusner
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 179:318-23. 2010
    ..This could reflect fundamental abnormalities in visual information processing that are more pronounced for emotional expressions in general, and may relate to their perceptual disturbances...
  24. ncbi Perceived unmet need for mental health treatment and barriers to care among patients with panic disorder
    Michelle G Craske
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1563, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:988-94. 2005
    ..This study estimated the extent of perceived unmet need for mental health treatment among individuals with panic disorder in primary care settings, investigated the determinants of unmet need, and assessed barriers to care...
  25. ncbi Predictors of willingness to consider medication and psychosocial treatment for panic disorder in primary care patients
    Holly Hazlett-Stevens
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:316-21. 2002
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  26. ncbi Moving treatment research from clinical trials to the real world
    Peter P Roy-Byrne
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle 98014, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:327-32. 2003
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  27. ncbi Efficacy of low and higher dose extended-release venlafaxine in generalized social anxiety disorder: a 6-month randomized controlled trial
    Murray B Stein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0985, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 177:280-8. 2005
    ..There is a need for new pharmacological treatments for generalized social anxiety disorder (GSAD), which is a common, often disabling condition...
  28. ncbi Does nocturnal panic represent a more severe form of panic disorder?
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563 Send reprint requests to Dr Craske
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:611-8. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that NP may be a specific version of panic disorder characterized by fearful associations with sleep and sleeplike states...
  29. doi The effect of attributional processes concerning medication taking on return of fear
    Mark B Powers
    Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:478-90. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the importance of assessing patient attributions regarding the improvements achieved with combined exposure-based and pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders...
  30. ncbi Beliefs about psychotropic medication and psychotherapy among primary care patients with anxiety disorders
    Amy W Wagner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    Depress Anxiety 21:99-105. 2005
    ..Treatment adherence may therefore be increased by addressing these beliefs directly...
  31. ncbi St John's wort versus placebo in obsessive-compulsive disorder: results from a double-blind study
    Kenneth A Kobak
    Dean Foundation for Health Research and Education, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562, USA
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:299-304. 2005
    ..9%) and placebo (16.7%) (P=0.905). Only one patient from each group discontinued due to adverse events [sinus infection (St John's wort); confusion (placebo)]. The results fail to support the efficacy of St John's wort for OCD...
  32. pmc A randomized effectiveness trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication for primary care panic disorder
    Peter P Roy-Byrne
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:290-8. 2005
    ..Although numerous studies have assessed the effectiveness of treatments for depression in primary care, few such studies have been conducted for panic disorder...
  33. ncbi Functional impact and health utility of anxiety disorders in primary care outpatients
    Murray B Stein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0985, USA
    Med Care 43:1164-70. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relative impact of anxiety disorders and major depression on functional status and health-related quality of life of primary care outpatients...
  34. ncbi Quetiapine augmentation in obsessive-compulsive disorder resistant to serotonin reuptake inhibitors: an open-label study
    Ann M Bogan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:73-9. 2005
    ..Case series reporting successful augmentation with risperidone and olanzapine led us to investigate quetiapine in OCD that was resistant to SRI treatment...
  35. ncbi Quality of care for primary care patients with anxiety disorders
    Murray B Stein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0985, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2230-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated quality of care for primary care patients with anxiety disorders in university-affiliated outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle...
  36. pmc Design of the Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) study: innovations in collaborative care for anxiety disorders
    Greer Sullivan
    South Central VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, AR 72214 1706, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:379-87. 2007
    ..Since anxiety disorders are most often treated in primary care, quality improvement interventions, such as the Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) intervention, are needed in primary care...
  37. ncbi Use of herbal medicine in primary care patients with mood and anxiety disorders
    Peter P Roy-Byrne
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 359911, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Psychosomatics 46:117-22. 2005
    ..Use was not associated with receipt of pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy for anxiety or depression...
  38. ncbi Fluoxetine treatment and testosterone levels
    Stewart Bell
    Private Practice, Arcadia, CA, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 18:19-22. 2006
    ..As decreased testosterone has several negative health effects, we conducted a pilot study investigating the effect of fluoxetine treatment on testosterone levels...
  39. ncbi The Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI-Auto): problems and remedies for diagnosing panic disorder and social phobia
    Adrienne Means-Christensen
    University of California, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:167-81. 2003
    ..We did not examine the false positive rate for the unmodified or modified CIDI, but this is an important issue that needs to be evaluated in future research...
  40. ncbi Improving clinical trials: American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology recommendations
    Donald F Klein
    New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, Unit 22, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:272-8. 2002
    ..The scope of inquiry included identifying means of shifting institutional and regulatory assumptions and processes, even to the point of seeking appropriate national incentives...