Paul Pilkonis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Stability of borderline personality disorder features in girls
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pers Disord 24:460-72. 2010
  2. pmc Validation of the depression item bank from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in a three-month observational study
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 56:112-9. 2014
  3. pmc Item banks for alcohol use from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): use, consequences, and expectancies
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 130:167-77. 2013
  4. pmc Assessment of self-reported negative affect in the NIH Toolbox
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 206:88-97. 2013
  5. pmc Item banks for measuring emotional distress from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®): depression, anxiety, and anger
    Paul A Pilkonis
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Assessment 18:263-83. 2011
  6. pmc Addressing the challenges of a cross-national investigation: lessons from the Pittsburgh-Pisa study of treatment-relevant phenotypes of unipolar depression
    Ellen Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Trials 5:253-61. 2008
  7. pmc Screening for personality disorders
    Jennifer Q Morse
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:179-98. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality and substance use in women
    Ulrike Feske
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Addict 15:131-7. 2006
  9. pmc Anger, preoccupied attachment, and domain disorganization in borderline personality disorder
    Jennifer Q Morse
    Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    J Pers Disord 23:240-57. 2009
  10. pmc The role of attachment styles and interpersonal problems in suicide-related behaviors
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:592-607. 2008

Research Grants

  1. TRAINING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCHERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2003
  7. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2009
  8. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 1999
  9. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2000
  10. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc Stability of borderline personality disorder features in girls
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pers Disord 24:460-72. 2010
    ..71-.85) and moderately high for teacher factor scores (r ranging from .49-.77). These findings suggest that underlying dimensions of BPD features can be reliably measured and are stable in 6-12-year-old girls...
  2. pmc Validation of the depression item bank from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in a three-month observational study
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 56:112-9. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Item banks for alcohol use from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): use, consequences, and expectancies
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 130:167-77. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Assessment of self-reported negative affect in the NIH Toolbox
    Paul A Pilkonis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 206:88-97. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Item banks for measuring emotional distress from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®): depression, anxiety, and anger
    Paul A Pilkonis
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Assessment 18:263-83. 2011
    ..Short forms consisting of seven to eight items provided information comparable to legacy measures containing more items...
  6. pmc Addressing the challenges of a cross-national investigation: lessons from the Pittsburgh-Pisa study of treatment-relevant phenotypes of unipolar depression
    Ellen Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Trials 5:253-61. 2008
    ..A multi-site clinical trial that includes psychotherapy as one of the treatments presents numerous challenges related to cross-site consistency and communication...
  7. pmc Screening for personality disorders
    Jennifer Q Morse
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:179-98. 2007
    ..Performance was best when predicting a more severe PD diagnosis in the psychiatric sample. The results also highlight the potential value of multiple assessments when relying on self-reports...
  8. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality and substance use in women
    Ulrike Feske
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Addict 15:131-7. 2006
    ..Antisocial personality disorder generally yielded larger odds ratios than BPD and emerged as a partial mediator of the relation between BPD and SUD. Histrionic PD was the only other PD that showed meaningful relations with SUD...
  9. pmc Anger, preoccupied attachment, and domain disorganization in borderline personality disorder
    Jennifer Q Morse
    Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    J Pers Disord 23:240-57. 2009
    ..These results may suggest possible subtypes of BPD or possible mechanisms by which BPD traits are established and maintained...
  10. pmc The role of attachment styles and interpersonal problems in suicide-related behaviors
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:592-607. 2008
    ..These findings suggest the importance of distinguishing between these groups of behaviors in terms of etiological pathways, maintenance processes, and treatment interventions...
  11. ncbi request reprint The validity of the five-factor model prototypes for personality disorders in two clinical samples
    Joshua D Miller
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Assess 16:310-22. 2004
    ..In the 2nd sample (N = 132), the FFM PD similarity scores demonstrated excellent longitudinal stability and good predictive validity with regard to consensus ratings of PD features. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among bariatric surgery candidates: relationship to obesity and functional health status
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:328-34; quiz 374. 2007
    ..The present study was designed to document psychiatric disorders among candidates for weight loss surgery and to examine the relationship of psychopathology to degree of obesity and functional health status...
  13. pmc Training future generations of mental health researchers: devising strategies for tough times
    Charles F Reynolds
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 31:152-9. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Randomized trial of weekly, twice-monthly, and monthly interpersonal psychotherapy as maintenance treatment for women with recurrent depression
    Ellen Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:761-7. 2007
    ..The authors sought to determine whether a greater frequency of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) sessions during maintenance treatment has a greater prophylactic effect than a previously validated once-a-month treatment...
  15. pmc Interpersonal and emotional experiences of social interactions in borderline personality disorder
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:484-91. 2009
    ..GENERAL AIM: We examined interpersonal experiences of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) using a time-contingent diary procedure to collect information about social interactions for 7 days...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of cluster C personality disorders on outcomes of acute and maintenance treatment in late-life depression
    Jennifer Q Morse
    Personality Studies, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:808-14. 2005
    ..Personality disorders (PDs) have been associated with poor treatment outcomes in acute treatments for late-life depression and with persistent functional impairment after recovery from an episode of depression...
  17. ncbi request reprint Anger attacks in bipolar depression: predictors and response to citalopram added to mood stabilizers
    Oommen K Mammen
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:627-33. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that if anger attacks were related to hypomanic symptoms they would respond unfavorably to citalopram, whereas if they were related to trait anger or depressive symptoms they would respond favorably...
  18. pmc Age-related differences in individual DSM criteria for borderline personality disorder
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pers Disord 22:427-32. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that older individuals with BPD report less impulsivity and fewer suicidal behaviors, although symptoms of distress persist...
  19. pmc Development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures for sleep disturbance and sleep-related impairments
    Daniel J Buysse
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Sleep 33:781-92. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Self-report measures of insomnia in adults: rationales, choices, and needs
    Douglas E Moul
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Sleep and Chronobiology Center, University of Pittsburgh, Room E 1119, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 8:177-98. 2004
    ..An extensive table of currently available questionnaires is provided, and some needs for future questionnaire development are also identified...
  21. ncbi request reprint Five-factor model prototypes for personality disorders: the utility of self-reports and observer ratings
    Joshua D Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Assessment 11:127-38. 2004
    ..Other-reported information provides incremental utility in predicting impairment and interpersonal distress rated by clinicians and significant others...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcome of ECT in patients with major depression and comorbid borderline personality disorder
    Ulrike Feske
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2073-80. 2004
    ..The authors compared the acute outcome of ECT in depressed patients with borderline personality disorder, with personality disorders other than borderline personality disorder, and with no personality disorder...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acute treatment outcomes in patients with bipolar I disorder and co-morbid borderline personality disorder receiving medication and psychotherapy
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Bipolar Disord 7:192-7. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Symptom reports in severe chronic insomnia
    Douglas E Moul
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 25:553-63. 2002
    ..To describe patterns and severities of the daytime and nighttime symptoms of chronic insomnia patients...
  25. pmc Building PROMIS item banks: librarians as co-investigators
    Mary Klem
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:881-8. 2009
    ..A first step in IRT modeling is development of item banks. Our aim is to describe the value of including librarians and to describe processes used by librarians, in the creation of such banks...
  26. ncbi request reprint Focusing on the experience of insomnia
    Thomas J Carey
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 3:73-86. 2005
    ..Daytime problems are salient descriptors of the insomnia experience. Assessing the patient's daytime experiences is valued by patients with insomnia and may be used as a benchmark for treatment response...
  27. ncbi request reprint Social networks in borderline personality disorder
    Allan Clifton
    Department of Psychology, Vassar College, Box 713, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:434-41. 2007
    ..Results suggest deficits in social cognition for positive relations, but not for negative relations such as interpersonal conflict...
  28. ncbi request reprint Role of perfectionism and personality disorder features in response to brief treatment for depression
    Golan Shahar
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:629-33. 2003
    ..Results highlight the central role played by patients' personality in the course of brief treatment for depression...
  29. ncbi request reprint An application of item response theory to the DSM-III-R criteria for borderline personality disorder
    Ulrike Feske
    Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:418-33. 2007
    ..The general conclusion is that the criteria do represent a coherent syndrome and that further research on the informational value of the individual criteria would be useful...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism and affective instability: the same or different?
    Joshua D Miller
    Department of Psychology, Psychology Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:839-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the correlates and consequences of two constructs related to affective experience: neuroticism and affective instability...
  31. ncbi request reprint Self- and other-reports of traits from the five-factor model: relations to personality disorder
    Joshua D Miller
    1 Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    J Pers Disord 19:400-19. 2005
    ..The other-rated FFM scores also accounted for more variance in consensus ratings of impairment in the domains of romance, work, and social relations...
  32. ncbi request reprint A simplified technique for scoring DSM-IV personality disorders with the Five-Factor Model
    Joshua D Miller
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    Assessment 12:404-15. 2005
    ..Given the ease of this scoring procedure, the FFM count technique has obvious clinical utility...
  33. ncbi request reprint Verification of scale sub-domains in elderly patients with dementia: a confirmatory factor-analytic approach
    Kari B Kastango
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:706-14. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Self-reported attachment, interpersonal aggression, and personality disorder in a prospective community sample of adolescents and adults
    Thomas N Crawford
    Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY, USA
    J Pers Disord 20:331-51. 2006
    ..Interpersonal aggression was higher in Cluster B symptoms and lower in Cluster C symptoms, thus differentiating between these symptom clusters...
  35. ncbi request reprint Treatment utilization and satisfaction: examining the contributions of Axis II psychopathology and the Five-Factor Model of personality
    Joshua D Miller
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
    J Pers Disord 20:369-87. 2006
    ..e., FFM and PDs). It is argued that both types of personality information should be included in the initial treatment planning and implementation stages...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a single latent class of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders borderline personality pathology
    Allan Clifton
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 48:70-8. 2007
    ..Future research on subtypes of BPD may benefit by focusing on variables that supplement the DSM criteria...
  37. pmc Narcissistic personality disorder: relations with distress and functional impairment
    Joshua D Miller
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 48:170-7. 2007
    ..The behavior of narcissistic individuals ultimately leads to problems and distress for the narcissistic individuals and for those with whom they interact...
  38. ncbi request reprint Differential functioning of the Beck depression inventory in late-life patients: use of item response theory
    Yookyung Kim
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:379-91. 2002
    ..Adjusted cutoff scores in the late-life group are provided, and possible reasons for age-related differences in the performance of the BDI are discussed...
  39. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the validity of the five-factor model (FFM) personality disorder prototypes. Using FFM self-report and interview measures
    Joshua D Miller
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Psychol Assess 17:497-500. 2005
    ..Both sets of PD prototype scores demonstrated significant convergent validity with PD symptom counts, suggesting that the FFM PD prototype scores are appropriate for use with both sources of data...
  40. ncbi request reprint Negative affect and parental aggression in child physical abuse
    Oommen K Mammen
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 26:407-24. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint What's in a (neutral) face? Personality disorders, attachment styles, and the appraisal of ambiguous social cues
    Björn Meyer
    The University of Surrey Roehampton, Whitelands College, West Hill, London, UK
    J Pers Disord 18:320-36. 2004
    ..Discussion highlights the potential of simultaneously studying biases in social information processing and attachment disturbances among individuals with personality disorders...
  42. ncbi request reprint Efficiently assessing negative cognition in depression: an item response theory analysis of the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:199-209. 2007
    ..Taken together, the authors believe the DAS-SF1 and DAS-SF2 provide an efficient and accurate assessment of dysfunctional attitudes among depressed individuals...
  43. pmc An examination of the factor structure of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, narcissistic personality disorder criteria: one or two factors?
    Joshua D Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:141-5. 2008
    ..Given the broader research literature suggesting a 2-factor structure of narcissism, strategies for assessing both overt/grandiose and covert/vulnerable forms of narcissism in DSM-V are discussed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Treatment expectancies, patient alliance, and outcome: further analyses from the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program
    Björn Meyer
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803 5501, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:1051-5. 2002
    ..None of the expectancy scales interacted with alliance ratings in the prediction of clinical improvement...

Research Grants19

  1. TRAINING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCHERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identification of interpersonal risk factors will help achieve the long-term goal of not only knowing these patients well but also using this knowledge in sc ce-based therapies to improve their lives. ..
  3. CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Identification of interpersonal risk factors will help achieve the long-term goal of not only knowing these patients well but also using this knowledge in sc ce-based therapies to improve their lives. ..
  5. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  6. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Identification of interpersonal risk factors will help achieve the long-term goal of not only knowing these patients well but also using this knowledge in sc ce-based therapies to improve their lives. ..
  7. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The identification of such mechanisms is the best way forward to improved, evidence-based treatments that can address impairments in interpersonal functioning and emotion regulation in BPD at the level of day-to-day behavior. ..
  8. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  9. SCREENING FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  10. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Identification of interpersonal risk factors will help achieve the long-term goal of not only knowing these patients well but also using this knowledge in sc ce-based therapies to improve their lives. ..
  11. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The identification of such mechanisms is the best way forward to improved, evidence-based treatments that can address impairments in interpersonal functioning and emotion regulation in BPD at the level of day-to-day behavior. ..
  12. Psychiatric Symptoms and Social Functioning: IRT and DIF(RMI)
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  13. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality
    Paul Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Identification of interpersonal risk factors will help achieve the long-term goal of not only knowing these patients well but also using this knowledge in sc ce-based therapies to improve their lives. ..
  14. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality
    Paul A Pilkonis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The identification of such mechanisms is the best way forward to improved, evidence-based treatments that can address impairments in interpersonal functioning and emotion regulation in BPD at the level of day-to-day behavior. ..