A M Ruscio

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Perseverative thought: a robust predictor of response to emotional challenge in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Behav Res Ther 49:867-74. 2011
  2. pmc The latent structure of social anxiety disorder: consequences of shifting to a dimensional diagnosis
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:662-71. 2010
  3. pmc Integrating structural and epidemiological research to inform the classification of psychopathology
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:240-50. 2009
  4. pmc Important questions remain to be addressed before adopting a dimensional classification of mental disorders
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am Psychol 63:61-2; discussion 62-3. 2008
  5. pmc Social fears and social phobia in the USA: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    A M Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Med 38:15-28. 2008
  6. pmc Broadening the definition of generalized anxiety disorder: effects on prevalence and associations with other disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:662-76. 2007
  7. pmc The epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    A M Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:53-63. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Informing the continuity controversy: a taxometric analysis of depression
    J Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:473-87. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder
    T D Borkovec
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:37-42; discussion 43-5. 2001
  10. pmc Should excessive worry be required for a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder? Results from the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1761-72. 2005

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Publications23

  1. pmc Perseverative thought: a robust predictor of response to emotional challenge in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Behav Res Ther 49:867-74. 2011
    ..These findings provide evidence for a broadly-defined PT trait that is shared by GAD and MDD and contributes to adverse outcomes in these disorders...
  2. pmc The latent structure of social anxiety disorder: consequences of shifting to a dimensional diagnosis
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:662-71. 2010
    ..These findings support the validity and potential utility of a dimensional conceptualization of SAD that may inform efforts to revise the diagnosis for DSM-V...
  3. pmc Integrating structural and epidemiological research to inform the classification of psychopathology
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:240-50. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Important questions remain to be addressed before adopting a dimensional classification of mental disorders
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am Psychol 63:61-2; discussion 62-3. 2008
    ..Several questions remain to be addressed in evaluating whether this is the case and, if so, how dimensional classification can be implemented to best serve the disparate users of the DSM...
  5. pmc Social fears and social phobia in the USA: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    A M Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Med 38:15-28. 2008
    ..New epidemiologic data on these topics are presented from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)...
  6. pmc Broadening the definition of generalized anxiety disorder: effects on prevalence and associations with other disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:662-76. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether broadening the current diagnostic criteria results in a more valid characterization of GAD...
  7. pmc The epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    A M Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:53-63. 2010
    ..Evidence of a preponderance of early onset cases in men, high comorbidity with a wide range of disorders, and reliable associations between disorder severity and key outcomes may have implications for how OCD is classified in DSM-V...
  8. ncbi request reprint Informing the continuity controversy: a taxometric analysis of depression
    J Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:473-87. 2000
    ..Results of both studies, drawing on 3 widely used measures of depression, corroborated the dimensionality of depression. Implications for the conceptualization, investigation, and assessment of depression are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder
    T D Borkovec
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:37-42; discussion 43-5. 2001
    ..CBT is also associated with low dropout rates, maintained long-term improvements, and the largest within-group and between-group effect sizes relative to all other comparison conditions...
  10. pmc Should excessive worry be required for a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder? Results from the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1761-72. 2005
    ..No large-scale epidemiological study has ever examined the implications of this requirement for estimates of prevalence, severity, or correlates of GAD...
  11. pmc The epidemiology of panic attacks, panic disorder, and agoraphobia in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:415-24. 2006
    ..Only limited information exists about the epidemiology of DSM-IV panic attacks (PAs) and panic disorder (PD)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Delimiting the boundaries of generalized anxiety disorder: differentiating high worriers with and without GAD
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 3104, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 16:377-400. 2002
    ..However, results revealed several characteristics that consistently distinguished the two groups. Implications for the conceptualization, assessment, and investigation of worry and GAD are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint A taxometric investigation of the latent structure of worry
    A M Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 3104, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:413-22. 2001
    ..The authors argue that a focus on normal and pathological extremes has constrained the study of worry phenomena and that dimensional conceptualization of worry may significantly enhance understanding of both worry and GAD...
  14. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of posttraumatic stress disorder: a taxometric investigation of reactions to extreme stress
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 3104, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:290-301. 2002
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  15. ncbi request reprint Experience and appraisal of worry among high worriers with and without generalized anxiety disorder
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 429 Bruce V Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802 3104, USA
    Behav Res Ther 42:1469-82. 2004
    ..Results suggest that GAD is associated with unique experiences and appraisals that distinguish it from other forms of severe worry...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clarifying boundary issues in psychopathology: the role of taxometrics in a comprehensive program of structural research
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:24-38. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint A structure-based approach to psychological assessment: matching measurement models to latent structure
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, PA 17022, USA
    Assessment 9:4-16. 2002
    ..Finally, the authors empirically demonstrate the utility of their approach and discuss its compatibility with traditional assessment methods and with computerized adaptive testing...
  18. ncbi request reprint Using taxometric analysis to distinguish a small latent taxon from a latent dimension with positively skewed indicators: the case of involuntary defeat syndrome
    John Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:145-54. 2004
    ..The authors discuss methodological strategies for conducting and interpreting taxometric analyses under the adverse conditions commonly encountered in psychopathology research, including skewed indicators and small putative taxa...
  19. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of analogue depression: should the Beck Depression Inventory be used to classify groups?
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 429 Bruce V Moore Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 3104, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:135-45. 2002
    ..Analyses also illustrated the notable impact of pronounced skew on taxometric results and the value of using simulated comparison data as an interpretive aid...
  20. pmc Risk factors for the incidence and persistence of suicide-related outcomes: a 10-year follow-up study using the National Comorbidity Surveys
    Guilherme Borges
    National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico
    J Affect Disord 105:25-33. 2008
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  21. pmc A risk index for 12-month suicide attempts in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
    Guilherme Borges
    National Institute of Psychiatry and Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
    Psychol Med 36:1747-57. 2006
    ..We sought to develop such a risk index for 12-month suicide attempts among suicide ideators...
  22. pmc Prevalence and correlates of estimated DSM-IV child and adult separation anxiety disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Katherine Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1074-83. 2006
    ..Results of the first epidemiological study of adult separation anxiety disorder, to the authors' knowledge, and its relationship to childhood separation anxiety disorder are presented...
  23. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention for mental health and substance use problems in disaster-affected populations: a pilot feasibility study
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Ther 37:190-205. 2006
    ..The intervention consisted of 7 modules: posttraumatic stress/panic, depression, generalized anxiety, alcohol use, marijuana use, drug use, and cigarette use. Feasibility data were promising and suggest the need for further evaluation...