Katherine Shear

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale: replication and extension
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 35:293-6. 2001
  2. pmc Computerized adaptive measurement of depression: a simulation study
    William Gardner
    Pediatrics, Children s Research Institute and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 4:13. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Panic-agoraphobic spectrum: reliability and validity of assessment instruments
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 35:59-66. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Traumatic grief treatment: a pilot study
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1506-8. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint The panic-agoraphobic spectrum: development, description, and clinical significance
    M Katherine Shear
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:739-56. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of a structured interview guide for the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (SIGH-A)
    M K Shear
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 13:166-78. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Multicenter collaborative panic disorder severity scale
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:1571-5. 1997
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of panic-agoraphobic spectrum symptoms on treatment response in patients with recurrent major depression
    E Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1101-7. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief as a disorder distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety: a replication study
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1484-6. 1996
  10. pmc Predictors and moderators of time to remission of major depression with interpersonal psychotherapy and SSRI pharmacotherapy
    E Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 41:151-62. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale: replication and extension
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 35:293-6. 2001
    ..The purpose of this paper is to confirm reliability and validity, to provide an estimate of a cut-score discriminating the presence or absence of current DSM-IV Panic Disorder, and to determine the factor structure of the instrument...
  2. pmc Computerized adaptive measurement of depression: a simulation study
    William Gardner
    Pediatrics, Children s Research Institute and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 4:13. 2004
    ..We developed a computerized adaptive version of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). We examined its efficiency and its usefulness in identifying Major Depressive Episodes (MDE) and in measuring depression severity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Panic-agoraphobic spectrum: reliability and validity of assessment instruments
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 35:59-66. 2001
    ..We conclude that PAS can be reliably assessed, and that it describes a valid, coherent constellation of features associated with DSM IV Panic Disorder, but providing additional important clinical information...
  4. ncbi request reprint Traumatic grief treatment: a pilot study
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1506-8. 2001
    ..The effects of a treatment program targeting debilitating grief symptoms were tested in a pilot study...
  5. ncbi request reprint The panic-agoraphobic spectrum: development, description, and clinical significance
    M Katherine Shear
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:739-56. 2002
    ..Such an approach holds some promise for progress in studies of neurobiologic basis of panic and may be useful in further efforts to overcome the nagging problem of the ambiguous boundaries of DSM diagnostic categories [53]...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of a structured interview guide for the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (SIGH-A)
    M K Shear
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 13:166-78. 2001
    ..We conclude that in settings where extensive training is not practical, the structured scale is an acceptable alternative to the traditional Hamilton Anxiety instrument...
  7. ncbi request reprint Multicenter collaborative panic disorder severity scale
    M K Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:1571-5. 1997
    ..To address the lack of a simple and standardized instrument to assess overall panic disorder severity, the authors developed a scale for the measurement of panic disorder severity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of panic-agoraphobic spectrum symptoms on treatment response in patients with recurrent major depression
    E Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1101-7. 2000
    ..The authors tested the hypothesis that a lifetime history of panic-agoraphobic spectrum symptoms predicts a poorer response to depression treatment...
  9. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief as a disorder distinct from bereavement-related depression and anxiety: a replication study
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1484-6. 1996
    ..This study sought to confirm in an independent, nonclinical study group previous work which demonstrated that the symptoms of complicated grief were distinct from the symptoms of bereavement related depression and anxiety...
  10. pmc Predictors and moderators of time to remission of major depression with interpersonal psychotherapy and SSRI pharmacotherapy
    E Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 41:151-62. 2011
    ..We sought to determine whether measures of spectrum psychopathology are useful in deciding which patients with unipolar depression should receive pharmacotherapy versus depression-specific psychotherapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint High relapse rate after discontinuation of adjunctive medication for elderly patients with recurrent major depression
    C F Reynolds
    Mental Health Clinical Research Center for the Study of Late Life Mood Disorders, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1418-22. 1996
    ..Twenty-eight patients (17.7%) received inpatient care at some point during acute-phase treatment...
  12. doi request reprint The structure of lifetime panic-agoraphobic spectrum
    P Rucci
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 43:366-79. 2009
    ..Future perspectives might include the use of these factors to select homogeneous subgroups of patients for brain-imaging studies and to contribute to elucidating the causes and pathophysiology of panic disorder at molecular level...
  13. ncbi request reprint Treating complicated grief: effects on sleep quality
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 4:152-63. 2006
    ..Given that sleep disturbance is a risk factor for poor health outcomes, adjunctive sleep interventions may be necessary to enhance CGT outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Traumatic grief as a risk factor for mental and physical morbidity
    H G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 154:616-23. 1997
    ..The aim of this study was to confirm and extend the authors' previous work indicating that symptoms of traumatic grief are predictors of future physical and mental health outcomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Anxiety as a predictor of response to interpersonal psychotherapy for recurrent major depression: an exploratory investigation
    U Feske
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 8:135-41. 1998
    ..Our findings strengthen existing evidence that concomitant anxiety can adversely affect the outcome of interpersonal therapy for depression...
  16. ncbi request reprint Progress in psychosocial assessment and treatment
    U Feske
    Anxiety Disorders Prevention Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2593, USA
    Depress Anxiety 9:32-43. 1999
    ..Most of these studies also have implications for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We go on to review studies exploring novel approaches to the treatment of persons with anxiety...
  17. ncbi request reprint Morbidity of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in the clinical presentation of panic disorder
    W J Apfeldorf
    Department of Psychiatry, Joan and Sanford I Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Depress Anxiety 12:78-84. 2000
    ..Age and gender ratio were not affected by the presence of comorbid diagnoses. Comorbidity significantly contributed to psychological distress and symptom load, overall impairment, and interpersonal impairment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Emotion-focused psychotherapy for patients with panic disorder
    M K Shear
    Anxiety Disorders Prevention Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1993-8. 2001
    ..The authors also compared emotion-focused psychotherapy to results obtained in subjects given pill placebo (N=24)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of depression and anxiety disorders in later life
    E J Lenze
    Intervention Research Centers in Late-Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 14:86-93. 2001
    ..We also recommend directions for future research in the area of psychiatric comorbidity in late life...
  20. ncbi request reprint Treatment of complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial
    Katherine Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 293:2601-8. 2005
    ..Complicated grief is a debilitating disorder associated with important negative health consequences, but the results of existing treatments for it have been disappointing...
  21. ncbi request reprint Treating complicated grief and substance use disorders: a pilot study
    Allan Zuckoff
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 2393, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 30:205-11. 2006
    ..Study limitations notwithstanding, complicated grief and substance use treatment appears to be a promising intervention that merits further research...
  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 Comparison of severe life stress in depressed mothers and non-mothers: do children matter?
    U Feske
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 13:109-17. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest that comprehensive treatment for mothers with major depression needs to address their parenting style and any psychological problems experienced by their children...
  24. ncbi request reprint Grief support for informal caregivers of patients with ALS: a national survey
    R S Hebert
    Division of General Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, MUH 933 W, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurology 64:137-8. 2005
    ..Respondents thought that grief and bereavement support was integral to ALS care but thought that the support provided by their centers was often inadequate...
  25. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders among African-American and white primary medical care patients
    C Brown
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:407-9. 1999
    ..The authors found no racial differences in the proportions of patients who met DSM-IV criteria for the disorders, nor in their symptom patterns, level of functional disability, or rates of health and mental health service utilization...
  26. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief and impaired sleep in patients with bipolar disorder
    Guy Maytal
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Bipolar Disord 9:913-7. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship of sleep disturbance with complicated grief (CG) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Attachment, loss, and complicated grief
    Katherine Shear
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 47:253-67. 2005
    ..These symptoms usually resolve following revision of the internalized representation of the deceased to incorporate the reality of the death. Failure to accomplish this integration results in the syndrome of complicated grief...
  28. ncbi request reprint Systematic assessment of social phobia in clinical practice
    D B Clark
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 6:47-61. 1997
    ..Guidelines for selecting appropriate social phobia measures for varying clinical and research situations will be proposed that take into consideration the strengths and weaknesses of these methods...
  29. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for panic disorder
    M K Shear
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Q 66:321-8. 1995
    ..We describe the theoretical background and the strategies and techniques for this treatment, and review the results of the prospective comparison...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictors of complicated grief among dementia caregivers: a prospective study of bereavement
    Richard Schulz
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:650-8. 2006
    ..This is the first study to prospectively assess predictors of complicated grief among family caregivers of patients with dementia who experience the death of their care recipient...
  31. ncbi request reprint Open trial of psychodynamic psychotherapy for panic disorder: a pilot study
    B Milrod
    Department of Psychiatry, Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1878-80. 2000
    ..This report contains preliminary data from an open trial of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy for panic disorder...
  32. ncbi request reprint Initial treatment engagement in a rural community mental health center
    C G Greeno
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:1634-6. 1999
    ..Patients referred for assessment by agencies of social control were the least likely to return for treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Morbidity of homebound versus inpatient elderly psychiatric patients
    R Pasternak
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatry Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 10:117-25. 1998
    ..3%, nursing home placement in 9.2% and mortality in 8.4%. These preliminary data show that the HB group had psychiatric problems that were comparable to those of the IP group but were not as severely impaired...
  34. ncbi request reprint The impact of disasters and their aftermath on mental health
    Robert J Ursano
    Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:7-14. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality in complicated grief
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:343-6. 2005
    ..Comorbid depression, but not PTSD, further worsened sleep quality. Further studies are required to investigate the potential role of poor sleep quality as a modifiable risk factor of complicated grief response...
  36. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief and its correlates in patients with bipolar disorder
    Naomi M Simon
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1105-10. 2005
    ..We investigated the frequency and implications of loss of loved ones in an ongoing study of bipolar disorder...
  37. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of late-life anxiety disorders during 32 weeks of citalopram treatment
    Stephen Blank
    Intervention Research Center for Late Life Mood Disorders, The Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:468-72. 2006
    ..Anxiety disorders are common in later life, but little is known about the long-term benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy...
  38. ncbi request reprint The daily life of complicated grief patients--what gets missed,what gets added?
    Timothy H Monk
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Room E 1123, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, USA
    Death Stud 30:77-85. 2006
    ..Patients were significantly more likely than controls to miss contact with another person, breakfast, lunch, dinner, starting work, and going outside, and to add a nap and evening snack...
  39. ncbi request reprint Indirect self-destructive behavior and overt suicidality in patients with complicated grief
    Katalin Szanto
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:233-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, we examined suicidal behavior and its correlates in 149 patients who signed informed consent statements to participate in a National Institute of Mental Health-funded treatment study of complicated grief...
  40. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to improve the quality of treatment for panic and generalized anxiety disorders in primary care
    Bruce L Rollman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1332-41. 2005
    ..Panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder are prevalent in primary care, associated with poor functional outcomes, and are often unrecognized and ineffectively treated by primary care physicians...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effects of a brief behavioral treatment for PTSD-related sleep disturbances: a pilot study
    Anne Germain
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:627-32. 2007
    ..The goal of this pilot study was to explore the effects of a very brief intervention for PTSD-related nightmares and insomnia in victims of violent crimes with PTSD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of maternal mental health status on child mental health treatment outcome
    Carrie W Rishel
    School of Applied Social Sciences, Division of Social Work, West Virginia University, PO Box 6830, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:1-12. 2006
    ..Addressing the mental health needs of mothers and children simultaneously may be an effective method of reducing their mental health problems...
  43. ncbi request reprint An open-label trial of enhanced brief interpersonal psychotherapy in depressed mothers whose children are receiving psychiatric treatment
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:398-404. 2006
    ..A high proportion of subjects completed treatment and experienced improvements in functioning. Future randomized clinical trials are needed to establish the efficacy of this approach...
  44. 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...
  45. pmc Brief interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed mothers whose children are receiving psychiatric treatment
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1155-62. 2008
    ....
  46. pmc Impact of concurrent naturalistic pharmacotherapy on psychotherapy of complicated grief
    Naomi M Simon
    Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02114, USA
    Psychiatry Res 159:31-6. 2008
    ..77%). Our naturalistic data underscore the need for prospective, randomized controlled studies of CG pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy alone and in combination...
  47. pmc Sleep and circadian rhythms in spousally bereaved seniors
    Timothy H Monk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Chronobiol Int 25:83-98. 2008
    ..However, this disruption does not appear to be due to bereavement-related disruptions in the circadian system...
  48. ncbi request reprint Predictors and time course of response among panic disorder patients treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Cindy J Aaronson
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:418-24. 2008
    ..We provided open CBT treatment to patients who subsequently participated in a maintenance treatment study. This article reports on predictors and trajectory of response in 381 participants who completed treatment at 4 sites...
  49. doi request reprint Relapse following combined treatment discontinuation in a placebo-controlled trial for panic disorder
    Susan D Raffa
    Research Phobia Clinic at Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:548-55. 2008
    ..Other possible reasons for differential relapse rates and treatment implications are discussed...
  50. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief: a case series using escitalopram
    Naomi M Simon
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1760-1. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Cost-efficacy of individual and combined treatments for panic disorder
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1038-44. 2007
    ..As psychosocial, pharmacologic, and combined treatments have all demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of panic disorder, cost-efficacy analysis provides an additional source of information to guide clinical decision making...
  52. ncbi request reprint Supplementary dimensional assessment in anxiety disorders
    M Katherine Shear
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:S52-64. 2007
    ..We also suggest that a staging approach to illness, based upon supplementary dimensional rating could provide useful information for clinical and research purposes...
  53. pmc Clinical presentation and treatment outcome of African Americans with complicated grief
    Mario Cruz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:700-2. 2007
    ..This study sought to examine whether ethnic differences occur in the presentation of patients with complicated grief or their treatment outcome...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment in late-life generalized anxiety disorder
    Rose C Mantella
    Advanced Center in Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders and the John A Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:673-9. 2007
    ..This study sought to characterize cognitive functioning in elderly patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), as compared with normal comparison subjects and patients with major depression...
  55. ncbi request reprint Phenomenology and correlates of complicated grief in children and adolescents
    Nadine M Melhem
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:493-9. 2007
    ..To describe the phenomenology of complicated grief (CG) in parentally bereaved children and adolescents and to examine its correlates...
  56. ncbi request reprint A comparison of medication side effect reports by panic disorder patients with and without concomitant cognitive behavior therapy
    Sue M Marcus
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Biostatistics, Box 1230, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029 6574
    Am J Psychiatry 164:273-5. 2007
    ..The authors assessed whether adding cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to imipramine for patients with panic disorder decreased the severity of side effects and dropouts from side effects...
  57. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled clinical trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for panic disorder
    Barbara Milrod
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 East 68th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:265-72. 2007
    ..To the authors' knowledge, this is the first efficacy randomized controlled clinical trial of panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy, a manualized psychoanalytical psychotherapy for patients with DSM-IV panic disorder...
  58. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of depression in hemodialysis patients: symptoms, quality of life and mortality risk
    Rebecca A Drayer
    Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:306-12. 2006
    ..We interviewed outpatients at an urban dialysis facility using a criterion-based case-finding instrument to assess the rates, clinical correlates and outcomes of depression...
  59. ncbi request reprint Depression and anxiety among mothers who bring their children to a pediatric mental health clinic
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1077-83. 2005
    ..This study investigated rates of psychiatric disorders among mothers of children presenting for psychiatric evaluation and examined the relationship between maternal diagnosis and child psychopathology...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comorbid anxiety disorder in late life depression: association with memory decline over four years
    Alison K DeLuca
    The Intervention Research Center for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:848-54. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether comorbid GAD or PD was associated with poorer long-term outcomes of late-life MDD, in terms of symptoms, functional disability, and cognitive status...
  61. ncbi request reprint A contemporary protocol to assist primary care physicians in the treatment of panic and generalized anxiety disorders
    Bruce L Rollman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:74-82. 2003
    ..This report serves to familiarize physicians contemplating use of a similar strategy for improving the quality of primary care for an anxiety disorder or any other chronic mental health condition...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effect of pharmacotherapist characteristics on treatment outcome in panic disorder
    Jack M Gorman
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Depress Anxiety 17:88-93. 2003
    ..Depression and Anxiety 17:88-93, 2003...
  63. ncbi request reprint Conceptual underpinnings and empirical support for the mood spectrum
    Giovanni B Cassano
    Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:699-712, v. 2002
    ..Finally, they summarize the clinical utility of such an approach to the description and assessment of patients with mood disorders...
  64. ncbi request reprint Anxiety symptoms in elderly patients with depression: what is the best approach to treatment?
    Eric J Lenze
    Department of Psychiatry, Intervention Research Center in Late Life Mood Disorders, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Drugs Aging 19:753-60. 2002
    ..Therefore, optimism should be maintained when treating the depressed elderly individual, even when comorbid anxiety is present...
  65. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of lifetime panic spectrum symptoms in the treatment of patients with bipolar I disorder
    Ellen Frank
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:905-11. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that lifetime panic spectrum features would be associated with higher levels of suicidal ideation and a poorer response to acute treatment of the index mood episode in this patient population...
  66. ncbi request reprint Building a model of posttraumatic stress disorder
    M Katherine Shear
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1631-3. 2002
  67. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of community mental health care for depression in a supermarket setting
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1132-7. 2002
    ..A pilot project was undertaken to test the feasibility of providing psychotherapy for depressed women in a supermarket, a novel setting that may minimize barriers to care such as stigma associated with visiting a mental health clinic...
  68. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the self-report version of the panic disorder severity scale
    Patricia R Houck
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 15:183-5. 2002
    ..81) and was sensitive to change with treatment, with a mean decrease of 7.3 (S.D.=5.1). The self-report version of the PDSS is a reliable format, which could be useful in clinical and research settings...
  69. ncbi request reprint Return to treatment after assessment in a community children's mental health clinic
    Catherine G Greeno
    Department of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:624-6. 2002
    ..The results strongly suggest that community mental health agencies can improve treatment acceptance rates by providing rapid response to requests for treatment...
  70. ncbi request reprint The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: a simple measure of impairment in functioning
    James C Mundt
    Healthcare Technology Systems Inc, 7617 Mineral Point Road, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53717, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 180:461-4. 2002
    ..Patients' perspectives concerning impaired functioning provide important information. AIMS; To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS)...
  71. pmc Physician office visits of adults for anxiety disorders in the United States, 1985-1998
    Jeffrey S Harman
    Intervention Research Centers for Mid and Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:165-72. 2002
    ..To determine the number of physician office visits by adults in which an anxiety disorder diagnosis was recorded and rates of treatment during these visits...
  72. ncbi request reprint Community-based intervention research: coping with the "noise" of real life in study design
    Ann A Hohmann
    Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892 9631, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:201-7. 2002
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Measuring mood spectrum: comparison of interview (SCI-MOODS) and self-report (MOODS-SR) instruments
    Liliana Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 43:69-73. 2002
    ..Agreement between the self-report and the interview formats was substantial. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) ranged from 0.88 to 0.97. Our findings provide support for the reliability of the MOODS-SR questionnaire...
  74. ncbi request reprint Depression and medical comorbidity: red flags for current suicidal ideation in primary care
    Bruce L Rollman
    Psychosom Med 65:506-7. 2003
  75. ncbi request reprint Good treatment outcomes in late-life depression with comorbid anxiety
    Eric J Lenze
    The Intervention Research Center in Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Affect Disord 77:247-54. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the impact of comorbid anxiety on response, dropouts, and side effects, in elderly subjects treated for depression...
  76. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary testing of the General 5-Spectrum Measure (GSM-V)
    Paola Rucci
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2593, USA
    Depress Anxiety 18:109-17. 2003
    ..Additionally, it could provide a better characterization of patients with a syndromal level Axis-I disorder, who might require specific treatment strategies targeted to co-occurring subsyndromal conditions...
  77. ncbi request reprint Physical, mental, and social catastrophic cognitions as prognostic factors in cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments for panic disorder
    Thomas V Hicks
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:506-14. 2005
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  78. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression with panic spectrum symptoms: a pilot study
    Jill M Cyranowski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Depress Anxiety 21:140-2. 2005
    ..A newly adapted psychosocial treatment for depression with lifetime panic spectrum symptoms was evaluated in an open pilot study...
  79. ncbi request reprint Somatic symptoms in late-life anxiety: treatment issues
    Eric J Lenze
    Intervention Research Center for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:89-96. 2005
    ..However, additional treatment and integrated approaches are likely to be necessary for many such individuals...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural validity of the structured clinical interview for panic-agoraphobic spectrum
    Ellen Frank
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:283-90. 2005
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  81. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder in late life: lifetime course and comorbidity with major depressive disorder
    Eric J Lenze
    Intervention Research Center in Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:77-80. 2005
    ..The authors assessed the course and comorbidity of late-life GAD and MDD...
  82. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of citalopram in the treatment of late-life anxiety disorders: results from an 8-week randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Eric J Lenze
    Intervention Research Center for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and VA Healthcare System, PA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:146-50. 2005
    ..Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in elderly persons. However, to date, the efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of anxiety disorders in this age group has not been established...
  83. ncbi request reprint Panic Disorder Severity Scale: reliability and validity of the Turkish version
    E Serap Monkul
    Department of Psychiatry, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Depress Anxiety 20:8-16. 2004
    ..29). The cut-off point was six/seven, associated with high sensitivity (99%) and specificity (98%). This study confirmed the objectivity, reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the PDSS...
  84. ncbi request reprint Differential response to placebo among patients with social phobia, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Jonathan D Huppert
    Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 6th Floor, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1485-7. 2004
    ..Placebo effects in treatment of three anxiety disorders were compared...
  85. ncbi request reprint Adult separation anxiety: psychometric properties of a new structured clinical interview
    Jill M Cyranowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 36:77-86. 2002
    ..These results highlight the feasibility and potential clinical utility of assessing age-appropriate symptoms of separation anxiety experienced during adulthood...
  86. ncbi request reprint Traumatic grief among adolescents exposed to a peer's suicide
    Nadine M Melhem
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Centers for Mid Life and Late Life Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1411-6. 2004
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  87. ncbi request reprint The mood spectrum in unipolar and bipolar disorder: arguments for a unitary approach
    Giovanni B Cassano
    Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Via Roma no 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1264-9. 2004
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  88. ncbi request reprint Treatment considerations for anxiety in the elderly
    Eric J Lenze
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    CNS Spectr 8:6-13. 2003
    ..Overall, the research in late-life anxiety has not caught up to the literature in late-life depression and, for the most part, treatment recommendations must be extrapolated from studies in young adults...
  89. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of brief interpersonal psychotherapy for depression among women
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:448-50. 2004
    ..Both groups improved significantly over time, with large effect sizes. However, contrary to expectations, the women who received psychotherapy improved more quickly than those who received sertraline...
  90. ncbi request reprint Can interpersonal loss precipitate panic disorder?
    Barbara Milrod
    Am J Psychiatry 161:758-9. 2004
  91. ncbi request reprint Measuring social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectra: comparison of interviews and self-report instruments
    Liliana Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 43:81-7. 2002
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  92. ncbi request reprint Traumatic grief treatment: case histories of 4 patients
    Kate L Harkness
    Anxiety Disorders Prevention Program and the Centers for Mid Life and Late Life Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:1113-20. 2002
    ..The present report describes 4 case histories of patients treated in this way...
  93. pmc Preliminary evidence for cognitive mediation during cognitive-behavioral therapy of panic disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:374-9. 2007
    ..Multilevel moderated mediation analyses provided preliminary support for the notion that changes in panic-related cognitions mediate changes in panic severity only in treatments that include CBT...
  94. ncbi request reprint Descriptions of social support in treatment narratives of complicated grievers
    Stephanie A Wilsey
    School for Social Change, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Death Stud 31:801-19. 2007
    ..However, the absence, rudeness, or aggression of others distressed and angered grieving participants. Implications for the role of social support in CG are discussed...