Holly Swartz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A randomized pilot study of psychotherapy and quetiapine for the acute treatment of bipolar II depression
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Bipolar Disord 14:211-6. 2012
  2. pmc Implementing interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for mood disorders across a continuum of care
    Holly A Swartz
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1377-80. 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Psychotherapy as monotherapy for the treatment of bipolar II depression: a proof of concept study
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Bipolar Disord 11:89-94. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy for the treatment of acute bipolar II depression: current evidence
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:356-66. 2011
  9. 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
  10. pmc Engaging women who are depressed and economically disadvantaged in mental health treatment
    Nancy K Grote
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Soc Work 52:295-308. 2007

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc A randomized pilot study of psychotherapy and quetiapine for the acute treatment of bipolar II depression
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Bipolar Disord 14:211-6. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Implementing interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for mood disorders across a continuum of care
    Holly A Swartz
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1377-80. 2011
    ..The goal of this quality improvement initiative was to demonstrate feasibility of implementing IPSRT across the continuum of outpatient and inpatient care within an academic medical center...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. pmc Psychotherapy as monotherapy for the treatment of bipolar II depression: a proof of concept study
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Bipolar Disord 11:89-94. 2009
    ..We conducted a proof of concept study to determine the feasibility of using an individual psychotherapy, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), as monotherapy for the acute treatment of bipolar II depression...
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy for the treatment of acute bipolar II depression: current evidence
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:356-66. 2011
    ..This review focuses on a critical examination of the evidence supporting the efficacy of treatments for acute depressive episodes in bipolar II disorder...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Engaging women who are depressed and economically disadvantaged in mental health treatment
    Nancy K Grote
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Soc Work 52:295-308. 2007
    ..Finally, a case example description and promising pilot data demonstrate the usefulness of this strategy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obesity and weight change during treatment in patients with bipolar I disorder
    Andrea Fagiolini
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:528-33. 2002
    ..Individuals with bipolar disorder tend to be overweight, and their treatment may exacerbate obesity and increase the risk of concurrent medical disease in this population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Suicide attempts in patients with bipolar I disorder during acute and maintenance phases of intensive treatment with pharmacotherapy and adjunctive psychotherapy
    Paola Rucci
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institite and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1160-4. 2002
    ..Lifetime rates of suicide attempts among patients with bipolar I disorder were compared to rates during a 2-year period of intensive treatment with pharmacotherapy and with one of two adjunctive psychosocial interventions...
  13. pmc Cardiac vagal control in nonmedicated depressed women and nondepressed controls: impact of depression status, lifetime trauma history, and respiratory factors
    Jill M Cyranowski
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:336-43. 2011
    ..Impairment in cardiac parasympathetic (vagal) control may confer risk for cardiac mortality in depressed populations...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Suicide attempts in bipolar I and bipolar II disorder: a review and meta-analysis of the evidence
    Danielle M Novick
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Bipolar Disord 12:1-9. 2010
    ..To date, there has been no comprehensive review of the published prevalence data for attempted suicide in BPII...
  16. pmc Bipolar disorder center for Pennsylvanians: implementing an effectiveness trial to improve treatment for at-risk patients
    David J Kupfer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:888-97. 2009
    ..This report highlights the methods used to recruit, screen, and enroll a cohort of difficult-to-recruit individuals with bipolar disorder...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc The role of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy in improving occupational functioning in patients with bipolar I disorder
    Ellen Frank
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1559-65. 2008
    ..The authors describe the effect of acute treatment with interpersonal and social rhythm therapy on occupational functioning over a period of approximately 2.5 years...
  19. pmc Emotional and cardiovascular reactivity to a child-focused interpersonal stressor among depressed mothers of psychiatrically ill children
    Jill M Cyranowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:110-6. 2009
    ..This effect may become particularly pronounced when depressed mothers are parenting a psychiatrically ill child...
  20. ncbi request reprint Two-year outcomes for interpersonal and social rhythm therapy in individuals with bipolar I disorder
    Ellen Frank
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:996-1004. 2005
    ..Recent investigations have demonstrated benefits from the addition of psychoeducation or psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy in this population...
  21. pmc Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy: an intervention addressing rhythm dysregulation in bipolar disorder
    Ellen Frank
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 9:325-32. 2007
    ..Using a case example, the authors describe how IPSRT is implemented in a clinical setting, detailing the therapeutic methods and processes involved...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hypothyroidism in patients with bipolar I disorder treated primarily with lithium
    Andrea Fagiolini
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:123-7. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the frequency and clinical significance of abnormal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free Thyroxine Index (FTI) in patients with bipolar I disorder treated primarily with lithium...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Interpersonal psychotherapy and social rhythm therapy for bipolar II disorder: treatment development and case examples]
    Holly A Swartz
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sante Ment Que 33:151-84. 2008
    ..We argue that IPSRT warrants further systematic study to formally assess its efficacy as a treatment for BP II disorder...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of psychosocial interventions in bipolar II disorder: what do we know?
    Holly A Swartz
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:e15. 2008
    ....
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint The use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder
    Virginio Salvi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1307-18. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, many clinicians continue to employ antidepressants, especially in the management of severe depression that is unresponsive to mood stabilizers alone...

Research Grants4

  1. Treating Depressed Mothers in a Community Clinic
    Holly Swartz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The skills, training, and pilot data obtained from this award will subsequently support the Candidate's development of an R01 application in Years 03-05 of the award period. ..
  2. Psychotherapy and Combined Interventions for Acute Bipolar II Depression
    Holly A Swartz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Mothers of Psychiatrically Ill Children
    Holly A Swartz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will compare the effects of this psychotherapy with a non-specific psychotherapy (supportive psychotherapy) on psychiatric outcomes in children and their mothers. ..