JOSEPH D VENTURA

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The timing of negative symptom exacerbations in relationship to positive symptom exacerbations in the early course of schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:333-42. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and neurocognition may be related to coping responses in recent-onset schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:343-52. 2004
  3. pmc The Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI): development and validation of an empirically derived, brief interview-based measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, United States
    Schizophr Res 121:24-31. 2010
  4. pmc The Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI): reliability and validity of a brief interview-based measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and HumanBehavior, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Schizophr Bull 39:583-91. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Memory functioning and negative symptoms as differential predictors of social problem solving skills in schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Schizophr Res 143:307-11. 2013
  6. pmc Symptom domains and neurocognitive functioning can help differentiate social cognitive processes in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California LosAngeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Bull 39:102-11. 2013
  7. pmc Remission and recovery during the first outpatient year of the early course of schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, United States
    Schizophr Res 132:18-23. 2011
  8. pmc Disorganization and reality distortion in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of the relationship between positive symptoms and neurocognitive deficits
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles CA 90095 6968, United States
    Schizophr Res 121:1-14. 2010
  9. pmc Symptoms as mediators of the relationship between neurocognition and functional outcome in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 113:189-99. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical global impression of cognition in schizophrenia (CGI-CogS): reliability and validity of a co-primary measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Schizophr Res 106:59-69. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Stress Reactivity & Protective Factors in Schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Clinical Ratings of Neurocognition (CRON)
    Joseph Ventura; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint The timing of negative symptom exacerbations in relationship to positive symptom exacerbations in the early course of schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:333-42. 2004
    ..Results suggest that the timing of some negative symptom exacerbations is linked to that of positive symptom exacerbations during the early course of schizophrenia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and neurocognition may be related to coping responses in recent-onset schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:343-52. 2004
    ..42, p < 0.05). Multiple regression indicated that self-efficacy and sustained attention accounted for 56% of the variance in the use of problem-focused coping, strategies by schizophrenia patients...
  3. pmc The Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI): development and validation of an empirically derived, brief interview-based measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, United States
    Schizophr Res 121:24-31. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc The Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI): reliability and validity of a brief interview-based measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and HumanBehavior, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Schizophr Bull 39:583-91. 2013
    ..Interview-based measures of cognition such as the Cognitive Assessment Interview (CAI) are candidate coprimary outcome measures...
  5. doi request reprint Memory functioning and negative symptoms as differential predictors of social problem solving skills in schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Schizophr Res 143:307-11. 2013
    ..However, few studies have directly compared the relative contribution of neurocognition vs. psychiatric symptoms to the components of SPS...
  6. pmc Symptom domains and neurocognitive functioning can help differentiate social cognitive processes in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    Joseph Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California LosAngeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Bull 39:102-11. 2013
    ..Both symptoms and neurocognition have been linked to social cognitive deficits, but the nature and the relative strength of these relationships have not been established...
  7. pmc Remission and recovery during the first outpatient year of the early course of schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, United States
    Schizophr Res 132:18-23. 2011
    ..Symptom remission and recovery rates vary considerably across recent-onset schizophrenia studies because of a lack of consistency in treatment interventions and in applying operational outcome criteria...
  8. pmc Disorganization and reality distortion in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of the relationship between positive symptoms and neurocognitive deficits
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles CA 90095 6968, United States
    Schizophr Res 121:1-14. 2010
    ..Although some studies have found that disorganization is more strongly linked to neurocognitive deficits and poor functional outcomes than reality distortion, the findings are not always consistent...
  9. pmc Symptoms as mediators of the relationship between neurocognition and functional outcome in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 113:189-99. 2009
    ..The high degree of intercorrelation among all of these variables leaves unclear whether neurocognition has a direct effect on functional outcome or whether that relationship to functional outcome is partially mediated by symptoms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical global impression of cognition in schizophrenia (CGI-CogS): reliability and validity of a co-primary measure of cognition
    Joseph Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Schizophr Res 106:59-69. 2008
    ..New rating scales are needed to complement current psychometric testing procedures, both to enable wider clinical use, and to serve as endpoints in clinical trials...
  11. ncbi request reprint Training and quality assurance with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I/P)
    J Ventura
    Intervention Research Center for Major Mental Illness 116AR, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatry Res 79:163-73. 1998
    ..Standardization of training and quality assurance procedures within and across research projects may make research findings from study sites more comparable...
  12. ncbi request reprint Symptom dimensions in recent-onset schizophrenia and mania: a principal components analysis of the 24-item Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
    J Ventura
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Psychiatry Res 97:129-35. 2000
    ..Potentially important symptoms that were added to the traditional 18-item version, namely suicidality, bizarre behavior, and self-neglect, also make clear contributions to other factors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Life events can trigger depressive exacerbation in the early course of schizophrenia
    J Ventura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6968, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:139-44. 2000
    ..The risk of depression and of psychosis after experiencing a stressful life event is significantly increased for the first month, but the risk period can extend to 3 months...
  14. ncbi request reprint The validity of using patient self-report to assess psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia
    Noosha Niv
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Los Angeles VA, MIRECC, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Schizophr Res 90:245-50. 2007
    ..5 to best detect moderate or greater psychosis, and a cutoff score of 1.0 to best detect severe or extremely severe psychosis. The BASIS-R has potential as an assessment tool and screening instrument in schizophrenia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Consistency of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale factor structure across a broad spectrum of schizophrenia patients
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychopathology 41:77-84. 2008
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the discriminant validity of the BPRS across the broad spectrum of persons with schizophrenia...
  16. pmc The validity of Psychosis Proneness Scales as vulnerability indicators in recent-onset schizophrenia patients
    William P Horan
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Res 100:224-36. 2008
    ..The longitudinal characteristics of these scales in people who are actually diagnosed with schizophrenia provide key evidence for the validity of three commonly used psychometric indicators of vulnerability to psychosis...
  17. doi request reprint Individual placement and support for individuals with recent-onset schizophrenia: integrating supported education and supported employment
    Keith H Nuechterlein
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 31:340-9. 2008
    ..To describe the adaptation of the Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment to individuals with a recent first episode of schizophrenia or a related psychotic disorder...
  18. pmc Bifactor and item response theory analyses of interviewer report scales of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia
    Steven P Reise
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:245-61. 2011
    ..This suggests that these interview-based measures of cognitive deficits could be shortened without loss of measurement precision...
  19. pmc Stability of visual masking performance in recent-onset schizophrenia: an 18-month longitudinal study
    Junghee Lee
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, United States
    Schizophr Res 103:266-74. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the stable performance was observed across all four masking conditions. The findings of this study provide further support for the view that visual masking deficits reflect a possible vulnerability marker for schizophrenia...
  20. pmc Integrity of emotional and motivational states during the prodromal, first-episode, and chronic phases of schizophrenia
    Cindy M Yee
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:71-82. 2010
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Risperidone nonadherence and return of positive symptoms in the early course of schizophrenia
    Kenneth L Subotnik
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 168:286-92. 2011
    ..This study examined the effect of medication nonadherence on the return of positive symptoms among recent-onset schizophrenia patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint An illustration of multilevel factor analysis
    Steven P Reise
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pers Assess 84:126-36. 2005
    ..In the discussion, we describe difficulties associated with MFA and consider challenges in factor analyzing life event appraisals in psychiatric samples...
  23. ncbi request reprint Stability and clinical correlates of personality characteristics in recent-onset schizophrenia
    William P Horan
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6968, CA, USA
    Psychol Med 35:995-1005. 2005
    ..While several personality characteristics are implicated in the etiology and phenotypic expression of schizophrenia, little is known about their trait status or clinical correlates during the early course of this disorder...
  24. ncbi request reprint Stress and coping responses to a natural disaster in people with schizophrenia
    William P Horan
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychiatry Res 151:77-86. 2007
    ..Results support the validity of prior reports of altered responses to stressful life events in schizophrenia and demonstrate the clinical relevance of individual differences in coping among affected individuals...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive function in clinically stable men with bipolar I disorder or schizophrenia and normal control subjects
    Lori L Altshuler
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 56:560-9. 2004
    ..The degree and pattern of impairment between psychiatric groups have rarely been compared, especially when subjects are psychiatrically stable...
  26. ncbi request reprint Classifying episodes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: criteria for relapse and remission applied to recent-onset samples
    Keith H Nuechterlein
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2251, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, United States
    Psychiatry Res 144:153-66. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive and social cognitive correlates of formal thought disorder in schizophrenia patients
    Kenneth L Subotnik
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 85:84-95. 2006
    ..This pattern of findings is consistent with the view that neurocognitive and, possibly, social cognitive deficits underlie these two aspects of formal thinking disturbance in schizophrenia...
  28. ncbi request reprint The psychosis prodrome in adolescent patients viewed through the lens of DSM-IV
    Stephanie E Meyer
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 15:434-51. 2005
    ..However, the array of symptomatology in these patients is broad and has not yet been systematically characterized using established diagnostic and assessment tools...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive correlates of recovery from schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1165-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify neurocognitive variables associated with recovery from schizophrenia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events in recent-onset schizophrenia: reduced frequencies and altered subjective appraisals
    William P Horan
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 9698, USA
    Schizophr Res 75:363-74. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in terms of their implications for understanding susceptibility to stress during the early course of schizophrenia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Electrodermal predictors of functional outcome and negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    Anne M Schell
    Department of Psychology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California 90041, USA
    Psychophysiology 42:483-92. 2005
    ....
  32. pmc Symptomatic and functional correlates of regional brain physiology during working memory processing in patients with recent onset schizophrenia
    Jacqueline H Sanz
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Psychiatry Res 173:177-82. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Reduced concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and the NAA-creatine ratio in the basal ganglia in bipolar disorder: a study using 3-Tesla proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Mark A Frye
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 154:259-65. 2007
    ..Limitations of this study include small sample size and lack of tissue segmentation. Further study is encouraged to clarify state vs. trait aspects of NAA in bipolar disorder...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of axis II comorbidity on the course of bipolar illness in men: a retrospective chart review
    Joanne H Kay
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Bipolar Disord 4:237-42. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the presence of comorbid personality disorder influences the course of bipolar illness...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal structural and functional deficits in schizotypal personality disorder
    Adrian Raine
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Schizophr Bull 28:501-13. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The temporal stability of electrodermal variables over a one-year period in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia and in normal subjects
    Anne M Schell
    Department of Psychology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California 90041, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:124-32. 2002
    ..Among measures of responding to nontask stimuli, a simple count of the number of orienting responses occurring was more stable than was a traditional trials-to-habituation measure...
  37. ncbi request reprint Increased anterior cingulate/medial prefrontal cortical glutamate and creatine in bipolar depression
    Mark A Frye
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 55905, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:2490-9. 2007
    ..Lamotrigine appears to reduce glutamine levels associated with treatment remission. Further study is encouraged to determine if these MR spectroscopic markers can delineate drug mechanism of action and subsequent treatment response...

Research Grants2

  1. Stress Reactivity & Protective Factors in Schizophrenia
    Joseph Ventura; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  2. Clinical Ratings of Neurocognition (CRON)
    Joseph Ventura; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed developments are urgently needed to continue the momentum established by the MATRICS initiative, and facilitate regulatory acceptance and clinical awareness of new treatments for CIAS. ..