Julie Loebach Wetherell

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Anxiety, cognitive performance, and cognitive decline in normal aging
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 92161, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P246-55. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Antidepressant medication augmented with cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 170:782-9. 2013
  3. pmc Age differences in treatment response to a collaborative care intervention for anxiety disorders
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 9111N 1, La Jolla, CA 92093 9111, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 203:65-72. 2013
  4. pmc Complicated grief therapy as a new treatment approach
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 14:159-66. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Augmenting antidepressant medication with modular CBT for geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:869-75. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Medical conditions and depressive, anxiety, and somatic symptoms in older adults with and without generalized anxiety disorder
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:764-8. 2010
  7. pmc Older adults are less accurate than younger adults at identifying symptoms of anxiety and depression
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 9111, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:623-6. 2009
  8. pmc Modular psychotherapy for anxiety in older primary care patients
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Psychiatry Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9116, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:483-92. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Screening for generalized anxiety disorder in geriatric primary care patients
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:115-23. 2007
  10. pmc Anxiety disorders in a public mental health system: clinical characteristics and service use patterns
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9116, United States
    J Affect Disord 104:179-83. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Anxiety, cognitive performance, and cognitive decline in normal aging
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 92161, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P246-55. 2002
    ..These results provide some support for Eysenck's processing efficiency theory but none for neuroticism as a risk factor for cognitive decline in normal aging...
  2. doi request reprint Antidepressant medication augmented with cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 170:782-9. 2013
    ..Continued medication prevents relapse, but for many individuals, CBT would allow sustained remission without requiring long-term pharmacotherapy. ..
  3. pmc Age differences in treatment response to a collaborative care intervention for anxiety disorders
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 9111N 1, La Jolla, CA 92093 9111, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 203:65-72. 2013
    ..Some data suggest that older adults with anxiety disorders do not respond as well to treatment as do younger adults...
  4. pmc Complicated grief therapy as a new treatment approach
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 14:159-66. 2012
    ..The article concludes with a description of future research directions for CGT...
  5. doi request reprint Augmenting antidepressant medication with modular CBT for geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:869-75. 2011
    ..We therefore developed a novel sequential treatment strategy, using personalized, modular cognitive-behavioral therapy (mCBT) to augment SSRI medication...
  6. doi request reprint Medical conditions and depressive, anxiety, and somatic symptoms in older adults with and without generalized anxiety disorder
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:764-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine medical illness and anxiety, depressive, and somatic symptoms in older medical patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  7. pmc Older adults are less accurate than younger adults at identifying symptoms of anxiety and depression
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 9111, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:623-6. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that additional efforts are needed to educate the general public, particularly older adults, about anxiety and its symptoms...
  8. pmc Modular psychotherapy for anxiety in older primary care patients
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Psychiatry Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9116, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:483-92. 2009
    ..To develop and test a modular psychotherapy protocol in older primary care patients with anxiety disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Screening for generalized anxiety disorder in geriatric primary care patients
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:115-23. 2007
    ..To compare two brief screening measures as tools for detecting generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) among older primary care patients...
  10. pmc Anxiety disorders in a public mental health system: clinical characteristics and service use patterns
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9116, United States
    J Affect Disord 104:179-83. 2007
    ..Anxiety disorders are among the most common forms of psychiatric disorder, yet few investigations have examined the prevalence or service use of clients with anxiety disorders in the public mental health sector...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychological interventions for late-life anxiety: a review and early lessons from the CALM study
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:72-82. 2005
    ..Data are presented from 2 pilot patients in the CALM Study, and preliminary lessons are discussed...
  12. pmc Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: a preliminary report
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, La Jolla, CA 92093 9111, USA
    Behav Ther 42:127-34. 2011
    ..No patients dropped out of ACT, and worry and depression improved. Findings suggest that ACT may warrant a large-scale investigation with anxious older adults...
  13. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, Dept 111N 1, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Pain 152:2098-107. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that ACT is an effective and acceptable adjunct intervention for patients with chronic pain...
  14. ncbi request reprint Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in older adults
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System 92161, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:31-40. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV criteria for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: distinguishing the worried from the well
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0603, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:622-7. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Anxiety symptoms and quality of life in middle-aged and older outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1476-82. 2003
    ..This study examined whether anxiety symptoms make an independent contribution to poorer quality of life among middle-aged and older outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder...
  17. ncbi request reprint Adherence to treatment for geriatric depression and anxiety
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0603, USA
    CNS Spectr 8:48-59. 2003
    ..Several current projects that combine pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for geriatric depression in an integrated care model show promise as interventions to improve rates of treatment and adherence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a preliminary investigation
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcase System, 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 0603V, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 38:305-12. 2004
    ..To examine the impact of late-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) on health-related quality of life...
  19. ncbi request reprint Functioning and well-being of middle-aged and older patients with schizophrenia: measurement with the 36-item short-form (SF-36) health survey
    Andres Sciolla
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:629-37. 2003
    ..The SF-36 is a generic outcome measure that provides a profile of functioning in several different domains...
  20. doi request reprint Trauma history is associated with psychological distress and somatic symptoms in homebound older adults
    Andrew J Petkus
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:810-8. 2009
    ..To examine the physical health, anxiety, and depressive symptoms of homebound older adults in relation to a history of trauma exposure...
  21. pmc Meta-analysis comparing different behavioral treatments for late-life anxiety
    Steven R Thorp
    UCSD Department of Psychiatry, San Diego, CA 92093 9116, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:105-15. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of different types of behavioral treatments for geriatric anxiety (cognitive behavior therapy [CBT] alone, CBT with relaxation training [RT], and RT alone)...
  22. pmc Depression in older adults
    Amy Fiske
    Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 5:363-89. 2009
    ..Preventive interventions including education for individuals with chronic illness, behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring, problem-solving skills training, group support, and life review have also received support...
  23. pmc High worry severity is associated with poorer acute and maintenance efficacy of antidepressants in late-life depression
    Carmen Andreescu
    The Advanced Center in Interventions and Services Research for Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:266-72. 2009
    ..We explored the impact of the dimensions of worry and panic on acute and maintenance treatment outcomes in LLD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based treatment of geriatric anxiety disorders
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive 116B, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:871-96, ix. 2005
  25. pmc History of sexual assault is associated with greater declines in executive functioning in older adults with APOE epsilon4
    Andrew J Petkus
    San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9111, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:653-9. 2012
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  26. doi request reprint Thought suppression is associated with psychological distress in homebound older adults
    Andrew J Petkus
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 29:219-25. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate thought suppression in relation to anxiety and depressive symptoms in homebound older adults...
  27. doi request reprint Age at onset and clinical features of late life compulsive hoarding
    Catherine R Ayers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:142-9. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the onset and illustrate the course and clinical features of late life compulsive hoarding, including psychiatric and medical comorbidities...
  28. doi request reprint Therapist and patient perspectives on cognitive-behavioral therapy for older adults with hoarding disorder: a collective case study
    Catherine R Ayers
    Research Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:915-21. 2012
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  29. doi request reprint Prolonged exposure therapy for older veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study
    Steven R Thorp
    Center of Excellence in Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:276-80. 2012
    ..Exposure therapy has broad empirical support for PTSD, but it has not been studied systematically in older adults, partly due to published concerns that older adults would not tolerate the treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mental health treatment preferences of older and younger primary care patients
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:219-33. 2004
    ..To compare mental health treatment history and preferences in older and younger primary care patients...
  31. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for geriatric compulsive hoarding
    Catherine R Ayers
    Research Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Behav Res Ther 49:689-94. 2011
    ..No participants dropped out, but homework compliance was variable and correlated with decreases in hoarding severity. Findings suggest that older adults with compulsive hoarding may require an enhanced or alternative treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for late-life anxiety
    Catherine R Ayers
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093 0603, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:8-17. 2007
    ..Future research should examine other therapy models and investigate the effects of psychotherapy on other anxiety disorders, such as phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults...
  33. pmc A lifespan view of anxiety disorders
    Eric J Lenze
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 13:381-99. 2011
    ..Finally we describe optimal management of anxiety disorders across the lifespan, in "eight simple steps" for practitioners...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in genetic risk for dementia
    Margaret Gatz
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Behav Genet 33:95-105. 2003
    ..We conclude that women are not at higher risk of developing dementia, but there is a hint that different genetic processes may be involved for women than for men...
  35. ncbi request reprint A twin study of lifetime Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in older adults: genetic and environmental influences shared by neuroticism and GAD
    Margaret Anne Mackintosh
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 1061, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:30-7. 2006
    ..Analyses of sex effects suggested that men and women differed in the frequency of lifetime GAD and level of neuroticism; however, no sex differences for genetic and environmental influences for either trait were identified...
  36. doi request reprint Evaluation of the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 with homebound older adults
    Andrew J Petkus
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:578-87. 2010
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative treatments for late-life depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance: a review of randomized controlled trials
    Thomas W Meeks
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1461-71. 2007
    ..We reviewed randomized controlled trials of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance in nondemented older adults...
  38. pmc Quality of life and functional impairment in compulsive hoarding
    Sanjaya Saxena
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, 140 Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 45:475-80. 2011
    ..Psychosocial rehabilitation that focuses on problems with victimization, safety, employment, and financial areas may be a beneficial augmentation to treatment for compulsive hoarding...
  39. doi request reprint Executive functioning in older adults with hoarding disorder
    Catherine R Ayers
    Research Service, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:1175-81. 2013
    ..Midlife HD patients have been found to have neurocognitive impairment, particularly in areas of executive functioning, but the extent to which this is due to comorbid psychiatric disorders has not been clear...
  40. doi request reprint Novel treatment for geriatric hoarding disorder: an open trial of cognitive rehabilitation paired with behavior therapy
    Catherine R Ayers
    Research Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA Psychology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:248-52. 2014
    ..To investigate the feasibility of an age-adapted, manualized behavioral treatment for geriatric hoarding...
  41. doi request reprint Health and distress predictors of heart rate variability in fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain
    Sheeva M Mostoufi
    San Diego State University University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 72:39-44. 2012
    ..Predictors of HRV will also be examined...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessing worry in older adults: confirmatory factor analysis of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire and psychometric properties of an abbreviated model
    Derek R Hopko
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Room 301D, Austin Peay Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 0900, USA
    Psychol Assess 15:173-83. 2003
    ..Further psychometric work is required to assess whether the revised model is a more parsimonious method to assess late-life anxiety...
  43. ncbi request reprint Age at onset of generalized anxiety disorder in older adults
    Hillary Le Roux
    Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Nevada, Reno, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:23-30. 2005
    ..The authors explored the distribution and correlates of age-at-onset of late-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cognitive errors, symptom severity, and response to cognitive behavior therapy in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Donald D Caudle
    Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:680-9. 2007
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  45. ncbi request reprint A test of the measurement invariance of a brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire between American and Spanish older adults
    Roberto Nuevo
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud, Facultad de Psicologia, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:89-101. 2007
    ..However, the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), the most widely used measure of the trait worry, has not been validated cross-culturally in groups outside of the U.S.A...
  46. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in the elderly: outdated beliefs and a research agenda
    Julie Loebach Wetherell
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:401-2. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about worry in community-dwelling older adults
    Ignacio Montorio
    Facultad de Psicologia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Depress Anxiety 23:466-73. 2006
    ..These results are consistent with empirical findings in younger adults and potentially support the use of particular interventions in clinical work with older adults with GAD...

Research Grants3

  1. New Intervention for Geriatric Anxiety in Primary Care
    JULIE WETHERELL; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. CBT Augmentation of SSRI Treatment for Geriatric GAD
    JULIE WETHERELL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The objective of this line of research is to test this augmentation strategy in a larger multi-site trial, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment effectiveness for late-life GAD. ..