ELISABETH MAY DYKENS

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Leisure activities in Prader-Wili syndrome: implications for health, cognition and adaptive functioning
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:294-302. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Aging in rare intellectual disability syndromes
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, One Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 18:75-83. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Trajectories of diurnal cortisol in mothers of children with autism and other developmental disabilities: relations to health and mental health
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, One Magnolia Circle, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2426-34. 2013
  4. pmc Social and emotional processing in Prader-Willi syndrome: genetic subtype differences
    Alexandra P Key
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 74, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 5:7. 2013
  5. pmc The effect of intellectual ability on functional activation in a neurodevelopmental disorder: preliminary evidence from multiple fMRI studies in Williams syndrome
    Jennifer R Pryweller
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroimaging of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:24. 2012
  6. pmc Electrophysiological study of local/global processing in Williams syndrome
    Alexandra P F Key
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 74, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 3:28-38. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric and behavioral disorders in persons with Down syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 13:272-8. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Behavior in Prader-Willi syndrome: relationship to genetic subtypes and age
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1001-8. 2008
  9. pmc TPH2 G/T polymorphism is associated with hyperphagia, IQ, and internalizing problems in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:580-7. 2011
  10. pmc Prader-Willi syndrome and autism spectrum disorders: an evolving story
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 3:225-37. 2011

Research Grants

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Publications24

  1. pmc Leisure activities in Prader-Wili syndrome: implications for health, cognition and adaptive functioning
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:294-302. 2014
    ..People with PWS and other disabilities need to watch less TV and be more engaged in physical activities, games, and leisure pursuits that are fun, and may bring cognitive or adaptive advantages. ..
  2. doi request reprint Aging in rare intellectual disability syndromes
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, One Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 18:75-83. 2013
    ..Although aging in rare neurodevelopmental disorders is barely on the research landscape, the field stands to learn much from these older adults...
  3. doi request reprint Trajectories of diurnal cortisol in mothers of children with autism and other developmental disabilities: relations to health and mental health
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, One Magnolia Circle, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2426-34. 2013
    ..Stress-reducing interventions are needed for parents of children with autism and other disabilities that include biomarkers as indices of risk or treatment outcome. ..
  4. pmc Social and emotional processing in Prader-Willi syndrome: genetic subtype differences
    Alexandra P Key
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 74, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 5:7. 2013
    ..This study compared the neural processing of social (faces) and nonsocial stimuli, varying in emotional valence, across genetic subtypes in 24 adolescents and adults with PWS...
  5. pmc The effect of intellectual ability on functional activation in a neurodevelopmental disorder: preliminary evidence from multiple fMRI studies in Williams syndrome
    Jennifer R Pryweller
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroimaging of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:24. 2012
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  6. pmc Electrophysiological study of local/global processing in Williams syndrome
    Alexandra P F Key
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 74, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 3:28-38. 2011
    ..The results indicate that in a perceptual task, adults with WS may experience greater than typical global-to-local interference and not allocate sufficient attentional resources to local information...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric and behavioral disorders in persons with Down syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 13:272-8. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Behavior in Prader-Willi syndrome: relationship to genetic subtypes and age
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1001-8. 2008
    ..While most agree that those with maternal uniparental disomy (UPD) have a distinctive cognitive and psychiatric profile, findings are more controversial regarding possible differences among persons who vary in paternal deletion size...
  9. pmc TPH2 G/T polymorphism is associated with hyperphagia, IQ, and internalizing problems in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:580-7. 2011
    ....
  10. pmc Prader-Willi syndrome and autism spectrum disorders: an evolving story
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Departments of Psychology and Human Development, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 3:225-37. 2011
    ..Though future studies are needed, PWS provides a promising alternative lens into specific symptoms and comorbidities of autism...
  11. ncbi request reprint Assessment of hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 40, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1816-26. 2007
    ..This study provides factor-analytic and within-syndrome analyses of a new measure of hyperphagia in PWS...
  12. ncbi request reprint The Sentence Completion and Three Wishes tasks: windows into the inner lives of people with intellectual disabilities
    E Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Intellect Disabil Res 51:588-97. 2007
    ..Unlike objective or projective tests, semi-projective tasks may provide persons with ID with just enough structure or cues to convey their self-perceptions in a spontaneous and unbiased manner...
  13. ncbi request reprint Three steps toward improving the measurement of behavior in behavioral phenotype research
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Peabody Box 40, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 16:617-30. 2007
    ..The authors end with a cautionary note about measures and the need to supplement (alongside weaknesses and psychiatric vulnerabilities) the strengths and positive affect and attributes of individuals who have genetic syndromes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Autism and 15q11-q13 disorders: behavioral, genetic, and pathophysiological issues
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 10:284-91. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Music and anxiety in Williams syndrome: a harmonious or discordant relationship?
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 5701, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 110:346-58. 2005
    ..Implications are discussed for future research on musical processing, musical interventions, and well-being in Williams syndrome and other groups...
  16. ncbi request reprint Happiness, well-being, and character strengths: outcomes for families and siblings of persons with mental retardation
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 40, Nashville, TN 37203 5701, USA
    Ment Retard 43:360-4. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Toward a positive psychology of mental retardation
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 76:185-93. 2006
    ..Complexities related to etiology, measurement, flow, and a meaningful life are described, as is the vital role that mental retardation can play in the emerging science of positive psychology...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measuring behavior in genetic disorders of mental retardation
    Robert M Hodapp
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:340-6. 2005
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Intellectual disabilities and child psychiatry: looking to the future
    Robert M Hodapp
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research in Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:99-107. 2009
    ..Although great advances have occurred over the past 50 years, intellectual disability research lags behind other areas of child psychiatry; much remains to be discovered that might help these children...
  20. doi request reprint Strategies and correlates of jigsaw puzzle and visuospatial performance by persons with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Brian N Verdine
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 5721, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 113:343-55. 2008
    ..The most proficient jigsaw puzzlers with Prader-Willi syndrome tended to be older and have shape-based strategies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Maladaptive and compulsive behavior in Prader-Willi syndrome: new insights from older adults
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    John F Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 109:142-53. 2004
    ..Gender and BMI were significant predictors of skin-picking and other symptoms. Possible reasons are discussed for sweeping declines in problems among older adults...
  22. ncbi request reprint Anxiety, fears, and phobias in persons with Williams syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    Dev Neuropsychol 23:291-316. 2003
    ..The feasibility of cognitive-behavioral treatments for phobia is discussed, as are implications for future research...
  23. ncbi request reprint Are jigsaw puzzle skills 'spared' in persons with Prader-Willi syndrome?
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    University of California, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:343-52. 2002
    ..This three-part study examines previous clinical impressions that people with Prader-Willi syndrome have unusual jigsaw puzzle and word search skills...
  24. ncbi request reprint Profiles and development of adaptive behavior in children with Down syndrome
    Elisabeth M Dykens
    Yale Child Study Center, New Heaven, CT 06520, USA
    Downs Syndr Res Pract 9:45-50. 2006
    ..Implications for development in Down syndrome and intervention programs were discussed...

Research Grants12

  1. Prader-Willi Syndrome: Correlates of Compulsivity
    Elisabeth Dykens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings will further delineate the PWS phenotype across genetic subtypes, and for the first time ever, elucidate both environmental and biological correlates of psychopathology in this syndrome. ..
  2. OBSESSIONS & COMPULSIONS: PRADER-WILLI & OTHER SYNDROMES
    Elisabeth Dykens; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Findings will shed new light on treatment, on certain subtypes of OCD, and on the range and correlates of PWS' complex behavioral phenotype. ..
  3. Predicting Phenotypic Trajectories in Prader-Willi Syndrome
    ELISABETH MAY DYKENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Although PWS may be viewed as an alternative lens into these widespread problems, this grant also proposes studies that will lead to improved quality of life for persons with PWS and their families. ..