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Introduction to 2019.

Authors:
Eric A Storch

Bull Menninger Clin Winter 2019;83(1):1-2

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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A clinical guide to assessing level of ego development using psychological testing.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 ;83(1):25-52

Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas.

This article presents a clinical guide for relating psychological test findings from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 and Rorschach Technique to various levels of ego development. The original three validity and 10 clinical scales from the MMPI and a selected group of traditional determinants from the Rorschach are employed. Expected testing results from these instruments are derived from both the authors' clinical experience and the research literature. Read More

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January 2019
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The effects of exposure on the generalization of habituation on multiple indices of disgust.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 ;83(1):3-24

Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, New York.

Examination of habituation to disgust-related stimuli has received limited experimental investigation. In this study, 38 undergraduates were divided into two groups. The vomit-blood (VB) group was first exposed to a realistic approximation of vomit and allowed to habituate to this stimulus, while the blood-vomit (BV) group was first allowed to habituate to a realistic approximation of blood. Read More

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January 2019

Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 ;83(1):84-96

Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Neurosurgical interventions have been used for decades to treat severe, refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that is used routinely to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Over the past two decades, DBS has been applied to OCD, building on earlier experience with lesional procedures. Read More

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January 2019
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Development and validation of the Physical Activity Body Experiences Questionnaire.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 ;83(1):53-83

Department of Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

Embodiment is defined as a state in which one experiences one's physical body as an essential aspect of one's lived experiences, a potential protective factor against body image and eating disturbance. The Physical Activity Body Experiences Questionnaire (PABEQ) was rationally derived as a measure of embodiment based on focus groups, literature reviews, and expert review. The PABEQ and measures of body image, self-objectification, and disordered eating were administered to two samples randomly selected from a pool of 606 female undergraduate students at least 18 years of age and a third test-retest sample of 58 female undergraduates. Read More

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January 2019

Electroconvulsive therapy for trichotillomania in a bipolar patient.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 ;83(1):97-104

Brain and Mental Health Research Hub, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) and School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

A recent review on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in obsessive-compulsive-related disorders (OCRDs) identified reports of trichotillomania (TTM) in only three patients, but it did not describe the specific effect of ECT on hair-pulling behaviors. The authors present a case report of Mrs. A, a 77-year-old widowed housewife with a lifelong history of episodic TTM and bipolar disorder who was effectively treated with ECT. Read More

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January 2019
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Interprofessional care improves health-related well-being and reduces medical costs for chronic pain patients.

Bull Menninger Clin 2019 Mar 6:1-23. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and Teaching Center/Postgraduate Unit/Health Care Management and Psychotherapy Research, Vienna, Austria.

This study evaluated whether patients with somatic symptom disorder, expressing chronic pain that could not be attributed to a medical condition, would benefit from an 8-week inpatient residence at a psychiatric ward. In the 1-year follow-up after termination the authors examined the extent to which the integrated treatment decreased patient costs. A total of 106 patients participated in the follow-up and reported a significant improvement in their general health (Cohen's d = 1. Read More

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March 2019
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Introduction to the Special Issue: A series of case studies highlighting novel approaches to treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Bull Menninger Clin Fall 2018;82(4):261-265

Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, Texas.

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December 2018
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Implications of comorbid OCD on PTSD treatment: A case study.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):344-359

Houston VA HSR&D Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. De-Bakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas.

Given the high degree of diagnostic overlap and limited empirical literature surrounding the comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), appropriately conceptualizing the relationship between the comorbid symptoms and their impact on the treatment process can be challenging. This is especially true when the symptoms of the two disorders become functionally connected, with each symptom set maintaining the other. This article details the case of a veteran with comorbid PTSD and OCD who sought intensive trauma-focused treatment within the U. Read More

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January 2018
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Metacognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case report.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):375-389

Outpatient Treatment Centre PsyQ and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common and disabling disorder. The most effective psychological treatment for OCD is currently exposure with response prevention (ERP). Although ERP is an effective therapy, recovery rates are relatively modest, so there is room for improvement. Read More

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January 2018
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The SPACE program, a parent-based treatment for childhood and adolescent OCD: The case of Jasmine.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):266-287

Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Current evidence-based treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents include cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically exposure and response prevention, and psychopharmacological treatments. Despite the established efficacy of these treatments, many youth do not benefit from them, and barriers, including lack of motivation and resistance to treatment, prevent many youth from even attempting them. Parent-based treatments offer an alternative approach to child-based therapy. Read More

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January 2018
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Comprehensive behavioral treatment for an adult with sensory-based trichotillomania: An illustrative case study.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):288-307

Post-doctoral fellow, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a poorly understood condition that causes significant impairment, but effective behavioral management strategies exist. The phenomenology of TTM is complex and requires an individualized treatment approach, and there are some important facets of TTM that have only recently been recognized. Specifically, contemporary research indicates that hair pulling is often performed to regulate aversive sensations and provide somatosensory reward. Read More

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January 2018
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Treatment of OCD in a young person: Using the C in CBT.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):326-343

Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Evidence for using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in young people emphasizes the use of exposure with response prevention (ERP) as the key ingredient. CBT with a cognitive focus is used more often in adults, and comparatively there is less evidence for its use with young people. Although a significant proportion of young people with OCD respond well to CBT using ERP, a subset does not. Read More

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January 2018
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Integrating family therapy into exposure-based CBT for a Spanish patient with obsessive scrupulosity.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):308-325

Departments of Psychology and Education, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain.

Obsessive-compulsive symptom profiles vary widely among individuals and may be affected by cultural backgrounds. In the case of scrupulosity, moral and religious principles are the target of obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Cognitive biases and beliefs have special relevance in the origin and maintenance of obsessive scrupulosity. Read More

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January 2018
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Acceptance and commitment therapy for a case of scrupulosity-related obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):407-423

Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with growing support for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We present a case wherein a client presented with scrupulosity-related OCD. We briefly review scrupulosity, explain the theory behind ACT, and present a case, the treatment process, and desired outcomes. Read More

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January 2018
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Assisting relapse prevention in OCD using a novel mobile app-based intervention: A case report.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(4):390-406

Department of Personality, Faculty of Psychology, and the Research and Treatment Unit for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, I'TOC, University of Valencia, Spain.

Mobile health apps increase the accessibility of cognitive-behavioral-based interventions before, during, or following treatment. GGOC is a mobile app designed to challenge maladaptive beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This single-case study assesses the usefulness of GGOC as a relapse prevention tool for OCD. Read More

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January 2018
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Reconciling stakeholder interests in the era of open data.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(3):253-259

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

While there is great enthusiasm about new data sharing initiatives in mental health research, some concerns have recently been expressed that reflect tension between those who generate data and those who engage in secondary data analysis. While many aspects of data sharing have been considered, some of this tension has not been fully addressed. If this tension continues to go unresolved, enthusiasm for data sharing initiatives may be hindered. Read More

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November 2018
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The relationship between defense mechanisms and religious coping using a new two-factor solution for the Defense Style Questionnaire-40.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(3):224-252

Pacella Research Center of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, New York, New York.

This study examined the factor structure of the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ-40) and explored the relationships between defense mechanisms and religious coping in a diverse sample of 380 college students. In contrast with the three-factor model of defenses proposed by the developers of the DSQ-40, principal axis factoring yielded two internally consistent components: adaptive and maladaptive defense styles. Endorsement of adaptive defenses was positively correlated with the use of positive religious coping strategies and negatively correlated with negative religious coping. Read More

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November 2018
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The mediating role of mentalizing between attachment and eating disorders.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(3):202-223

University of Leuven, Belgium.

The objective of the study was to investigate whether mindfulness mediated the relationship between attachment and eating disorders in a sample of 323 female university students and 38 anorexic inpatients using structural equation modeling. All insecure attachment subscales were positively related to eating disorder symptoms and negatively to mindfulness. Furthermore, mindfulness scores were negatively associated with eating disorder symptoms. Read More

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November 2018
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Note from the incoming Editor.

Authors:
Eric A Storch

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(3):171-172

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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January 2018
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Intensive psychiatric treatment with emerging adults: Addressing the problem of establishing collaboration.

Authors:
Flynn O'Malley

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(3):173-201

The Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.

The Compass Program at The Menninger Clinic was designed to assess and treat emerging adult psychiatric patients with severe disorders. Establishing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with these challenging patients is an essential step in facilitating effective assessment and treatment for them. The author presents a therapeutic model for engagement and collaboration. Read More

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November 2018
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Psychometric evaluation of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems 32.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(2):93-113

Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

The Inventory of Interpersonal Problems 32 (IIP-32; Horowitz, Aiden, Wiggins, & Pincus, 2000) is a brief, 32-item, self-report questionnaire used to screen for interpersonal problems. While studies of the IIP-32's psychometric properties have been conducted in other nations, and studies have examined the psychometric properties of the IIP-32's circumplex structure, no studies have examined the factor-analytic structure in the United States since the original standardization sample. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the IIP-32 in American college women for the first time and explore its structural validity as a circumplex measure and its concurrent validity with measures of attachment. Read More

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September 2018
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Shame and interpersonal sensitivity: Gender differences and the association between internalized shame coping strategies and interpersonal sensitivity.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(2):137-155

Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

The present study investigated gender differences in interpersonal sensitivity and internalized shame coping strategies in 252 undergraduate students. To measure interpersonal sensitivity and shame coping strategies, the self-assessment forms Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure and Compass of Shame Scale were used. The analyses revealed that compared to men, women display interpersonal sensitivity to a higher degree, and they use internalized shame coping strategies to a greater extent. Read More

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September 2018
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Perceived pubertal timing and borderline personality pathology in female adolescent inpatients.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 ;82(2):157-170

University of Houston, Houston, Texas, and the Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas.

Borderline personality pathology typically onsets during adolescence. An important consideration in understanding adolescent psychopathology is pubertal development. Perceived pubertal timing is one facet of puberty that is especially relevant to adolescent psychopathology, especially when timing is perceived to be early. Read More

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September 2018
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Schizophrenia as a psychosomatic illness: An interdisciplinary approach between Lacanian psychoanalysis and the neurosciences.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 9;82(1):1-18. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Assistant professor, Research Center for Psychoanalysis and Society, EA3522, UFR Psychoanalytic Studies, University Paris-Diderot Sorbonne-Cité, Paris, France.

According to Lacan's theory of schizophrenia (as well as other delirious forms of psychosis), under certain conditions the signifying function breaks down, thus turning the schizophrenic individual's world into one in which a number of events become enigmatic and signal him or her. The schizophrenic individual tries to deal with these signs that besiege him or her either by means of an interpretative attitude (a stable delusional mood) or by apathy. These two types of responses correspond with the stereotypical (and mood) processes by which the schizophrenic individual attempts to avoid the distress provoked by the enigmatic desire of the Other, while simultaneously corresponding with psychosomatic processes of the brain organ. Read More

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August 2018
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Listening to a patient: An exploratory experimental investigation into the effects of vocalization and therapist gender on interpreting clinical material.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 9;82(1):19-45. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

Carefully listening to the patient is of paramount importance for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The present study explored whether patient vocalization as well as the gender of the analyst play significant roles in clinical listening. Fifty-one psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic therapists were randomly assigned to listen to one of two dramatized psychoanalytic sessions. Read More

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August 2018
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Sexual functioning and disordered eating: A new perspective.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 9;82(1):71-91. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center, Austin, Texas.

Fears about sexual maturity and intimacy were among early explanations for the etiology of eating disorders and related concerns, and research with clinical samples revealed a relationship between eating disorders and atypical sexual experiences. In contrast, feminist scholars offer explanations for both eating disorders and sexual dysfunction that emphasize societal pressures. As an alternative approach to understanding these difficulties, the authors empirically explored the relationship between the cognitive and affective aspects of sexuality and disordered eating among a nonclinical sample of 167 university women. Read More

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August 2018
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Like grandparents, like parents: Empirical evidence and psychoanalytic thinking on the transmission of parenting styles.

Bull Menninger Clin 2018 9;82(1):46-70. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.

The authors discuss the issue of intergenerational transmission of parenting from an empirical and psychoanalytic perspective. After presenting a framework to explain their conception of parenting, they describe intergenerational transmission of parenting as a key to interpreting and eventually changing parenting behaviors. Then they present (1) the empirical approach aimed at determining if there is actually a stability across generations that contributes to harsh parenting and eventually maltreatment and (2) the psyphoanalytic thinking that seeks to explain the continuity in terms of representations and clinical phenomena. Read More

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August 2018
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Short-term psychodynamic therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A manual-guided approach to treating the "inhibited rebel".

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(4):341-389. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disabling disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions and uncontrolled compulsions. Recent research on anxiety disorders suggests that manual-guided short-term psychodynamic therapy (STPP) may be a promising approach. Building on this, a model of STPP for OCD was developed based on Luborsky's supportive-expressive (SE) therapy. Read More

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July 2018
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The coconstruction of interpersonal recognition in the clinical dialogue of the diagnostic process: A multilevel analysis of the verbal content and vocal nonverbal dimension.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(4):314-340. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Lecturer at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.

The present study is an empirical evaluation of a clinical setting from a particular point of view, able to integrate the vocal dimension-used in different fields of psychology as an indicator of rational phenomena-with the linguistic dimension of contents. Starting from the "interpersonal recognition" extracted from the contents of the verbatim transcripts of some diagnostic processes using the Strumento di Valutazione del Riconoscimento Interpersonale (Evaluation Tool for Interpersonal Recognition), the variation of vocal parameters both in the clinician and in the patient were analyzed. The goal consists in identifying possible nonverbal vocal micro indicators used in the dyadic process of interpersonal recognition. Read More

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July 2018
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Identity Narrative Density: Preliminary findings from scoring emotional valence of autobiographical events.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(4):299-313. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Department of Psychiatry, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California.

Autobiographical Memory is a form of declarative episodic memory known to have a significant role in identity, self-regulation, and socialization. Conceivably, it may also influence outcome of psychopathology. This is a preliminary report in which the authors are proposing the notion of Identity Narrative (IdN), a set of implicit memories acquired throughout life and consolidated according to a gradient of emotional valence. Read More

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July 2018
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Mentalization-based treatment for borderline personality disorder in adults and adolescents: For whom, when, and how?

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(3):264-280. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Viersprong Institute for Studies on Personality Disorders (VISPD), Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is common in clinical practice. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, and mentalization-based treatment (MBT) is one of the empirically supported treatments that are currently available. For adults, two variants of MBT (MBT day hospital [MBT-DH] and MBT intensive outpatient [MBT-IOP]) have been developed and empirically evaluated. Read More

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May 2018
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Elena: A case of dissociative identity disorder from the 1920s.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(3):281-298. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

In 1930, Italian psychiatrist Giovanni Enrico Morselli described the history, diagnosis, and treatment of his patient Elena. The case of Elena has been considered in literature as one of the most remarkable cases of multiple personality ever published. In fact, before treatment, Elena showed alternating French- and Italian-speaking personalities, with the Italian personality knowing nothing of her French counterparts. Read More

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May 2018
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Need to screen for clinical levels of OCD? Four questions are the key.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(3):247-263. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Cognitive and therapy specialist at The Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas.

The aim of this study was to investigate a new measure, the Wetterneck-Hart OCD Screener (WHOS), as a self-report screening tool for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The authors examined relationships between the WHOS and severity scores of OCD measures taken via three methods of data collection: online, at OCD consumer conferences, and from an intensive, residential OCD program. Severity measures included the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale-Self Report (Y-BOCS-SR), the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R). Read More

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May 2018
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Integrating caring into patient-centered care through interprofessional education and ethics: The Caring Project.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(3):233-246. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

McNair Scholar and a senior psychologist, The Menninger Clinic, and an associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.

In an era of health care that is driven by biological and technical advances, there is a need to safeguard the caring component of care, the humanistic part of care. With this in mind, the authors constructed a Patient-Centered Caring model consisting of three overlapping constructs: delivering customer service, understanding the illness experience, and providing trauma-informed care. These practices operate within an interprofessional competency context. Read More

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May 2018
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The empirically derived Violence and Aggression Risk Index from the Personality Assessment Inventory: Development, validation, and application in general psychiatric settings.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 26;81(3):213-232. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

The current study developed a new index of violence risk from scales within the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). Clinical patients from inpatient and outpatient settings completed the PAI along with reports of violence history and arrest record. A forward-selection hierarchical logistic regression was employed (N = 388) to identify the PAI scales (AGG-P, AGG-A, NON, PAR-H, and ANT-A) that could effectively distinguish patients with and without a history of violence. Read More

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May 2018
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REACT: A paraprofessional training program for first responders-A pilot study.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(2):150-166

Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a newly designed peer support training program for first responders titled Recognize, Evaluate, Advocate, Coordinate, and Track (REACT). REACT was developed in partnership with public safety agencies to address the need for promoting psychological health. This resulted in the development of a program that uses train-the-trainer methodology to address primary prevention of stress injuries. Read More

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March 2018
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An intensive outpatient treatment program for combat-related PTSD: Trauma Management Therapy.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(2):107-122

Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

An estimated 18.5% of veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn are suffering from posttraumatic stress or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The number of veterans and service duty personnel requesting VA health care services is increasing, and the VA's ability to handle requests is dwindling. Read More

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March 2018
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Transference and countertransference: A review.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(2):167-211

Department for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna, Austria.

Originally a psychodynamic concept, the therapeutic relationship (also therapeutic alliance, helping alliance or simply alliance) has become a pan-theoretical model for the professional relationship between a therapist and his or her client (Kivlighan, 1995). With the development of this concept in the latter half of the 20th century, psychotherapeutic theory and practice saw a paradigm shift away from strict adherence to technique with little room for responsive, individual behavior from the therapist and toward the "authentic" human relationship at the core of therapy. This meant that more consideration was given to the idea of mutual influence from patient and therapist to the success of therapy (Safran & Muran, 2006). Read More

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March 2018
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Chronic pain management group psychotherapy for psychiatric inpatients: A pilot study.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(2):123-149

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) experience significant comorbid chronic pain (CP). Little is known about CP management in psychiatric inpatient settings. To address this gap in clinical practice, the authors developed CP management group psychotherapy for adult inpatients with SMI. Read More

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March 2018
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A comprehensive overview of the neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's disease: A review.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(1):53-105

Center for Mind & Brain, University of California, Davis.

Parkinson's disease is a widespread neurological illness. However, its psychiatric links have also been discussed lately by many authors, which has brought more depth to the specialized field of neuropsychiatry. Neuropsychiatric complications are commonly seen in Parkinson's patients, including major depression, anxiety, psychosis and hallucination, and cognitive abnormality. Read More

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April 2017
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Discovering the impact of psychotherapeutic hospital treatment for adults with serious mental illness.

Bull Menninger Clin 2017 ;81(1):1-38

The Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas.

The authors summarize findings from a multiyear research project designed primarily to investigate outcomes of intensive, psychotherapeutic hospital treatment lasting several weeks. Patients are assessed with well-established measures at admission, and their progress is reassessed biweekly up to discharge. A follow-up component was added recently to track outcomes for 1 year after discharge. Read More

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April 2017
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Paradoxical increase in synthetic cannabinoid emergency-related presentations after a citywide ban: Lessons from Houston, Texas.

Bull Menninger Clin 2016 ;80(4):357-370

Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) have become a major drug of abuse associated with severe hospital presentations. There have been a variety of legislative efforts to regulate these drugs: The authors focus on trends in SC-related hospitalizations at Ben Taub General Hospital before and after a ban enacted by the city of Houston. Data from all consults seen by Ben Taub's Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor were examined for changes in SC-related presentations before and after the ban. Read More

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February 2017
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Psychiatrists' emotional reactions: Useful for precise diagnosis in adolescence?

Bull Menninger Clin 2016 ;80(4):316-325

Medical University Vienna, Department for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria.

Therapist response (countertransference) can be defined as the range of emotions a clinician experiences when interacting with a patient. Previous research has shown that this reaction plays an important role in the establishment of the therapeutic relationship, and that certain psychiatric disorders are systematically related to strong countertransference reactions in clinicians. For this study, 30 videotaped sessions were retrospectively analyzed by one observer using the Therapist Response Questionnaire (TRQ). Read More

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February 2017
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Psychosomatic patients in integrated care: Which treatment mediators do we have to focus on?

Bull Menninger Clin 2016 ;80(4):326-347

Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

The field of psychosomatics has gained increasing significance; it has been struggling to establish its position as either an independent discipline or a subdomain of specific areas such as internal medicine or psychiatry. However, the rise of psychosomatic syndromes and disease patterns as well as an increase of specific integrated psychosomatic wards is a clear indication for the growing importance of interdisciplinary approaches to psychosomatic disorders. The study presents data from an 8-week inpatient treatment at a psychosomatic facility and investigates whether patients improved in their subjective symptom experience. Read More

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February 2017
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Real time functional MRI training to decrease motion in imaging studies: Lack of significant improvement.

Bull Menninger Clin 2016 ;80(4):348-356

Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is widely used to study brain circuitry in healthy controls and in psychiatry. A major problem of fMRI studies is motion, which affects the quality of images, is a major source of noise, and can confound data if, for example, the experimental groups move differently. Despite continual reminders to experimental subjects about keeping still, however, movement in the scanner remains a problem. Read More

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February 2017
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