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Kathryn Margiotta

Kathryn Margiotta

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation for Major Depressive Disorder Kathryn Margiotta McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated globally with the greatest burden of disability of any disease. Unfortunately, treatments...

Cameron O’Neill

Cameron O’Neill

Modeling reveals slower learning from positive but not negative outcomes in depression Cameron A. O’Neill McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. Anhedonic depression may reflect dopaminergic abnormalities (Pizzagalli, 2014), suggesting impairments in...

Jaelin Rippe

Jaelin Rippe

Associations between neurophysiological and cognitive deficits in patients with psychosis: an analysis of the N1, P2 and MMN event related potentials (ERPs) Jaelin D. Rippe, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Both cognitive performance and ERP...

Julia Rohde

Julia Rohde

Executive functioning in toddlers with congenital heart disease Julia Rohde, BA Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background & Purpose: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk for neurodevelopmental (ND) morbidities, with...

Shen Li

Shen Li

Longitudinal relationships between sensory gating, cognition, clinical symptoms and real-life functioning in early psychosis Shen Li, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diminished sensory gating (SG) is a robust finding in psychotic disorders, but...

Jessica Poskus

Jessica Poskus

The Effects of Depression and Coping Strategies on Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women with MDD J. Poskus, MA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) tend to exhibit more maladaptive coping...

Steven Lamontagne

Steven Lamontagne

Effects of biogenetic messaging on treatment expectancy and emotion regulation Steven J. Lamontagne, MSc McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. A growing emphasis on biological and genetic explanations of mental illness has been shown to negatively shape...

Shifali Singh

Shifali Singh

Evaluating Usage and Reliability of Tests in the TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit Shifali Singh, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit (DNT) is a not-for-profit, web- based tool that was...

John Bernstein

John Bernstein

Effects of Psychiatric Symptom and Cognitive Functioning Changes on Functional Disability Trajectories in Post-9/11 Veterans John P.K. Bernstein, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Post-9/11 Veterans report difficulties with...

Gunes Sevinc

Gunes Sevinc

Enhanced Cognition and Strengthened Resting State Connectivity Between the Hippocampus and Posteromedial Cortex Following Mindfulness Training in Healthy Older Adults Gunes Sevinc, Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Maintaining...

Genevieve Nowicki

Genevieve Nowicki

RDoC in action: Examining the role of dopamine on cognitive control performance across multiple units of analysis Genevieve P. Nowicki, B.S. McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) was launched to encourage...

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Web-Based Assessment of Visuospatial Processing Speed Across the Lifespan Francesca C. Fortenbaugh, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Declines in visuospatial processing speed in older adults are well documented, yet fine-grained lifespan...

Ana Trueba

Ana Trueba

Executive functioning mediates the relationship between subclinical manic symptoms and social cognitive impairment in older adults with mood disorders Ana Trueba, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bipolar disorder can impair executive functioning and...

Andrea Cataldo

Andrea Cataldo

Memory advantage for positive stimuli is compromised in depression Andrea Cataldo, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Healthy adults show better memory for low-arousing positive versus negative stimuli, but depression compromises this positive memory...

Rachel Van Boxtel

Rachel Van Boxtel

The Effect of Childhood Abuse on Cognitive Performance in patients with Bipolar Disorder Rachel Van Boxtel, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Early-life trauma is prevalent in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and plays a major role in the...

Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt

Delivering Socially Oriented Treatments to Persons with Schizophrenia Using Telementalhealth Procedures: Overcoming Challenges in a PCORI-funded Comparative Effectiveness Trial Russell Schutt, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background:...

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Cognitive deficits and underlying white matter abnormalities in schizophrenia Johanna Seitz-Holland, MD, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Previous studies showed that individuals with schizophrenia demonstrate widespread cognitive...

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