MOOD DISORDERS
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...

Caitlin Millett

Caitlin Millett

Aging, Attentional Biases, and Emotional Regulation Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Caitlin Millett, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a disease characterized by abnormal emotional regulation (ER)....

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...

Lauren Watford

Lauren Watford

Poor Sleep Quality is Associated with Reduced Myelination in Patients with Psychotic Disorders Lauren Watford, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Recent studies show that sleep favors oligodendrocyte proliferation and myelination, and sleep loss is...

Sovannarath Pong

Sovannarath Pong

Investigating Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Schizophrenia Using Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells Derived from Patient-Specific Stem Cells Sovannarath Pong, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Blood-brain barrier (BBB)...

Juan David Sossa

Juan David Sossa

Depression and anxiety in end-stage renal disease: epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment Juan D. Sossa, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a highly prevalent condition that affects over 700,000...

Marguerite Sears

Marguerite Sears

Childhood Emotional and Physical Bullying in a Psychosis Sample Marguerite Sears, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Studies have suggested that increasing severity of bullying is associated with higher rates of both psychotic disorders and...

Nicole Varca

Nicole Varca

The Naming Project: Surveying a Potential Name Change for Schizophrenia Nicole Varca, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: There is a current lack of understanding surrounding severe mental illness. The stigma associated with the...

Meghan Conlin

Meghan Conlin

Does Prior Experience with Mindfulness Affect Well-Being and Stress? Meghan R. Conlin Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Mindfulness can be associated with an increase in well-being and decrease in stress in individuals with mood disorders....

Lena Stone

Lena Stone

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of patients with schizophrenia, psychotic bipolar disorder and healthy controls based on a self-report survey Lena Stone, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has created...

Sarah Lagan

Sarah Lagan

A Review and Analysis of Top-Returned Apps for Bipolar Disorder Sarah Lagan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Although a growing body of literature highlights the potential benefit of smartphone-based mobile apps to aid in...

Sarah Salem

Sarah Salem

The Relationship Between Well-being and Mindfulness in People With or Without a Mood Disorder Sarah Salem Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Wellbeing has been associated with mindfulness, but we do not know if this relationship is...

Tabinda Khan

Tabinda Khan

Assessing the validity of the DSM-5 Self-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure-Adult as a predictor of clinician-rated psychosis, depression, anxiety, and mania Tabinda Khan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The DSM-5...

Julia Potter

Julia Potter

The Role of Loneliness and Social Support in Social Functioning in Postmenopausal Women with Major Depressive Disorder: Preliminary Analysis Julia R. Potter, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Depressed individuals report higher...

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...

Paola Salvatore

Paola Salvatore

Long-Term Morbidity in Major Affective and Schizoaffective Disorders Following Hospitalization in First Psychotic Episodes Paola Salvatore, MD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Studies following patients from first-psychotic episodes have been...

Stephanie Santarriaga

Stephanie Santarriaga

Novel modulators of Arc function for the development of pro-cognitive therapeutics in neuropsychiatric disorders Stephanie Santarriaga, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: There is convergent genetic evidence for the involvement...

Justine Cohen

Justine Cohen

Sex Differences in Stress Response Circuitry are Present in Early Adulthood: An fMRI Study of Healthy Young Adults Justine Cohen, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Increased incidence of affective disorders in women begins post-puberty...

Ronald Garcia

Ronald Garcia

Development of a Novel Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Technique for Modulation of the Stress Response Circuitry and Cardiac Autonomic Dysregulation in Major Depression Ronald G. Garcia, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background:...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann

Mineralocorticoid receptors dampen glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity to stress via regulation of FKBP5 Jakob Hartmann, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An imbalance between central mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptor...

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...

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

What Gets Resident Physicians Stressed and How Would They Like to Be Supported? A Best-Worst Scaling Study Andrew Wu, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Physician burnout has severe consequences on clinician well-being. Residents...

Jason Li

Jason Li

Psychological Impacts of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic on U.S. Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults Jason Li, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Among the numerous communities impacted by the health and economic effects of...

Grace Konstantin

Grace Konstantin

Impairments in Social Cognition, Functioning, and Performance in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Bipolar Disorder Grace Konstantin, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Impairments in social cognition and social functioning are hallmark...

Emily Satinsky

Emily Satinsky

Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among graduate students in doctoral degree programs: systematic review and meta-analysis Emily Satinsky, MSc Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: University administrators and mental health...

Emma Balkind

Emma Balkind

Rumination Predicts Future Depressive Symptoms in Healthy Adolescents Emma Balkind, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Rumination is commonly defined as a cognitive “response style” characterized by repetitive patterns of negative thinking about...

Deepthi Bannai

Deepthi Bannai

Quantitative Retinal Microvascular Analysis in Schizophrenia with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Deepthi Bannai, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Ophthalmologic studies in schizophrenia have reported...

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...

Arkadiy Maksimovskiy

Arkadiy Maksimovskiy

Decomposing Positive Memory Retrieval in Depression Arkadiy Maksimovskiy, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Depression has been associated with poor memory for positive material. We attempted to replicate this result and examine whether it...

Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer

Mentalizing Imagery Therapy Promotes Connectedness to Nature and Reduces Depression: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Ashley Meyer, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Family caregivers of individuals with dementia face...

Aava Jahan

Aava Jahan

A Neuroimaging Study assessing Gender Differences in Neurobiological Mechanisms underlying the Placebo Response of Major Depressive Disorder Aava Jahan, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The placebo response rate in clinical trials is a...

Amber Carroll

Amber Carroll

Diagnostic Instability in Early Psychosis Amber Carroll, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   BACKGROUND: The extent to which diagnosis remains stable over time in people with psychosis is unclear. We aimed to examine diagnostic stability in people with...

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...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

The Impact of Perceived Stress on Cortical GABA and Resting State Functional Connectivity Jessica Busler, PhD, MPS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Stress exposures and dysregulated psychological and physiological responses to...

Christopher Lim

Christopher Lim

Care management for serious mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis Christopher Lim, MD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Persons with serious mental illness, encompassing schizophrenia spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder,...

Michael Pittman

Michael Pittman

Heated Yoga for Depression: Predictors of Dropout in a Randomized Controlled Trial Michael Pittman, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bikram yoga is a form of heated yoga (HY) in which participants complete 26 postures and 2 breathing...

Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Real-World Rumination Predicts Medial Prefrontal Neural Response to Loss in Adolescents Laura Murray, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Rumination – negative, self-referential thought – is linked to greater neural processing of loss in depressed...

Zeeshan Mansuri

Zeeshan Mansuri

Rate and Predictors of 30-day Readmission among Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder: A Nationally Representative Study Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) related...

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